The University of Chicago - Booth

Essay Questions for 2020-2021 / Class of 2023

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for Chicago Booth's MBA program.  

Round 1
Application deadline: September 24, 2020
Decision released: December 3, 2020

Round 2
Application deadline: January 12, 2021
Decision released: March 18, 2021

Round 3
Application deadline: April 1, 2021
Decision released: May 20, 2021

2020-2021 Chicago Booth Essay Questions

All candidates are required to submit responses to the following two questions:

1. How will a Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (Minimum 250 words, no maximum.)

2. An MBA is as much about personal growth as it is about professional development. In addition to sharing your experience and goals in terms of career, we’d like to learn more about you outside of the office. Use this opportunity to tell us something about who you are… (Minimum 250 words, no maximum.)

The following question is optional:

Is there any unclear information in your application that needs further explanation? (Maximum 300 words.)

Reapplicants must answer the following question:

Upon reflection, how has your perspective regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (Maximum 300 words.)

Response Guidelines: We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how to best allocate the space.

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.  Photo by Phil Roeder.

Visit the Chicago Booth admissions website for more application information.