DePaul University College of Business > Academics > Graduate Programs > The DePaul MBA

The DePaul MBA

A new way of thinking and solving problems

Success isn’t just about quality work; it’s about attitude. Our students are savvy, ambitious and driven to make measurable change in their work and life.

The DePaul MBA

The DePaul MBA gives you the advantage of practical knowledge. You learn how to apply theory to practice and get things done. You’ll leave DePaul with new ideas and skills you can apply immediately. You won’t just find lessons on the foundation of business here — you’ll find the vision to create a new one.


Take the fast track with the Full-time Day MBA program

Keep up with the ever-changing demands of the marketplace. Earn 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

Set your own pace by determining a courseload 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

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 beginning in fall 2017, the Weekend MBA is ideal for working professionals who travel frequently or have other work and family commitments that 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.

DePaul has been shaping and advancing the business community for more than 100 years. We have a powerful connection to respected local and global companies, including Motorola, Northern Trust and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Our faculty are distinguished scholars and business professionals who bring a unique blend of relevant knowledge, industry experience, research achievements and academic rigor to the classroom.

Explore our MBA Concentrations

Focused on You

  • Small classes. Kellstadt has a 12:1 student to faculty ratio. Participate in vibrant discussions and build a strong network of peers with your classmates and professors.
  • Diverse perspectives. Gain multicultural perspectives in the classroom and through short-term study abroad seminars.
  • A vast network. Interact with accomplished peers and join a strong network of more than 63,000 DePaul business alumni.
  • First-hand knowledge and career connections in a world-class city that is home to 400 major corporate headquarters, including 30 of the Fortune 500. And take advantage of personally-focused career advising.

See Upcoming Admission Events

Respected & Connected

You'll find DePaul graduates working at top companies in Chicago and around the world — from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to financial advisers at top investment banks, real estate analysts working for major developers, digital marketing strategists and CFOs of startups.

DePaul business programs are recognized for their academic excellence:

  • Among the Top 3 Chicago MBA programs (Bloomberg Businessweek).
  • Top-25 graduate entrepreneurship program (Princeton Review).
  • Top ranked accountancy degrees (TaxTalent employer survey).
  • Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide for the quality of their programs.

See our rankings

See what our professors and students have to say about our real world graduate programs:

Ready to take the next step?

Apply to the DePaul MBA Program.

Need more information?

Check out our Admission & Aid information and learn about each of our concentrations. ​

If the form fails to load or displays incorrectly, click here to fill out an alternate form.

Get More Information