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BSBA Major in General Business

Drexel LeBow’s general business program provides a broad business education that introduces students to the primary functional areas of business. Students build quantitative knowledge and develop an understanding of the skills essential to today’s global organizations.

The business administration curriculum includes an array of courses designed to teach students to analyze information and communicate ideas effectively in addition to gaining an understanding of the economic, social and legal systems in which business operates.

This major provides students exposure to many areas of business, leaving them open to a variety of career choices in businesses of all types.

General Business Major Curriculum

The General Business Department is responsible for teaching the general business courses required of all LeBow undergraduate students. These courses include Foundations of Business I and II and Business Consulting. Students can enhance their business major with courses in social entrepreneurship, decision making, leadership and more.

Our expert instructors will introduce students to all the functional areas of business, the quantitative aspects of decision-making and the behavioral factors common to all organizational structures.

Learn more about our degree course requirements
View the plan of study in the Drexel Catalog

More Ways to Study General Business

LeBow's MS and MBA dual degree programs offer graduates the benefit of a cross-discipline advanced business education, enhancing their careers with two degrees.

Drexel LeBow offers a variety of minors and certificates to supplement your major, for both LeBow students and those from other Drexel colleges.

Drexel Co-op and Experience

Drexel LeBow Student on Co-op

Over 100 years of industry partnerships has taught us the value of an immersive education. We focus on ensuring students have access to a wide variety of learning opportunities beyond the classroom to gain deep expertise, broad perspectives and the essential soft skills needed to succeed in business and in life.

Drexel Co-op

Through the Drexel Co-op program, general business majors alternate six months of classroom learning with six months of full-time professional experience through Drexel-approved employers. With plans of study that allow for up to three co-ops, students can gain as much as 18 months of practical, hands-on experience in the workplace, applying what they’ve learned in real-world settings long before graduation.

Our students have done their LeBow general business co-ops in a variety of organizations, locally and around the world. Past general business co-op placements include:

  • CHUBB (formerly ACE USA)
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Cigna Corporation
  • FMC Corporation
  • FS Investments
  • Publicis Health
  • Exelon Company
  • Estee Lauder/Northtec

Learn more about Drexel Co-op at LeBow

Learn by Experience

In addition to the Co-op program, other experiential learning opportunities abound at LeBow, including consulting courses, case competitions, international residencies, research projects, industry thought leader events, alumni mentorship and more. Through projects made possible by the Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning and Drexel Solutions Institute, our students apply their learning on real and simulated challenges, working with organizations domestically and internationally from Unilever, the Philadelphia 76ers, Boeing and PwC to nonprofit and governmental partners.

Learn more about the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

Student Organizations

At Drexel LeBow, students have many opportunities to engage outside of the classroom through student-run organizations, connecting with a community that shares their major, their heritage or any of the other unique characteristics that unite our diverse student population. The opportunities to collaborate, network and engage are endless.

If you are interested in the business part of the fashion industry DBOF is the perfect fit for you!

The Drexel Consulting Group helps its members learn about and connect with consulting.

Drexel Women in Business strives to provide its members with resources and opportunities to succeed in business, with a focus on the female professional.

Careers and Network

Earning a degree in business administration shows potential employers that you have mastered the wide array of skills professionals need to succeed in a fast-paced and competitive workplace. And with the job outlook for many careers in the field growing at a faster than average rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, now is the time to pursue your dream business career.

With alumni securing positions as business analysts, commercial loan officers, sales managers, human resource managers, market research analysts and more, there aren’t any limits to the direction in which you can take your career with a general business degree from Drexel LeBow.

Learn more about general business career opportunities

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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Our staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have about the application process, including which program is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Christian Maxey

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

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