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Careers in Business FAQ

Business Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

If I don’t apply to the Trott Business Program or Financial Markets Program in my first year is there an opportunity to apply to join the program in my second, third, or fourth year?

Upperclass students can receive advising and participate in business career exploration, skill development and recruiting preparation activities through Careers in Business.

Can I join the Trott Business Program or Financial Markets Program and still study abroad?

Yes. We have many students who take a quarter off to study abroad. Students who are interested in being a part of the Trott Business Program and studying abroad should talk with their business career adviser to create a plan that ensures they will maintain committed and active participation in the program, and complete course requirements.

What if I don’t maintain the GPA required by the Trott Business Program or Financial Markets Program?

If you feel like you will likely drop below the required GPA, you should meet with your academic adviser, and make your business career adviser aware as soon as possible to discuss your situation. Each situation is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you feel you are struggling to maintain grades or handle stress in general, or you need guidance on how to more effectively manage your time, you might consider reaching out to the Student Counseling Service (SCS) to learn about their Academic Study Skills Assessment Program (ASAP). ASAP assists students with improving academic performance through assessment, short-term coaching and referral. For more information, call (773) 702-9800 to make an appointment or visit the Student Health and Counseling Services website.

If I am a Trott Business Program student, can I also use other Career Advancement resources like the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program?

Yes, you have access to everything Career Advancement offers and you will have specialized advising from Trott and Financial Markets program advisers.

Can I take more than the minimum required courses at Chicago Booth?

Yes, you can take up to six courses, which is the limit for undergraduate students.  For more information about taking courses at Chicago Booth as an undergraduate, visit the College website

Is there a required major you have to declare?

No, you can, and should, major in whatever you like.

What if my questions aren’t answered on this page?

E-mail Nancy Schaller at nschaller@uchicago.edu.