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DePaul University

DePaul University is offering discounted tuition, streamlined admission and additional benefits to qualified members of the National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®).DePaul’s nationally recognized business school has designed an MBA degree program specifically for members of the NBMBAA®. Members who enroll in this MBA cohort, which begins online in March 2021, will receive a 25% tuition discount for the length of the program. Applicants to this cohort are not required to submit GMAT scores, essays or letters of recommendation. They may complete the degree entirely online or, when conditions improve, may elect to attend in-person classes on DePaul’s Chicago Loop Campus.

NBMBAA® members may receive a 10% tuition discount to nearly any of the 300+ graduate and undergraduate degree programs offered by DePaul University, unless the degree program already is discounted from the university’s published price. Students will have full access to all student resources, including libraries, the Career Center, and the alumni network, which numbers nearly 200,000 worldwide.

Applicants must be a current member of NBMBAA® and meet all DePaul University admission requirements.

About the School

DePaul University is ranked 124th among national universities by U.S. News and World Report in 2021, 59th as a Best Value School and 113th for Social Mobility. The nation’s largest Catholic university, DePaul enrolls more than 22,000 students from all 50 states and 55 nations. In fall 2020, about 40% of graduate students and 45% of undergraduates identified as students of color. Located on two campuses in Chicago, DePaul has 10 colleges. It is nationally recognized for programs as diverse as Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Film and Television, Game Design, Public Relations and Advertising, Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, and undergraduate degree completion.

DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business enrolls about 2,200 students each year. Its part-time MBA program was ranked 44th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2020. Nationally recognized for its experience-based approach, Kellstadt helps students advance their careers through enhancing their leadership skills and real-world business sense. The school offers 44 degrees and concentrations, including 16 concentrations for its MBA program, and one of the few doctoral business degrees in the nation. Faculty members work for or regularly consult with Fortune 500 companies, regional businesses, and an array of start-ups and small businesses in the dynamic Chicago market.

Graduates of the two-year MBA program have:

  • The analytical skills to make data-driven decisions and communicate them effectively.
  • The ability to define, develop and drive strategies that will allow businesses to excel through times of transformation.
  • The confidence and agility to adapt to the ever-evolving advancements in business technology.
  • The social and emotional skills to drive motivated teams, become a more ethical leader and commit to making a positive impact on your organization, employees and society.

Amount

Applicants to the NBMBAA® MBA cohort receive a 25% tuition discount, worth about $16,000. Students with undergraduate business degrees may be eligible for some course waivers. Applicants should check with the human resources department at their employer about additional tuition benefits.

Applicants to other programs receive a 10% tuition discount, the value of which varies by program. Tuition for some DePaul degrees, including certain undergraduate degree completion programs, is already discounted 25% from the college’s published rate and is not eligible for additional discounts. For more information, visit go.depaul.edu/nbmbaa.

How to Apply for the MBA Cohort

  • Initiate the online graduate application at depaul.edu/apply.
  • Select Graduate and create an account.
  • Select Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
  • Select entry term: SPRING 2021
  • Select Yes for employer cohort.
  • Choose NBMBAA® as your employer.
  • Submit your résumé in the online application or email it to Justin Clarke at j.clarke@depaul.edu.
  • Submit Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (international transcripts will need document evaluation).
  • Transcripts may be submitted electronically by your college or university to kgsbdocuments@depaul.edu or by mail.

How to Apply for Other Programs

To receive your tuition discount, choose NBMBAA® as your employer from the drop-down menu on the admission application. The application fee will be waived and you will be eligible for the discount. DePaul will verify your membership.

Application Deadline

DePaul University is on the quarter system and reviews applications on an ongoing basis. The preferred admission application deadline for the Spring 2021 MBA Cohort for NBMBAA® members is TBD.

For more information, visit go.depaul.edu/nbmbaa.

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