Drexel LeBow College of Business is recognized as one of the top MBA degree programs in Philadelphia, fostering professional development and advancement by enhancing leadership, problem solving and project management skills needed to succeed in any industry.
Our AACSB-accredited plan of study will prepare you to take your career to the next level through comprehensive business education that explores a wide range of disciplines including finance, marketing and business analytics. Through MBA concentrations and graduate minors, students have the flexibility to create a completely unique interdisciplinary plan of study suited to their specific career goals.
Available MBA Degree Options
Our highly customizable Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree program offers accelerated full-time, part-time and online delivery options. We also offer an experiential residency-based Executive MBA program, which is housed in Drexel LeBow’s Office of Corporate and Executive Education.
Redesigned MBA Curriculum
Drexel LeBow’s MBA program has been redesigned to provide an increased focus on cutting-edge topics and relevant business trends with a more practical and experiential-based approach. The redesign was based on feedback from students, faculty, alumni and industry experts to meet the changing needs in business and industry, ensuring our students are prepared to be the next generation of business leaders and changemakers. The revised program offers a revised curriculum, new concentrations and increased flexibility, allowing students to further customize their LeBow MBA.
MBA students will develop a stronger foundation in core courses and fundamental principles of business administration and apply these principles to understanding our fast-changing business world and the impact on businesses. Additionally, adding Business Analytics for Managers to the required core courses gives students a deeper understanding of the applied problem solving that integrates technology and business problem solving to provide true value to businesses.
New Courses on Trending Topics
To remain at the forefront of business, Drexel LeBow has always been committed to offering innovative topics, preparing students for their chosen professions and career paths.
These interdisciplinary courses in special topics include:
- Rethinking Business Through Strategic Technology Trends, which focuses on generative AI, autonomic systems, cybersecurity meshes and more
- Robotic Process Automation, focusing on automated, autonomous and autonomic decision intelligence.
- Digital Twins, which focuses on understanding and analyzing the impact IoT and digital transformation have on businesses in a business context
- Environment, Social, Governance (ESG), focusing on the integration of business perspectives with issues such as sustainability, DEI and governance
Several concentrations are available to MBA students when building their studies, including new concentrations in:
- Accounting Analytics (STEM) – Coming Fall 2023, Offered In Person Only
- Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact
- Economics (STEM) – Coming Fall 2023, Offered In Person Only
- Effective Leadership
- Marketing Technology and Analytics (STEM) – Coming Fall 2023
- Project Management – Offered Online Only
STEM-designated MBA Concentrations
Several MBA concentrations are STEM-designated* and offer a comprehensive business education through a blend of interdisciplinary technical, quantitative and professional skills with the added benefit of participating in unique experiential learning opportunities. MBA STEM-designated concentrations allow students with F-1 visas to apply for a 24-month OPT extension, beyond the standard 12 months, if they meet noted criteria.
* STEM designation applies to students enrolled in the programs in fall 2023 or later.
More Flexibility for Students
Adding more flexibility allows each student to personalize their MBA to suit their unique needs. With new and existing concentrations, relevant course topics, graduate minors, stackable certificates and free electives from a variety of disciplines across the University, students have endless options available to them in creating the MBA that will lead them to the career paths they want, even if that means blazing an entirely new trail.
Note: These changes will affect current LeBow MBA students, giving them the opportunity to take advantage of the new courses and concentrations. Academic advisors will reach out to affected students and assist in updating current plans of study to meet new degree requirements.
LeBow MBA Comparison Chart
|Accelerated Full-Time MBA||Part-Time MBA||Online MBA||Executive MBA|
|Program Length||12 months (no internship),
15 or 18 months (with 3 month internship)
|24+ months (optional internship)||18+ months||16 months, cohorted|
|Class Modality||On campus||On campus,
|Online asynchronous**||On campus,
Online with weekend residencies
|Career Stage||Career Starter,
|Senior Business Leaders,
Executives & Entrepreneurs
|Concentrations and Minors||Yes
|Internships and Fellowships||Yes||Yes||No||No|
*Synchronous: Requires students to attend live online classes.
**Asynchronous: Allows students to complete coursework online at their own pace within the course schedule.
***In concentrations designated as Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), students with F-1 visas can apply for 24-month OPT extension (beyond the standard 12 months) if they meet noted criteria.