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, is offered at both the Philadelphia and Malvern campuses, and begins in the fall. The self-paced MBA can be taken online or in-person at the Philadelphia campus, and can begin in any term: September, January, March, or June.

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 in required courses, three in an MBA residency elective, and 18 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 LeBow Career Services department offers individual counseling, employer information sessions, workshops, career research materials, and an integrated online portal system for job hunting called the Career Gateway.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The part-time accelerated degree is offered at $1,106 per-credit hour for returning students and $1,151 per-credit hour for 2017 students. The costs amount to $54,194 and $56,399 respectively.

Credits in the self-paced option of the part-time MBA program cost $1,139, or $55,811 yearly.

Drexel University part-time MBA students are eligible for Dean’s Fellowships and the Drexel Grad Grant.

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 a combined GRE score of at least 310, GMAT scores above 570, and TOEFL scores above 90 for non-native English speakers. No minimum score is required on either exam.

Applicants are required to submit a paper or 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 $100 will be waived if the prospective student has attended an 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

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and most students are notified of the committee’s decision within two to three weeks. The Admissions Office recommends early application for maximum consideration for financial aid.