Podcast Interview With Chicago Booth’s Kurt Ahlm

Kurt Ahlm, associate dean of admissions at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business

University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business

“There is a tremendous amount of opportunity to go to a great business school, but at each school the culture is different,” says Kurt Ahlm, associate dean of admissions at Chicago’s Booth School of Business. “Values are different, and the experiences are different. When we look at the application process, we are always trying to see how people understand those differences when it applies to Booth. We are a place that actively tries to give students the right tools to make sense of the unfamiliar. So we are always looking at the analytical, intellectual mindset. In the application, people should take the time to think about what is ‘fit’ and how to connect the different pieces of an application so that every piece of that real estate matters.”

Listen to our CentreCourt MBA Festival interview with Kurt Ahlm, associate dean of admissions at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.