DePauw School of Business & Leadership coming fall 2023
In the fall of 2023, DePauw University will become the only top 50 national liberal arts university in the Midwest with a business school—and one of only four in the nation. Study business and leadership at a fully undergraduate, residential university already known for the extraordinary success of its graduates.
“I am so excited about the School of Business & Leadership combined with a liberal arts education.
Very few schools in the entire world can do those two things well at one time. DePauw’s been doing it well for a long, long time.”
– Jeff Harmening '89, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of General Mills
Experience is everything: From day one, Depauw students are immersed in experiences reserved for graduate students at bigger universities. Anchored by the Sanger Leadership Initiative and the Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw's experiential opportunities are unparalleled.
A strong foundation is key: The liberal arts and sciences prepare well-rounded, intellectual leaders with exceptional interpersonal, creative, communication, and problem-solving abilities. These leadership arts skills prepare you for your entire career.
Business is personal: We know you here—an 8:1 student-faculty ratio means professors prioritize mentoring and relationships. And so do our alumni, who enthusiastically mentor and connect students with opportunities.
Gold Within is priceless: Here, we define the qualities of respected leaders—those who bring out the best in themselves and others—as Gold Within. And a DePauw education shapes those qualities to create values-driven, purposeful, and prepared leaders in any career field.
Top 50 Most Beautiful Campus | Condé Naste Traveler
Ranked among the "Best Colleges in the Midwest" and "Best Colleges in America" | Money magazine, 2023
Ranked #45 among "National Liberal Arts Colleges" and #1 in Indiana | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Named among The Best 388 Colleges and the "Best Midwestern" schools in the nation | The Princeton Review, 2023
Ranked #16 among the "Most Innovative Schools" in the country | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Students in DePauw’s Business program explore business through decision-making and problem-solving individually and in groups, drawing on a rich liberal arts foundation of data analysis, ethical inquiry, global awareness, clear thinking, and communication. Business students then go on to apply these abilities to coursework, case studies, independent research, and internships. Opportunities for leadership, alumni connections, and mentorship are magnified through the Business Program’s connections with the McDermond Center for Management& Entrepreneurship and the Management Fellows Program.
• Actuarial Science
• Business Analytics
• Accounting & Finance for Decision-Making
• Business Administration
• International Business
“DePauw took me out of my element. I thrived by utilizing my resources, asking for help, and communicating with people who had different perspectives.”
“These friendships have made DePauw feel like a home away from home.”
“I give the DePauw community a lot of credit for building up my confidence enough to chase these dreams.”
“I knew a DePauw education would give me the tools necessary to stand out among others and succeed far beyond my undergraduate studies.”