Keller Graduate School of Management Online

Part of the DeVry University system, the Keller Graduate School of Management was originally founded as the CBA Institute in 1973 in Chicago, Ill. by Dennis Keller and Ron Taylor. The first degrees offered were Certificate in Business Administration, which provided the foundation for the school’s corner stone degree, and the Executive MBA program. By 1975, the school received regional accreditation from the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association, and by 1976, the school launched its flagship MBA program. The school also changed its name to the Keller Graduate School of Management the same year. The school has continued to grow over the years and now has more than 90 university locations and an online MBA program.

Programs Offered

The Keller Graduate School of Management offers more than 150 courses across its executive MBA program with 16 concentrations, six managerial master’s degree programs, and 14 graduate certificate options. The school is known for its distinct MBA programs that include concentrations in accounting, e-commerce management, finance, information security, marketing, and more. Prospective students searching for a specialized master’s degree can chose programs in accounting and financial management, human resource management, information systems management, network and communications management, project management, and public administration. The school also offers a variety of post-graduate certificate programs for students who are looking to advance their careers, but don’t have as much time to devote to a full master’s or MBA degree program. Students can choose from certificate programs in accounting, CPA preparation, financial analysis, project management, and several more.


The Keller Graduate School of Management is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA). The school is also a member of the Council for Higher Education (CHEA), and all accreditations are through Keller’s parent company, DeVry University.


Specific admissions requirements vary by program, school, and degree level, and students will need to check the individual admission requirements of the particular degree or certificate they are seeking. Those applying to Keller must fill out an application, submit proof of graduation, complete a personal interview with a Keller admissions representative, and submit a complete an official academic transcript from the college or university where your baccalaureate or advanced degree was earned.

Prospective students applying to any master’s degree program are not required to take the GMAT or GRE exams if they have at least a 2.70 undergraduate grade point average on a 4.00 scale, and a grade of B or better in college algebra and English composition. Prospective students who do not meet the following requirements can still apply, but must provide a GMAT or GRE scores, or take an alternative graduate school admission test which can be completed during the interview process at no charge.

Admissions Contact

Keller Graduate School of Management
Graduate Admissions Department
1200 E. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563-9347

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