DePaul, Harper team for master's in management program

DePaul University will offer Master of Science in Management to University Center at Harper College

The Master of Science in Management from DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business prepares professionals to gain a thorough understanding of business management theory and techniques. Graduates from the program will be prepared to successfully lead, manage and implement change in a range of organizations.

“This master's business degree offering is an exciting new step in DePaul University's expansion of its academic programs at Harper's University Center. Our partnership with Harper has been a wonderful opportunity for DePaul to support students in the Palatine are, and we look forward to welcoming graduate students seeking to advance their careers,” said Suzanne Depeder, associate vice president of enrollment management at DePaul.

The DePaul advanced degree program can be earned in just over a year and a half. It will be offered in a cohort format, meaning the same group of individuals will progress through a sequenced set of 13 courses.

Students will have access to Kellstadt advisers, the Kellstadt Career Management Center and other DePaul University resources.

Students participating in the Harper College cohort will receive a 25% tuition discount for the duration of the program, the application fee is waived and the program does not require the GMAT.

The Master of Science in Management degree builds on DePaul's successful undergraduate programs offered at the University Center, including the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies with a major in Business Administration. These programs began at the University Center in spring 2018. More than 80 students are currently enrolled.

“DePaul's business administration major has been very well-received in the community, and this master's program is a natural evolution of that partnership,” said Bob Parzy, interim associate provost of enrollment services at Harper College.

The Master of Science in Management will start online. When it is safe for Harper to fully reopen campus, in-person classes will take place at the University Center on Harper's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

The master's degree is the second to be introduced at the University Center, where DePaul is also preparing to launch a Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing program.

To learn more, visit, or register for an information session from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.

To apply, visit To learn more about the University Center, visit

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