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Marketing (MBA)

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 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, letters of recommendation and résumé.

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Required Courses

You’ll take 11 MBA core courses and five electives.

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of MBA graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


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

Learn from faculty with real-world experience

Jacqueline Kuehl, instructor and executive director of the digital marketing program, worked in leadership for major companies like Glory, The NPD Group, Insights Now and PepsiCo’s Frito Lay, and has used her background and expertise to develop the university’s digital marketing curriculum. At DePaul, you’ll learn from Professor Kuehl and many other influential faculty members within the marketing field.

“The fundamentals [and hard skills developed in my economics, accounting and finance] classes have helped me understand how business decisions should be approached in a more holistic way and allowed me to be more strategic in my approach to problems.”

Caroline (MBA ’20)

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 210,000 DePaul University alumni across colleges, of which 122,500 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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