Why Business at UChicago?

UChicago is a premier destination for aspiring business leaders. Our alumni are working at top firms around the world, studying in the most competitive MBA programs, and starting their own businesses.

As a UChicago student, you receive comprehensive career preparation that includes a holistic liberal arts education, specialized business coursework, and hands-on work experience.

In addition to the College's extensive resources, you have access to courses, programming, and faculty experts at the world-renowned Chicago Booth School of Business.

Explore how UChicago helps students of all majors launch a successful career in business!

Chicago Booth: A Leader in Business Education

You can jumpstart your career with specialized business coursework at Chicago Booth. Chicago Booth offers pathways and degree programs for students of all majors and levels of experience, including:

Learn more about opportunities at Chicago Booth.

A Global Employer Network

UChicago talent is in high demand throughout the U.S. and around the world. Employers ranging from small family businesses to multinational companies partner with the University every year to recruit interns, entry-level employees, and more.

Students gain access to an employer network that includes some of the most respected names in business, including Accenture, Amazon, Bain & Co., Bank of America, the Boston Consulting Group, Credit Suisse, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, JP Morgan, and McKinsey & Co.

Support from Industry Experts

Whether you're interested in consulting, finance, marketing, or any other industry, the College's Careers in Business program can help you reach your goals.

The program provides expert career advisers, employer connections, and specialized professional development programming. This includes the selective Trott Business Program and Financial Markets Program, which provide an intensive, three-year career preparation curriculum. Each year, Trott and Financial Markets graduates achieve placement rates at or near 100%.

Hands-On Experience

UChicago helps you get the skills and experience you need to thrive in a competitive job market. The University partners with top employers to offer the opportunities below to get direct experience in business:

  • Jeff Metcalf Internship Program: 4,500+ paid, substantive internships annually for UChicago students

  • Micro-Metcalf Program: short-term, paid projects that students can complete remotely with flexible scheduling

  • Job Shadowing Program: opportunity to shadow a UChicago alum and experience a "day in the life" of a career field that interests you

  • Career Treks: career exploration experiences where students meet employers throughout the U.S. and around the world


For more information on how UChicago can help you launch your business career, contact Sam Constance at sconstance@uchicago.edu.

Briana N.

Associate Consultant, Bain & Co.

"I was exposed to a breadth of opportunities which not only introduced me to what would soon be my first full-time career, but also prepared me to take on this career in business successfully."

John K.

Analyst, Citi

"UChicago has been a stellar launchpad for a career in business. UChicago's kind and active alumni network along with the programming from Careers in Business have been invaluable to my professional growth."

David C.

Intern, Restaurant Brands International

"My liberal arts education and my participation in the Trott Business Program have equipped me with the skills to critically analyze both qualitative and quantitative information."