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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

    Available Concentrations

    The Drexel LeBow Online MBA offers five concentrations online that allow you to tailor your learning experience to your personal education goals. Adding a concentration to your degree allows you to diversify and enhance your skillset. Available concentrations include:

    • Business Analytics
    • Corporate Sustainability & Global Impact
    • Finance
    • General Business / Customized Concentration
    • Marketing

    Dual Degree Options

    The LeBow College of Business offers the ability to share up to 15 credits across degrees, maximizing both your time and financial investment. You can declare your second degree once you have completed at least 15 credits of your initial degree. Any of the online business degrees can be paired as a dual degree such as MBA/MS Business Analytics, MBA/MS Sport Business, or MS Business Analytics/MS Sport Business, with shared coursework usually through elective credits.

    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 Can I Afford an MBA?

    While the cost of earning a master’s degree can be daunting, Drexel’s LeBow College of Business is committed to making it affordable for qualified applicants. Please visit the tuition page to learn more about scholarship opportunities available for this program as well as other cost savings programs.

    How Long Does It Take to Earn 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.

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    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.

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    Related Programs


    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.

    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.

    Required Courses
    ACCT 510 Essentials of Financial Reporting 2.0
    BLAW 510 Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making 2.0
    BSAN 601 Business Analytics for Managers 3.0
    ECON 601 Managerial Economics 3.0
    FIN 601 Corporate Financial Management 3.0
    MGMT 520 Strategy Analysis 2.0
    MGMT 530 Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise 2.0
    MGMT 770 MBA Capstone 2.0
    MKTG 510 Marketing Strategy 2.0
    ORGB 511 Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach 3.0
    POM 510 Operations and Supply Chain Management 2.0
    Experiential Requirement (Select One)
    3.0
    BUSN 615
    Graduate Internship
    INTB 790
    International Business Seminar and Residency
    MGMT 680
    Leading for Innovation
    MGMT 715
    Business Consulting
    MIS 652
    Business Agility and IT
    ORGB 640
    Negotiations for Leaders
    TAX 715
    Tax Experiential Learning
    Concentration Requirements 9.0
    Free Electives 11.0
    Total Credits 49.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0 preferred. 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

    Transcripts

    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other postsecondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
    • Unofficial transcripts may be sent to expedite the review of your application. Official transcripts must be received if you are accepted into the program.

    GMAT/GRE

    • Scores: GMAT score of at least 570

      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.

    • Waivers: You may request a waiver based on your individual professional and academic background.

      To be considered for a waiver, please indicate this preference on your application. The GMAT or GRE waiver decisions will be based on a holistic review of the following:

      1. Undergraduate major and GPA

      2. Potential to complete graduate coursework, quantitative ability, and advanced analytical reasoning skills as demonstrated through professional and/or academic experience

      3. Professional experience and certifications (Co-op/internship experience can be considered for those without post-graduate professional experience)

      4. Those who have already completed a terminal degree such as MD, DO, or PHD can request a waiver based on successful completion of their degree

    Letter of Recommendation: One professional letter that speaks to your performance and accomplishments, and attests 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.

    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). Learn more.

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2022-2023 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.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    To assist students in their achievement, the LeBow College of Business offers scholarship opportunities* to highly-qualified applicants. You will automatically be considered for the following:

    Merit Based Scholarships
    With the support of alumni, the LeBow College of Business offers the Alumni Merit Scholarship to top applicants in the MBA and MS programs. Scholarship consideration is based on your application, focusing strongly on academic achievement, professional experience, GMAT or GRE exam scores, and unique personal attributes. There is no separate application for this scholarship opportunity.

    Underrepresented Minority (URM) Scholarship
    To demonstrate the LeBow College of Business commitment to diversity and inclusion, additional scholarships are available for prospective students who identify as African American, Latino, Native American, and Alaskan Indian. Beginning with the Fall 2022 term, the URM Scholarship will become the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Scholarship – see details below.

    Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Scholarship
    As of Fall 2022 term, the JEDI Scholarship will replace the URM Scholarship. The JEDI Scholarship recognizes individual student achievements and contributions within their personal or professional communities. To qualify, you must meet one of the following criteria:

    • You have demonstrated excellent contributions and achievements to further social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in their professional and/or personal communities
    • You are of African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaskan Indian or Pacific Islander descent are also eligible for the JEDI Scholarship.

    There is no separate application, however, please showcase the following when prompted to do so on the application:

    • Your passion for pursuing social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
    • Your work to support the personal or professional development of underrepresented groups

    *Scholarships may be offered in addition to any other applicable tuition savings. Scholarship deadlines are subject to application deadlines. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available for graduate business students. 

    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

    Poets & Quants

    Academic Calendar

    2022-2023 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2022

    September 19, 2022

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    December 10, 2022

    Winter 2023

    January 9, 2023

    March 18, 2023

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    March 25, 2023

    Spring 2023

    April 3, 2023

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    Summer 2023

    June 26, 2023

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    September 9, 2023

     

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