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Drexel University LeBow College of Business Executive MBA

LeBow offers executives with proven business experience the opportunity to earn the same, comprehensive, 51-credit Drexel LeBow MBA in a format that emphasizes shared learning, personal growth and leadership. Like our world-renowned faculty, Executive MBA students come to us from all walks of business — from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial ventures. Working together in small, team-oriented classes, lectures and discussion groups, Executive MBA students don’t just learn from professors — they gain invaluable, one-on-one wisdom from each other.

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Program Type Executive
Tuition (Total) $68,750

Program Information

Drexel University LeBow College of Business Says

LeBow offers executives with proven business experience the opportunity to earn the same, comprehensive, 51-credit Drexel LeBow MBA in a format that emphasizes shared learning, personal growth and leadership.

Like our world-renowned faculty, Executive MBA students come to us from all walks of business — from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial ventures. Working together in small, team-oriented classes, lectures and discussion groups, Executive MBA students don’t just learn from professors — they gain invaluable, one-on-one wisdom from each other.

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, International Business, Marketing, Statistics and Operations Research, Strategy, Technology
Degrees Awarded: Executive MBA.

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The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)
#8 Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students

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Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 29% accepted out of 1370 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 29
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.0
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 570
  • Average Years Work Experience: 6
  • Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

Applicants to the Drexel MBA program must submit all of the following: transcripts for all undergraduate work and for any graduate study; an official GMAT score report; letters of recommendation; a personal essay; and a resume. Applicants are assessed based on academic performance, professional experience, career goals, extracurricular record, and ...Applicants to the Drexel MBA program must submit all of the following: transcripts for all undergraduate work and for any graduate study; an official GMAT score report; letters of recommendation; a personal essay; and a resume. Applicants are assessed based on academic performance, professional experience, career goals, extracurricular record, and potential to contribute positively to the Drexel MBA program. International applicants must also submit an official score report for the TOEFL if English is not their first language, unless they hold an undergraduate degree from an institution at which instruction is in English.

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Important Dates

Round 1
September

22

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School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 711
Percent International Students 44%
Total Full-Time Faculty 116
Full-Time Faculty 96%

Student Life

“Drexel provides plenty of professional and social networking opportunities” for its MBAs, although full-time students benefit the most (since they are on campus most frequently). Full-timers report “an overwhelming range of opportunities available,” with “clubs and competitions for every interest” that include “networking events for women in business, video game clubs, consulting groups, music labels, etc. Academics are always number one priority, but there are plenty of outside opportunities for fun.” Philadelphia is an asset in that regard. It’s “a city that has a ton of opportunities” and provides a “great local business and government network.” Overall, students enjoy a “good life/school/work balance,” with “plenty of opportunities to pursue other school-related activities without having to overcommit yourself.”LeBow has a diverse population in its MBA programs with one-third of the students com­ing with undergraduate degrees in business, one-third in the sciences including engineer­ing, and one-third having liberal arts degree. Students say this mix results in “a nice bal­ance between very intelligent and a lot of fun.” The different programs draw different types of students, of course. The full-time program tends to be younger and less experienced, while the Executive MBA draws students who “have extensive work experience and under­stand the importance of a business graduate degree.”

Career

LeBow’s Office of MBA Career Services offers “excellent career services,” according to stu­dents. Through “various career service events and networking opportunities,” career coun­selors “really make an effort to involve as many students as possible and showcase their events in a professional way. Just in the last few months I have attended several Employer of the Week sessions that have [piqued] my interest in industries I had not previously con­sidered. Also the Mentor Match program has been pivotal in honing my networking skills and [giving me the opportunity to interact] with alumni in both formal and informal set­tings.” Drexel’s alumni network represents another “great opportunity to see how Drexel positively impacted the careers of so many professionals who were once in our position years ago.” Finally, “regular job fairs…are often good opportunities for networking.” Top employers of recently graduated Drexel MBAs include: Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential Bank of America, PNC Bank, Wachovia Securities, TIAA CREF, Campbell Soup Company, Siemens, Sungard, and Exelon Corporation.

