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LeBow College of Business – Drexel University

Drexel University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Drexel University Executive MBA program at LeBow College of Business is offered on Drexel’s main campus in Philadelphia and boasts hybrid delivery combining a limited number of on-campus residencies with online learning modules. Students are engaged for 18 months over a 20 month period with no December meetings. The program concludes with a 7-10 day Global Capstone Experience.

Curriculum

The future-focused Executive MBA curriculum was designed with input from business leaders, students, and alumni. The degree begins with the LeBow Leadership Experience, a 5-credit immersion that develops executives into more capable and confident leaders. It includes one day at the Drexel Boathouse where students learn to build high-performance teams. In addition, a rowing experience on the Schuylkill River is involved. Other residency topics include: Business Law and Negotiations, Aligning IT and Business Strategy, and Excellence in Corporate Governance and Brand Reputation. The Executive MBA follows a sequential progression and develops the skills of leadership, strategy, decision-making, and sound judgement.

Students in the Executive MBA program must complete a total of 49 credits to graduate and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to remain in good academic standing.

Class Profile

Participants in the Drexel University Executive MBA program average 37 years of age and 14 years of work experience and are drawn from a variety of industries.

Careers

Executive MBA students receive individualized executive coaching from an independent professional based in Radnor, Pa. One-hour one-on-one sessions occur on Drexel’s campus three times throughout the 18 active months of the program. Students receive a customized professional development plan complete with goals, objectives, and a path to success. In addition, professionals and resources offered by LeBow’s Office of Graduate Career Services include workshops, career research materials, employer information sessions and an integrated online portal system called the Career Gateway.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost of the Drexel University Executive MBA is $84,000. One-on-one executive coaching sessions, textbooks, fees, parking, hotel and transportation costs during the international residency, and meals during class days are included in these figures. All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships.

Application Procedures

Applicants to the Drexel University Executive MBA program must have completed at least seven years of full-time work, including at least two years at the managerial level. Academic and work experience is reviewed to determine the applicant’s managerial and leadership potential, academic aptitude, and interpersonal and communications skills, as well as maturity and motivation. The LeBow admissions committee also evaluates career development and commitment to contributing to the program.

Applicants are required to submit an online application form, current résumé, academic transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, essays, and two professional recommendations. The GMAT is not required.

An interview is required for Executive MBA admission, and applicants are encouraged to meet informally with the director of the program.

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