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MBA - Master of Business Administration in Applied Economics, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) , IL,
Gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals that govern economic activity. In the MBA - Master of Business Administration in Applied Economics from DePaul University, you’ll study the forces that drive markets and the economics of the decision-making processes of businesses and consumers.

About

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 MBA - Master of Business Administration in Applied Economics 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1080 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1080 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1080 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1080 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    1080 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1080 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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