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Why Study Business?

Studying business gives you an insight into how a company works and allows you to specialize. You will learn important life skills to help you in your career. One of the benefits of studying business is that you can apply this knowledge to any industry, giving you many options when you graduate.

  • Intakes
    Undergraduate: Fall, Winter, & Spring
    Graduate: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • Length
    Undergraduate: 4 years
    Graduate: 2 years

Check our academic and English language entry requirements

Visit the Fees page for full details.

Reasons to Study Business at DePaul

DePaul’s undergraduate business school, the Driehaus College of Business, was the 10th to be established in the USA and offers experience and prestige to its students. The College provides high quality teaching that is recognized as a leader.

The graduate school, the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, is known for innovation and developing its programs to reflect current issues.

Based in central Chicago, in the heart of the business and financial community, studying at DePaul offers you the opportunity to work with leading companies and attend events where you can develop your network.

With 30+ Fortune 500 company locations in Chicago, DePaul students have access to internships and receive guidance from top CEOs and company leaders in and outside of the classroom.

DePaul is known for its quality of students and graduates, and the connection to the Chicago business community supports your learning and professional growth. 69% of undergraduate business students complete internships during their time at DePaul.

Graduates of our business programs go on to work at companies like:

  • Amazon
  • Discover Financial Services
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • McDonalid's Corporation
  • United Airlines

Degrees and Courses

Choose from a range of programs to suit your interests and develop your career in your chosen direction.

Degrees offered

Receive a Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) in the following programs, either through the GGP or by direct admission.

  • Accountancy
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Leadership
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

Sample courses

  • Business Ethics & Society
  • Career Management Skills
  • Creativity & Entrepreneurship
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Principles of Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Sustainable Management
  • Topics in Global Economies

Degrees offered

Global Gateway Program:

  • Accountancy (MSA)
  • Business Analytics (MS)
  • Finance (MS)
  • Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance (MS)
  • Management (MS)
  • Marketing (MS)
  • Sustainable Management (MS)

Direct Admission:

  • Accountancy (MSA)
  • Audit and Advisory Services (MS)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Business Analytics (MS)
  • Economics and Quantitative Analysis (MS)
  • Finance (MS)
  • Human Resources (MS)
  • Marketing (MS)
  • Marketing Analysis (MS)
  • Real Estate (MS)
  • Supply Chain Management (MS)
  • Taxation (MS)

Sample courses

  • Fundamentals of Business Analytics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Analytics Tools
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Strategic Decision Making and Game Theory
  • Management for Effective and Ethical Organizational Behavior
  • Business Models and Innovation Strategy