Executive MBA ​Program (EMBA)

Faculty teaching EMBA course

Executive MBA Program Delivery and Details

Throughout the hybrid program, EMBA students typically meet for live sessions twice per term, creating a classroom structure that allows students to fully engage in the course while reducing time away from their work and personal lives. This structure also provides opportunities to build a network with fellow EMBAs and interact with Drexel’s Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) students on the same schedule.

On-Campus Residency Experiences

When on campus, EMBA residency classes are grouped into full-day sessions at LeBow with meals provided (early morning beverages and light fare; break refreshments; lunch; and afternoon refreshments). Executive student hotel accommodations for each campus residency are provided at The Study, a modern and sophisticated hotel located on Drexel’s campus and within short walking distance to LeBow.

Virtual Remote Sessions and Online Coursework

Some multi-day sessions are completed virtually to accommodate our students’ busy schedules and alleviate the number of on campus visits throughout the program. Other courses are delivered throughout the term online and asynchronously, allowing students to budget their time and complete weekly sessions at their own pace.

Global Residency

The international immersion trip includes insightful business visits and lectures, providing students with a global perspective to coursework and workplace experiences.

All hotels, meals and transportation to site visits are included in the cost of the program.

EMBA Academic Rigor

The Drexel EMBA program was created for professionals and executives who set high standards for themselves. Our students are selected based in part on the possession of qualities such as initiative, self-motivation, resilience after failure, and the ability to adapt, overcome and make good judgments under pressure.

Our graduates report finishing the program having far broader understanding and perspective and a level of proven confidence that will empower them for their entire career.

EMBA Experiential Learning

The program has two experiential residencies per term (six terms), including eight on-campus immersive residencies (one of which is Electives Week), one global residency, and three virtual remote sessions.*
Each residency serves as a milestone in the EMBA experience:

  • A five-day, multidisciplinary Strategic Value and Financial Impact immersion kicks off the program, focusing on value creation across the enterprise and integrating critical thinking and decision-making across finance, strategy, marketing and the supply chain — all while building a connection and community among cohorted classmates.
  • The program’s midpoint is a global residency, which adds an international perspective to coursework and workplace experiences.
  • It concludes with an executive capstone, the culmination of efforts in critical thinking and decision-making, in which EMBAs use the knowledge they’ve gained from the variety of courses and combine it with their professional experiences to tackle executive-level scenarios from faculty and subject matter experts.

If you’d like to learn more about why you should get an executive MBA, we invite you to contact Mark Dierkes at 215.571.3272 or mdierkes@drexel.edu for more information.

*Dates and courses are subject to change.