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The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business has announced the completion of its new campus at One Bartholomew Close, near to St Paul’s in central London. The new campus will replace Chicago Booth’s existing London location at 25 Basinghall Street and will be the school’s base of operations in the EMEA region.
From the new campus, Chicago Booth will continue to deliver its Executive MBA Europe Program and non-degree executive education classes, conferences and seminars.
‘’We are delighted that our new address puts us at the heart of London’s vibrant business community,” says Randall Kroszner, deputy dean for executive programs at Chicago Booth. “From One Bartholomew Close, we will have businesses ranging from finance and professional services to technology start-ups and entrepreneurs on our doorstep. I can’t imagine a better home for Chicago Booth in Europe.’’
‘A DYNAMIC HUB FOR BOOTH PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES IN LONDON’
A sneak peek of the new campus took place at Chicago Booth’s virtual CSR Revisited conference on September 10.
The new building is complete but not yet open for business because of the ongoing global health crisis. Booth Executive MBA classes are currently being offered online globally; however, Chicago Booth has created a Covid-19 secure campus environment in London “to enable a number of locally based EMBA students to follow their classes in person,” according to a school news release.
“We are excited about the launch of our spectacular new campus in London,” said Booth Dean Madhav Rajan, the George Pratt Shultz professor of accounting.“It will be a dynamic hub for our programs and activities in London, and will allow us to bring Booth’s distinctive approach to current and future leaders across the EMEA region.”
NEW CAMPUS SHOWS ‘ONGOING COMMITMENT’ TO THE CITY OF LONDON
The new campus “affirms Booth’s continued commitment to London and the wider Europe, Middle East, and Africa region,” according to the news release. Booth is the only U.S. business school with a campus in London, in addition to its global campuses in Hong Kong and Chicago. “By continuing to foster rigorous thinking from London and beyond, Booth aims to help future and current leaders take on a new world of business and lead future-fit organizations.”
“Chicago Booth takes a global approach to business,” the school announcement continued. “This means that it is committed to having a presence in the regions and cities that play a central role in shaping the global economy.
“Despite the challenging economic climate, Chicago Booth recognizes London as the go-to place to do business in Europe and home to some of the most established and innovative businesses in the world. The new London campus demonstrates Chicago Booth’s ongoing commitment to the city as a place to invest and build its presence in.”