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Recently redesigned to incorporate the latest research on business innovation, inclusive leadership, and data analytics, the DePaul MBA remains recognized for giving you practical experience in applying new theories and skills. Design your own concentration or choose from 15 alternatives, including new options such as Healthcare Markets & Analytics or Business Strategy & Decision-making. The DePaul MBA provides you with detailed knowledge in areas such as:

  • Negotiation strategies
  • Human resource management
  • Ethics and leadership
  • Business foundations such as accounting, finance, marketing and more

The 60-credit-hour program can be completed in two years. It includes 11 required MBA core courses and a negotiation skills course. In consultation with your advisor, you will choose four additional courses, which could count toward a concentration (see below). If you have an undergraduate business degree, you may be eligible for course waivers.

For students beginning in January 2022, courses will be offered online with a combination/hybrid format, including a blend of asynchronous (on-demand) and synchronous (live) classes. Students will meet two evenings each week from 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information about the MBA, register for an information session or contact kgsb@depaul.edu for a 1:1 advising appointment.

Required courses

  • Financial Accounting for Managerial Decision-making
  • Leading Effective & Ethical Organizations
  • Business Analytics Tools
  • Financial Management
  • Negotiations Skills
  • Fundamentals of Operations Management (five weeks)
  • Analysis of Business Conditions (five weeks)
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Capital Strategy & Science
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Innovation & Design
  • Strategic Management Capstone

Concentration options

  • Accountancy
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Strategy & Decision-making
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Markets & Analytics
  • Hospitality Leadership
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Real Estate Finance & Investment
  • Strategy, Execution & Valuation
  • Custom (choose any 4 courses)

How to Apply

Start your online graduate application at go.depaul.edu/apply.

Select Graduate/Degree and Non-Degree and follow the steps to create an account.

Select Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Under the Program Selection tab:

  • Select your Admit Type. 
  • Under Cohort, select Yes.
  • Under "Are you applying for a Corporate Partner Cohort (CPC)," select Yes.
  • Choose your employer or professional association from the drop-down menu. If you are employed by a member of the Bright Horizons/EdAssist Network, do not make a choice here--you will enter this on the Additional Information tab.
  • Under Cohort Program Selection:
    • Select Evening MBA (MBA-KBSG)for your program of interest.
    • Select Custom MBA (MBA-KGSB) as your concentration or specialization
  • Under anticipated entry term, select 2022 Winter
  • Explain how you heard about the program. 
  • Choose Continue.

Under the Additional Information tab, if your employer is a member of Bright Horizons/EdAssist, click Add New under Employer Name. This will open a pop-up box where you can select your employer from the Bright Horizons/EdAssist list. You also should check the Yes button next to "Is your employer part of the EdAssist network?"

If you do not see your employer, email KGSB@depaul.edu.

Submit your résumé in the online application or email it to kgsbdocuments@depaul.edu.

Submit Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (international transcripts will need document evaluation).

Transcripts may be submitted electronically by your college or university to kgsbdocuments@depaul.edu or mailed to the address below:

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
DePaul University
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 5300
Chicago, IL 60604.

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