MBA Programs

Major: Business Administration
Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 49.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
11-1021; 11-2022; 11-9199

About the MBA

The Drexel LeBow MBA offers a customizable, cross-disciplinary plan of study that prepares students to solve complex business problems across industries. The rigorous, comprehensive degree program is designed to emphasize the broad perspective of business concepts through innovative coursework, experiential learning and career coaching.

Grounded by a strong academic foundation in business, the program offers several opportunities to specialize and align students' specific area of interest, including business concentrations and dual degree options. Graduate minors from schools throughout the University are also available, allowing students to tailor their plan of study to fit their specific career goals.

Learning Outcomes and Competencies

Leadership Skills

Leadership and Collaboration - Leads individuals, teams, and organizations to attain common business goals and manage change

Communication - Effectively communicates in writing and speaking in business settings

Professional Development and Advancement - Takes initiative and responsibility for one’s professional development and career advancement

Business Acumen

Financial Acumen - Integrates quantitative and qualitative analyses to recommend financial decisions that support financial and strategic goals

Marketing Strategy - Applies marketing theories and tools to make sound marketing decisions and recommendations

Global Mindset - Integrates global perspectives to function effectively in diverse business contexts

Strategic Analysis - Provides the ability to develop a fine-grained analysis of the overall business situation of the firm

Information Systems and Analytics - Collects, manages, and analyzes data, and uses insights gained to set and achieve business goals

Business Operations - Applies quantitative and qualitative tools and operations knowledge to dissect, find structure in, and optimize operations

Business Law - Analyzes and applies the law in decision-making

Solving Business Problems

Identifying and Framing Relevant Complex Business Problems Uses integrated problem solving and project management skills to identify, structure, and solve complex managerial problems

Structuring and Implementing Integrated Solutions - Integrates all business disciplines and uses decision-making tools to formulate an organization’s strategic direction and implements solutions to emergent business problems

Students selecting a concentration can choose from the following options:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management
  • Marketing 
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Program Delivery

The College offers one MBA degree delivered in the format that best suits a student's lifestyle; full-time or part-time, on campus or online. The MBA can be completed at Drexel's main campus in Philadelphia or at a satellite campus in Malvern, Pa., in as little as 18-24 months. Professionals seeking more flexibility in earning the MBA at their own pace can personalize their studies by combining on-campus and online classes.

Please contact Drexel LeBow’s Graduate Admissions Office directly to discuss which MBA delivery option is best suited for you. 

Degree Requirements

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) curriculum remains firmly grounded on the best features of the "traditional" MBA. Among these features is a broad overview of business, complemented by at least one area of concentration.

Students selecting a concentration can choose from the following options:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management (See advisor for scheduling options)
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain and Logistics

Program Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
BLAW 510Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making1.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 510Business Problem Solving3.0
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
ORGB 510Leading in Dynamic Environments 2.0
ORGB 520Leading High-Performance Teams1.0
ORGB 530Career and Professional Development1.0
POM 510Operations and Supply Chain Management2.0
STAT 510Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics2.0
Experiential Requirement-Select one course.3.0
Graduate Internship
Business Consulting Projects
Negotiations for Leaders
Quality & Six-Sigma
Leading for Innovation
Concentration Requirements9.0
Free Electives9.0
Total Credits49.0

Students selecting a concentration can choose from the following: 

Business Analytics Concentration

Requirements
STAT 632Datamining for Managers3.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Business Conditions and Forecasting
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Predictive Business Analytics with Relational Database Data
Customer Analytics
Marketing Experiments
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
System Simulation
Supply Chain Management
Quality & Six-Sigma
Experimental Design
Total Credits9.0

