CHRO Leadership Summit

June 7, 2017

Hyatt Regency Chicago


The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Founded in 1898, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second oldest business school in the United States and the first to teach executives, offering the first executive MBA program in 1943. Chicago Booth's academic programs consistently rank among the top 10 schools in surveys worldwide and BusinessWeek has had our full-time MBA program ranked number one since 2006. Chicago Booth’s path-breaking research and distinctive approach to learning have produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our unparalleled faculty is famous for developing theories that change business practice. At Chicago Booth we proudly claim six Nobel laureates among our current and former faculty.

Chicago Booth's global commitment is demonstrated by our permanent campuses on three continents. Each campus - Chicago, London and Singapore - offers centrally located, state of the art facilities. Our global reach allows us to deliver programs on a global scale while maintaining the consistency of content.

We realize that business problems are complex and involve many disciplines. To understand organizations, markets, competition and succeed in business, you need knowledge from psychology, sociology, econometrics, marketing, etc. Chicago Booth specializes in helping executives develop their acumen, action skills, and market insights through a discipline-based teaching methodology, focusing on how markets work, how organizations function and how customers behave.

The "Chicago Approach" to management education combines the very best in conceptual knowledge and academic theory with practical real world application. Ideas are challenged in an environment of intense learning, discovery, and dialogue, in which faculty and participants are guided by four points:

  • Discipline-based knowledge is a powerful tool for understanding how organizations function and how markets work.
  • Empirical evidence is important for building discipline-based knowledge.
  • Good decisions follow from good analysis.
  • Good practice follows from good fundamental principles, not the latest fads.

The Chicago Approach reflects our belief in an essential fact: There are neither enough formulas nor business cases to span the range of high-stakes decisions you’ll face during your career. Therefore, we don't seek "right" answers but instead strive for the best solutions to unique challenges.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business serves as a vital part of one of the world’s great research and teaching universities, ensuring that Chicago Booth Executive Education curriculum is at the forefront of business practice. This results in the latest research and consulting experiences being quickly infused into our program offerings, giving participants a competitive advantage. Our approach to Custom Executive Education is one of partnering. We take time to get to know you and your business. We challenge you to think deeply and innovatively about your needs and to collaborate with us in designing a learning solution that will have enduring impact. Our rigorous approach and focus on fundamentals mean that rather than simply solve your company's current challenges, we teach your executives frameworks for generating the best solutions and applying them effectively. Whatever your reason for seeking our expertise, one outcome is certain: participants will emerge as better thinkers, able not just to apply tested concepts to the issues at hand, but also to approach and think through the unknown challenges ahead.

Learn more about Chicago Booth Executive Education programs, by visiting us at or call (312) 464-8732.