Accelerated Full-time MBA Program

  • Offered at Loop campus 
  • Length of program is approximately one-and-a-half years 
  • Designed for students with at least two years of work experience who want to complete their MBA in an accelerated format 
  • MBA core curriculum, plus choice of 35 MBA concentrations 
  • Core courses meet daytime Monday through Thursday in the first year; students are able to take advantage of our flexible course schedule in the second year 
  • Program begins fall quarter only

Weekend MBA Program

  • Offered at O'Hare Campus 
  • Length of program is approximately two years 
  • Designed for working professionals with at least two years of work experience who travel frequently 
  • MBA core curriculum with concentrations in Finance and/or Operations Management. After completion of the core courses, students have the option of choosing a concentration taught in the Loop campus (*Please note that only the Finance and Operations Management concentrations are available in the weekend format.) 
  • Courses meet two Saturdays a month; online course work required between sessions 
  • Program begins fall quarter only

All Other MBA Programs

  • Offered at Loop, Naperville and O'Hare campuses 
  • Length of program is approximately two to three years, on average 
  • Designed for working professionals with at least two years of work experience
  • MBA core curriculum, plus choice of 35 MBA concentrations 
  • Courses meet primarily weekday evenings; select courses available on Saturdays, weekday mornings and online 
  • Program begins Admission for fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

Specialized Master's Degree Programs

  • Offered at Loop campus 
  • Length of program is approximately two years 
  • Designed for recent university graduates or professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a particular field 
  • Specialized curriculum for each master's degree 
  • Courses meet primarily weekday evenings; some Saturday courses available 
  • Program begins Admission for fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

General Admission Requirements

Completed application form and application fee

Apply online at depaul.edu/apply. There is a $60 application fee which may be paid with a check or money order payable to DePaul University. Online applicants may pay by credit card.

Resume/curriculum vitae

Your professional resume should summarize your work experience and educational background. Please limit it to two pages.

Official transcripts

Students must send official transcripts from any universities, colleges or community colleges attended. A student's application for admission is considered incomplete until all transcripts are received.

Educational Credentials For International Students or Programs

Applicants must submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including those attended but from which no credit was earned. Exceptions may be permitted for study-abroad credit when that credit is clearly defined and displayed on the home institution transcript. 

Applicants with non-U.S. educational credentials are required to submit their official educational credentials (e.g., transcripts, mark sheets, degree certificates, graduation diplomas) and evaluation fee directly to one of the three evaluation companies below:




These evaluators will then provide DePaul with a general evaluation of their studies and certified copies of their international educational credentials which will be used during admission review. Please direct any questions about required credentials to the evaluation company you have selected and not to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. DePaul will not accept evaluations from any other evaluation companies and will not accept any educational credentials without an evaluation from ECE, EP or One Earth.

English proficiency

Non-native English speakers who have not completed a bachelor's or master's degree in the United States should submit scores from a recognized English proficiency test. The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business accepts results from TOEFL, IELTS and the Pearson Test of English (PTE).

Essay Questions

Two essay questions, contained within the admission application, are required for all applicants; Accelerated Full-time MBA applicants must complete a third essay question.

GMAT/GRE

Applicants to all MBA programs must submit GMAT scores. Applicants to the M.S. in Human Resources and M.S. in Economic Policy Analysis programs may submit either GRE or GMAT scores. Applicants to all other programs must submit GMAT scores. GMAT information including dates, a list of test centers, and applications for the exam may be obtained at mba.com, or by contacting Pearson VUE at (951) 681-3000. The GMAT score report must come directly from Pearson VUE. A test taken more than five years prior to the date of application is not considered valid for admission purposes and would have to be retaken. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) information can be obtained at ets.org/gre​​. Like the GMAT, GRE scores are also valid for five years. 

The GMAT can be waived for applicants who have completed a doctoral degree or terminal degree in a field of study such as an M.D., Ph.D. or J.D. with clear evidence of quantitative analysis skills.​

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. These are best received from current or previous employers. Your recommender can submit a standard letter of recommendation or complete the letter of recommendation pdf form​. Be sure the name of the recommender and applicant name are noted on each form.

Interview

Interviews are required only for applicants to the Accelerated Full-time MBA program. The Admission Committee may require applicants to other programs to schedule an interview if necessary.

Deadlines

Students may apply to enroll in any quarter for the Evening MBA program. The application deadlines are: 

Fall Quarter: July 1 
Winter Quarter: October 1 
Spring Quarter: February 1 
Summer Quarter: April 1
 
The Weekend MBA program starts only in the fall quarter, and the application deadline is July 1. 

The Accelerated Full-time MBA program starts only in the fall quarter. There are three application rounds with the following deadlines: 

Round 1: February 1 
Round 2: April 1 
Round 3: July 1 

Accelerated Full-time MBA applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships or graduate assistant positions should apply during the first two rounds, as these awards are generally not available to applicants who submit their applications after April 1. 

Applicants who apply to any program after the deadlines listed above may have their applications considered if space remains available. All applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of these deadlines.

Readmission

A student previously admitted who has been absent from DePaul for one year or longer must complete an application for readmission. An applicant for readmission must submit a written explanation of his/her absence from the program and provide an updated resume. A $30 application fee is required.

Deferred Admission

A student previously admitted who has not enrolled may defer admission for up to one year. If the original application has been destroyed after one year, the student will be required to complete a new application in full.

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Office

Be sure the applicant's name, DePaul student ID number or date of birth, and program of interest are noted on all admission correspondence. Necessary supporting documents and application fees should be sent to: 

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
DePaul University 
1 East Jackson Blvd., Suite 5300
Chicago, Illinois 60604-9983

For More Information

Contact DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business: 

1. E-mail: Send a message to kgsb@depaul.edu​
2. Call: Kellstadt at (312) 362-8810, or toll free at 1-800-4DEPAUL (outside Illinois).

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