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  • 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.

    Bobbi Wendorff '14 works as an Aerospace Supply Chain Operations Engineer at Lockheed Martin. She says that working with people remotely within the online MBA program was great real-world experience with strong parallels to how she operates within her job. Read more.

    Stephen MacKenzie '14 shared his story of what it was like as a veteran pursuing a master’s degree, including his challenges and successes. Watch the video.

    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.


    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Courses

    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

    FALL*  
    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
    WINTER  
    FIN 601 Corporate Financial Management 3.0
    MGMT 510 Business Problem Solving 3.0
    SPRING  
    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
    SUMMER   
    MGMT 520 Strategy Analysis 2.0
    Experiential Elective 3.0
    Elective 3.0
    FALL  
    ORGB 520 Leading High-Performance Teams 1.0
    POM 510 Operations and Supply Chain Management 2.0
    MKTG 510 Marketing Strategy 2.0
    WINTER  
    Elective 3.0
    Elective 3.0
    SPRING  
    Elective 3.0
    Elective 3.0
    SUMMER  
    ORGB 530 Career and Professional Development 1.0
    MGMT 770 MBA Capstone 2.0
    Elective 3.0
    TOTAL CREDITS 49.0

    *Same schedule applies for those who begin the program in the Spring.

    View 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 Documents

    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
    • Essay
      • 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.

    Tuition

    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 AlumniMilitary 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.

    Program Rankings

    The Drexel LeBow Online MBA is top-ranked with the following higher education and business publications:

    U.S. News and World Report

    Financial Times

    CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings

    Quacquarelli Symonds Limited (QS) Distance Online MBA Ranking

    Academic Calendar

    2018-2019 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

     

    Previous Academic Calendar

    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

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