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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

37,750

Alumni

20:1

Undergrad Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

2,232

Fall 2018 Enrollment

32

Degrees and Concentrations

32,100

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:

Doctorate in Business Administration

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

MBA

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. 36 in North America based on a global survey of business school deans (Eduniversal 2018)

MBA in Management and Information Systems: No. 40 in North America based on a global survey of business school deans (Eduniversal 2018)

Part-time MBA

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

Master of Science

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

Eduniversal 2018:

  • Kellstadt overall: “Excellent Business School with Reinforcing International Influence”
  • Best Master's Degrees rankings (out of 200)
    • No. 33 MS in Human Resources
    • No. 36 MS in International Business
    • No. 37 MS in Economics & Policy Analysis
    • No. 40 MS in Management Information Systems

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

Undergraduate Majors

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.