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Overview and Learning Outcomes

Business program

The designation Strobel Scholar is reserved for students of exceptional ability, achievement, and motivation in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems' Strobel Honors Program. These students are characterized by outstanding academic records, high aptitudes for scholastic work, and reputations for leadership.

Special honors sections of accountancy courses are provided for Strobel Scholars every quarter as indicated in the quarterly class schedule. The content and structure of these honors sections are designed to appeal to the Strobel Scholar. Strobel Scholars proceed through the Program together, interacting with peers who have similar abilities. Learning and teaching concepts are advanced and student-oriented; small group activities and student presentations are used in honors sections. Students in the Strobel Scholars Program are expected to maintain high academic performance throughout the complete honors curriculum. Academic performance is reviewed at the end of each school year by the Administrator of the Strobel Scholars Program, Mary Mindak. Outside speakers from the accounting and business communities are frequent visitors and participants.

The program is named after the late chair of the Accountancy Department, Eldred C. Strobel. Professor Strobel’s distinguished career as an accounting educator spanned thirty-five years, fourteen of which were served as chair. Known for his support of innovative approaches to accounting education, he was the founder of the honors program, which now bears his name.

Admission to the Strobel Honors Program is by invitation only and is based on outstanding academic achievement in high school. Prior to being considered for the Strobel Honors Program, a student must be admitted to DePaul University and the Driehaus College of Business as a full-time, first-year, degree-seeking student.​​​

Program Requirements Quarter Hours
Business Core Requirements 60
Liberal Studies Requirements 72
Major Requirements 50
Open Electives 10
Total hours required 192

Core Outcomes

  • ​​Use analytical and reflective skills in decision making.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues confronting them.
  • Contribute to the performance of a group within a business setting.
  • Know the differences among global economies, institutions, business practices and cultures.
  • Acquire knowledge of the functional areas of business and the interrelationships among the functional areas within a business.​

Program Specific Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Apply and explain the application of accounting standards and regulation, and where appropriate international accounting standards.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Use research databases to research accounting issues.
  • Apply accounting knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances.
  • Use technology and data analytics to facilitate accounting and auditing decisions.

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