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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.