Executive MBA Program

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

About the Program

The Executive MBA program is designed for highly recommended professionals with a minimum of seven years of experience and who are currently in a managerial or managerial-track position. Graduates of the Executive MBA program are extremely effective leaders who demonstrate mastery of problem solving and strategy development in an increasingly complex business environment. 

Executive MBA students complete a strategic leadership module that includes comprehensive self-assessment tools and builds on the business curriculum. Students also work with an executive coach to design and implement a personal career development plan and reinforce leadership skills. Students have the flexibility to concentrate in finance or take other elective courses.

Executive MBA students learn in a carefully selected cohort (typically 15 – 25 students) of leaders with diverse experiences and backgrounds who begin and complete the program together. World-class faculty foster an environment where peer learning and discussion is an integral part of the experience. Highly engaged Executive MBA alumni further enhance this close-knit community.

Program Delivery

The Executive MBA Program begins each September with a three-day immersion phase in which students spend a concentrated period working with fellow students and laying the foundations for subsequent coursework and collaboration. The program meets one Friday and two Saturdays per month to minimize time away from the office and home. Online coursework supplements in-class learning to allow students to complete their degree in 20 months. The program ends in a capstone 10-day international residency. In 2017, graduating Executive MBA students studied the experience of doing business in Cuba. 

 Additional Information

For additional information about the program, visit the Executive MBA web page.

Admission Requirements

The Executive MBA program has separate admission procedures. A personal interview is required. Students admitted to the program have an average of 15 years work experience and significant potential for advancement in their organizations. A minimum of 7 years of professional experience (including 2 years of management) is required. Students must be admitted to the Executive MBA program to register for Executive MBA cohorted classes.

For further information, please contact:

Mark Dierkes
Director of Recruitment
Executive MBA Program
484.595.0415
med24@drexel.edu

About the Curriculum

A major strength of the LeBow Executive MBA program is the focus on leadership development. At the core of this instruction is a team-based learning approach. Designed to help enhance the transfer of experiences, each student will progress through the program in diverse teams. During orientation, students participate in team building exercises in which students work together to achieve common goals. Throughout the program, students earn credits towards a Leadership Certificate sponsored by the LeBow Institute for Strategic Leadership.

The Executive MBA is closely aligned with the needs of students and the business community and centers around four relevant and comprehensive modules. Starting with Enterprise Management, the program follows a sequential plan of study, building upon material learned from each of the previous modules. Students explore and apply the core business disciplines of finance, economics, and accounting. In the second year, students take strategy-based classes that require the application and synthesis of knowledge gained earlier in the program. At the end of the program the learning focuses on global business management, including a 10-day international residency.

Foundation Courses

This module is designed to orient students to business concepts, applications and decision making in accounting, finance and economics. Specific courses include:

  • Managing the Total Enterprise (business simulation)
  • Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance
  • Principles of Macro and Micro Economics

Functional Core

This module is designed to build a solid core of advanced business learning, and will expose students to the latest academic trends from our internationally recognized research faculty. Specific courses include:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Statistics
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Managerial Economics

Technology Management & Business Analytics

This module is designed to develop planning skills and an understanding of constantly emerging technological trends. Specific courses include:

  • Managing Technological Innovation
  • MIS: Strategic Alignment
  • Fundamentals of Business Analytics

Strategic Leadership

This module is designed to help professionals increase their leadership ability by exposing them to the latest self-assessment tools, industry best practices and strategies. Specific courses include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business Management
  • International Residency Seminar

Professional Leadership

  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Students complete a Leadership Specialization program on topics as team dynamics, building and leveraging networks, ethics, and leading in dynamic environments. These "short courses" are integrated throughout the EMBA program.

Executive Coaching

Students work individually with an executive coach during and beyond the 20-month program to design and implement a personal career development plan and reinforce leadership skills.

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