MBA degrees open doors. The DePaul MBA opens minds.
At the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, you'll learn both theory and practice to advance in your desired field. You'll learn new ways to analyze and take action to perform, inspire others and drive results in the real world.
Kellstadt students see an MBA degree as more than a box to be checked. This is a place where you come to grow—not just to gain knowledge, but also to make connections with thought leaders and peers in the business community. Not just to improve your résumé, but also to expand your mind, relationships and potential.
Is this how you see an advanced degree? Then Kellstadt is where you belong.
Build a better you.
Learn in small classes. Kellstadt has a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Participate in vibrant discussions and build relationships with your classmates and professors.
Broaden your perspective. Gain multicultural perspectives through classroom interaction and short-term study abroad seminars.
Expand your network. Join a strong network of more than 65,000 DePaul business alumni. Interact with peers in a city that's home to 400 major corporate headquarters, including 30+ of the Fortune 500.
If you've got the time, we've got the format.
You can earn a DePaul MBA a variety of ways, based on the demands of your personal and professional schedule.
Full-Time Day MBA
Take the fast track with the Full-Time Day MBA program.
Keep up with the ever-changing demands of the marketplace. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed and join a tight-knit community of thought leaders.
- Who: Early career professionals and career changers
- When: Courses are offered during the day, Monday–Thursday
- Program Length: 18 months
Select from two paths: flexible and cohort.
Flexible: Set your own pace by determining a course load that fits your life.
- Who: Professionals with 2+ years of experience
- When: Courses are offered weekday evenings; core courses available online
- Program Length: Two- to three-year program with a flexible course load and schedule
Cohort: Study with the same group of classmates in a set schedule of evening classes.
- Who: Professionals with 5+ years of experience
- When: Courses are offered weekday evenings
- Program Length: Two years, with classes two nights per week
Earn an MBA two weekends a month in downtown Chicago.
Offered on DePaul's Loop Campus, the Weekend MBA is ideal for working professionals whose job and family commitments make it challenging to attend classes during the week. Students take core courses with the same group of peers in a curriculum that emphasizes management and leadership.
Who: Professionals with 2+ years of experience
- When: Courses are offered two Saturdays per month on the Loop Campus, with online coursework between class sessions
- Program Length: Two-year program
Kellstadt offers a wide variety of concentrations for your MBA, including the option to customize your degree to your specific interests and career goals. Or, you can choose to pursue multiple concentrations.
This philosophy of flexibility continues after you earn your MBA. Kellstadt alumni have the option to return as non-degree-seeking students to build their academic credentials with additional concentrations, simply by taking the additional courses required.
Choose from 14 concentrations:
Learn the theories and concepts, technical knowledge, and practical skills, tools and methodologies you'll need as an accountant or a manager making accounting decisions.
Develop a deep understanding of the fundamentals that drive economic and market forces to guide decision-making and problem-solving in the business world.
Applied Economics MBA
Combine core MBA courses with a custom mix of electives—from Kellstadt or other approved DePaul courses—to develop a precise skill set based on career goals.
Choose this nationally ranked program to develop the knowledge you'll need to start and run your own business or manage innovative processes at an established firm.
Select a specific area of finance or take a more general approach to gain real-world skills, knowledge and industry insights for navigating today's global finance landscape.
Learn to successfully organize, lead and direct others in the workplace. After fulfilling core MBA requirements, choose from a wide variety of courses to tailor your degree.
Sharpen your skills in multiple areas, including market research, category management, business development and digital marketing, to prepare yourself for leadership positions in the field.
MBA Core Requirements Graduate Admission
of 2016 KGSB grads are employed, continuing education, or not seeking employment
The median salary for MBA class of 2016 grads: $82,000