The Brennan School of Business at Dominican University in Chicago offers five MBA degrees: besides its straight MBA, Dominican also has joint degrees for would-be registered dietitian nutritionists, lawyers, social workers, and librarian/information specialists. Additionally, the school offers a Master of Science in Accounting.
For those interested in the MBA, the Brennan School has a different look than most programs in one big way: It is majority female. Fully two-thirds (66%) of the school’s 72 enrollees in the fall of 2017 were women, about twice the usual percentage. More in line with its peers are the Brennan School’s stats for international and under-represented minority students: 15% in both category. The average of a Brennan MBA candidate is 29.
Brennan MBA students pay $45,126 annually in tuition and fees to study in “one of Chicago’s leading AACSB-accredited business schools that offers a challenging, values-based environment where you will engage with faculty to learn business fundamentals and real-world skills that prepare you to thrive in a fulfilling business career while making the world a better place,” according to the school website. The MBA has seven concentrations.
Though it cannot compete with its neighbors Chicago Booth or Northwestern Kellogg, Dominican Brennan was named the No. 5 Best Value in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report, which also named Brennan the No. 20 Midwestern school.
Students choose the Brennan School because of its “exceptional value,” according to the school website, emphasizing the school’s AACSB accreditation and small class sizes. “Our faculty bring a balance of academic rigor and practical experience into the classroom, including the global perspective crucial to success in today’s business environment,” it says, adding: “We provide the skills employers seek: the ability to analyze problems critically, to communicate clearly and to respond to business challenges with integrity.”