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Drexel LeBow’s Accelerated Full-Time MBA

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A Drexel LeBow MBA can propel you to advance in your career or prepare for a career pivot.

The Drexel LeBow Accelerated Full-Time MBA program provides the core business building blocks with plenty of opportunity for specialization. Motivated students come from a range of industries and can customize their education to their individual goals. This full-time, experiential program is delivered over 10-week quarters, preparing students to adapt seamlessly to an always evolving business world.

Drexel LeBow offers a targeted MBA degree that allows students to customize their learning experience to their personal goals and objectives through concentrations, graduate minors, elective courses, experiential learning and dual degree program options.

The full-time cohorted program is a great fit for students looking to diversify their existing skills, entrepreneurs ready to expand their focus, professionals looking to make a career pivot or managers preparing for future advancement opportunities.

Flexible Timeframe

Complete the MBA in 12, 15 or 18 months to accommodate your schedule and career goals.

Market-Driven Course Topics

Drexel LeBow has always been committed to offering an ever-evolving curriculum with cutting-edge topics to keep students at the forefront of their chosen professions and field.

MBA Concentrations

Choose from various concentrations, including STEM-designated* options such as business analytics and marketing technology and analytics; as well as elective credits; graduate minors; and LeBow’s signature dual degree option.

*Students with F-1 visas can apply for a 24-month OPT extension (beyond the standard 12 months) if they meet noted criteria.

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MBA Curriculum

Each accelerated full-time MBA option features required coursework in major business disciplines including accounting, finance, analytics, economics, supply chain, strategic management, organizational behavior and marketing. Students can further personalize their coursework through a variety of business concentrations and graduate minors.

View a full-time MBA plan of study
Learn more about the full-time MBA in the Drexel Catalog

Program Options

The accelerated full-time MBA can be completed in as little as 12 months or up to 18 months to accommodate schedules, career paths and academic goals. Students choose from the following options:

12 Months

This is the most accelerated program with a rigorous course schedule and is ideal for individuals with previous experience in industry related to their career goals.

15 Months

An accelerated program that also allows students to complete one summer internship, the 15-month MBA is a good option for those looking to add more experience to their résumé or are considering a career change.

18 Months

With a focus on career and professional development, this is the most immersive MBA option, allowing students to complete one summer internship during the 18-month program. Students are also encouraged to enroll in the Career Course offered through Graduate Career Services.

MBA Degree Concentrations

MBA program concentrations allow you to focus on an area of interest within business through elective course offerings.

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.

New Concentrations for Fall 2023

^ STEM designation applies to students enrolled in the programs in fall 2023 or later.

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Dual Degrees for MBA Students

The LeBow College of Business partners with the Kline School of Law, College of Medicine and Westphal College of Media Arts and Design to provide students advanced business education to enhance their careers in less time than it takes to complete the two programs separately. Dual degree programs include:

Graduate Minors

Graduate minors highlight Drexel’s collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit by allowing students to take interrelated graduate-level courses outside of their major graduate program.

Explore LeBow's graduate minors in the Drexel catalog

Experiential Learning for MBA Students 

A practical, hands-on approach is embedded into graduate programs at LeBow, integrating experiential learning across all components of the student experience. Research-driven consulting projects, industry speakers, competitions and other engagements allow students to learn from companies such as Anheuser-Busch, New Spring Capital, McGraw-Hill, Gettacar and more.

Students also have opportunities to connect directly with corporate and industry partners through:

Learn more about experiential learning for graduate students

Career Coaching and Student Support 

Drexel LeBow’s Office of Graduate Career Services is committed to providing MBA students, alumni and employer partners with top-notch service, resources and programming, including individual counseling, international student assistance, professional development resources, workshops, our Dragon Network for alumni and more. 

Learn more about graduate career services

Campus and Facilities

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Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor. Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington D.C. means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

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Connect with Us

To learn more about Drexel LeBow’s MBA program, prospective students are encouraged to attend an information session or request additional information.

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