By Melissa Booth, Director of Admission – Fall marks the beginning of school across the country, and this year DePaul proudly welcomes our full-time MBA cohort class. This group of 54 energetic and eager career changers represents eight different countries and a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.
By joining this cohort program, students are committed to completing their MBA degrees in an accelerated format
, allowing them the opportunity to return to the workplace within 18 months of beginning their advanced degree. The accelerated program is based at DePaul’s Loop Campus and offers the core MBA curriculum plus a choice of 35 MBA concentrations. Students in this program also benefit from working exclusively with our Kellstadt Career Management Center
to hone the networking, resume writing and business etiquette skills needed to prepare them for interviewing.
Over the years we have worked hard to grow the full-time MBA program and attract students from all over the world, all in an effort to strengthen recognition of the program. We have seen a 15 percent increase in the size of the program since 2008. Our full-time MBA cohort is designed to provide students with a glimpse of working within a fast-paced, diverse environment.
For this year’s incoming class, 27 percent is from international student enrollment and 52 percent is from students coming to DePaul from outside of the Chicagoland area. Women represent more than 40 percent of the class. The incoming students also have diverse employment backgrounds. On average they have four years of work experience prior to starting their MBA degrees and come to us from various nonbusiness-related areas in law, architectural design and engineering, just to name a few.
We welcome the latest cohort of full-time MBA students to Kellstadt and are certain this experience will give them the foundation they need to be successful in business.
Melissa Booth is Director of Admission, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.