DePaul Weekend MBA Offered on Loop Campus

Students Attend Classes Two Weekends a Month

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The Weekend MBA program will be offered on DePaul's Loop Campus in Chicago starting in September.
DePaul University’s Weekend MBA program is a great choice for working professionals whose travel schedules and other work/life responsibilities make it difficult to attend weekday classes. Starting this fall, this option will be even more convenient because the program is moving to the university’s Loop Campus.

“More professionals are living and working in or near downtown Chicago,” says Christa Hinton, assistant dean and director of the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. “Offering the program on our Loop Campus rather than at the university’s northwest suburban location addresses the increasing interest among prospective students to attend classes downtown.”

DePaul’s two-year Weekend MBA program is designed for working professionals who have at least two years of work experience and want to enhance their leadership capabilities. The practical curriculum focuses on turning management theory into action in students’ careers. Starting this September, classes will meet two Saturdays a month on DePaul’s Loop Campus, with online coursework between class sessions.

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Weekend MBA alumna Colleen Ekas appreciated the value of taking core classes with the same group of students. She stays in touch with many of her former classmates.

Students Form Strong Bonds and Network

While the location is changing, the program will continue to be offered in a cohort format.  Students entering each fall progress through core classes together. Alumni of the Weekend MBA program—including Colleen Ekas, Kristen Justus and Jeff Balsavich of the Class of 2013—say this is a beneficial feature because it encourages teamwork during the program and creates a strong network of alumni support for students after they graduate. 

“Whenever I call and talk to a member of my cohort, I’m talking to someone who knows me,” says Ekas.

“We’re always consulting with each other about career challenges we face,” Justus explains. “For example, I rely on Colleen a lot for just understanding the challenges of being a woman within the corporate arena and how to manage my career.”

Balsavich described the beneficial alumni connection that he and his DePaul MBA classmates formed as a “bond that just won’t break.”  

“After graduation,” he says “it’s like we never missed a beat.”


Interested in learning more about the DePaul Weekend MBA Program? Contact the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at (312) 362-8810 or KGSB@depaul.edu, or click here to request more information.

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