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International Business (MBA)

International Business (MBA)
International Business (MBA)

A global perspective on economics and business

Gain insight into the global business environment and an international perspective on economic topics, including trade theory, international financial policy and emerging markets. With DePaul’s MBA concentration in International Business, you’ll be prepared to navigate effectively as a manager in a complex and ever-changing global business environment through a multidisciplinary curriculum.

Love to travel? You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a short-term study abroad seminar to study a country’s economy, business practices and culture. Previous classes have traveled to China, India, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile and Mexico.

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Study in a hub of international business activity

As a global city, Chicago is intrinsically linked to the world economy. Not only is Chicago the diplomatic center of the Midwest, major global corporations have their headquarters or U.S. offices in the Chicago area, such as Walgreens Boots Alliance, Mondelez International, AbbVie, Caterpillar, McDonald’s, Motorola and Aon.

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, official transcripts and letters of recommendation.

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Required Courses

You’ll take 11 MBA core courses, five electives and four courses in international topics.

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DePaul was ranked no. 33 among MBA in International Business programs in North America by Eduniversal (2019).


The median reported salary for MBA graduates was $86,000.

Internationally respected faculty

Study the interconnectedness of our global economy and travel with renowned professors like Tom Mondschean, who is also an economic research consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He leads an annual study abroad trip to Ireland; his most recent seminar focused on Brexit’s impact on the global economy and included excursions to Dublin and Belfast.

Alumni Network

You’ll be connected to a worldwide network of more than 195,500 DePaul alumni, including International Business professionals in a variety of industries. Network with alumni working at notable companies and organizations such as Accuen, Towers Watson, Baker & McKenzie, DC Fiscal Policy Institute and Worldwide Orphanage Relief Coalition.

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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