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  • Introducing Our Newest Business Faculty Members

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    From award-winning teachers and researchers to a certified chef with fine dining experience, the college’s newest faculty members bring a range of knowledge and expertise in areas of management, economics, entrepreneurship and hospitality.

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  • Global Business School Survey Ranks DePaul Highly

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    Seven DePaul graduate business degrees have been recognized in the “Best Masters & MBAs in the World 2019” Eduniversal rankings, which surveyed over 130 business schools and universities globally to rate the best programs.

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DePaul’s Actuarial Summer Academy Introduces Diverse Talent to Actuarial Industry

DePaul’s Actuarial Summer Academy Introduces Diverse Talent to Actuarial Industry

By Jaclyn Lansbery | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  08/21/2019  /  Posted in: Alumni, Research and Centers  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​ For most high school students, being an actuary may not appear to be their dream job, but DePaul’s Actuarial Summer Academy is hoping... read more

Driehaus Alumni Teach Kids to be Code Ninjas

Driehaus Alumni Teach Kids to be Code Ninjas

By Nadia Alfadel Coloma  /  08/02/2019  /  Posted in: Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ From right to left: Nawroz Pirani (BUS ’07) and Zeeshan Bhimji (BUS ’09) Nawroz Pirani (BUS ’07) and Zeeshan... read more

DePaul and Comer Youth Center Partner to Teach Teens about Entrepreneurship

DePaul and Comer Youth Center Partner to Teach Teens about Entrepreneurship

By Robin Florzak  /  07/10/2019  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

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Industry Speakers Bring Real-World Lessons to DePaul Real Estate Classes

Industry Speakers Bring Real-World Lessons to DePaul Real Estate Classes

By Robin Florzak | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  05/30/2019  /  Posted in: Alumni, Students, College and Schools  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​ When he was studying real estate at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, Nestor Eliadis (MBA ’10) remembers... read more

DePaul Alumni and Students Pitch Startups at Purpose Pitch Competition

DePaul Alumni and Students Pitch Startups at Purpose Pitch Competition

Jaclyn Lansbery | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  05/23/2019  /  Posted in: Alumni, Students, Research and Centers  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​​Six DePaul alumni and students pitched their... read more

DePaul Students Pitch Marketing Ideas for McDonald’s All American Games

DePaul Students Pitch Marketing Ideas for McDonald’s All American Games

Robin Florzak  /  03/21/2019  /  Posted in: Alumni, Faculty, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

As a Braham, Minn. high school senior in 2013, DePaul Blue Demons Women’s senior guard Rebekah Dahlman was one of 24 elite players from... read more

Students Serve on Marketing Community Board

Students Serve on Marketing Community Board

Andrew Zamorski | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds  /  03/18/2019  /  Posted in: Alumni, Students, College and Schools  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business strengthened connections between its Master of Science in Marketing (MSM) students, graduates and... read more

DePaul MBA Students Gain Skills for Job Interviews, Networking and More

DePaul MBA Students Gain Skills for Job Interviews, Networking and More

Robin Florzak | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  02/18/2019  /  Posted in: Alumni, Research and Centers  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University MBA students learned about a different kind of ROI – how to turn their business education investment into career... read more

Professor Shares Hospitality Spirit in New Podcast

Professor Shares Hospitality Spirit in New Podcast

Andrew Zamorski | Photos by Jamie Moncrief  /  02/08/2019  /  Posted in: Students, Alumni, College and Schools  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

“People who work in the hospitality and tourism industry have a great spirit—a sense to serve,” says Nicholas Thomas, director of the School... read more

DePaul Business Alumnus Richard H. Driehaus Named a 2019 Influential Leader

DePaul Business Alumnus Richard H. Driehaus Named a 2019 Influential Leader

Robin Florzak  /  02/05/2019  /  Posted in: Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University business alumnus Richard H. Driehaus (BUS ’65, MBA ’70, DHL ’02) has been named to the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders... read more

