College News: New Curricula, Rankings and Department Merger

Business College Refreshes Curricula

Photo of professor teaching in classroomThe business college introduced new programs this fall and is revising others to make its curricula even more current. A new entrepreneurship major in the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) program debuted in September, as did a business minor for nonbusiness majors. Core classes in the BSB are also being revamped to provide a greater focus on business analytics. Other new programs include a revised MBA program that emphasizes analytics and experiential learning, an online MBA in hospitality leadership and an MBA in business analytics.

College Recognized in Rankings

Photos of students in classroomThe business college recently received rankings that recognize the quality and achievements of its entrepreneurship program and the diversity of the college’s graduates. Poets & Quants, an online news source for prospective business students, ranked the college’s entrepreneurship program No. 40 in the world for MBA students. Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s “Top 100 Degree Producers” recognized DePaul business programs in 54 categories of its annual survey, which ranks the top 100 colleges nationally by the number in each academic discipline.

Academic Departments Merge

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The college’s finance and real estate departments have merged administratively to create the Department of Finance and Real Estate. The merger helps the college meet reaccreditation standards and provides students with more opportunities for cross-disciplinary study. Degree programs and centers associated with the two disciplines remain unchanged. Thomas Berry (MBA ’77), a longtime finance faculty member who also served as associate dean, was appointed chair of the merged department.

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