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“When I weighed the specifics of the program—the benefits of a cohort program with a streamlined enrollment process and an attractive cost relative to a traditional program—it was an easy decision to enroll.”
--Anthony, MBA 

JLL Online MBA Cohort

DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business is delighted to partner with JLL to offer an exclusive online MBA program beginning September 2023. The DePaul – JLL MBA Cohort is designed specifically for JLL employees looking to deepen their skills and advance their careers within the organization. The cohort truly enriches the overall student experience because it is designed to bring together JLL employees from various business lines, operational roles and geographic locations. You’ll learn together, solve problems together, support one another, create lifelong friendships and deepen your professional network along the way.

  • Students will be able to complete the 60-credit -hour degree in two years (eight academic quarters).
  • JLL students will complete all of the 11 required MBA core courses and a data visualization course together as a cohort.
  • In consultation with their advisor, students choose four additional courses, which could count toward a concentration (see program summary below for reference).
  • Courses in this program will be offered online, allowing participants to join remotely from anywhere work and life take them.
  • Students will complete one synchronous (live) course and one asynchronous online course each quarter.
  • The program will meet remotely one evening per week, tentatively planned for Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT.
  • The cohort must reach a minimum enrollment of 25 students for it to launch.
For a summary of the JLL Online MBA Cohort, including details on the course schedule, cost, and application information, please click here.

Discover the DePaul partnership advantage - applying for the DePaul-JLL MBA:
  • Streamlined admission: waived GMAT, letters of recommendation, personal essays, and application fee
  • Designated cohort advisor to assist in enrolling classes through the degree
  • Tuition discounts (see cost below)

To apply, employees must submit application materials below by August 15, 2023.
  • An online graduate application
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended showing bachelor's degree completion

JLL established a partnership with DePaul several years ago to ensure employees had access to educational benefits which would allow employees to gain new skills and grow their careers within the organization. In honor of this commitment, JLL employees enrolled in the proprietary DePaul-JLL MBA will receive a 47% tuition discount. JLL employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement benefits. Employees should inquire with the JLL human resources department and their managers about eligibility for JLL tuition reimbursement benefits (link here).

​Full tuition price for the DePaul Corporate Partner Cohort Program*
​Less: DePaul's 47% tuition discount
​Less: Potential tuition reimbursement** (contact your HR department for details on manager approval process)

​​Year 1
​​Year 2
​​​Year 3
Total out-of-pocket tuition estimate for participants

*Tuition above reflects current 2022/23 academic year tuition. A small tuition increase may occur for all MBA students in the upcoming academic years. 

**The illustration for tuition reimbursement assumes two courses per quarter and is subject to manager approval.  

***This anticipated cost summary assumes enrollment in the optional Winter Intercession course in 2023 to maximize the potential tuition reimbursement, based on manager approval.  ​

Special notes:
  • Employees with undergraduate business degrees may also be eligible for course waivers, further lowering the student out-of-pocket expenses.
  • The cohort discount cannot be combined with any other DePaul scholarship or discount or DePaul financial aid award. Loans, federal and state grants, and non-DePaul scholarships are available, as well as flexible payment option plans, to those who qualify. Employees in this program may enroll in DePaul’s In-Term Payment Plan.
DePaul and JLL will be hosting a number of events about the DePaul-JLL Online MBA Cohort Program. To register for an information session, please click on button below. Questions can also be sent to the cohort advisor, Megan Vandenhemel, or to schedule a 1:1 advising appointment.

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Other Select degrees for extraordinary students

DePaul University is delighted to offer cohort programs for select degrees to employees and members of our educational partners. These programs offer streamlined admission, a dedicated advisor and a 25% tuition discount (except for the few programs where tuition is already discounted). Build your professional network as you learn with employees of some of Chicago's biggest organizations. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to take your education to the next level. 

Find out more about cohorts forming now:

  • Accelerated MA in Professional Communication
  • Bachelor's degree completion with a major in Business Administration

Master of Arts in Professional Communication

Learn from industry professionals as you gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your communications career.  The accelerated online Master of Arts in Professional Communication prepares you for leadership roles through advanced training in external and internal communication. Elevate your ability to be a purpose-driven, socially responsible executive as you learn to synthesize ideas and solve problems in the workplace in original ways. Offered through DePaul’s College of Communication, the program includes a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

For more information about the MA, contact Wynne Strugatch for a 1:1 advising appointment.

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Microcredential in Cybersecurity

Gain the skills and knowledge to enter one of the fastest-growing employee market segments within the IT industry. As a cybersecurity specialist, you will help direct strategic implementation of best-in-class network and data security for your organization. Learn the essentials about how to design, implement and maintain systems consistent with mitigating risk and preventing attacks. Offered through DePaul’s nationally recognized Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media, this graduate-level microcredential is suitable for individuals with technical and non-technical backgrounds.

For more information about the microcredential in cybersecurity, register for an information session or contact Ann Hurley for a 1:1 advising appointment.

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Microcredential in Data Science

Cement your value to the team by developing the technical and analytical expertise to extract meaningful insights from data. Learn to manage and analyze complex data, develop models to support decision-making, and effectively communicate your results to a non-technical audience. This microcredential will provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge to interpret the vast amount of data at businesses of any size. Offered through DePaul’s nationally recognized Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media, this graduate-level microcredential is suitable for individuals with technical and non-technical backgrounds.

For more information about the microcredential in data science, register for an information session or contact Ann Hurley for a 1:1 advising appointment.

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Bachelor’s Degree Completion with a Major in Business Administration

Capitalize on your past learning while preparing for future leadership roles through the bachelor’s degree completion program offered by DePaul’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). Earn your bachelor of arts degree with other adult students through a program designed to give you credit for professional and life experience, including prior college courses, workplace learning, certifications and modern languages. Learn from professionals from a wide range of industries who are eager to teach and mentor adults students like you.

This program offers a discounted tuition rate that is nearly 30% lower than the university’s undergraduate, part-time tuition. Check with your HR department about possible additional tuition benefits. For more information about the bachelor’s degree completion program, register for an information session or contact Pat Acerra for a 1:1 advising appointment.

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Non-Cohort Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

DePaul offers nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees and concentrations. Our programs offer a blend of in-depth study and practical experience. Because we're known nationally for academic excellence, our reputation will enhance yours.

View a complete list of our graduate programs.

Explore a complete list of undergraduate programs.

Online Offerings

Some degree programs are offered entirely online. You'll get the same small class sizes and personal attention that DePaul is known for.

Review our list of online degree options.

If you've been admitted, log into Campus Connect to find current online courses.

Certificate Programs

While certificate programs are not covered by tuition discounts, DePaul offers dozens of certificate programs, including project management, social media marketing, financial planning, and big data for business. These programs are offered on campus and online. In addition, they can be customized and taught on-site at your organization.

See a complete list of CPE certificate offerings.

The Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media's Institute of Professional Development (IPD) also offers intensive certificate programs designed for IT professionals who wish to quickly learn new technologies and upgrade their skills.

Review our list of IPD certificate programs.