LeBow College of Business – Drexel University - Online MBA
Drexel University Online MBA Program Structure
Ranked as one of the top 20 Online MBAs in the country, LeBow’s program employs the same coursework and faculty but through online delivery. Students can opt to complete the degree over a 24-month period if they are able to commit to taking six credits per term. Students who require a greater degree of flexibility due to professional or personal demands can study at their own pace.
The Online MBA offers an opportunity for an on-campus residency, a mid-point consulting residency course and an optional international residency, all offering networking and hands-on opportunities. The accelerated program is built to be completed within 24 months, but students can opt for more flexibility and to complete at their own pace.
Course requirements are the same as the full-time MBA, with 49 credits required; 28 credits in required courses, three credits in an MBA residency elective, and 18 credits in elective courses.
According to recent statistics, the average age of students in the Drexel University Online MBA programs is 30 to 35. These students tend to have around five years of professional experience. The gender split is about even, and students from all racial and geographical backgrounds are represented.
The Graduate Career Services Team is committed to providing students with the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully navigate today’s job market and business needs. This team offers individual counseling, employer information sessions, workshops, career research materials, and an integrated online portal system for job hunting.
Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
Drexel University Online MBA students can expect to pay about $1,306 per credit hour, for a total of about $64,000 for the program. Federal student loans are available through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students desiring finance through loans are encouraged to investigate federal loan options including the Stafford loan and the GradPLUS loan, as well as loans available from private lenders.
Students desiring finance through loans are encouraged to investigate federal loan options including the Stafford loan and the GradPLUS loan, as well as loans available from private lenders.
The admissions committee notes a preference for GMAT scores above 570, a combined GRE score of 310 or above, and TOEFL scores above 90 or IELTS scores above 6.5 for non-native English speakers. Applicants can submit either GMAT or GRE scores, although this requirement may be waived under certain circumstances.
Applicants are required to submit an online application form, current résumé, academic transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, GMAT or GRE scores, essays, and two professional recommendations. An undergraduate degree from an accredited university is required for admission to the Drexel University Online MBA.
In terms of essay requirements, applicants to the regular MBA programs are asked to “describe in detail your reasons for pursuing a 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” in 500 words.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Winter 2022: 12/01/2021
Spring Term 2022: 03/04/2022
Fall Term 2022: 09/01/2022