Practical. Respected. Connected. 

That’s the DePaul MBA at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

If you seek a business education tailored to your professional goals and schedule, guided by faculty with real-world experience and connectionsthen the DePaul MBA is for you.

What’s the DePaul MBA Advantage? 

Practical Knowledge

  • A market-responsive curriculum, featuring a wide range of  MBA concentrations​ that provide knowledge and skills you can immediately apply to your career.

  • A leader in educating working professionals for more than 60 years. We produce alumni who are accomplished and ready to achieve more.​

  • A faculty of distinguished scholars and business professionals who bring a unique blend of relevant knowledge, industry experience, research achievements, and academic rigor to the classroom.

When you choose DePaul, you'll study with professors such as Molly Mercer, who is committed to seeing her students succeed. 

See a video ​to learn more about Mercer and her students.


  • ​​Google. Northern Trust Bank. Deloitte. Abbott Laboratories. Kraft General Foods. These are just a few of the top companies that hire and promote Kellstadt graduates because they know our alumni are ready to bring value.

  • Third-highest ranked Chicago MBA program (Bloomberg Businessweek). Top-25 graduate entrepreneurship program (Princeton Review).  Top ranked accountancy degrees (TaxTalent employer survey). Our business school is recognized for its academic excellence in national and international rankings

  • Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide for the quality of their programs.​


  • A business school located in the heart of Chicago.  Students gain first-hand knowledge and professional contacts in a world-class city that is home to 400 major corporate headquarters, including 30 of the Fortune 500. 

  • Interact with accomplished peers in the classroom and join a strong network of 63,000 DePaul business alumni when your graduate.

  • Expand your network by joining business student organizations, and take advantage of the Kellstadt Career Management Center, a dedicated resource that supports career growth for graduate business students.

  • Twelve business centers and institutes that promote engagement among faculty, students and industry leaders.

  • Opportunities to gain a multicultural perspectives in the classroom and through short-term study abroad business seminars​.

The DePaul MBA: A Matter of Choice

At DePaul, we know there is more than one path to career success.  You can earn the DePaul MBA in our flexible Part-Time MBA program.  Or you can select the Evening or Full-time cohort MBA program, which provide the network-building camaraderie of taking classes together with your peers. 

More about these choices:

Part-Time MBA Program

The Part-time MBA provides the flexibility and convenience of taking courses at your own pace in the evenings. You'll also have the flexibility to take your core MBA courses online.  Students typically have at least two years of work experience.  Most complete their studies in two years.

Evening Cohort MBA 

Chicago’s only evening MBA offered in a cohort format allows you to balance work with an engaging business school experience.  The Evening Cohort MBA​ gives experienced working professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and learn with a network of others professionals by taking their MBA classes with the same group of peers. Students complete the program in two years.

Full-time Cohort MBA

Offered in a traditional daytime format, the Full-time MBA ​Cohort program allows early career professionals and career changers to focus efficiently on their degree completion, with most students earning their diplomas in 18 months.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Learn more about Kellstadt's admission requirements and deadlines.