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October 24, 2005


Program also places as top 45 in the world and 2nd in the region

In a 2005 survey of executive MBA programs by the international business newspaper Financial Times, the Drexel Executive MBA at LeBow College of Business placed 20th in the nation and 42nd in the world, marking the program’s third consecutive year of growth, advancing 10 positions in the nation and 14 in the world since 2003.

In the region, the Drexel Executive MBA placed second only to The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

“The success of the Drexel Executive MBA program can be attributed to the foresight in developing an innovative curriculum that responds to the global needs of today’s executive,” said University President Constantine Papadakis. “Year after year, we are able to deliver a top notch experience, attracting higher caliber students, incorporating the relevant scholarship of our faculty, and integrating the accomplishments of our alumni.”

And according to the survey, The Drexel Executive MBA program continually exceeds the needs of its students and alumni and is a key factor in their upward mobility. The Drexel Executive MBA ranked 9th in the world for career progression and 20th in the world for aims achieved, highlighting the third year in a row the program has been among the top in advancing the careers of its graduates.

“The Drexel Executive MBA shapes exceptional leaders who are prepared to step into top positions, as evidenced by the achievements of our class of 2002,” said LeBow College of Business Dean George P. Tsetsekos. “The Financial Times ranking further attests to our growing stature as one of the world’s leading resources for executive education and validates the rigorous education and leadership assessment that executives need to lead in a complex marketplace.”

The rankings are based on surveys of alumni who have been employed for three years since graduation and respond to survey categories for satisfaction in career progress, salary percentage increase and aims achieved. The survey also takes into account a school’s diversity and the scholarly activities of its faculty.

The Drexel Executive MBA at LeBow College of Business is one of the largest programs in the Philadelphia region. Designed to maximize leadership potential in 20 months, the program features a partnership with Dale Carnegie Training to deliver exclusive individual and group communications coaching and culminates in a unique international leadership residency, created in partnership with The Gallup Organization®.

Recognized by Financial Times, U.S.News & World Report, Entrepreneur magazine and for superior programs, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business empowers, enriches and inspires future business leaders through an innovative, strategic approach to business education in its master’s, bachelor’s and doctoral programs. LeBow College is accredited by AACSB International -- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the best national doctoral universities, Drexel is one of fewer than 50 private universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation as Doctoral/Research Universities Extensive.

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