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Accountancy (MBA)
Accountancy (MBA)
Accountancy (MBA)

Advance in the business of accounting

With our MBA in Accountancy, you’ll gain the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that are highly sought-after in the accounting field, along with the business acumen to understand complex financial transactions. You’ll be prepared to sit for the CPA exam and graduate with a set of varied competencies including:

  • Big data analysis
  • Internal audit
  • Fraud and forensic accounting
  • Professional audit systems
  • Information systems
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Get connected to accounting jobs in Chicago

Our location in the Loop puts you in the center of it all—DePaul’s strong ties to the financial and business communities that surround our campus create unique job opportunities. Top accounting firms like BDO, CliftonLarsonAllen, Crowe Horwath, Horwich Coleman Levin and Plante & Moran all call Chicago home.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 15 June 15
Winter December 1 October 15
Spring March 1 January 15
Summer June 1 April 15

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll take 11 MBA core courses and five electives. For CPA eligibility, there are six required courses.

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DePaul was ranked no. 41 among MBA in Accountacy programs in North America by Eduniversal (2020).


of MBA graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.

Create with and learn from award-winning professors

Associate Professor Kelly Richmond Pope is the creator of the award-winning educational white-collar crime documentary “Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crime” and 2017’s “All the Queen’s Horses.” She uses these experiences to enhance students’ real-world understanding of fraud and how to discover it through forensic accounting.

“After my first year at DePaul, I got an internship in the internal audit area. I adjusted my learning focus based on what I learned in the internship. This allowed me to narrow the knowledge gap to meet my career goals.”

Longman (MBA ’17)

Group Audit Specialist, Dearborn Holding Company
Longman, DePaul Accountancy MBA alum  

Alumni Network

In addition to the wider group of Kellstadt alumni, the School of Accountancy & MIS alumni network reaches to the top ranks of corporations, public accounting firms, education and government. The alumni society, Ledger & Quill, is one of the largest accounting alumni groups in the nation.

Flexible formats to work with any lifestyle

Full-time Day MBA for early-career professionals or career changers. Classes offered during the day.
Evening MBA for established professionals in need of flexibility. Classes are in the evenings.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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