Executive MBA ​Program (EMBA)

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Executive MBA Program Features

Whether in the C-Suite, in the succession plan, or on the ladder to it, an entrepreneur or a changemaker, the Drexel Executive MBA program was created for leaders who have demonstrated the ability and drive to perform at the highest level. This advanced curriculum prepares leaders to become catalysts within their companies, organizations and institutions to produce transformational results.

EMBA Curriculum: Immersive, Experiential and Proven

Our EMBA program encourages close interaction between Drexel’s research-active faculty, subject matter experts from the business world and our students. In addition, the program blends proven learning elements which go far beyond a typical MBA program without monopolizing work and family time.

The EMBA program curriculum is presented through integrated executive learning experiences including:

  • Global and domestic residencies
  • Virtual live sessions
  • Online asynchronous coursework
  • Team projects and simulations
  • Industry expert sessions
  • Elective courses encompassing students’ choice across disciplines
  • A capstone executive experience

EMBA students will be challenged again and again in each part of this program, which also includes one-on-one executive career coaching sessions, executive teamwork and training and much more.

An EMBA Program Ideal for Busy Working Professionals

Our 16-month program is delivered over three calendar years so students can make the most of their organization’s PTO and tuition reimbursement programs.

Specifically designed to maximize the executive learning experience while streamlining the time expected on campus, the Drexel LeBow EMBA curriculum incorporates targeted campus residencies, online asynchronous courses, reading and prep time into the schedule, providing a seamless way to balance studies with work and life.  Immersive residences on campus are aligned with our other executive programs, including our Executive DBA, to provide an opportunity to build a strong lifetime professional network from the start.

While on campus, parking, meals and snacks are covered, and classes are held in the LeBow College of Business building located within walking distance of Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and Center City Philadelphia.

Why Students Choose the Drexel EMBA

Executive MBA students choose Drexel because of a commitment to learning and growing of their professional skills, such as strategic leadership, professional presence, analytical storytelling, personal branding and others. The Drexel EMBA also helps to build networks and gain access to industry leaders, research-active faculty, subject matter experts and thought leaders with specific knowledge they need to compete and thrive.

Drexel Faculty Lead the Leaders

Our research-active faculty, who are experts in their respective fields, go beyond theory. They bring evidence-based perspectives and practical, hands-on approaches to business in topics as wide-ranging as strategic change and innovation, aligning business and IT, and diversity in the workplace.

With Drexel’s designation as an R1 research university, our faculty are not only here to teach; they bring their expertise to ongoing research projects, publications and more, working side by side with students who are ready to excel and be part of industry-leading research.

Relevance of the Drexel EMBA Program

Each year we work to strengthen the best of our program and to include new content on emerging topics and teaching methods to make the experience richer, more rewarding and more relevant for our students. It is a program curated by us but tailored for you.

The annual Executive Electives Week allows students to expand their business horizons and pursue their unique goals — all while taking classes with peers outside of their conventional network. Recent elective topics have included leading strategic change, analytical storytelling, sustainability, executive communication and more.

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