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Michael Marback

  • Adjunct Professor
  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • (312) 362-7445
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6008
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

JD DePaul University
MBA Finance, DePaul University

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant​


Michael Marback is an adjunct professor at DePaul University teaching both undergraduate and master of accountancy classes in auditing, financial and managerial accounting. He is an alum and first taught at DePaul in the early 1990's. During the 90's, he oversaw a student internship program which gave accounting students an opportunity to enhance their educational studies with experience working in both internal and external auditing. The award winning program has several distinguished alumni.

Marback did not follow the traditional business career path. While working as a professional musician, he received his BA in Accounting. He passed the CPA exam and went into Public Accounting. He continued to take classes after work and obtained his MBA and JD degrees. In his career, he has held various positions including EDP Auditor, Fraud Investigator, Audit Manager, Director of Legal Affairs & Auditing, Treasurer, and Vice-President of Business & Finance (CFO). In those positions, he had close interaction with Board Members and Board Committees. He also co-authored disaster recovery plans, was a member of CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) and served on Committees including oversight of four Information Technology implementations. Currently, he owns a tax business, consults and teaches.

In the classroom, Marback augments strong academic teaching with business and entrepreneurial examples. Because of his own experiences, he empathizes strongly with students' balancing school, work and family.