Short Term Study Abroad for Graduate Students Q&A

Short Term Study Abroad for Graduate Students Q&A

Andrew Zamorski  /  01/16/2019  /  Posted in: Students, Alumni, College and Schools  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Sustainability in Scandinavia, innovation in India and Geschäft in Germany. These are just a few of the business concepts DePaul students... read more

Visiting Professor Talks about the Psychology of Business

Visiting Professor Talks about the Psychology of Business

Andrew Zamorski | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds  /  11/09/2018  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Visiting Professor Neal Outland explores the psychology of teamwork in a range of settings, from the workplace to outer space. Outland,... read more

Master’s in Marketing Event Builds Community

Master’s in Marketing Event Builds Community

Andrew Zamorski | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  10/10/2018  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Kate Stevenson (LAS ’07, MBA ’16), a senior consultant at Clerestory Consulting, returned to... read more

Alumnus Gift Supports Accounting Student Professional Development

Alumnus Gift Supports Accounting Student Professional Development

Robin Florzak  /  08/08/2018  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

When Kent Klaus (BUS ’82) looks back at his undergraduate years at DePaul University’s Driehaus of College Business, one thing stands out:... read more

MBA Alumnus Spearheads Chicago River Project

MBA Alumnus Spearheads Chicago River Project

Jaclyn Lansbery | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  08/08/2018  /  Posted in: Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Standing on the bank of the Chicago River behind the Whole Foods on Kingsbury Street in Chicago’s... read more

Alumnus and FBI Veteran Philip Andrew Shares Real-Life Negotiation Lessons

Alumnus and FBI Veteran Philip Andrew Shares Real-Life Negotiation Lessons

Robin Florzak | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  05/16/2018  /  Posted in: Alumni, Faculty  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Retired Special Agent Philip Andrew (JD ’95) draws on his experience as an FBI crisis negotiator and trainer to co-teach a course in... read more

Purpose-Driven Startups Compete for Prizes

Purpose-Driven Startups Compete for Prizes

Andrew Zamorski | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  05/10/2018  /  Posted in: College and Schools, Alumni, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Four Chicago startups with ties to DePaul pitched their purpose-driven businesses in the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center’s second... read more

Business Students Develop Sponsorship Proposals for Special Olympics

Business Students Develop Sponsorship Proposals for Special Olympics

Jaclyn Lansbery | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  04/12/2018  /  Posted in: Students, College and Schools, Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Students collaborated with Special Olympics on a quarter-long project as part of a sports sponsorship marketing course. Geena Fennell’s... read more

A Double Demon Success Story

A Double Demon Success Story

Andrew Zamorski | Photo by Jamie Moncrief  /  04/11/2018  /  Posted in: Alumni, Faculty  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

When Double Demon Michael Fernandez (BUS ’07, MBA’17) first applied for college, there was no question in his mind about where he would go.... read more

A Q&A with CEO Emilia DiMenco (BUS ’80, MBA ’83)

A Q&A with CEO Emilia DiMenco (BUS ’80, MBA ’83)

Denise Mattson and Jaclyn Lansbery | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds  /  01/23/2018  /  Posted in: Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Emilia DiMenco (BUS ’80, MBA ’83) President and CEO, Women’s Business Development Center, Chicago This academic year... read more

DePaul Students Develop Businesses through Accelerator Program

DePaul Students Develop Businesses through Accelerator Program

Jaclyn Lansbery | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  01/23/2018  /  Posted in: Research and Centers, Students, Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Nineteen DePaul University students will spend the next four months developing businesses during a startup launch program hosted by the... read more

A Q&A with Becker Ventures Co-President Carrie Meghie (BUS ’96)

A Q&A with Becker Ventures Co-President Carrie Meghie (BUS ’96)

By Denise Mattson and Jaclyn Lansbery | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds  /  11/13/2017  /  Posted in: Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Carrie Meghie (BUS ’96)Co-President, Becker VenturesFounder, Jackson Chance Foundation This academic year marks the 100th anniversary... read more

A Q&A with Hickory Farms CEO Diane Pearse (MBA ’86)

A Q&A with Hickory Farms CEO Diane Pearse (MBA ’86)

