The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business is introducing two
new master’s degrees and an executive doctorate this fall that will help
students advance in careers that are in high demand in the job market.
Driehaus College of Business also has expanded its slate of combined bachelor’s
and master’s degrees, which help students save time and tuition dollars to
obtain both degrees.
The new programs include:
“These degrees allows us to better serve different markets,
from students who are about to enter the business world, to working professionals
who want to move to the next level, to executives with eight or more years of
managerial experience seeking to take their careers to the highest level,” says
Dan Heiser, associate dean for graduate programs.
MS in Supply Chain
Chicago is the world’s third largest handler of shipping
containers behind Hong Kong and Singapore, making it a crucial supply chain and
logistics hub of international commerce.
So it’s no surprise that employers in the area are looking
for supply chain management experts to help them operate. That’s where DePaul’s
new MS in Supply Chain Management comes in.
“When students study supply chain management at DePaul they
learn an integrated management approach,” says Associate Professor
of Management Nezih Altay, who teaches in the new program. “They will learn the
necessary technical skills they need to succeed in this area, but they also will
learn critical soft skills to help them negotiate change when they go out in
the real world.”
Altay says companies are seeking supply chain professionals who are well versed in the technical skills, but often find candidates are missing crucial strategic
competencies that allow them to succeed in the field. These skills include
change management, organizational behavior knowledge and understanding the
integrated management approach.
These are skills DePaul professors already teach throughout
the Department of Management by leveraging their real-world contacts. The new
program blends the technical with the real-world problem-solving skills in a
unique and practical way, Altay says.
“We do this through service learning and community outreach
by allowing students to work on real projects in teams, so they can learn
skills that you can’t learn simply by reading a textbook,” Altay says. “Our
real world approach to learning will give our students an edge in this
more about DePaul’s MS in Supply Chain Management.
MS in Enterprise Risk
In the past a company’s risk management was relegated to a
few meetings with an insurance company, maybe a quick look at regulatory
compliance rules, a check of technology systems and ensuring human resources
had a handle on employee theft or competency.
Flash-forward to the recent global banking crisis, cybersecurity breaches and multi-million-dollar investor fraud, and the risk of
doing business has grown exponentially.
DePaul’s new MS in Enterprise Risk Management seeks to equip
today’s risk managers with the diverse skills they need to manage an ever
growing set of company risk factors. A key distinction of the new program iis its emphasis on cybersecurity risk. Students will be able to take
several cybersecurity risk courses, many of which are taught by faculty of
DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media.
“The role of risk officers has been expanding over the last
several years into various areas,” says Carl Luft, associate professor of
finance. “This degree will offer risk managers the skills they need to expand
their knowledge of risk management and help them advance in their careers.”
Other areas covered in the degree program include
operational risk, credit risk and strategic risk.
Luft says the ideal candidate for this new degree program
would be someone who is in the risk management arena looking to advance to the
c-suite as a chief risk management officer.
more about DePaul’s MS Enterprise Risk Management.
in Business Administration
DePaul’s Doctorate in Business Administration is
perfectly tailored for seasoned professionals who seek to advance in their
careers by developing data-centered business decision-making expertise.
three-year, part-time program is for the working professional who has earned a
previous master’s degree in a business-related discipline and who has eight to
10 years of experience in management or consulting. DePaul’s DBA empowers professionals to transform their
organization through a mastery of sophisticated applied research skills
necessary to solve complex contemporary business issues.
more about DePaul’s DBA.
Expansion of Combined
Business students now have more cost-saving opportunities to earn
both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as five years, thanks to the
expansion of DePaul’s combined bachelor’s and master’s degree offerings.
The combined degrees allow students to take classes as an
undergraduate that also count toward a graduate degree. Students can take up to
three classes during their senior year as an undergraduate paying undergraduate
tuition and have those classes also credited toward a graduate degree. The combined
degrees can save students thousands of dollars tuition costs.
The combined degrees are available to all DePaul
undergraduate students regardless of their college of study or major. The new
- DePaul Undergraduate Degree / MS in
- DePaul Undergraduate Degree / MS in Hospitality
Leadership and Operational Performance
- DePaul Undergraduate Degree / MS in Human
- DePaul Undergraduate Degree / MS in Management
- DePaul Undergraduate Degree / MS in Real Estate
The college previously launched combined degrees for Accountancy
(BSB) / Accountancy (MACC) and Economics
(BSB) / Economic Policy Analysis (MSEPA).
more about DePaul’s combined degree programs in business.