Learning how to think for yourself, not what to think

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 May, 2012, 12:00am


Executive MBA
Booth School of Business

University of Chicago's Booth School of Business's executive MBA was ranked number one in the world in the 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek executive MBA ranking. Besides being a prestigious programme, with 69 years of history, it is a perfect fit for executives looking to take their leadership skills to the next level.

Rich Johnson, managing director of the Asia campus, says the course teaches students 'how to think and not what to think'.

'The programme's approach goes deeper into the disciplines of psychology, economics, sociology and statistics that underlie all of business. We teach our students to master these fundamental concepts and frameworks, and then learn how to apply them in making effective business decisions,' says Johnson.

'Our students emerge from our programme with an extremely solid foundation and a set of analytical and reasoning skills to be able to provide sound solutions to any business problems they are presented with. Students choose Chicago Booth because they want to do the hard work, and develop these skills, not simply earn a credential,' he says.

The emphasis is on strategy and leadership. 'Complementing the core curriculum, we have developed an executive leadership programme (ELP) designed to help students develop leadership skills. Through ELP, students have opportunities to develop leadership capabilities and enhance action and insight skills for greater personal effectiveness,' says Johnson.