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Students Say

Academics at Drexel University encompass a breadth of Colleges and Schools whose pro­grams are designed to provide the foundation of study coupled with cooperative education experiences to produce the next generation of scholars, professionals, and leaders. LeBow College fits squarely into that tradition. Noted strengths of the MBA program include “a pragmatic approach to real-world application.” Offering a “strong and dynamic curricu­lum” that “stresses practical education,” LeBow offers “a solid emphasis on business analy­sis processes with a strong technology background as well.” Practical application is deliv­ered through “case studies and other real-life simulations” that “help in applying concepts and attaining a better understanding of how to approach a given situation.” Students in the two-year full-time MBA program also benefit from a co-op program that provides hands-on experience while “helping students learn more about the industries in which they might wish to pursue a career.”Part-time and full-time students will find numerous options at LeBow. The school offers a one-year full-time MBA as well as the aforementioned two-year program. Those unable to attend daytime classes will likely prefer the two-year evening cohort MBA (called the LEAD MBA, for LeBow Evening Accelerated Drexel MBA). LeBow also offers a more traditional part-time Professional MBA and two online part-time MBAs. The first, called MBA Anywhere, is a conventional part-time cohort MBA delivered primarily online over 24 months (three on-campus residencies are required). The other is the Corporate MBA in Pharmaceutical Management, whose curriculum was designed in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson. All programs operate on a fast-paced quarterly academic calendar that allows “more chances to take courses during a year,” and all programs place “a strong emphasis on leadership.”Students praise the LeBow administration, reporting that the school “appears to be pouring a lot of money into the marketing of the LeBow brand. That will likely produce more of a return for [us] upon graduation.” One MBA happily tells us that “The administration could not make the process any easier to prevent any type of potential distraction from your aca­demics. If you wish to pursue further study in a discipline or make local contacts in a disci­pline they are always there to help.” Likewise, professors “are really open to meeting with students and discussing classroom ideas in a different context. They enjoy getting to know their students and sharing their own experiences.” Faculty members “bring real-world issues to classroom for discussions and potential problem solutions. Some even share their consultancy experiences with the students. Overall, it is highly stimulating and excellent learning experience.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Laurance A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Sovereign Institute for Strategic Leadership; Center for Corporate Governance; Center for Research Excellance; Center for Teaching Excellance

  • International Student Support Groups:

    LeBow International Student Association http://www.drexel.edu/isss/

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    http://www.drexel.edu/studentlife/oca/cs/glbtq.asp

  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://www.drexel.edu/intercultural/groups.htm

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Drexel Learning Center http://www.drexel.edu/oca/c/support_services.asp

  • Research Facilities:

    Laurance A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Sovereign Institute for Strategic Leadership; Center for Corporate Governance; Center for Research Excellance; Center for Teaching Excellance

  • Study Abroad:

    International study abroad is required for the One Year MBA program. Country destination differs each year based upon global economic strategies to be researched. Optional trips are available for other MBA programs with previous destinations including China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Germany, Czech Republic, Turkey, Chile

  • Women Support Groups:

    Drexel Women in Business http://www.drexel.edu/intercultural/groups.htm

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Drexel University LeBow College of Business include:

Dominic J. Frederico - Chairman, President and CEO, Assured Guaranty

Raj Gupta - Former Chairman and CEO, Rohm & Haas

Nicholas DeBenedictis - Chairman, AquaAmerica

Gary Bernstein - Vice President, IBM

Bennett S. LeBow - Chairman Vector group; Chairman and CEO Borders Group

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $48,981

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: TYCO Electronics, PNC, Deliotte, Campbell's Soup, South Jersey Industries

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Finance / Accounting 29% $61,402
Financial Services 29% $58,200
Consulting 24% $55,875
Marketing / Sales 15% $87,400
Manufacturing 15% $69,000
General Management 12% $82,000
Operations / Logistics 12% $53,250

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 26%
Three Month Employment 59%
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