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Business Strategy & Decision Making (MBA)

Business Strategy & Decision Making (MBA)
Business Strategy & Decision Making (MBA)

Be a clear and strategic thinker in the business world

Learn how to diagnose strategic positions, evaluate alternative courses of action, and make the best possible decisions. DePaul’s Business Strategy and Decision Making MBA will give you the framework for making business decisions in a disciplined and strategic way. This program is a fast-track career development option for managers who want the skills and abilities to make strategic economic decisions in a business environment.

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Study in the heart of Chicago’s business and financial district

You’ll be taking classes on DePaul’s Loop Campus, giving you the opportunity to network with strategists at the Fortune 500 companies located within blocks of our front door, like Archer Daniels Midland, Exelon, Boeing and Old Republic.

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, transcripts, résumé and letters of recommendation.

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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 experts in game theory

Rafael Tenorio’s research in applied game theory focuses on auctions and bidding, where he has studied how bidders compete and adapt their behavior across different auction formats. He applied his findings to markets of foreign currencies, financial instruments, and online marketplaces. “My experience has shown me that strategy and decision-making skills matter across all the functional areas of business and society,” he said, “from finance to policy, marketing, and management.”

“KGSB offered me a challenging environment that broadened my strategic thinking while opening me up to new relationships and resources that I know will advance my career in the future.”

Bob (MBA ’16)

Senior Relationship Manager, Allstate Insurance Company

Alumni Network

You’ll be connected to over 74,000 DePaul business alumni around the world. Join in networking events and connect with fellow program grads working in a variety of industries.

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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