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  • BS in Business Administration


    The online Bachelor's in Business Administration degree offered by LeBow College of Business is a degree completion program with distinguished accreditation by AACSB International - the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

    The program provides a broad business education that introduces students to all functional areas of business, building quantitative knowledge and developing an understanding of skills essential to today’s global organizations. The Business Administration curriculum includes a wide array of courses designed to teach students to think and communicate ideas effectively, and to understand the economic, social and legal systems in which business operates.

    Program Features

    • Courses are taught by the same on-campus faculty who are among the world's most highly-respected business educators.
    • The curriculum introduces students to all functional areas of business, the quantitative aspects of decision making and the behavioral factors common to all organizational structures.
    • The highly-interactive online format is designed to challenge and engage students while remaining convenient for working professionals.


    Drexel's online BS in Business Administration program features one required residency, a four-day intensive course that provides students with an opportunity to investigate viable career paths, analyze internal and external motivators, and enhance their communication, leadership, and presentation skills.

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    This program allows transfer of up to 90 quarter credits (equivalent to 60 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade of a C or better has been earned within the 10 year statute of limitations.

    General Education Requirements (65 Credits) 
    ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
    ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
    ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
    COM 270Business Communication3.0
    MATH 181Math Analysis I3.0
    MATH 182Math Analysis II3.0
    MATH 183Math Analysis III3.0
    PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
    PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
    BIO 161General Biology I3.0
    CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
    English literature elective ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0
    Fine Arts elective3.0
    History elective4.0
    General Education Electives (21 Credits) 
    Students select seven general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 12.0 credits from any of the topics listed under Additional General Education Electives. 
    Society and Culture 
    Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language or Philosophy3.0
    Social Science 
    Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology3.0
    Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
    Additional General Education Electives (12 Credits) 
    Twelve (12) credits must be earned by taking 4 courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science12.0
    Business Administration (64 Credits) 
    ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
    ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
    BUSN 111Foundations of Business I 4.0
    BUSN 112Foundations of Business II (Four day residency in Philadelphia)4.0
    BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
    ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
    ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
    FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
    INTB 200International Business4.0
    MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
    MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
    MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
    OPM 200Operations Management4.0
    ORGB 300Organizational Behavior4.0
    STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
    MGMT 260Introduction to Entrepreneurship4.0
    General Business Major (32 Credits) 
    General Business Major requires the student to choose eight courses from five of the following categories: ACCT, ECON, FIN, HRMT, INTB, MGMT, MIS, BLAW, MKTG, OPM and STAT 
    Free Electives (20 Credits) 
    Total Credits181.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a GPA of 2.5

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $498 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $829 per credit)

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

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