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BUSN T180 - Exploring Business & Leadership

Gerri C. LeBow Hall
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Registration Cost(s):
Incoming Freshman: $400.00

Come to Drexel early and jump start your Fall term in this two-credit early arrival course.

BUSN T180 is set to occur on campus at this time. However, if the program has to be cancelled due to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, a full refund will be issued.

Led by: Dr. George Tsetsekos, Dean Emeritus and Francis Professor of Finance
Professor Stacy Kline, Clinical Professor, Accounting
Dr. Chris Finnin, Clinical Professor, General Business

Course Description

BUSNT180 - Exploring Business & Leadership is a two-day introductory course designed to provide incoming LeBow College of Business freshmen a head start on college by allowing them to explore key business concepts that will prepare them to tackle the course work ahead.

Students will learn the basics of various business topics essential to navigate today’s fast changing business world. Skills essential to success in business include strong leadership and analytical skills combined with the ability to communicate effectively. Students will explore a variety of topics through a case study analysis in an integrated approach to the understanding of different business disciplines.

This course will introduce students to business management, the language of business, strategy, leadership, teamwork, financial analysis, and decision making all while working through an integrated case study on Comcast. Students will also explore current business issues such as innovation, globalization, and technology with “real world” exposure. Students will meet with guest speakers from a variety of business backgrounds who are helping to shape the business world.

Working in teams, students will engage in a business simulation and experience the power and necessity of teamwork. As part of the case study analysis, students will also research, analyze, and recommend strategies. All learning activities will culminate in an oral team presentation at the conclusion of the two-day program.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive 2 credits, which can be used toward a free elective. There is no additional tuition charge. However, there is a $400 charge to cover meals and course materials. Students who have room assignments for the Fall term will move into the residence halls Thursday, September 10th between 8 a.m. - 11am. There is no additional charge for early move-in.

NOTE: If you plan to live on campus and participate in this course, you must move in during this time.

Register today! Your Drexel account (example: is needed to complete this registration. Your Drexel computer account is used to gain access to all of the functions of the Computer Accounts Management Service. You will need this for access to coursework and to communicate with faculty. Please be sure that you have picked up your account. New to Drexel? Pick up your accounts first.

Don’t delay - Space is limited! Payment is due upon registration. Registration is confirmed once course payment is received.

Please note, in order to participate in this 2-credit course, your Fall term schedule must not exceed 18 credits. If you are a Business and Engineering major, these credits do not count toward your graduation requirement.

Program Agenda

Thursday, September 10th

  • 9 a.m - 11 a.m.: Move into residence halls
  • 11:30 a.m. - Noon: Course Check-In
  • Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Kick off luncheon
  • 1:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Class time, including working dinner.
  • 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Night activity

Friday, September 11th

  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Class time/Programming including: continental breakfast upon arrival and working lunch
  • Dinner provided in GHall 220, beginning at 7 p.m.
  • 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Social in GHall 220


Who should attend?


  • Students
    • Confirmed Students


  • Undergraduate
    • BS Business Administration
    • BS in Economics
    • BA in Economics
    • BS Business & Engineering


  • Accounting
  • Decision Sciences and MIS
    • Business Analytics
    • Management Information Systems
    • Productions Operations Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
    • Real Estate
  • International Business
  • General Business
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
    • Strategy and Technology Innovation Management
    • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing
  • Sport Business