12 months
1102 USD/credit 33060 USD/year
1102 USD/credit 33060 USD/year
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Gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals that govern economic activity. In the Applied Economics program from DePaul University, you’ll study the forces that drive markets and the economics of the decision-making processes of businesses and consumers.


You’ll get to hone your problem-solving abilities and have the option of two tracks for further specialization: Applied Microeconomics & Policy Analysis and The Economic Environment.

Alumni Network

  • Join our diverse community of Applied Economics MBA degree alumni who are employed in fields such as manufacturing, communications, banking, insurance, retailing, finance, investing, transportation, utilities and consulting, and well as positions in various departments of federal, state and local governments.
  • In the Applied Economics program from DePaul University, you’ll learn from economists like Brian Phelan who are active in their fields and bring real-world experience into the classroom. Phelan is an assistant professor of economics as well as a research fellow for the Federal Reserve Bank. His teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of intuition, real-world applications of economic ideas, honest discussions about the limitations of economic theory and hands-on practice with actual data.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics of the Public Sector
  • Labor Economics and Labor Relations
  • Policy and Regulation in Financial Markets 
  • International Trade Theory and Policy
  • Money and Financial Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & fee
  • Essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • GMAT/GRE Scores
  • Interview (Full-Time MBA only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1102 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1102 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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