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Entrepreneurship (MBA)

Entrepreneurship (MBA)
Entrepreneurship (MBA)

Prepare to start or grow your own business

Learn how to think creatively, implement successful growth strategies and generate new business ideas with DePaul’s MBA in Entrepreneurship. Our nationally ranked entrepreneurship MBA program will teach you to build your own business as well as manage innovative processes in established firms.

Participate in entrepreneurship workshops and new-venture competitions. This is DePaul’s version of “Shark Tank,” designed to challenge you as rigorously as the real world does.

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Study in the city where entrepreneurs converge

Chicago is home to approximately 35 Fortune 500 companies—but it’s a powerhouse in business-to-business innovation, start-ups and tech companies as well. It’s also home to DePaul’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, which serves as a link to the city and its resources.

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 and five electives.

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Top graduate entrepreneurship programs, The Princeton Review (2021).


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

Develop your leadership skills while networking with Chicago entrepreneurs

At DePaul, you’ll gain access to the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, an organization designed for students and alumni who are seeking to develop their skills, launch and grow their ideas, and network with entrepreneurial leaders in Chicago. Bruce Leech, instructor and executive director, is the leader of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Program and focuses on providing experiential learning and leveraging Chicago’s entrepreneurial community.

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Alumni Network

Alumni of DePaul’s graduate entrepreneurship programs have started 157 companies, and raised a total of $276 million in collective funding. You’ll benefit from your connection to over 74,000 DePaul business alumni.

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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