Graduate Student-at-Large: Business (GSALB) students have the opportunity to deliberately explore the academic culture of the Chicago Booth School of Business, and participate in the rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education that consistently ranks Chicago Booth as the top MBA program in the World. GSALB can serve as a bridge to take exemplary students from their post-undergraduate studies in any diverse field of study, to, ultimately, either the MBA at the Chicago Booth School of Business or to any other MBA program across the nation, or to graduate or professional fields of study which might be a better professional fit.
One of the key values of taking a course at the Chicago Booth alongside full time and part time MBA students, through the GSALB program is to become well versed in the strong foundations of business education, and become prepared to compete and keep pace with top level graduate students from all over the world. GSALB students take courses alongside their MBA colleagues and have the opportunity to build professional relationships with Chicago Booth faculty members and Teaching Assistants.
GSALB students may take up to three Chicago Booth courses, which then can be transferred towards their 20 courses upon successful application and admission into the Evening MBA or Weekend MBA Program at the Chicago Booth School of Business. They may also take advantage of active advising support from experienced GSALB academic advisors for the successful development and completion of their academic objectives, including selecting courses, building professional relationships with faculty, and applying to business school.