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DBA Program Delivery Format

DBA Students in the classroom

Drexel LeBow’s DBA Program offers an innovative and flexible part-time delivery format designed to keep students supported, energized and on-track in their pursuit of a doctoral degree.

Each ten-week academic term integrates two core courses and delivers them in a blended learning journey. The format may vary between online and in-person course delivery, but typically will offer two live face-to-face residencies Thursday through Saturday at the beginning and second half of the term, with a series of virtual modules connecting them.

Each term kicks off with a weekend of in-person events and course sessions on campus. During these three days, students will meet and work with their academic community face-to-face, rubbing shoulders with fellow executive doctoral graduate student candidates as well as interdisciplinary faculty and guests from executive business ranks.

DBA Cohort Program

Following the in-person sessions, students will stay connected and learn remotely with their cohort in virtual modules designed to drive their experiences, reflection and insights further.

DBA Residency Program

In approximately week six of the term students will return to campus for their second on-campus residency, working with faculty to tie the threads of the courses together and draw conclusions in preparation for presenting final course deliverables. Each term will wrap up with a short two-week virtual module that brings the experience to a close.

This delivery model is custom developed for the LeBow DBA program and is an innovative feature that will maximize learning while allowing students to maintain critical balance in their work, family and academic domains.

Sample Delivery Model - Year One (2 courses per term)

Weeks 1 to 2 Weeks 3 to 5 Weeks 6 to 8 Weeks 9 to 10
Residency Weekend 1 Online Modules Residency Weekend 2 Online Modules
Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Between Weeks 1 and 2) - Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Between Weeks 6 and 8) -
Face-to-face Sessions Online Work Face-to-face Sessions Online Work

Connect with Us

For more information or questions about Drexel LeBow's DBA program, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mark Dierkes

Director of Recruitment

(215) 571-3272

Gerri C. LeBow Hall 424