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Kellstadt Graduate School of Business – DePaul University


DePaul University’s Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, named for the former Sears, Roebuck and Co-Chairman, President and CEO who offered a $9 million endowment gift to the graduate school in 1992, is part of the university’s Driehaus College of Business. The university has offered an MBA program since 1948. Founded in 1912, Driehaus is one of the ten oldest business schools in the country. In 2012, its centennial year, the college received a $30 million gift from DePaul alumnus Richard H. Driehaus. To honor his longtime partnership with his alma mater, the college was renamed for Driehaus. Kellstadt is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, a distinction earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide.


Kellstadt offers courses at the downtown Loop Campus. Loop Campus, located at Jackson and State streets, is the main hub for all full-time MBA classes and is located a short walk from Chicago’s business district and main cultural institutions.


Kellstadt shares facilities with the DePaul undergraduate business program in the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Boulevard in downtown Chicago. The 11-floor building, the lower two floors of which contain a full-service Barnes & Noble Bookstore and an array of other shops and eateries, houses the DePaul Student Center on its top level.


There are more than 300 full-time and part-time faculty members at Kellstadt. The student to faculty ratio is 12:1 and the average class size is fewer than 40 students.

Notable faculty include Werner De Bondt, a pioneer in the behavioral finance field; Kelly Richmond Pope, a Chicago Tribune “Remarkable Woman,” who’s innovative classroom and scholarly work focuses on forensic accounting; and Jose Liberti, a three-time winner of the Brattle Group Prize given by the Journal of Finance for his writing on corporate finance.

Student Body

The most recent Kellstadt class featured 2,232 students. Fifty-two percent identified as female and 30 percent were minority students. Sixty-one percent were full-time students. Thirteen percent of students were under the age of 24.

MBA Degree Offerings

Kellstadt offers full-time, evening, and weekend MBA programs. The school offers 14 concentrations, and students are invited to customize their degree to their unique interests and professional goals.


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Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Learn more: Our innovative undergraduate and graduate business programs are located in the heart of Chicago. Benefit from DePaul's deep connections to the city’s best thought-leaders and corporations. Learn from industry experts who are well-known among employers and at the forefront of the academic and business worlds. Take advantage of flexible, real-world, career-focused learning. Join a community of achievers – classmates who are driven, ambitious and bring a diverse perspective to the classroom. Tap in to an alumni network of more than 180,000 – many working at virtually all the top companies in the local, national and global business communities.

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