The DePauw School of Business and Leadership

In the fall of 2023, DePauw becomes the only Top 50 liberal arts university in the Midwest with a business school - and one of only four in the nation. Students in the DePauw School of Business and Leadership will explore decision-making and problem-solving individually and in groups, drawing on a rich liberal arts foundation of data analysis, ethical inquiry, global awareness and clear-thinking communication.

In the School of Business and Leadership, students will develop and apply these skills in coursework, case studies, independent research and internships. DePauw has a long tradition of providing opportunities for leadership, internships, alumni connections and mentorship, magnified through the School of Business and Leadership’s connections to the Sanger Leadership Initiative and McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship.

DePauw’s Unbeatable Business Formulary:

  • Experience is Everything

    From day one, students are immersed in experiences reserved for graduate students at larger universities. Anchored by the Sanger Leadership Initiative and the Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw experiential opportunities are unparalleled.
  • A Strong Foundation

    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

    An 9-1 student-to-faculty ratio means professors prioritize mentoring and relationships. We know you here. And so do our alumni, who enthusiastically mentor and connect students with opportunities.
Rhonesha Byng

DePauw took me out of my element. I thrived by utilizing my resources, asking for help, and communicating with people who had different perspectives. -Rhonesha Byng Founder and CEO, Her Agenda

School of Business and Leadership Steering Committee

  • Dave Berque, Co-chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Ken Coquillette ‘82, Co-chair, Goldman Sachs
  • Lee Banks ‘85, Parker Hannifin
  • Phylliss Farrell ‘94, Eli Lilly
  • Tamika Newson ‘93, Energizer Holdings
  • R. David Hoover ‘67, Ball Corporation (retired)
  • Humberto Barreto, Professor of Economics
  • Ophelia Goma, Professor of Economics and Chair of Economics and Management
  • Amy Kwas '93, Vice President for Development
  • John Clarke, Inaugural Dean of the School of Business and Leadership