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About the Driehaus College of Business & Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University's Loop Campus
The Driehaus College of Business and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business are committed to experiential learning. Located in Chicago, in the heart of one of the country's burgeoning business and financial districts, DePaul's business college offers an entrepreneurial and innovative curriculum. And our vibrant network of alumni and business professionals provide access to unparalleled career opportunities.

The Driehaus College of Business

The Driehaus College of Business offers undergraduate students engaging courses and degrees taught by a faculty of scholars and experienced professionals who bring the real world of business into the classroom.

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business​ — within the Driehaus College of Business — offers a range of graduate degrees to accomplished and aspiring professionals, whether you're looking to advance or change your career.

Real-World Degree Programs

The Driehaus College of Business​ offers 10 majors and a wide variety of minors for undergraduate students. Courses are taught by professors who are experts in their field and balance theoretical and applied scholarship that informs business practice and enhances student learning.  

The Kellstadt School of Business offers a variety of graduate programs designed to fit both full-time students and working professionals needs, including:

Learn more about program rankings & recognition​.

Enrollment

The Driehaus College of Business enrolls 4,093 undergraduate students and 1,884 graduate students in the Kellstadt School of Business (2016-2017). The student body is diverse, with students from more than 30 countries bringing unique and global perspectives to the classroom.

Career Outcomes and Alumni Network

In DePaul's most recent career outcomes survey, 94 percent of undergraduates were employed or in graduate school, and 95 percent of graduate students were in full-time career roles related to their fields of study.

With more than 63,000 DePaul business alumni, you will be connected to a large alumni network that can help you navigate and excel in your career.

Accreditation

The Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business are accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction indicating academic excellence that is earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide. The college is also accredited by the North Central Association.​

History

Founded in 1912, the Driehaus College of Business (formerly the College of Commerce) was among the first 10 business colleges in the United States and the first at an American Catholic university. In 2012, its centennial year, the college received a $30 million gift from DePaul alumnus Richard H. Driehaus. To honor his longtime partnership with his alma mater, the college was named for Driehaus.​  The college's graduate school and MBA program were introduced in 1948.  The school was named the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in 1992 to honor the former CEO and chairman of Sears, Roebuck & Co.

​Mission

The Driehaus College of Business leverages its Chicago location and innovative faculty and staff to develop socially responsible leaders and managers who are prepared to add immediate value in today's diverse and globalized environment. 

Our faculty advances knowledge through a balance of theoretical and applied scholarship that informs business practice and enhances student learning.​​​​​​

Learn more about Life at DePaul​ and Life in Chicago​.

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