Denise Mattson and Jaclyn Lansbery | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds  /  10/17/2017  /  Posted in: Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

This academic year marks the 100th anniversary of women enrolling at the Driehaus College of Business. To commemorate this milestone, we... read more

Business Students Learn How to Balance Grad School and Careers

Business Students Learn How to Balance Grad School and Careers

Jaclyn Lansbery | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds  /  09/19/2017  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

When Brittany Gelsomino enrolled in DePaul’s evening MBA program, she wasn’t sure how much work it would take to balance a full-time job... read more

A Q&A with Airline Strategist Jean Charles Perino (MBA ’93)

A Q&A with Airline Strategist Jean Charles Perino (MBA ’93)

Robin Florzak  /  08/28/2017  /  Posted in: Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Jean Charles Perino (MBA ’93) has lived and traveled around the world as an airline marketer and strategist who has worked for British Air,... read more

Graduate Business Programs Offer Unique Experiences

Graduate Business Programs Offer Unique Experiences

Jaclyn Lansbery  /  08/28/2017  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

After Jake Lorber graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics, he was convinced he was done with school. Following two years of... read more

Internships Lead to Job Offers for DePaul Business Students

Internships Lead to Job Offers for DePaul Business Students

Jaclyn Lansbery | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds.  /  07/24/2017  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

When Dimitri Eliopoulos began attending DePaul University more than a decade ago to study finance, he knew he wanted to work with money and... read more

At Commencement, Grads Urged to Be Generous Leaders

At Commencement, Grads Urged to Be Generous Leaders

Robin Florzak | Photos by Jeff Carrion and Jamie Moncrief  /  06/26/2017  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

A willingness to give back without reward is a key characteristic of leaders who succeed, alumnus Rick Kash (LAS ’68), vice chairman of... read more

DePaul Hosts First Business Alumni Reunion in China

DePaul Hosts First Business Alumni Reunion in China

By Robin Florzak  /  05/18/2017  /  Posted in: Alumni, Students, College and Schools  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

For DePaul alumna Quen Wang, attending DePaul Unive­rsity’s first-ever business alumni reunion in China felt like “coming home.” “I... read more

DePaul Weekend MBA Offered on Loop Campus

DePaul Weekend MBA Offered on Loop Campus

Robin Florzak  /  03/06/2017  /  Posted in: College and Schools, Students, Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University’s Weekend MBA program is a great choice for working professionals whose travel schedules and other work/life... read more

Corporate Education Partnerships Benefit Employees and Employers

Corporate Education Partnerships Benefit Employees and Employers

Robin Florzak. Photo by Kathy Hillegonds.  /  03/06/2017  /  Posted in: Faculty, College and Schools, Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Anthony J. Gattuso always wanted to earn an MBA. Like many working professionals, however, he hesitated to add another commitment to his... read more

Double Demon Scholarship Helps Alumni Update Skills

Double Demon Scholarship Helps Alumni Update Skills

By Andrew Zamorski.  /  02/06/2017  /  Posted in: Alumni, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Double Demon Scholarship —which is open to DePaul alumni with undergraduate or graduate degrees from any of the university’s... read more

DePaul Students Extend Hospitality to Little City Residents

DePaul Students Extend Hospitality to Little City Residents

Story and Photos by Oliver Debe.  /  01/06/2017  /  Posted in: College and Schools, Alumni, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University School of Hospitality Leadership students have partnered with Little City to mentor residents of the nonprofit service... read more

DePaul Internship Launches Career for McDonald’s Executive

DePaul Internship Launches Career for McDonald’s Executive

By Robin Florzak. Photo by Kathy Hillegonds.  /  01/05/2017  /  Posted in: College and Schools, Alumni, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business attracts international students from more than 30 counties to its MBA and specialized master’s... read more

DePaul Hospitality Center Forges Student-Industry Links

DePaul Hospitality Center Forges Student-Industry Links

Robin Florzak  /  11/28/2016  /  Posted in: College and Schools, Alumni, Faculty  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Designed like an elegant hotel lobby, the Student Experience Room within DePaul University’s new J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Center... read more

