The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business is introducing a
slate of new program offerings this fall and winter to provide pathways for
students to jump to the next level in their careers. The new programs, which provide
part-time and evening options, showcase the depth and flexibility of degrees offered
by DePaul’s business school.
The new programs include:
A Doctorate in Business Administration,
the business school’s first doctoral offering
An Evening Cohort MBA
A new Master’s of Science in Management degree
James Parker, Kellstadt’s director of recruitment and
admission, said the new program offerings help DePaul serve students better by
catering to their diverse needs.
“These programs are excellent additions to our business
school offerings because they serve very specific needs of today’s business
students,” Parker says. “They add to the depth of our graduate school programming
and allow us to offer flexible options that help advance the careers of our
A Career Investment for Executives
The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is
the ideal program for experienced professionals seeking to advance to the highest
levels of the c-suite. Unique to the Chicago area, the program provides graduates
with real-world expertise in business analytics. It is designed for managers who have more
than eight years of experience and have earned a master’s degree in business or
Professionals who enroll in this three-year, part-time
program, will learn to solve complex business problems using applied,
evidenced-based analysis of data. The program emphasizes research techniques and
features a small, tightly knit cohort of just 20 students to deepen networking
relationships. In addition, students in the program will work with the
college’s award-winning research faculty on their dissertations, which will
focus on current business issues. The program is scheduled to start in 2015.
“Our new DBA degree is a
practical, career-focused doctoral program that offers executives an
opportunity to gain a mastery of applied business research,” says Ray
Whittington, dean of the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. “Graduates of
the program will have the ability to rigorously analyze real-world business
issues and find hidden solutions, a very marketable leadership ability in the
age of big data.
MBA Tradition with a
The DePaul MBA offers many flexible options for the working
professional, and its new Evening Cohort program is no exception. Perfect for
middle managers who want to advance up the corporate ladder, this program
offers working professionals the traditional evening MBA experience, but with a cohort
of classmates who study in a set evening schedule. For the professional looking
for the invaluable networking relationships that accompany many daytime MBA
cohort programs, DePaul's Evening Cohort is a perfect match.
Alexandra Eesley, a marketing manager who entered the program
this fall, says she chose DePaul’s Evening Cohort MBA after researching many
options and realizing that Eesley said she loved the idea of staying with one group
throughout the entire 20-month program.
The set schedule, the team projects and
the international business seminars that are part of the program, as well as the
opportunity to network with business professionals and attend lectures by
acclaimed business faculty members, made the DePaul MBA Evening Cohort choice especially
attractive, Easley says.
“There are many working professionals who want the
additional experiences of a full-time MBA program, but they do not want to give
up the opportunities for seniority and development in their current jobs,” says
Parker. “We wanted to meet that need and offer a program that would provide
those mid-career professionals an opportunity to enjoy a cohort experience,
expand their professional networks and enhance their leadership skills.”
Launch Your Career
with an MS in Management
For entry-level professionals looking for an edge in their
career advancement, DePaul’s new MS in Management is a model solution. The
program provides such personnel with knowledge in areas that are critical to
company management, including supply chain economics, management of human
capital, organizational structure and governance, innovations and customer
“This program is especially attractive to international
students who work in industries and companies that emphasis a technical or scientific
background,” says Scott Young, chair of DePaul’s Department of Management. “But
it also provides students with a deep understanding of business management in a
short time frame.”
Young says research shows that the consumer goods and
consulting industries are the fields that hire the most MS in Management
graduates, but that such industries as banking and finance, health care and
hospitality also are recruiting these graduates.
Whatever your current career advancement goals may be, it’s
clear these new offerings at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business will
help you reach them.
Read more about the Doctorate in Business Administration.
Read more about the DePaul MBA’s Evening Cohort.
Read more about DePaul’s MS in Management.