College Briefs: Reaccreditation and Rankings, Faculty Recognition and an MBA Partnership

Business College and Accountancy School Reaccredited

Driehaus College of Business signThe Driehaus College of Business and its School of Accountancy & MIS have each earned five-year renewals of their accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB grants accreditation to programs that meet rigorous standards and demonstrate the highest quality in teaching, research and student achievement. It is a distinction held by only 5% of
business schools worldwide.

Professor Named Among “Most Powerful Women in Accounting”

Kelly Richmond PopeAssociate Professor of Accountancy Kelly Richmond Pope made the national list of the “2020 Most Powerful Women in Accounting,” issued by the American Institute of CPAs. An innovative teacher and scholar, Pope is an expert in forensic accounting who has produced two award-winning financial crime documentaries and an e-learning game that are used as educational tools in universities and corporations nationally. Pope’s TEDxDePaulUniversity 2017 talk, “How Whistle-Blowers Shape History,” went viral and was chosen to appear on the official TED Talk website.

MBA Partnership Formed with College of Mount Saint Vincent

College of Mount Saint Vincent

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business has formed a partnership with the College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV) to offer the DePaul MBA to CMSV alumni and professionals in the New York City area. Scheduled to begin in fall 2021, the DePaul MBA@College of Mount Saint Vincent will be taught by DePaul business professors online, with plans for quarterly in-person residencies at CMSV’s Queens campus. The 16-course evening program is expected to produce its first cohort of DePaul graduates in summer 2023.

DePaul Ranked in Top 50 for Entrepreneurship Education

Students sitting around a table talkingDePaul’s graduate entrepreneurship program ranked No. 19 and the university’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program placed No. 32 in The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs 2021,” which surveyed more than 300 institutions nationally. The success of DePaul alumni entrepreneurs was one factor that led to the recognition. Over the past decade, more than 450 DePaul alumni have founded new ventures, raising a combined $210 million, according to data gathered for the survey.

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