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Bachelor of Science in
Business and Engineering

The BS in Business and Engineering (B&E) is a highly distinctive degree that offers students at Drexel the best of two worlds: a rigorous business education at the LeBow College of Business and engineering expertise from the College of Engineering.

The B&E degree is an integral part of the University’s identity. Starting in 1924 as Commercial Engineering at the Drexel Institute of Technology, it evolved into the Commerce and Engineering program and is now Business and Engineering.

The program is STEM designated and prepares students for occupations at the intersection of business, science, technology and engineering. Through the rigorous coursework, students will acquire technical skills such as quantitative analysis and computer programming. The flexibility of a B&E major enables students to follow a path tailored to their individual skills and interests.

BS in Business and Engineering Curriculum

Business and engineering majors essentially have the same core business courses as all Business Administration students at the LeBow College of Business and the same foundational engineering courses that are common to majors at the College of Engineering.

Contemporary business is highly quantitative and data-driven, and the B&E curriculum aims to give our students every advantage in technical proficiency. Consequently, instead of the analysis and statistics courses that are taken by other business students, Business and Engineering undergraduates take a more rigorous sequence that emphasizes the use of calculus. The statistics courses in this sequence are offered by LeBow business faculty specifically for B&E students and therefore present a unique opportunity for confluence in the program.

Business Curriculum

The business curriculum includes courses in a few specific focus areas (e.g., technology innovation and operations management), plus a business minor in whatever discipline fits with a student’s career interest (e.g., business analytics or finance).

Engineering Curriculum

The engineering curriculum is a concentration in an engineering discipline that similarly aligns with a student’s interest (e.g., chemical or electrical). A general engineering option is also available, which allows selection of courses from different concentrations.

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

Drexel Co-op and Experience

Drexel Esport Business Student on Co-op

Over 100 years of industry partnership 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, business and engineering majors alternate six months of classroom learning with six months of full-time professional experience through University-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.

With a degree in business and engineering, students have even more opportunities for their co-op experiences; some take all business-focused co-ops, some take all engineering-focused co-ops and some mix the two.

Students have done their business and engineering co-ops in companies both big and small, locally and around the world. Past business and engineering co-op placements include:

  • Comcast Corporation
  • Estee Lauder/Northtec
  • PECO, an Exelon Company
  • PJM Interconnection LLC
  • Susquehanna International Group LLP

Learn more about Drexel Co-op at LeBow

Learn by Experience

In addition to the Co-op program, 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.

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.

The Accounting Society helps undergrads understand the accounting curriculum, CPA Exam and networking through workshop, events and mentoring opportunities.

Providing extracurricular and networking opportunities within the field of marketing to make you competitive in today’s job market.

Committed to developing the next generation of Asian American leaders.

Empowering and developing Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.

Promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems, providing opportunities for self-development, service and association.

An international honor society devoted to recognizing academic achievement in the study of business.

Providing extracurricular and networking opportunities within the field of law for students who are interested in the legal profession or legal careers.

Prepare for your career through business networking and learning opportunities, as well as competition-based learning initiatives.

Encouraging people to explore the options available within economics as a career choice.

Broaden your financial knowledge and prepare for a career in finance by attending events, networking and participating in tournament events.

The Drexel MicroFinance Group researches countries in need of financial intermediation for the "unbankable" and aims to increase awareness about micro finance.

The Drexel Sales Club welcome students from all majors and schools who are interested in learning about sales.

Join the DSBA at events that explore different facets of the sports industry and allow members to network with industry professionals.

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

Dedicated to helping any Drexel University student with an interest in business, regardless of major, to become a leader in the business world.

Providing resources and opportunities to enrich the student life for students studying the management of information systems or related disciplines.

The premiere leadership organization for Asian professionals.

Furthering the educational, professional and career aspirations of people of color in accounting, consulting, finance and information technology

Bringing together student leaders with interests in both business and engineering to promote their integration into one practice.

NYSSA Drexel aims to maintain a network of dedicated business students who are interested in a finance career.

The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics.

DUREC provides career development, educational events, mentorship and networking opportunities in real estate for students at Drexel.

By enriching the knowledge and career development of our members, we encourage the interest and promote the growing importance of supply chain management.

The Undergraduate Business Analytics Club helps students develop their analytical skills and prepares them for the real world upon graduation.

Business and Engineering Learning Community

The Business and Engineering Learning Community is an academic learning community open to all first-year Business and Engineering majors.

Careers and Network

A business and engineering degree is useful in nearly any field or sector that needs to reach a particular audience. Students who have graduated from LeBow with a business & engineering degree have found jobs in a wide array of fields, including law and accounting firms, banking and financial institutions, wholesaling companies, service organizations, professional sports teams and chambers of commerce.

Learn more about business and engineering careers and outcomes

Campus and Facilities

Gerri C. LeBow Hall from Pearlman Plaza Sunset

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 DC 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.

Learn more about the LeBow campus and community

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Connect with Us

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.

Caitlin Brady

Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

(215) 571-3570

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