You'll have the chance to explore activities outside the classroom in numerous ways that will also allow you to build new skills, relationships, and networks. These include:
- European Business Group - The European Business Group student group seeks to foster the European community within Chicago Booth and help students secure internships and full-time job opportunities in Europe.
- Cultural Groups - Chicago Booth has numerous clubs that promote career-related activities and increase awareness of business issues in different parts of the globe. There are groups devoted to Latin America, Canada, Belgium, Asia-Pacific, Korea, and the Arab world.
- Emerging Markets Group - Students in the Emerging Markets Group explore the important issues facing the world's developing countries. Throughout the school year, the group hosts a speaker series, job search discussions, and various social events, as well as the Chicago Microfinance conference.
- Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum - The Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum brings business leaders, policy makers, and distinguished academics together to address the Chicago community on topics of current interest.
- Latin America Business Conference - This student-organized conference encourages cutting-edge discussions about the Latin American region.
You’ll have the option of taking courses that address your individual career choices. Samples include:
- International Financial Policy - You will develop an understanding of issues in international macroeconomics that are important for managers operating in the global marketplace. The course covers theories of the determination of exchange rates and interest rates, the management of foreign exchange risk, international capital flows, debt and currency crises, international monetary and exchange rate regimes, the roles of the international financial institutions in developing countries, and other characteristics of international financial markets.
The Wealth of Nations - Why is the United States the wealthiest country in the world? How can we understand the emergence of China and India in the last two decades? What explains growth disasters of countries such as Venezuela and Sub-Saharan Africa? Why has Brazil not emerged as a growth miracle despite its enormous potential? We will develop an analytical framework to examine the role of financial markets, labor market regulations, tax policy, and trade policy in understanding a country's growth experience.
Chinese Economy - Why has China been growing so fast in the last three decades? What are the keys to develop a successful business in China? How does the emergence of China affect the world economy? This course is designed to answer the above questions using a general framework developed for the Chinese economy.
You’ll study with professors who conduct groundbreaking research, consult with governmental agencies and companies around the world, and share their experience with how financial policy impacts the domestic and global business environment.
A. Kerem Cosar
A. Kerem Cosar, assistant professor of economics, studies international trade and macroeconomics. His research interests include labor market effects of globalization, economic geography, and firm-level empirical analysis of international trade. In this recent research, he used spatial data from Europe to quantify the effects of borders and distance on competition and market shares.
Chang-Tai Hsieh, Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics, conducts research on growth and development. He has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis, as well as the World Bank's Development Economics Group, and the Economic Planning Agency in Japan.
John Huizinga, Walter David "Bud" Fackler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, conducts empirical studies in macroeconomics and finance - both domestic and international - and also studies econometric theory. His research has appeared in numerous journals, including Econometrica, the Journal of Econometrics, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.
Brent Neiman, associate professor of economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, conducts research on international macroeconomics and trade and is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously served as the staff economist for international finance on the White House Council of Economic Advisers and has worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, at McKinsey and Company, and at the McKinsey Global Institute.
Ralph Ossa, associate professor of economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, focuses his research on international trade. He is a former postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, a visiting fellow at Harvard University, and a tutorial fellow and teaching assistant at the London School of Economics, where he earned a teaching prize for teaching assistants. From 2003 to 2007, he worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Economic Performance in London.
Raghuram G. Rajan
Raghuram G. Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund between 2003 and 2006. He is the author, along with fellow GSB faculty member Luigi Zingales, of the book Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists. He received the inaugural Fischer Black Prize in 2003.
Zheng Michael Song
Zheng Michael Song, assistant professor of economics, studies macroeconomics, Chinese economy, and political economy. His most recent publications include “Growing like China,” which was coauthored with Kjetil Storesletten and Fabrizio Zilibotti.