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Marketing (MBA)

Marketing (MBA)

​​Train for leadership in the rapidly developing world of marketing

DePaul’s Marketing MBA program will give you a strong foundation in market research, category management, business development and digital marketing. Specialize in one of these four areas, or combine areas of specialization to suit your career goals. This degree offers you a path to a number of positions, including account manager, digital marketing manager, director of research or senior research analyst.

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Study and work in the heart of Chicago

Chicago is home to hundreds of national and local companies, startups, and nonprofits, including approximately 35 Fortune 500 companies. Classes are held on the Loop Campus in downtown Chicago, within walking or commuting distance from the offices of major corporations, including Walgreens, Boeing and United Airlines.

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, letters of recommendation, résumé 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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Tier One

The DePaul MBA was ranked Tier One in North America in CEO Magazine's 2017 global business school rankings


The reported average salary of 2016 graduates after graduation was $80,000

Learn from expert faculty

Courses are taught by leaders in the marketing field. Our faculty have developed cutting-edge ideas for hundreds of major businesses and brands. They serve as judges for some of the most prestigious industry award competitions and as reviewers for the American Marketing Association, Journal of Marketing and other notable publications. Work with Professor Al Muñiz, who coined the phrase “brand community” as part of his award-winning scholarship in the marketing field.

"Building my professional network while at DePaul has been critical to my professional success. In fact, the connections built during my time at DePaul helped give me the advantage [necessary] to land ... my current role."

Jeff (MBA ‘08)
Director of Digital Site Experience, Ulta Beauty

Jeff, DePaul Marketing MBA alum  

Alumni Network

Connect with fellow Marketing MBA graduates who hold leadership roles at major firms in the U.S. and abroad, including Leo Burnett, DDB Needham, Grainger and Wrigley. In addition, you'll be connected to the more than 180,000 DePaul University alumni across colleges, of which 116,000 are right here in the Chicago area.

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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