MS and MBA Graduate School Admissions

Transfer Credit and Course Waivers

This policy will change effective Fall 2022. More information coming soon.

Qualified part-time MBA students can request consideration for course waiver or transfer credits based on prior academic coursework or professional designations (i.e. certifications). Courses completed or the degree conferred must have been completed at an AACSB-accredited institution. There are no options to waive coursework based on competency examinations or prior work experience.

If approved, course waivers/transfer credits will reduce the overall credits required to complete the MBA. The number of credits accepted into LeBow may not necessarily be equal to the number of credits earned in the previous program. The combined number of waiver and transfer credits may not exceed one-third or 16 credits of the total 49 credits required for the MBA degree.

Requests for waiver/transfer credit evaluations must be made prior to the end of week one of the first term of study. No further considerations will be made after week one of the first term of study.
In cases where course waivers are not granted, however academic competency is demonstrated in a subject area, students may be considered for a course substitution that is more suitable.

Waiver Credit

Students may potentially waive up to 10 credits prior to matriculation into the LeBow MBA program. To determine if you are eligible to receive course waiver credit, please consider the following guidelines.

Waiver based on undergraduate coursework

  • Courses completed within the past seven years
  • Major, minor or concentration in the respective subject area
  • All courses must have an earned final grade of “B” or better

Waiver based on professional designation

Demonstrated current academic competency in the related subject area associated with the following designations:

  • CPA, CA, CFA or FRM (copy of exam results required)
  • Postbachelor credit bearing coursework
  • LeBow Corporate-Affiliated Programming (Campbell’s, IBC, Leading for Change)

The following MBA courses are eligible for course waivers:

LeBow MBA Course Minimum Number of Courses in Discipline Example of Undergraduate Courses
ACCT 510 (2 credits) 2 courses Financial Accounting Foundations; Managerial Accounting
ECON 601 (3 credits) 3 courses Principles of Microeconomics; Intermediate Microeconomics; Managerial Economics; Industrial Organization
FIN 601 (3 credits) 3 courses Intro to Finance; Intermediate Corporate Finance; Financial Institutions and Markets
POM 510 (2 credits) 2 courses Advance Operations Management; Supply Chain Management; Planning and Control of Operations

Transfer Credit

Students who have completed graduate level business courses, but did not complete a degree at an AACSB-accredited program (or equivalent accredited consistent with the degree program or discipline) may transfer up to 12 credits toward LeBow degree requirements prior to matriculation at LeBow.

Courses that resulted in a graduate degree being conferred cannot be transferred into the LeBow MBA. However, exceptions are considered for those students who have completed a Drexel graduate degree program.

Transfer courses accepted are based on course content, level of course and comparable match with LeBow graduate courses. These courses can be counted towards the MBA core or elective course requirements. Course descriptions and/or syllabi may be requested for approval of transfer credit.

To determine if you are eligible for transfer credit, please consider the following guidelines;

  • Courses must have been completed at an AACSB-accredited institution or equivalently accredited consistent with the degree program or discipline
  • Courses were completed within the past five years
  • All courses must have an earned final grade of “B” or better