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The DePaul MBA

The DePaul MBA

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.

MBA Formats

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

Evening MBA

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

Weekend MBA

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

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. 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:

Accountancy

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

Applied Economics

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

Business Strategy & Decision Making

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

Custom 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

Entrepreneurship

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

Finance

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

Hospitality Leadership

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

International Business

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

Management

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

Management Information Systems

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

Marketing

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

Marketing Strategy & Planning

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

Real Estate Finance & Investment

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

Strategy, Execution & Valuation

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

94%

of 2016 KGSB grads are employed, continuing education, or not seeking employment

$82k

The median salary for MBA class of 2016 grads: $82,000

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