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Graduate Experiential Learning

Real-world experiences that deliver real-world solutions

Experiential learning is at the core of everything we do, providing students with insider knowledge and influential networks gained in real-world business environments. From international residencies to industry consulting and business simulations, graduate students are eligible for several experiential learning opportunities during their program of study.

Graduate Business Consulting

Drexel LeBow’s business consulting courses enable students to work in teams with faculty and peers to develop business recommendations for organizations. See examples below:

MGMT 715: Business Consulting

This course focuses on business problem solving through project-based learning, equipping students with skills to effectively frame a problem, develop a solution and communicate their findings. Acting as student consultants throughout the quarter, teams conduct research and analyses to form insights and recommendations for an organization’s business challenges, then present their work at the conclusion of the course.

MGMT 680: Leading for Innovation

This course allows students to work as consultants for a real organization while also supporting and experiencing aspects of social impact, civic engagement and community involvement. Students are tasked with evaluating, analyzing and building a series of recommendations that address various aspects of an organization.

Graduate Fellowships

Students across LeBow graduate programs can apply for fellowship positions that allow them to complete business consulting projects for organizations – roles that are conducted outside of the classroom for practical experience. Fellowship opportunities vary in timeframe and duration and are subject to availability.

Learn more about graduate fellowship opportunities

LeBow Student Priyal Desai

I always wanted to be able to contribute to other graduate students like me and grow community during my time at LeBow.

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LeBow Alum Walker Allen

I’m a generalist, and so while I’m not doing balanced scorecards every day, practicing that in class taught me to think about financial reporting as a management function.

Executive Director, CCS Business Operations


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Ananth Bevinahally Headshot

I’m applying economic intuition in interpreting data.

Data Engineer


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Joe Dipre Headshot

I knew that this experience, and the network that came with it, would lead me to a more prosperous career.

Financial Operating Analyst

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Eugene Olkhov, MS in Business Analytics graduate

Now I’m always thinking: What’s the question? What’s the aspect of the business we could improve on?

Data Scientist


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Graduate Competitions

In addition to academic coursework, Drexel LeBow offers various experiential learning opportunities for graduate students outside of the classroom including:

Marketing Crisis Challenge

The Marketing Crisis Challenge is a one-day competition that tasks graduate students to develop marketing strategies in response to a crisis facing an organization. At the conclusion of the event, teams present their recommendations to a panel of industry and faculty judges.

Disruptor Games

Disruptor Games is a one-day competition tasking student teams with addressing an organization’s current challenge or business process through the integration of disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain or virtual reality. The event is open to undergraduate and graduate students across LeBow programs.

Drexel LeBow on-campus residency

On-campus three- or four-day residencies add hands-on activities and networking opportunities.

Graduate Residency in Peru

Combining international business coursework with a week-long residency abroad, students study and experience opportunities and challenges around the world.

Connect with Us

Diana Jones

Executive Director, Center for Applied AI and Business Analytics, Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

(215) 571-3545

Gerri C. LeBow Hall 1230