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From the Dean
From the Dean
Dean Sulin Ba

Thank you for your interest in DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business.

Since becoming dean of the Driehaus College of Business, I’ve been impressed by our college’s commitment to delivering a personalized and holistic education to our students. For more than 100 years, the Driehaus College of Business has been graduating students who go on to make a positive impact in the business world and in our society. The following distinctive qualities make our college the ideal place to study business:

Connections to the business community

The Driehaus College of Business has a longstanding reputation of connecting theory with practice. Supported by our Advisory Council of business leaders, we work closely with the business community to provide experiential learning opportunities, internships, mentoring and more. Our location in the heart of Chicago ensures our students receive valuable hands-on experience in a variety of business disciplines.

Innovative programs

The one constant in business is change. That’s why we regularly update our curriculum to equip students with skills employers are seeking. From our bachelor’s programs to the master’s to our professional development certificates​ and doctoral programs, we engage students early on in their careers, help students grow and expand their networks, all while building their analytical skills, critical thinking skills and communication skills. We also offer multiple course modalities to meet students’ demanding schedules.

Social mobility

Guided by our Vincentian values, our college serves many first-generation students. We also work actively with corporate and nonprofit partners to support a diverse student population that helps strengthen the pipeline of diverse talent. Whether it’s through corporate scholarship programs or hosting boot camps for students from underrepresented communities, the Driehaus College of Business is dedicated to creating opportunities for all of our students.

Learn more below about how the Driehaus College of Business prepares graduates to thrive. I also invite you to visit us and obtain information on how we can best meet your educational and professional needs.

Sulin Ba
Driehaus College of Business