College of Business > Academics > Department of Economics > Graduate Programs > Applied Economics (MBA)
Gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals that govern economic activity. In the Applied Economics MBA program, you’ll study the forces that drive markets and the economics of the decision-making processes of businesses and consumers. You’ll get to hone your problem-solving abilities and have the option of two tracks for further specialization: Applied Microeconomics & Policy Analysis and The Economic Environment.
DePaul’s ties and proximity to companies in the finance industry, government and nonprofit sectors allow you to connect and gain real-world experience. You’ll find everything from Fortune 500 companies to startups within walking distance of our Loop Campus.
Submit your application, essay, résumé, transcripts, and letters of recommendation.
You'll take 11 MBA core courses, five electives plus three economics courses.
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 $86,000.
You’ll learn from economists like Brian Phelan who are active in their fields and bring real-world experience into the classroom. Phelan is an assistant professor of economics as well as a research fellow for the Federal Reserve Bank. His teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of intuition, real-world applications of economic ideas, honest discussions about the limitations of economic theory and hands-on practice with actual data.
Join our diverse community of Applied Economics MBA degree alumni who are employed in fields such as manufacturing, communications, banking, insurance, retailing, finance, investing, transportation, utilities and consulting, and well as positions in various departments of federal, state and local governments.
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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