LeBow College of Business – Drexel University

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 as the full-time MBA. 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 accelerated Online MBA is a two-year, part-time program offered in a cohort format. This program offers 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.

The Online MBA-Flexible is similar to the accelerated program but offers the flexibility to complete the degree in 3.5 years. It also offers an option for international residency.

Curriculum

Course requirements are the same as the full-time MBA, with 49 credits required; 28 in required courses, 3 in an MBA residency elective, and 18 in elective courses.

Class Profile

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.

Careers

At the LeBow Career Services department, students can receive individual counseling and career research materials or attend employer information sessions and workshops. Also available is Career Gateway, an integrated online portal system for job hunting.

Tuition & 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. A number of grant and aid programs are available.

Students who apply early are often able to take advantage of financing and merit scholarships.

Admissions Procedures

An undergraduate degree from an accredited university is required for admission to the Drexel University Online MBA. A completed online or paper application must be submitted by the applicant.

Prospective students must submit transcripts from each institution attended. They must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the university’s seal over the flap. International applicants must submit official transcripts in their native language and in English.

Drexel LeBow requires that prospective online MBA students submit two letters of reference, preferably professional.

Applicants can submit either GMAT or GRE scores, although this requirement may be waived under certain circumstances — for example if an applicant has three or more years of professional experience in a management position. The admissions committee looks for GMAT scores of 570 or above, although admissions decisions take into consideration the entire application package.

International students need to submit IELTS or TOEFL scores and an I-20/DS-2019 form.

All applicants must submit a professional résumé and an essay of about 500 words.

A $50 application fee may be waived if applicants attend an open house or information session.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Most decisions are rendered within two to three weeks. Programs start in March and September. International students may enroll for the fall quarter only.