Summer Business Scholars

Gupta

Rohit Gupta

New Delhi, India
  • Education

    University of Delhi


    Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA Program (matriculated 2012)

  • Major

    Commerce

  • Graduation Year

    2007

  • SBSP Class

    2008

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What were the main gains from your experience in SBSP?

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It’s hard to answer this question briefly because there were just so many gains from the SBSP experience. I’m really glad I got a firsthand exposure to how a top US business school operates and what MBA students experience in the first few months of an MBA program. The classroom experience was invaluable since it exposed me to an environment of spirited debate and a free flow of ideas between the faculty and students, which leads to an improved understanding and higher quality teaching. Finally, being able to spend three weeks in a city like Chicago was a fantastic experience because it allowed me to experience life in a big US city, which I could not have done as a mere tourist.

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How did the SBSP experience affect your decision to apply to Chicago Booth for your MBA?

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It allowed me to recognize my unique fit with Booth and vice versa, and made me doubly sure of my ability to successfully participate in a program as rigorous as a Booth MBA, which was massively important when I was applying for the MBA program and choosing between schools.

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Did your experience in SBSP grant greater insight into what studying for an MBA is like?

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Indeed. I was very glad that my SBSP experience was a tightly compacted version of the first quarter of an MBA program. After experiencing the Booth MBA firsthand, I can definitely say that the class programming is a very accurate depiction of actual MBA classes both in terms of content as well as faculty.