Classes for Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business’ new LEAD MBA program at the Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, Calif., are under way. An accomplished cohort of 28 working professionals began its twice-weekly evening classes January 6.
The highly qualified class brings an average of 12 years of professional experience to the table, and has an average GMAT score of 590 and an average GPA of 3.1.
“It’s humbling to be a part of this cohort,” says LEAD MBA student Paul Green, a manager for Morning Star Co. “We have a very diverse group of students with a broad variety of backgrounds — CPAs and home-builders, medical doctors and consultants, students who work in government, some who work in small, entrepreneurial organizations, and some who work in nationwide, Fortune-listed companies.”
Green says the class has drawn on its collective experience from day one of the program. “A significant portion of the offline work associated with the program has been a facilitated group discussion — almost an unraveling case study — that bridges gaps between the concurrent classes. There’s not a single student in the program who hasn’t already been given a broader, and deeper, comprehension of business and leadership.”
LeBow College Dean George Tsetsekos says, “Our LEAD MBA program in Sacramento has gotten off to a tremendous and seamless start, and we are impressed with the quality of students who have joined the cohort.”
“The College is committed to ensuring they our newest students in Sacramento receive the same high-quality, hands-on educational experience that our students that our Main Campus in Philadelphia do,” Tsetsekos said.
On January 5, the day before the Sacramento LEAD MBA program kicked off, Drexel’s Center for Graduate Studies held an orientation for all Sacramento students, with a ribbon cutting by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to officially mark the Center’s debut. Mayor Johnson told the students they had a lot riding on their shoulders. “I will continue to do everything I can to help Drexel reach its goals. And to you students here in this room, I say congratulations on choosing Drexel… Our future is depending on your commitment to success.”