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Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

The Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University provides students with real-world knowledge and connections for career advancement through a wide range of business degrees and professional education. The college encompasses an undergraduate business program and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

  • Rankings: DePaul business programs are recognized for their high quality in magazine rankings and surveys of employers and business school deans.  Read more about DePaul business program rankings.  
  • Accreditation: The business college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of business schools around the world have earned AACSB accreditation
  • Location: 1 E. Jackson Blvd., on the DePaul Loop Campus, in the heart of the Chicago’s business and financial district.
  • Students: 3,508 undergraduates and 2,233 graduate students (2020).  Students come from 30 countries.
  • Faculty: Our 147-member faculty includes distinguished professors and experienced professionals who bring both theory and practice into the classroom.
  • Academic Programs: 10 majors, 14 MBA concentrations, 17 Master of Science programs and a Doctorate in Business Administration.  
  • International Degree Program: The college offers graduate business degrees in Bahrain through a partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Business and Finance.  
  • Alumni:  DePaul has nearly 65,000 living business alumni.  Read more about DePaul business alumni.
  • Career Outcomes and Top Employers: More than 90 percent of business graduates are employed in jobs related to their degrees.  Read more about DePaul graduate career outcomes and employers.
  • Schools and Departments: School of Accountancy & MIS , School of Hospitality Leadership; Department of Economics, Department of Finance & Real Estate, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship and Department of Marketing. Learn more about our departments and schools.
  • Centers and Institutes: More than a dozen that conduct research and host programming that connect students and faculty to industry.  Learn more about our centers and institutes.

Thomas D. Donley

Thomas D. Donley, is dean of the Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Read more about Thomas D. Donley

 

Founded in 1912, DePaul’s business college was among the first 10 business colleges in the United States.  It also was the first business school in downtown Chicago and the first business school at an American Catholic university.

The college received a $30 million gift from alumnus Richard H. Driehaus, CEO of Driehaus Capital Management, in 2012. Then called the College of Commerce, the college was renamed the Driehaus College of Business to honor his longtime partnership with his alma mater. 

The graduate business program was named The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in 1992 in honor of Charles H. Kellstadt, the former CEO and chairman of Chicago-based Sears, Roebuck & Co. The graduate school launched its MBA program in 1948.

The Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business website is business.depaul.edu. Read more about Driehaus in College News and Business Exchange