Online MBA - Accelerated Overview Drexel’s Online MBA Accelerated features the academic rigor and recognition of LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, one of the most recognized academic and research institutions in the US. Our online MBA is accredited by AACSB International, the highest accreditation for a U.S. Business School. Ranked among the Top 20 in the world by Financial Times, it's the only online MBA in Pennsylvania to make the Top 20.Drexel University's world-renowned faculty will help you master the fundamentals of business, identify leadership strengths and think strategically using quantitative data. These skills are immediately applicable in the workplace, helping make Drexel's programs a valuable commodity and one of the top online MBA programs.This 24-month, part-time program is organized into cohorts (groups) of 25-30 students to establish an important learning community that studies and grows together. We also offer a 42-month, part-time Online MBA - Flex option.ConcentrationsDrexel’s online MBA curriculum is a comprehensive program that emphasizes business practices alongside leadership and ethics, technological infrastructure, and industry perspectives. You'll tailor your academic experience to your personal career interests by selecting from one of five concentrations, and have the opportunity to enroll in the Flexi-core option that features online MBA courses from LeBow's 5 Centers of Excellence. Business Analytics – You'll be trained to access/analyze business data and processes for improved commercial decision-making. This concentration prepares you to make evidence-based business decisions through an understanding of performance from a systems view that uses statistical and quantitative analysis of data to develop explanatory and predictive modeling. The concentration is designed for those with an interest in quantitative methods and data analysis, who want to enter a career in business analytics.Entrepreneurship - A multi-disciplinary concentration that focuses on identifying and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities, acquiring capital and other resources, and advanced strategies on growing new ventures. Curriculum includes corporate entrepreneurship (developing radically new products/services for an existing business) and joining already-established new ventures.Finance - This is the broadest available concentration, examining financial theories, risk management, capital budgeting, credit management and related areas. Elective courses in several specialized areas are also available.Healthcare - This concentration is designed for healthcare professionals looking to manage delivery systems, as well as executives in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. It is designed to teach the economic, regulatory, political, and technological forces that shape the healthcare industry in a competitive global market.Marketing - Emphasizes marketing skills in the context of planning, strategy, research and management. This concentration is designed to meet the needs of those pursuing career advancement in marketing for both profit and non-profit organizations.Career PotentialLeBow has an exceptional reputation for leadership, corporate partnerships and technological assets that will enable you to lead a successful career following graduation. Graduates of Drexel University's accredited online MBA degrees experience immediate career advantages. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, the average starting salary for graduates of MBA programs has increased by 4.2 percent over the last year, reaching $92,360. Businesses reported they plan to hire 18 percent more MBA graduates this year.ResidenciesOur MBA program features one required residency and the option for a second international residency. Residencies are four-day intensive courses exclusive to the Online MBA Accelerated degree program and are implemented to stress the importance of social interaction in the learning process. State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Foundation Courses BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance3.0BUSN 502Essentials of Economics3.0Core Curriculum ACCT 601Managerial Accounting3.0ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0MGMT 601Managing the Total Enterprise3.0MGMT 602Managing Technology Innovation3.0MKTG 601Marketing Strategy & Planning3.0ORGB 625Leadership and Professional Development3.0POM 601Operations Management3.0STAT 601Business Statistics3.0Flexible Core Sequence Select two courses from the following:6.0MGMT 650Corporate Venturing MGMT 652New Venture Planning BLAW 605Legal Options in Decision Making FIN 610Corporate Governance MKTG 654Corporate Brand & Reputation Management MKTG 790Seminar in Marketing Management INTB 620International Business Management MIS 651Information Systems Outsourcing Management ORGB 631Leading Effective Organizations ORGB 640Negotiations for Leaders Capstone Course MGMT 780Strategic Management3.0Concentration Courses9.0Choose from the following options, further detailed below: Business Analytics Finance Healthcare Management Marketing Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management Total Credits51.0 Business Analytics ConcentrationRequirements STAT 632Datamining for Managers 3.0Select two of the following:6.0ECON 650 Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications FIN 642 Business Conditions and Forecasting MKTG 606Customer Analytics MKTG 607Marketing Experiments MIS 630 Inter-Active Decision Support