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LeBow College of Business – Drexel University

Drexel University Part-Time MBA Program Structure

Beginning each September, the Drexel LeBow part-time MBA at LeBow College of Business is offered on a self-paced or an accelerated track. The accelerated option takes place over 24 months, while the self-paced tracks offers the opportunity to complete at your own pace. The LeBow MBA is offered at the Philadelphia campus, the Malvern campus, or online. Both the Philadelphia and Malvern MBA Programs begin each fall, and the Online MBA begins in either the spring or fall. The accelerated pace allows students to take two evening classes per term while maintaining their work schedules. The self-paced course of study offers students the option of taking one or two classes at a time, and also, if necessary, to take a term off. A maximum of five years is allowed for self-paced completion. The average completion time is between 2.5 and four years.

Curriculum

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.

Class Profile

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. Students in the accelerated portion of the part-time program are generally between the ages of 26-to-30, while students in the “At Your Own Pace” range from 24-to-30 years-old.

Careers

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 & Financial Aid

The part-time degree is offered at $1,106 per-credit hour for returning students and $1,151 per- credit hour for 2018 students. The costs amount to $54,194 and $56,399 respectively.

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.

Admissions Procedures

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.

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