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Combined Specialized Master's Programs for All DePaul Undergraduate Majors

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business provides opportunities for all DePaul undergraduate students to pursue specialized master's degrees in a variety of business subjects. The following combined degree programs are available to all DePaul undergraduate students regardless of undergraduate college or major.

DePaul Undergraduate Degree/MS Entrepreneurship 

The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship is designed for students who are interested in turning good opportunities into thriving businesses.  Students gain the proficiency necessary to take on a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities, such as starting a new business, developing corporate innovation, cultivating new product development strategies, or becoming involved on the funding side with angel investment and venture capital firms.  The program culminates in the new venture applied lab class where students are given the opportunity to launch and grow their entrepreneurial endeavor with the help of DePaul expert mentors. 

 

Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria may apply to this program:

  • Junior standing or higher (at least 88.0 credits)
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.200

Students participating in this program will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:

These three courses may double-count up to 12 credits towards both degree programs. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the completion of all undergraduate work while the MSE will be awarded upon completion of the remaining graduate level work.

 

DePaul Undergraduate Degree/MS Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance 

The MS degree in Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance is a unique program that integrates critical business theory and skills with cutting-edge hospitality leadership practices.  Designed for career-changers interested in the hospitality industry as well as for current industry professionals who want to enhance their skills, the program focuses on developing leadership skills and operational capabilities in a broad array of hospitality service enterprises.

Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria may apply to this program:

 

  • Junior standing or higher (at least 88.0 credits)
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 2.500

Students participating in this program will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:

 

These three courses may double-count up to 12 credits towards both degree programs. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the completion of all undergraduate work while the MS degree in Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance will be awarded upon completion of the remaining graduate level work.

For students pursuing their BSB-Hospitality, these three courses replace their Specialization requirements.
 

DePaul Undergraduate Degree/MS Human Resources 

The Master of Science in Human Resources addresses the need for strategic and business-minded professionals to manage today's organizational workforce issues.  Students gain proficiency in a wide range of human resources areas including employee attraction and retention, diversity, the global economy, employee training, career development, new technology, incentives, total rewards and performance management.
 
The program prepares students for careers such as compensation consultant, benefits consultant, trainer, HR analyst, recruiter, labor relations representative and HR director.
 
Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria may apply to this program:
 
  • Junior standing or higher (at least 88.0 credits)
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.200
Students participating in this program will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:
 
One of the following courses:
 
These three courses may double-count up to 12 credits towards both degree programs. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the completion of all undergraduate work while the MSHR will be awarded upon completion of the remaining graduate level work.
 

DePaul Undergraduate Degree/MS Management 

The Master of Science in Management is designed for early career professionals interested in general management of the firm. 
 
Solutions to management problems require the ability to think critically about a wide variety of information and to integrate ideas in creative ways. Managers are called upon to perform in a variety settings with a variety of decision-making models. Students in the Master of Science in Management will develop competencies in managing decision-making processes, managing strategy and innovation, managing human capital, and managing the task environment.
 
Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria may apply to this program:
 
  • Junior standing or higher (at least 88.0 credits)
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.200
Students participating in this program will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:
 
These three courses may double-count up to 12 credits towards both degree programs. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the completion of all undergraduate work while the MS-Management will be awarded upon completion of the remaining graduate level work.
 

DePaul Undergraduate Degree/MS Real Estate 

The Master of Science in Real Estate offers students a focused degree program of specialized courses in real estate analysis, development, finance, valuation, investment, planning and public policy. Courses are taught both by academics and professionals and are frequently team taught by a combination of the two. Casework and teamwork are hallmarks of the program, providing opportunities to develop communication and leadership skills. 
 
Students emerge from the program with strong exposure to real estate content, concepts and practices as well as a sold array of skills that can be adapted to the evolving and inherently multi-disciplinary real estate industry.
 
Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria may apply to this program:
 
  • Junior standing or higher (at least 88.0 credits)
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.200
Students participating in this program will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:
 
These three courses may double-count up to 12 credits towards both degree programs. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the completion of all undergraduate work while the MSRE will be awarded upon completion of the remaining graduate level work.

DePaul Undergraduate Degree/MS Sustainable Management

The Master of Science in Sustainable Management develops students into leaders who can initiate and implement sustainable strategies for responsibly managing an organization's human, social, financial and natural resources.

Through this program, students

  • Learn how to assess, challenge and reframe traditional practices of management through the lens of sustainability.
  • Adopt a systems-thinking perspective for interdisciplinary analysis and decision-making to develop organizational strategies.
  • Gain skills to analyze the way societies and organizations use and value the natural, financial, social and human resources (capital) required to deliver goods and services.
  • Develop the technical competence to account for, connect, and measure the economic, social and environmental impacts of organizational decisions.
Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria may apply to this program:

  • Junior standing or higher (at least 88.0 credits)
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.200
Students participating in this program will typically take three graduate level courses applicable to the program during their senior year.  Selected courses for the undergraduate students in the program vary each year.


Combined Specialized Master's Programs for Undergraduate Business Majors

​The combined Bachelor's/Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These three graduate level courses will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Accountancy (BSB)/Accountancy (MACC)

The Five-Year Accountancy Program allows majors to complete a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Accountancy (MACC) degree in five years. The graduate degree provides students with advanced skills in accounting in areas of high demand: internal audit, forensic accounting, and accounting information systems.

Admission Requirements

Current DePaul accountancy majors who meet the following criteria may apply to this program:

  • Junior standing or higher (at least 88.0 credits)
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.200
  • A minimum Accountancy (ACC) grade point average of 3.000

Admission to the five year program does not require the GMAT, essays, or letters of recommendation. Students should apply for program admission while enrolled in ACC 305, 372, or 380.

Classes During Senior Year

In the five year program, students will take three graduate classes during the senior year. These three classes will count toward the bachelor’s degree as indicated below. Students should note that requirements for graduate classes are more rigorous.

These courses are offered every quarter except summer and may be taken at any time providing prerequisites have been met.

Final Quarter of Senior Year

During the final quarter of senior year, students must petition for formal admission to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Students must apply for graduation prior to submitting the petition for admission.

The admission criteria are as follows: 

  • Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Accountancy
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.200
  • A minimum Accountancy (ACC) grade point average of 3.000

Economics (BSB)/Economics and Policy Analysis (MSEPA)

The MS in Economics and Policy Analysis gives students a distinguished and marketable set of skills in economic theory as it applies to business and policy analysis. Students learn how to conduct statistical and econometric research grounded in sound economic models using data from multiple sources on different issues. In addition, students will be able to explain their results and policy recommendations not only to economists, but also to politicians and the general public.

MSEPA graduates can find employment in the private sector working for corporations in governmental relations departments, in federal and state governmental agencies, in trade associations or lobbying firms, or in the not-for-profit sector.

Undergraduate students will apply to the program during their junior year and will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:

These three courses will count towards completion of the BSB with a major in Economics and will also count towards completion of the MSEPA. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the completion of all undergraduate work while the MSEPA will be awarded upon completion of the remaining graduate level work.


 

Specialized Master's Degrees

The following specialized Master’s degrees are designed for professionals with a specific and focused career path who are looking to enhance and expand their expertise.