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.
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.
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 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.