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Partnership Benefits

​“I have gained the ability to discuss marketing, sales, finance, purchasing and management—topics I would have felt ill-prepared for based on work experience alone.”

--Matt Ley, MBA ‘16

In 2019, CFA Society Chicago members had the opportunity to earn a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University through the CFA Society Chicago Cohort Program. Benefits of this unique program, available only to CFA Society Chicago members, include:

  • Lower Out-of-Pocket Degree Cost. A 25% tuition discount from DePaul University makes an advanced degree more financially feasible for CFA Society Chicago members.
  • No GMAT required.
  • Build a Professional Network. CFA Society Chicago members completing this degree program develop strong relationships with classmates from companies across the region.
  • Eliminate Scheduling Time and Hassle. CFA Society Chicago Cohort students won't have to worry about registering for courses each quarter. Instead, the business school handles course registration for this one-and-a-half year program. All classes meet in the evening to accommodate working professionals.

Get the Discount

Follow the steps below to get the discount:
  1. To apply online, follow link and create an account.
  2. In the application, under the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, select Custom MBA.
  3. Select the 2018-2019 Winter Quarter.
  4. Select Yes for employer cohort, choose CFA Society Chicago from drop down.
  5. Submit your resume and all transcripts in the online application or to

Deferred Payment Option

If your company has tuition reimbursement, you have the option to defer payment until the end of the term by using DePaul's Employer Tuition Deferral Plan.

Military and Veterans Benefits

Serving returning military members has been a priority at DePaul since World War II. We do not limit the number of veterans who can enroll through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides tuition-free education to eligible students. Learn more about your eligibility and veteran educational benefits.

Email for questions on partnership benefits.