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Rankings & Recognition

A top business school, a stellar reputation

DePaul University is well-respected in the business world—our graduates are sought out by recruiters nationwide.

Tier 1

The DePaul MBA was ranked Tier One in North America in CEO Magazine’s 2017 global business school rankings

Top 50

Our part-time MBA program is ranked No. 44 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Grad Schools 2020

No. 13

DePaul’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program was ranked No. 13 nationally in The Princeton Review’s “Top 25 Undergrad & Grad Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2019”

“DePaul has some of the best faculty in the country, an enormous alumni group and a well-recognized degree, so you can be confident when you graduate from the school that the degree actually means something.”

Michael (MS ’08)

Michael, DePaul Real Estate MS alum  

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Driehaus College of Business Undergraduate

3,738

Fall 2018 Enrollment

38,000

Alumni

20:1

Undergrad Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

2,232

Fall 2018 Enrollment

32

Degrees and Concentrations

32,000

Alumni

Excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels

The Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business are recognized as top business schools in both national and international rankings. View rankings by degree and/or program:

Named among the world’s premier DBAs in CEO Magazine’s 2018 global business school rankings

Ranked Tier One in North America in CEO Magazine’s 2017 global business school rankings

MBA in Accountancy: No. 41 (tie) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools’ survey

MBA in Applied Economics: No. 37 in North America based on a global survey of business school deans (Eduniversal 2017)

MBA in Entrepreneurship: No. 20 in North America in The Princeton Review’s Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship (2019)

MBA in International Business: No. 33 in North America based on worldwide survey of recruiters and students plus graduate salary data (Eduniversal 2019)

MBA in Management and Information Systems: No. 33 in North America based on a worldwide survey of recruiters and students plus graduate salary data (Eduniversal 2019)

Full-time MBA: No. 53 in North America based on a worldwide survey of recruiters and students plus graduate salary data (Eduniversal 2019)

Ranked No. 44 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Programs 2020, which places our program among the top 25% in the nation

Ranked No. 3 in Chicago in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2015 “Best Business Schools” ranking

MS in Taxation: No. 3 in TaxTalent’s 2018 Top in Tax Educational Survey (of employers)

Eduniversal 2019

    • Best Master's Degrees rankings (out of 200):
      • No. 34 in the world - MS in Business Analytics
      • No. 12 in North America – MS in Marketing (digital marketing)
      • No. 32 in North America - MS in Human Resources
      • No. 35 in North America - MS in Economics & Policy Analysis

Eduniversal 2018:

      • Kellstadt overall: “Excellent Business School with Reinforcing International Influence”
      • Best Master's Degrees rankings (out of 200)
        • No. 36 MS in International Business
        • No. 40 MS in Management Information Systems

MS in Accountancy: No. 11 in TaxTalent’s 2018 Top in Tax Educational Survey (of employers)

Accountancy: No. 12 in TaxTalent’s 2018 Top in Tax Educational Survey (of employers)

Further Distinctions for the Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

  • Kellstadt was ranked as an “Excellent Business School with Reinforcing International Influence” in 2018 among U.S. institutions based on a global survey of business school deans (Eduniversal 2018).
  • DePaul’s School of Hospitality Leadership is the most recognized such program in Illinois, according to a 2015 study by the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education.
  • Kellstadt was ranked highly for its diversity of business graduates in 25 categories of the “Top 100 Degree Producers 2018,” Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine’s annual national survey.