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Graduate Student-at-Large: Business

GSALB Student Profiles

See What It Means to Be Part of the UChicago Community

Explore your options and interests. Connect with peers, professors, and industry leaders. Excel in your educational or career journey. With UChicago’s unique Graduate Student-at-Large (GSALB) program you take for-credit courses across Chicago Booth and gain the skills, knowledge, and networking you need to bridge the gap in your education and career. More than just access to the University of Chicago’s world-renowned classrooms, GSALB also gives students a full university experience, combining weekly community gatherings with career counseling, access to academic workshops, fitness center membership, and more. 

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GSAL alumni have successfully pursued graduate studies worldwide, and over the last ten years (2013-2023).

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Recognized as the best business school by US News & World Report in 2023.

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The number of active GSAL alumni, representing major industries, residing all over the world.

GSALB Bridge Program Student Profile

This unique program caters to both seasoned professionals and those new to business. It serves as a gateway to top MBA programs, including Chicago Booth, as well as other prestigious business, professional, and PhD programs worldwide. GSALB students typically have three to ten years of work experience and often take one course per quarter at Chicago Booth. Flexible class schedules are available with evening, weekend, and daytime options at our downtown and Hyde Park campuses. Students accepted to the GSALB program must have already completed their bachelor’s degrees, and international applicants must meet our English Language Requirements.

Discover a New Way Forward

Helping You Bridge the Gap

Discover the unique opportunities and experiences available to all GSALB students at the University of Chicago. Our program stands out for providing scholars with the same rigorous classroom experience as Chicago Booth MBA students. 

Here's what makes the GSALB program exceptional:

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Fit Assessment: Determine if business school matches your goals and aspirations by testing MBA courses at Chicago Booth.

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Prerequisite Fulfillment: Meet the requirements to smoothly transition to a new academic field.

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MBA Pathway: Pursue your MBA aspirations seamlessly by transferring three foundational courses Financial Accounting, Microeconomics, and Business Statistics (or other Booth courses in the curriculum) toward the MBA program upon admission.


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Record Enhancement: Boost your academic credentials for a competitive edge in applying to MBA programs nationwide.

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Equal Experience: Experience the same high-quality education as MBA students, with identical homework, exams, coursework, and classroom engagement.

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The Chicago Approach at Booth: Embrace our unique approach to business education, characterized by rigorous analysis, intellectual curiosity, and real-world impact.

Real Journeys, Real Impact: Testimonials from GSAL Students

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