LeBow College to Offer LEAD MBA at Sacramento, Calif., Graduate Center

As Drexel University unveils plans to open a Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, Calif., LeBow College of Business is proud to announce that its highly ranked LEAD (LeBow Evening Accelerated Drexel) MBA program will be offered at that location beginning in January 2009.

This program is intended to address the schedule needs of working adults and will be offered at One Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

Also, a $10 million Sacramento Leaders Fellowship Fund for graduate student support has been established to encourage prospective students to pursue advanced education that a growing-innovation economy demands. The fund will be awarded annually based on academic qualifications and need, and to encourage partnerships with area businesses, whose up-and-coming leaders will be able to obtain the practical education they need to succeed. Fellowships will also be available in amounts up to full tuition and are based on the quality of the student's undergraduate record and professional experience.

"We are excited to bridge the miles between our cities with a common vision toward expanding higher education opportunities in California," said Drexel University President Constantine Papadakis."We have been drawn by the exciting future of Greater Sacramento, the passion of its community, business and education leaders, and the opportunities available to serve this innovative region."

"Our role in Sacramento will be the same as in the Philadelphia region - to serve our community as a leading provider of business education and continuously enhance our offerings with creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking," says LeBow College Dean George P. Tsetsekos.

Drexel's Sacramento Center will feature state-of-the-art classrooms including wireless access for student laptops and technology support. Students will be linked to all the resources of Drexel's main campus, including program resources, financial aid, libraries and career assistance. Onsite staff will meet the needs of students and faculty, providing a high level of support throughout the educational process. Drexel will also offer its students the ability to meet and learn from business, civic and community leaders, as it has done with such success in Philadelphia.

"Our MBA programs continue to be comprehensive and forward-looking and are relevant, competitive and reflective of a changing market," says Tseksekos. "Most recently, BusinessWeek named our Part-Time MBA program Top 10 in the Nation, best for job changers, and our curriculum received an A+."

For more information or to attend an information session to learn more about the graduate programs, please visit www.drexel.edu/sacramento/ or call 888.389.3781.