Online Master's Degree in Business Administration from Drexel
Master of Business Administration
The Drexel LeBow Online MBA is a highly customizable degree designed to equip you with problem-solving and leadership skills that can be applied across a variety of different industries.
Our flexible curriculum allows you to master the fundamentals of business, identify leadership strengths, and think strategically using quantitative data, all while maintaining your busy schedule and earning your degree on your own time. Drexel University’s world-renowned faculty will help you develop and utilize these skills immediately in the workplace.
The program can be completed in as little as 18 months or up to five years.
MBA Degree Online Program Features
- Highly Customizable
Customize your learning experience to your interests and career goals through concentrations and graduate minors.
- Hands-On Experience
Take advantage of multiple residency options and networking opportunities, as well as case simulations and portfolio projects
- Well Respected
The Drexel LeBow Online MBA is ranked as one of the top 20 online MBA programs in the world by Financial Times and is AACSB-accredited
What is an MBA?
For those looking to enter the corporate world or advance their business careers, a master’s in business administration is one of the most versatile degrees you can pursue. At Drexel, you’ll take classes like “Corporate Financial Management” and “Business Problem Solving,” as well as more specialized courses of your choosing, to help you prepare for any challenges you may face. Whether you’re looking to stand out in a competitive job market or land a big promotion, having an MBA shows that you have the background and the leadership skills to get the job done.
Earning an MBA can have a big effect on your career. According to a 2017 survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council, MBA graduates are more likely to hold senior- and executive-level positions, supervisory positions and roles with budgetary authority than graduates with non-MBA business degrees.
Why Choose an Online MBA Program?
For working professionals, it can be difficult to balance courses with a career and personal life. Pursuing an MBA online allows you to have the best of both worlds: you can continue to work full-time while completing your coursework on your own schedule. The skills you learn in class can be directly and immediately applicable to your work, and with professors and classmates from around the world, you’ll be able to network globally without ever leaving home.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Master’s Degree in Business Administration?
Drexel’s online MBA is designed for maximum flexibility to fit your needs and your lifestyle. An accelerated option allows you to complete the degree in as little as 18 months. If you need a little more time, you can take up to five years to earn an online MBA through Drexel.
What are the Requirements and Skills Needed for a Drexel LeBow Online MBA?
Drexel’s online MBA is a robust, adaptable degree that can support your career development in multiple fields. While a business background might be helpful, it’s not required. You can pursue an MBA with any undergraduate degree. It’s much more important to have good teamwork and communication skills, a knack for problem solving, the ability to think and plan strategically, and the desire to lead an organization to success.
What have our students done with their MBAs?
With a Drexel MBA, you’ll have the business savvy and leadership skills to pursue a new venture or work your way up the corporate ladder. Alumni of the LeBow MBA program have credited their degrees with helping advance their careers, and the online format made it easy for them to take classes while still working full time.
Master’s in Business Administration Salary Expectations
Salaries for MBA graduates can vary by position and company. According to the Financial Time’s 2018 Online MBA rankings, however, graduates of the Drexel online MBA reported an average salary of $121,250 within three years of graduation.
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.
MBA Plan of Study
|MGMT 530||Managing & Leading the Total Enterprise||2.0|
|ACCT 510||Essentials of Financial Reporting||2.0|
|ORGB 510||Leading in Dynamic Environments||2.0|
|FIN 601||Corporate Financial Management||3.0|
|MGMT 510||Business Problem Solving||3.0|
|ECON 601||Managerial Economics||3.0|
|MGMT 530||Managing & Leading the Total Enterprise||2.0|
|STAT 510||Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics||2.0|
|BLAW 510||Legal Options in Decision Making||1.0|
|MGMT 520||Strategy Analysis||2.0|
|ORGB 520||Leading High-Performance Teams||1.0|
|POM 510||Operations and Supply Chain Management||2.0|
|MKTG 510||Marketing Strategy||2.0|
|ORGB 530||Career and Professional Development||1.0|
|MGMT 770||MBA Capstone||2.0|
*Same schedule applies for those who begin the program in the Spring.
- 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.
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
- Unofficial transcripts may be sent to expedite the review of your application, however if you are accepted into the program, official transcripts must be received before the beginning of classes
- Two professional letters of recommendation
- The letters should speak to your performance and accomplishments, and attest to your ability to succeed within the program
- Resume - Quality and quantity of professional experience will be evaluated
- This personal statement (approximately 500 words) should describe in detail your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree from LeBow College, your short-term and long-term career plans, and how your background, experience, interests, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel graduate degree, will enable you to pursue those goals successfully.
- GMAT 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 position
- have demonstrated consistent career progression throughout your career
- can demonstrate strong quantitative skills
- GMAT or GRE waiver requests should be submitted in writing to applyDUonline@drexel.edu and convey how you meet those three requirements
- Additional requirements for International Students
Transfer and Waiver of Credits
Qualified students may request consideration for up to 16 credits in course waivers or transfer credits based on prior academic coursework or professional designations (i.e. certifications). View the complete policy.
The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $1306 per credit.
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
- 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 scholarships are available.
The Drexel LeBow Online MBA is top-ranked with the following higher education and business publications:
U.S. News and World Report
- Ranked 61st Best Online MBA (2018)
- Ranked 20th in the world for Online MBA program, top rated online MBA program in the Delaware Valley (2017)
- Ranked 1st for Online MBA Career Services (2016)
- Ranked 16th in the world for Online MBA program (2018)
CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings
- Ranked Tier One MBA for quality and return on investment (2016)
- Ranked 25th for Global Online MBA programs (2016)
Quacquarelli Symonds Limited (QS) Distance Online MBA Ranking
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