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Kellstadt Graduate School of Business – DePaul University - Full-Time MBA

Kellstadt Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Depaul University full-time MBA at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business takes about 18 months to complete and is designed for students with at least two years of professional experience. Classes are offered during the daytime from Monday through Thursday. There is one intake of students at the beginning of the fall quarter for this program. This single cohort of students make their way through the first three terms in a lock-step program, at which point students may then begin to take their concentration classes on a more personalized schedule.


The Kellstadt full-time MBA provides a rigorous structure, which most students are able to complete within four to five quarters of full-time enrollment. This curriculum begins with a mandatory orientation prior to the autumn quarter. Students complete a total of 16 courses; 11 core courses and 5 electives. Over the summer, students generally have a full-time internship.

Kellstadt’s MBA core curriculum is supplemented by a choice of 16 MBA concentrations based on personal business interest within the following departments: Accounting and Management Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Hospitality, Management, Marketing, and Real Estate.

Career Statistics

Ninety-two percent of Kellstadt students were employed within 6 months of graduation.

There are around 118,000 DePaul business alumni just in the Chicago area. The overall alumni population can provide in-roads at top corporate employers: Abbott, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, McGladrey, PNC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Grant Thornton LLP, Coyote Logistics, Crowe Horwath LLP, Northwestern Mutual: the Effner Financial Group, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., BDO Seidman, LLP, JPMorgan Chase, and Kraft Foods.

There are also an array of student organizations on campus that play an important networking role including the Circle of Finance Opportunities (CFO), Graduate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (GWB), and the Kellstadt Finance Community (KFC) to name a few.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The Kellstadt course rate is $1,080 per credit hour.

All permanent U.S. residents and citizens can apply for federal student loans via DePaul offers a direct payment plans for students who are eligible for tuition benefits from their employers. Admitted students are also able to apply for graduate assistant positions if they don’t have full time work commitments. Limited scholarship funding is also available upon offer of admission.


Kellstadt domestic student applicants must submit the following materials:

A $60 application fee, resume, official transcripts, GMAT or GRE scores (may be waived for certain applicants), a letter of recommendation, and an essay. The essay must explain their personal/professional interest in the program to which they are applying. Applicants may submit a second optional essay to provide details to the admission committee that the applicant would like for the admission committee to consider in the admission decision.

Applicants to the full-time MBA program are required to complete an interview. Other applicants may be required to schedule an interview if the Admission Committee deems it necessary.

International applicants with non-U.S. credentials are required to submit all transcripts, marks sheets, degree certificates, and graduation diplomas for review to one of three evaluation companies listed on the admissions website: Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.; Educational Perspectives; or One Earth International Credential Evaluation.

Non-native English speakers who have not completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States are asked to submit scores from either the TOEFL, IELTS, or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).

Application deadlines are as follows:

The admissions committee meets three times per year (February, April, and July) to decide on applications.  It is best to get an application in by April for students seeking assistant positions or scholarships.

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

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