Philadelphia MBA Programs That Don’t Require Work Experience

It’s true that most traditional full-time MBA programs look for candidates who have demonstrated leadership and success in professional positions. But, just as many MBA programs don’t require the GRE or GMAT examsmany business schools are willing to consider applicants with limited or no prior professional experience. We’ve compiled a list of these schools in your metro below. Click on a program profile below to see if you meet the eligibility requirements for that program.

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Temple University’s Fox School of Business

Temple does not have a required number of years of work experience in order for students to apply.

Haub School of Business – Saint Joseph’s University

Several Haub School of Business MBA programs do not require work experience in order to apply.

La Salle University

No work experience is required in order to apply.

LeBow College of Business – Drexel University

No experience is required but students enter with an average of 5 years work experience.

Lehigh University College of Business and Economics

The Lehigh MBA program traditionally requires applicants to have at least 2 years of work experience prior to entry to the MBA, however candidates are allowed to begin as non-degree students while they build up their experience.  Credits earned as a non-degree student would count towards the MBA Program.

Rohrer College of Business – Rowan University

No experience is required in order to be considered for admissions, but students average 5.3 years before starting the MBA at Rowan.

The Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania

Although no work experience is formally required, students entering Wharton generally have 5-6 years of professional experience prior to matriculation.