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Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University


The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business is made up of 162 full-time faculty, over 135 executive adjunct faculty, numerous staff people and over 2100 students. Through these pages, we will tell you about each of these groups and the vital role they play.

Since 1912, DePaul has been providing an excellent education in business. Our mission and commitment to be a leader means we change and update our programs frequently to keep pace with the dynamics of global business. We have established a tradition of excellent service to the business community of the Chicago area. There are more than 19,000 Kellstadt alumni who are making contributions around the world.

In September 1992, the Kellstadt Trust, which established the Kellstadt Center, announced a multimillion-dollar gift to the Graduate School of Business. The School, renamed "The Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business" in 1993, is one of the first 10 business schools established in the United States. Charles Kellstadt, once CEO and chairman of Sears, Roebuck and Co., was instrumental in our ability to grow and excel.

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. That makes us one of only a limited percentage of U.S. business schools to be recognized by this prestigious -- and standard-setting -- organization. In addition, the part-time MBA program has been highly ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" for more than a decade.

Academic Programs

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science (MS) degrees. The full-time and part-time MBA degree programs offer students a well-rounded curriculum of business administration with over 35 concentrations in the area of their choice. The full-time MBA has an accelerated component that gives you the option of completing the degree in 18 months to 2 years. The MS degree programs offer a much more intensive and focused approach.

We encourage you to review all options fully to see which program is right for you.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


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    Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University 1 East Jackson, Suite 5300 , 60604, Chicago