Systems MIS 633Predictive Business Analytics with Relational Database Data OPR 601 Managerial Decision Models and Simulation OPR 626 System Simulation POM 625 Supply Chain Management STAT 634 Quality & Six-Sigma STAT 636 Experimental Design Total Credits9.0Finance ConcentrationRequired Courses Select two of the following:6.0FIN 602Advanced Financial Management FIN 622Financial Institutions & Markets FIN 624Risk Management FIN 626Investment Management FIN 635Entrepreneurial Finance FIN 640Mergers and Acquisitions FIN 642Business Conditions and Forecasting FIN 648International Financial Management FIN 790Seminar in Finance Electives Select one of the following:3.0BLAW 620Legal Aspects of Employment BLAW 698Special Topics in Business Law ECON 614Macroeconomics ECON 630International Economics ECON 650Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications INTB 632Economic Analysis of Multinational Corporations MGMT 655Knowledge Management MIS 624E-Commerce Systems I MIS 630Inter-Active Decision Support Systems MKTG 630Global Marketing MKTG 650Marketing Management Cases and Problems OPR 601Managerial Decision Models and Simulation POM 620Management of Manufacturing Firms POM 624Management of Service Firms STAT 634Quality & Six-Sigma Total Credits9.0 Healthcare Management ConcentrationBUSN 651Healthcare Business Practice I: Foundations3.0BUSN 652Healthcare Business Practice II3.0BUSN 653Healthcare Business Practice III: Capstone3.0Total Credits9.0 Marketing ConcentrationRequired Courses Select two of the following:6.0MKTG 606Customer Analytics MKTG 607Marketing Experiments MKTG 622 Buyer Behavior Theory MKTG 624 Channels of Distribution Management MKTG 630 Global Marketing MKTG 634 Integrated Marketing Communications Management MKTG 636 Business to Business Marketing MKTG 638 New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development MKTG 646 Services Marketing MKTG 650 Marketing Management Cases and Problems MKTG 652 Marketing Information Management and Research Electives Select one of the following:3.0BLAW 698Special Topics in Business Law ECON 614Macroeconomics ECON 630International Economics FIN 642Business Conditions and Forecasting FIN 648International Financial Management INTB 632Economic Analysis of Multinational Corporations INTB 790Seminar in International Business MGMT 655Knowledge Management MIS 624E-Commerce Systems I MIS 630Inter-Active Decision Support Systems MIS 632Database Analysis and Design for Business OPR 601Managerial Decision Models and Simulation POM 624Management of Service Firms POM 625Supply Chain Management STAT 634Quality & Six-Sigma Total Credits9.0 Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management ConcentrationRequired Courses Select two of the following:6.0BLAW 620Legal Aspects of Employment BLAW 646Legal Issues in New Ventures FIN 635Entrepreneurial Finance MGMT 640Strategic Human Resource Management MGMT 655Knowledge Management MIS 624E-Commerce Systems I MIS 630Inter-Active Decision Support Systems MIS 632Database Analysis and Design for Business MKTG 638New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development Electives Select one of the following:3.0ECON 614Macroeconomics ECON 630International Economics ECON 650Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications FIN 602Advanced Financial Management FIN 624Risk Management FIN 640Mergers and Acquisitions FIN 642Business Conditions and Forecasting FIN 648International Financial Management FIN 649Comparative Financial Analysis INTB 632Economic Analysis of Multinational Corporations INTB 790Seminar in International Business MGMT 655Knowledge Management MKTG 622Buyer Behavior Theory MKTG 624Channels of Distribution Management MKTG 630Global Marketing MKTG 634Integrated Marketing Communications Management MKTG 646Services Marketing MKTG 650Marketing Management Cases and Problems ORGB 640Negotiations for Leaders OPR 601Managerial Decision Models and Simulation POM 620Management of Manufacturing Firms POM 624Management of Service Firms POM 625Supply Chain Management STAT 634Quality & Six-Sigma Total Credits9.0View a Sample Plan of StudyView Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0. No specific undergraduate major is required. Degrees earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's.Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationThe letters should speak to your performance and accomplishments, and attest to your ability to succeed within the programResume - Quality and quantity of professional experience will be evaluatedAn Essay of approximately 500 wordsGMAT score of at least 570 GMAT exam is waived for those who hold terminal degrees such as a JD, MD, PhD, or DDS)The GRE is also accepted in lieu of the GMAT, with scores of at least 153 in both verbal and quantitative reasoning, or a score of at least 1170 on the old test.You may petition for a GMAT or GRE waiver if you: have a minimum of three years of professional experience in a management or management-track positionhave demonstrated consistent career progression throughout your careercan demonstrate strong quantitative skillsGMAT or GRE waiver requests should be submitted in writing to applyDUonline@drexel.edu and convey how you meet those three requirementsAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1255 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu 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 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Online MBA Accelerated Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.