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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 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and GMAT/GRE scores.

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Required Courses

You’ll take MBA core courses and seven to nine electives.

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The Princeton Review ranked our graduate entrepreneurship programs among the country's best (2018)


The median reported salary for 2016 Entrepreneurship MBA graduates was $90,000

Learn from faculty who are industry innovators

DePaul was one of the earliest founders of entrepreneurship education in the U.S. Today, our faculty members are at the leading edge of innovations to help students develop business plans and identify innovative business ideas, investment strategies and techniques. Learn to launch business ventures from leading faculty experts, like Bruce Leech, the executive director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center. He oversees DePaul's membership in 1871, Chicago's premier business and technology start-up incubator, as well as 2112, the business incubator that helps start-ups in the creative arts and technology fields.

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 more than 65,000 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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