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Drexel LeBow Strategic Plan 2023-2026


To shape the future of business and business education through innovative external partnerships that drive market-centric academic programs, cutting-edge research and evidence-based solutions impacting industry and society.


Impact, Innovation, Integrity and Inclusion

Improve student success by creating and implementing programs that integrate research and industry to enhance LeBow’s experiential and multidisciplinary focus.

  • Design and deliver relevant programs and course content that integrates industry best practices, engage students in interdisciplinary problem-solving, critical thinking and high-impact learning experiences.
  • Ensure students are supported across the entire student lifecycle.
  • Create a data-informed process for continuous improvement and program assessment.

Invest in research that enhances knowledge and generates impactful, sustainable solutions for external partners and society.

  • Allocate (financial and human capital) resources toward LeBow’s and Drexel’s research priorities as well as industry and societal needs.
  • Strengthen research infrastructure and provide incentives such as fellowships and innovation grants to increase research productivity.
  • Enhance research quality and productivity in the PhD program and create synergies between the DBA and PhD programs.

Elevate LeBow’s external relationships to develop vibrant academic-industry partnerships and market-centric programs.

  • Leverage LeBow’s internal resources and infrastructure to coordinate and elevate the level of external engagement.
  • Align faculty and staff expertise, student competencies and industry needs.
  • Cultivate a robust network of external relationships, including students, alumni, advisory councils and industry partners, to strengthen curricula, programming, enrollment and visibility.

Advance LeBow’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) culture by promoting and sustaining a vibrant and inclusive environment.

  • Continue to evolve and implement an effective DEI strategy, through broader integration and leveraging external partnerships.
  • Foster and support faculty and staff DEI efforts.
  • Increase diversity in the student population and expand opportunities for DEI student experiences.

Enhance LeBow’s visibility and brand position by leveraging Drexel’s strengths in external partnership, experiential learning, research and technology.

  • Evolve the strategic marketing and communications plan to support LeBow’s mission and priorities.
  • Identify critical rankings and develop a strategy to collect, house and share inputs required for those rankings.
  • Ensure continued alignment with Drexel’s brand position.

Diversify revenue streams and be less dependent on traditional degree programs.

  • Increase overall endowment.
  • Increase contributions from alumni and investments from corporate partners.
  • Develop and introduce non-credit, revenue-generating programs.
  • Form partnerships with academic institutions and organizations to maximize exposure and enrollment across LeBow programs.

Connect with Us

Thank you for your interest in the Drexel LeBow College of Business. We look forward to connecting with you.

Vibhas Madan, PhD


(215) 895-2124

Gerri C. LeBow Hall 1220