Chicago Booth is the brand of marketing thinking that best prepares students to create marketplace value because it not only teaches sophisticated marketing skills but also teaches how to integrate, align and motivate organizations across functions and disciplines.
The James M. Kilts Center for Marketing supports the vibrant marketing community at Chicago Booth. For students, our efforts focus on attracting the best talent, equipping them with sophisticated marketing skills, and facilitating their career success.
The Kilts Center offers financial awards to attract and recognize top Full-Time marketing students. Such opportunities include:
A two-year, $50,000 award and assigned executive mentor.
Learn more about the Marketing Fellowship >
A one-year, $8,000 award to second year Full-Time marketing students.
Learn more about the Kilts Scholarship >
Chicago Booth's rigorous and flexible marketing curriculum builds strong strategic and analytical skills and provides a solid foundation in all key building blocks that shape marketing decision-making. It also engages students with hands-on experiential learning courses.
Learn more about cross-disciplinary flexible curriculum >
Take marketing lab courses that include company-sponsored marketing projects, and management lab, a class focused on strategic consulting assignments, working with executives at major companies. Learn more about experiential learning opportunities >
The Kilts Data Center houses Nielsen marketing data for the primary purpose of facilitating academic research by approved U.S.-based tenured and tenure-track faculty. The Kilts Center brings the benefit of these data to Booth MBA students in a few ways:
Every year, about 50 companies from such industries as consumer packaged goods, technology, pharmaceuticals, and consumer services recruit marketing talent on campus at Chicago Booth. On average, 60 accept internships and 50 students accept full-time jobs. The following types of Kilts Center events and programs inform and prepare students for career opportunities and long-term success.
Receive one-on-one mentoring from experienced Booth marketing alumni. All marketing students are eligible to apply.
Learn more about the Kilts Mentoring Program >
Kilts Fall Premiere---Learn from prominent alumni about the importance of marketing skills in a variety of career paths.
Learn more about the Fall Premiere >
Kilts Speaker Series---Learn from leading industry experts about current marketing topics and the latest industry practices.
Read about the event "Search and Digital Marketing Insights from Google Execs" >
Marketing Forum---A spring event that offers students a unique opportunity to connect in a small-group setting with CEOs, CMOs, and other senior executives discussing current marketing issues.
Hear from a marketing student who attended the first Kilts Marketing Forum in 2012 >
Discover more career support resources and networking opportunities through the Full-Time student Marketing Group and the Evening and Weekend student Booth Marketing Club.