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The DePaul MBA

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The New DePaul MBA
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A reimagined education.
A sharp focus on you and your career.

Our MBA program has evolved to provide you with a transformational learning experience that develops the leadership skills you need to face the business challenges of tomorrow. Through hands-on learning, we’ll challenge your business perspectives. You’ll see that we don’t just talk about networking—we help build your network. And we don’t just expose you to the theories of business thought leaders, we connect you with them. Here, it’s our business to build your future.

Why choose the DePaul MBA:

Choose one or more of our 15 concentrations.

Our strong alumni network has nearly 118,000 members in the Chicago area.

Learn from thought-leaders, experienced practitioners and consultants.

Problem-solve innovative solutions for real business challenges.

Tap into world-class employers and entrepreneurs in the heart of the business district.

Our student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1.

What you will learn:

  • The analytical skills to make data-driven decisions and communicate them effectively.

  • The ability to define, develop and drive strategies that will allow businesses to excel through times of transformation.

  • The confidence and agility to adapt to the ever-evolving advancements in business technology.

  • The social and emotional skills to drive motivated teams, become a more ethical leader and commit to making a positive impact on your organization, employees and society.

MBA formats

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: A little more than a year (about 15 months)

Set your own pace with a course load that fits your life.

For busy professionals who need the flexibility of courses that take place after work hours, in the evenings on our Loop Campus as well as online.

  • Who: Professionals with 2+ years of experience
  • When: Courses are offered weekday evenings; core courses available online
  • Program Length: A little less than two years (about 21 months)

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 years

MBA Concentrations

Meet some of our alumni

As Partner and Development Manager at Current Water, George implements sustainable solutions to improve Chicago’s waterways.

“DePaul gave me great practical experience. I got to help businesses in Chicago address their needs as part of my MBA coursework.”

George, MBA

George, MBA alumna  

As CEO of First Women’s Bank, Marianne is leading the launch of Illinois’ first commercial bank in years.

“DePaul expanded my perspective, my skill set, but perhaps most importantly, my network— a network I continue to leverage and grow today.”

Marianne, MBA

Marianne, MBA alumna  

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Meet some of our faculty

Assistant Professor James Mourey’s classes focus on consumer behavior, including how intuition, gut feelings and nonconscious processes influence choices. He brings his love for improv into his teaching to create dynamic exercises and demonstrate theories like “selling is about engaging someone’s heart as much as their minds.”

James Mourey, KGSB Faculty  

Assistant Professor Willie Reddic led the creation of the data analytics curriculum to ensure students are prepared to enter the increasingly data-driven business world. He works with top accounting firms to build case studies so his students can learn from real-world examples.

Willie Reddic, KGSB Faculty  

Associate Professor Jaclyn Jensen teaches courses that foster business acumen, ethical leadership and critical thinking. In the classroom, she leverages her extensive network to facilitate opportunities for her students to build connections with industry leaders.

Jaclyn Jensen, KGSB Faculty  

MBA concentrations

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. As a Kellstadt alum, you'll have the option to return as a non-degree seeking student to build your academic credentials with additional concentrations, simply by taking the additional courses required.

Choose from 15 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.

Accountancy MBA

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

Learn to successfully use data to inform real-world solutions for businesses of all sizes in a wide range of industries.

Business Analytics MBA

Enhance your ability to clearly define objectives, diagnose strategic positions, and develop and evaluate strategic options to deepen your business decision-making skills.

Business Strategy & Decision Making 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.

Custom MBA

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.

Entrepreneurship MBA

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.

Finance MBA

Prepare for leadership roles in hospitality and tourism with a broad range of knowledge, including advanced practices, current trends, marketing strategy and more.

Hospitality Leadership MBA

Enroll in this multidisciplinary program to develop the knowledge and skill set you need to navigate the increasingly complex and dynamic global business environment.

International Business MBA

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.

Management MBA

Develop or enhance your ability to align information technology with business strategy, define complex information system requirements and guide others to build to those requirements.

Management Information Systems MBA

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.

Marketing MBA

Master the art and science of business development and marketing through opportunity evaluation, customer relationship building, strategy development, competitive pricing and more.

Marketing Strategy & Planning MBA

Combine courses in management, marketing, finance and investment to develop the knowledge you'll need for leadership roles in global real estate finance and investment.

Real Estate Finance & Investment MBA

Enroll in this innovative MBA program to prepare for high-level positions in corporate management, management consulting, investment banking, private equity and entrepreneurship.

Strategy, Execution & Valuation MBA

Want to know more?

Start your next journey.
Contact us: kgsb@depaul.edu | (312) 362-8810

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