Similar Academic Programs
MIT (Sloan). Sloan’s core curriculum is one of the most rigorous of any MBA program in the world. Leveraging its parent institution’s brand in engineering and the sciences, Sloan’s academics are very data-driven and analytically focused. Even “softer” subjects such as communications and organizational behavior have a strong analytical bent. However, like at Chicago Booth, the number of required core courses is limited, providing greater flexibility through the first year.
NYU (Stern). Stern has just two required courses in its core curriculum, plus the option to choose five additional courses from a “menu” of seven others. This model has become more popular in recent years so that first-year career-changers can tailor their core experience early in their MBA experience to properly prepare for internships in their chosen field. Someone seeking a position in brand management may want to tailor his or her experience differently than a candidate looking to move onto a sales and trading desk.
Penn (Wharton). Although the Wharton curriculum is somewhat more structured than Chicago Booth’s, students there can also expect a rigorous approach where analytics are applied across the board, not just in finance class.