Faculty and Executives Discuss How to Diversify Finance Field

Faculty and Executives Discuss How to Diversify Finance Field

Robin Florzak  /  11/28/2016  /  Posted in: College and Schools, Alumni, Faculty  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University business professors joined finance industry leaders in exploring ways to increase diversity and inclusion in the... read more

Certificate Programs Help Advance Management Careers

Certificate Programs Help Advance Management Careers

Ovetta Sampson  /  08/28/2016  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​Management Development Center features continuing education programs to help professionals advance their skills. ​

Full-Time MBA Helps Alumnus Make a Successful Career Transition

Full-Time MBA Helps Alumnus Make a Successful Career Transition

Andrew Zamorski  /  06/27/2016  /  Posted in: College and Schools, Alumni, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Making the decision to go back to school full time to pursue an advanced business degree is not one to be taken lightly. Neither is the... read more

Real Estate Entrepreneur Credits DePaul with His Success

Real Estate Entrepreneur Credits DePaul with His Success

Andrew Zamorski  /  04/18/2016  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools, Students  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Double Demon Michael Episcope (BUS '94, MS '08), the cofounder of Origin Investments, a real estate private equity firm with nearly... read more

Familiar Face Leads Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

Familiar Face Leads Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

Ovetta Sampson  /  04/18/2016  /  Posted in: Research and Centers, Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Bruce Leech likes to joke that he started his own business after getting his MBA because the job market was tough back then. It was the... read more

Double Demon Scholarship Saves Tuition Dollars

Double Demon Scholarship Saves Tuition Dollars

Andrew Zamorski  /  03/21/2016  /  Posted in: Students, College and Schools, Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Miriam Dybczak is back at DePaul University, her alma mater, pursuing a Master of Science in Management, thanks to a valuable benefit... read more

Alumna Makes Forbes "30 Under 30" List

Alumna Makes Forbes "30 Under 30" List

Robin Florzak  /  03/21/2016  /  Posted in: Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

In less than a decade, Jordan Pierson (BUS '08) has gone from studying business at DePaul University to being chosen by Forbes... read more

Economics Degree Helps Alumnus Add Context to Data

Economics Degree Helps Alumnus Add Context to Data

Ovetta Sampson  /  02/09/2015  /  Posted in: Alumni, College and Schools  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Timothy Fox seemed destined for a career in predictive analytics. With an aptitude for higher-order math and a penchant for analyzing... read more

DePaul To Launch Business Doctorate

DePaul To Launch Business Doctorate

Jennifer Leopoldt  /  12/03/2014  /  Posted in: College and Schools, Students, Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Seasoned professionals who want to take their business knowledge — and their careers — to the next level have a new option: the Doctorate in... read more

A Q&A with Award-winning Teacher Hui Lin

A Q&A with Award-winning Teacher Hui Lin

Robin Florzak  /  12/03/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni, Faculty  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Of the top 10 private universities in the nation, DePaul University is the only one that makes teaching its No. 1 priority. So when a... read more

DePaul Alumnus Scores Finance Success Using Teamwork

DePaul Alumnus Scores Finance Success Using Teamwork

Ovetta Sampson  /  10/15/2014  /  Posted in: College and Schools, Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Malik Murray (BUS '96 MBA '04) personifies the DePaul MBA experience. Murray, a vice president at Ariel Investments, works with a... read more

DePaul Alumni Lectures Enhance MBA Lessons

DePaul Alumni Lectures Enhance MBA Lessons

Ovetta Sampson  /  10/15/2014  /  Posted in: Alumni, Students, Research and Centers  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

A recent Wall Street Journal article informed the world of something DePaul University MBA candidate Ryan Lombard already knew. The... read more

New Graduate Business Scholarships Offered

New Graduate Business Scholarships Offered

Robin Florzak  /  02/05/2014  /  Posted in: College and Schools, Students, Alumni  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

DePaul University is launching new scholarships that will make earning a degree from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business even more... read more