Chicago Booth offers one of the most flexible MBA curriculums of its peers. There’s only one required class, so students enjoy a high degree of choice in how they satisfy the requirements of the core curriculum. There are 13 optional concentrations students can choose from, and can select up to three to be reflected on their transcripts. Chicago Booth has a reputation as a leader in finance, and the curriculum places a strong emphasis on analytics and economics. Hands-on business experience is an integral part of an education at Booth, and students can gain exposure to their interest from a variety of lab courses. The class is separated into cohorts, though unlike other MBA programs, these groups don’t determine who will be in classes together. Instead, students undergo the LEAD program, where they attend exercises and retreats, undergo orientation-type experiences, and work to foster team-building and relationship development within their program.