LeBow College of Business – Drexel University
The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business is part of Drexel University, which was established in 1891. The school’s Department of Commerce and Finance became the University’s School of Business Administration in 1922, and the school adopted the LeBow name in 1999 following a $10 million gift from the financier. LeBow offered its first part-time MBA program in 1947, with the first degree conferred in 1949. The MBA program was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 1977.
LeBow MBA students may take classes on three different campuses: Philadelphia and Malvern, Pennsylvania, and Sacramento, California. Drexel’s main campus of more than 70 acres is located in the University City district of Philadelphia, across the Schuylkill River from Center City. Drexel also maintains satellite campuses in Malvern, opened in 1996, and downtown Sacramento. In addition, Drexel offers part-time programs completed largely or entirely through online learning.
The Lebow College of Business is located less than 15 miles away from the Philadelphia International Airport.
LeBow occupies space in three facilities on Drexel’s campus: the Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research building, the Science Center and the Pearlstein Business Learning Center. The brand new 177,500-square-foot Gerri C. LeBow Hall was completed in the fall of 2013. Located in the heart of campus on Market Street adjacent to the Pearlstein Center, the building features a five-story atrium surrounded by classrooms, student lounges, events spaces, and offices. The Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, with incubator space for new companies, will occupy the third floor. Videoconferencing facilities, studios to record instruction for LeBow College’s online programs and a Bloomberg Terminal will also be housed in the space.
The satellite campus in Malvern, a western suburb of Philadelphia, provides classroom space for students in the part-time evening MBA program as well as other graduate studies programs.
The LeBow faculty comprises 118 full-time professors across eight departments: Accounting, Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance, Legal Studies, Management and Marketing.
Approximately 1,020 students in total are enrolled in LeBow’s graduate business programs. Roughly 2,800 students are enrolled in LeBow’s undergraduate programs. As well, LeBow enrolls nearly 450 international students, representing 60 countries worldwide.
MBA Degree Offerings
LeBow offers a number of MBA program options: a One-Year Full-Time MBA, part-time evening accelerated MBA programs that may be completed either in person or online in the course of two years, a two-year online MBA in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Management, and an Executive MBA (EMBA). Students may also complete a part-time degree at their own pace.