Prospective Students - Frequently Asked Questions and Resources
don't have a laptop computer. Is it required that I have one?
While there are many advantages to having a laptop throughout the MBA
program, it is not required. If you have access to a personal computer
at home, a laptop may not be necessary for all students. There are many
advantages to having a laptop throughout the MBA program as you will be
having your classes in a high-tech classroom where you can connect your
laptop through our Wireless Technology. The University also provides more
than 850 computers for general student use. Students can either visit
labs, conveniently located on all five of DePaul's campuses, or use
one of the many computers located in classrooms, at the library,
or in the student center.
I will be attending classes downtown, I plan on living in Lincoln Park.
Will I have to go across town to use the library?
You'll have no problem finding a library at DePaul. In fact, DePaul
has three libraries on its two city campuses, additional library facilities
on the Naperville campus, and electronic libraries at the O'Hare and South
campuses. The DePaul Center Library on the Loop campus and the John T.
Richardson Library on the Lincoln Park campus contain more than 740,000
volumes and more than 6,000 periodical subscriptions, as well as extensive
microfiche and microfilm collections. The Law Library, also on the Loop
campus, has more than 183,000 volumes and more than 10,000 periodical
subscriptions. Click here to visit the DePaul
safe is DePaul?
Security is taken very seriously at DePaul. Because the University is integrated with the city, a fully staffed police force
regularly patrols the campus. Call boxes located around campus connect students to the security office, and all dorms operate
on an electronic card-key system. In addition, each dorm has a 24-hour security desk where all visitors must register. And for
anyone who needs a ride back to campus when it's dark, DePaul's late-night transport-escort service is just a phone call away.
much will it cost to complete the MBA program at DePaul University?
From Summer quarter of 2003-2004 academic year, tuition for
the MBA program is $650 per credit hour. All classes are 4 hours and students
must complete at least 18 classes to obtain an MBA.
there places on campus to meet and network with other DePaul graduate
There are lots of chances for meeting other students on DePaul campuses. The Loop campus boasts the DePaul Center at the corner
of Jackson Boulevard and State Street in the heart of downtown Chicago. Each floor contains quiet spaces, while the complex
includes restaurants, a DePaul cafeteria, and a Loop student union.
Career Management Center
What resources does DePaul University offer to assist me with my career planning?
DePaul is a career-minded university. Our partnership with the business
community gives our students access to opportunities with small and large
companies alike. One significant benefit to being part of the MBA program
is access to the Career Management
Center. This individual focuses solely on the career planning needs
of the Full-time students.
Center is also available to assist you with your career goals. Please
visit the pages devoted to Career Planning Resources to learn about the
ways in which we help our students pursue numerous employment opportunities.
What is the deadline for applying for the Full-time MBA program?
priority deadline is April 1. Any applications received after that date
will be considered on a space-available basis.
many students apply for admission?
Annually we receive 150-200 applications for a class of 40-50 students.
an interview required for admission?
Once we have received a completed admissions application, a preliminary review of
your application will be completed. At that point if you are selected for an admissions interview, a university representative
will contact you to arrange an interview in person or via the phone.
work experience required?
It is highly recommended and considered as part of the admissions decision.
Most students have at least 2 years of significant work experience, the
average is 6 years.
I have to take a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam?
All international students, whose primary language is anything other than
English, are required to submit scores from a recent TOEFL exam (less
than two years old). For more information please contact our office at
I took the GMAT six years ago, is the score
In accordance with the policies of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a GMAT score is only valid for five years from the
date of testing.
the GRE be substituted for the GMAT?
No. The GMAT is a requirement and no substitutions will be accepted.
addition to the university that granted my bachelor's degree I also took
two classes at a community college. Do I need to submit transcripts from
both institutions even though the classes transferred?
Yes, official transcripts from all institutions attended after high school must be submitted.
I receive course waivers for classes that I took as an undergraduate?
Because of the lock-step nature of the program, course waivers are not
offered in the MBA.
I am not accepted into the Full-time program may I start in the part-time
program and transfer into the Full-time MBA program?
Part-time and Weekend MBA students can apply for admission for the full-time
MBA program. If they are accepted, they can switch programs. However,
due to the lock-step nature of the program, none of the classes previously
taken would transfer.
kind of financial aid is available for graduate students?
Both international and domestic students are eligible for graduate assistant
positions and scholarships. In addition, domestic students are also eligible
for loan programs provided through the university. You can learn about
the full array of financial aid and scholarships available for graduate
students by visiting Financial
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