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Custom MBA

Custom MBA
Custom MBA

Personalize your MBA

Create your own MBA program with a customized focus. The Custom MBA is ideal if you want to combine core Master of Business Administration coursework with electives tailored to the precise skill set you need to advance in your career.

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Connections across the city

Study in the heart of Chicago—we’re located in the Loop, in the city’s business district. Chicago is home to 400 major corporate headquarters, including approximately 35 Fortune 500 companies, many of which are in walking distance of campus.

Application Deadlines

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

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.

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


The median reported salary for MBA graduates was $85,000.

Learn from distinguished faculty

Learn from experts like Professor Neal Outland whose teaching philosophy revolves around posing the right questions rather than providing a multitude of answers. He is the winner of the 2017 Illinois Space Grant Fellowship and has worked on two NASA-funded projects with DePaul faculty to understand the individual qualities necessary of future astronauts.

“DePaul’s Custom MBA program equipped me with the ability to select courses of my interest, to understand interconnections between different business functions, and gave me a holistic picture of business.”

Pallavi (MBA ’17)

Manager, Mu Sigma Inc.
Pallavi, DePaul Custom MBA alumna  

Alumni Network

Interact with accomplished peers and join a strong network of over 74,000 DePaul business alumni. In addition, you’ll be connected to the more than 210,000 DePaul University alumni across colleges, of which 122,500 are right here in the Chicago area.

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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