LeBow College of Business – Drexel University - Part-Time MBA
Drexel University Part-Time MBA Program Structure
The Drexel LeBow part-time MBA at LeBow College of Business is offered as a flexible self-paced degree track that takes place in as little as 18 months. The LeBow MBA is offered at the Philadelphia campus, the Malvern campus, or online. Both the Philadelphia and online programs begin each summer, fall and winter while the Malvern part-time MBA begins only in fall.
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.
Part-Time MBA Rankings
• U.S. News & World Report: 88 (Online MBA Rank)
Recent statistics note that Drexel LeBow part-time MBA students tend to be a bit more experienced than their full-time counterparts, with seven to ten years of work experience. Lebow College of Business boasts a diverse and international student body. The school offers access to student organizations including Drexel Women in Business, Ascend Pan-Asian Leaders and LeBow Bridge.
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
The part-time degree is offered at $1,151 per credit hour. Part-time students will pay several fees including the general fee of $140.
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. The Grad Grant is offered to MBA students who earned their undergraduate degree from Drexel. At $100 per-credit hour, the Grad Grant covers the first four consecutive quarters of study. It cannot be combined with Dean’s Fellowships or Awards, assistantships, or other aid that is specific to the college.
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 of 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. The application fee of $65 will be waived if the prospective student has attended an open house or information session.
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