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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 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé, official transcripts, and GMAT/GRE scores.

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Required Courses

You’ll take MBA core courses and seven to nine electives.

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highest ranked Chicago part-time MBA program in Bloomberg Businessweek's "Best Business Schools " (2015)

Tier One

The DePaul MBA was ranked Tier One in North America in CEO Magazine's 2017 global business school rankings

Faculty who apply academics to the real world

MBA faculty are distinguished professionals who blend traditional core business knowledge with practical experience. Faculty members include accountants, executives, lawyers, consultants, researchers and entrepreneurs. Learn from experts like Professor Erich Dierdorff. Spanning both the private and public sectors, he’s worked for organizations such as Nortel Networks, Siemens Systems, Law School Admission Council and the U.S. Department of Labor. His work has focused on a variety of issues, including strategic workforce development, selection system design, training effectiveness and leadership development.

"DePaul's Custom MBA program equiped 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 more than 65,000 DePaul business alumni. In addition, you'll be connected to the more than 180,000 DePaul University alumni across colleges, of which 116,000 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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