Certificate Program Admissions

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Our admissions specialists take a holistic approach to evaluating applicants to LeBow certificate programs. Please review the admission standards and requirements for the following programs: Post-Master’s Advanced Business Certificate, Business Analytics Certificate and Strategic Financial Leadership Certificates. Select programs have additional criteria listed below.

All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees earned abroad will be evaluated and must be deemed equivalent.

1. Completed Application

Complete the online application and submit or mail the supplemental documents listed below.

2. Transcripts

When applying for a graduate degree, unofficial transcripts are required for each institution attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the admissions portal or sent via email to enroll@drexel.edu. Once accepted to LeBow, students must submit official transcripts prior to the start of term.

3. Professional Resumé 

Your resume should provide an overview of your previous work history.

4. English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States are required to provide proof of English Proficiency as part of their application. We offer a variety of options for candidates to meet this requirement. 

Duolingo
The  Duolingo English Test can be completed online, on-demand in under an hour for only $49. The test must be taken on a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview and writing sample. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test. Drexel LeBow looks for a minimum score of 115 for admissions consideration. 

TOEFL and IELTS Examinations
The TOEFL and IELTS exams are graduate business school admission tests that provide proof of English proficiency for international applicants. For admission consideration, Drexel LeBow looks for an overall minimum TOEFL score of 90 (with a 22 or higher in the Speaking and Listening section). A  TOEFL Special Home Edition test is being offered temporarily by ETS to serve students who are unable to visit a test center due to public health concerns. 

Alternatively, an overall minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in Speaking and Listening) is accepted.  The British Council is also offering the  IELTS Indicator exam, which can be completed on your personal computer in lieu of the IELTS exam. Score requirements will remain the same. 

Program-Specific Requirements and Deadlines

Post-Master’s Advanced Business Certificate

  • Applicants must have completed a master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Start any term: Fall, Winter or Spring

Business Analytics Certificate

  • Start any term: Fall, Winter or Spring

Strategic Financial Leadership Certificates

  • Strategic Financial Management (SFM)

    • Three years of work experience
    • Start Fall 2021: Apply by September 1, 2021
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

    • Three years of work experience with a finance or accounting background
    • Start Winter 2020: Apply by December 7, 2020
  • Accounting Technology & Analytics (AT&A)

    • Three years of work experience with a finance or accounting background
    • Start Spring 2021: Apply by March 1, 2021

Digital Marketing Certificate

  • No application required. Register now.
  • Fall 2020 Application Deadline October 26, 2020

Certificate in Director Education

  • No application required.
  • Professionals interested in the program must complete the Directors Academy within two years prior to applying.

Upcoming Deadlines and Start Dates

Term Deadline Start Date
Winter 2021 December 7, 2020 January 4, 2020
Spring 2021 March 1, 2021 March 29, 2020
Fall 2021 September 1, 2021 September 20, 2021

Documents not uploaded as part of the admission application can be mailed to:

Postal Mail
Drexel University
Application Processing
PO Box 34789
Philadelphia, PA 19101

By Express Courier
(DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc)
Drexel University
Application Processing
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876