For nearly a century, the Driehaus College of Business has been committed to an urban and a metropolitan identification and the recognition that its past, present, and future are linked inextricably to the stability and vitality of the city of Chicago. For students in the college, this means studying and working in Chicago, one of the most dynamic business and financial centers in the world. For graduates of the Driehaus College of Business, this means abundant career choices and opportunities after leaving DePaul. In this way, DePaul has been the developer of Chicago’s leaders in business for over nine decades.

In February 2012, Business alumnus and Life Trustee Richard H. Driehaus made the largest gift in DePaul history to support faculty excellence in graduate and undergraduate business programs. In recognition of Mr. Driehaus' $30 million commitment, generosity, and vision, the University renamed the college in his honor as part of its centennial celebrations.