Finance Concentration

Required Courses
Select two of the following:6.0
Advanced Financial Management
Financial Institutions & Markets
Risk Management
Investment Management
Entrepreneurial Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business Conditions and Forecasting
International Financial Management
Seminar in Finance
Electives
Select one of the following:3.0
Legal Aspects of Employment
Macroeconomics
Special Topics in BLAW
International Economics
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Economic Analysis of Multinational Corporations
Knowledge Management
E-Commerce Systems I
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Global Marketing
Marketing Management Cases and Problems
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Management of Manufacturing Firms
Management of Service Firms
Quality & Six-Sigma
Total Credits9.0

Healthcare Management Concentration

BUSN 651Healthcare Business Practice I: Foundations3.0
BUSN 652Healthcare Business Practice II3.0
BUSN 653Healthcare Business Practice III: Capstone3.0
Total Credits9.0

Marketing Concentration

Required Courses
Select two of the following:6.0
Customer Analytics
Marketing Experiments
Buyer Behavior Theory
Channels of Distribution Management
Global Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communications Management
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Services Marketing
Marketing Management Cases and Problems
Marketing Information Management and Research
Electives
Select one of the following:3.0
Special Topics in BLAW
Macroeconomics
International Economics
Business Conditions and Forecasting
International Financial Management
Economic Analysis of Multinational Corporations
Seminar in International Business
Knowledge Management
E-Commerce Systems I
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Management of Service Firms
Supply Chain Management
Quality & Six-Sigma
Total Credits9.0

Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management Concentration

Required Courses
Select two of the following:6.0
Legal Aspects of Employment
Legal Issues in New Ventures
Entrepreneurial Finance
Strategic Human Resource Management
Knowledge Management
E-Commerce Systems I
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Database Analysis and Design for Business
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Electives
Select one of the following:3.0
Macroeconomics
International Economics
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Advanced Financial Management
Risk Management
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business Conditions and Forecasting
International Financial Management
Comparative Financial Analysis
Economic Analysis of Multinational Corporations
Seminar in International Business
Knowledge Management
Buyer Behavior Theory
Channels of Distribution Management
Global Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communications Management
Services Marketing
Marketing Management Cases and Problems
Negotiations for Leaders
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Management of Manufacturing Firms
Management of Service Firms
Supply Chain Management
Quality & Six-Sigma
Total Credits9.0

Supply Chain Management & Logistics Concentration 

OPR 601Managerial Decision Models and Simulation3.0
POM 620Management of Manufacturing Firms3.0
POM 625Supply Chain Management3.0
Total Credits9.0

Accounting Concentration 

ACCT 625Financial Accounting Theory I3.0
ACCT 601Managerial Accounting3.0
Select one of the following3.0
Strategic Cost Management
International Financial Reporting
Current Issues in the Accounting Profession
Forensic Investigation
Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
Financial Accounting Theory II
Cost Accounting
Auditing Theory and Philosophy
Accounting Information Systems
Individual Taxation
Total Credits9.0

General Business Concentration

Complete 9 graduate credits. See an advisor for suggestions. 9.0
Total Credits9.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
Term 1Credits
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
ORGB 510Leading in Dynamic Environments 2.0
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
MGMT 510Business Problem Solving3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
BLAW 510Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making1.0
STAT 510Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics2.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
Elective 13.0
Elective 23.0
 Term Credits8.0
Second Year
Term 5
ORGB 520Leading High-Performance Teams1.0
POM 510Operations and Supply Chain Management2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 6
Elective 33.0
Elective 43.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 7
Elective 53.0
Elective 63.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 8
ORGB 530Career and Professional Development1.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
Elective 73.0
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 49.0

Facilities

In fall 2013, LeBow College opened its 12-story, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, with a finance trading lab, behavioral studies lab and integrated teaching technology in all classrooms. The new building features two lecture halls, 15 classrooms of varying sizes and seating configurations, including case study rooms and cluster classrooms designed to facilitate group work. Other amenities consist of extensive areas of student spaces, including 12 collaboration rooms, two quiet study areas, and 3,500 square feet of student lounges. Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students and staff, in a state of the art building on the University City campus. Please visit the LeBow College of Business webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

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