MBA Programs

Major: Business Administration
Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 51.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
11-1021; 11-2022; 11-9199

About the MBA

Drexel University’s innovative, high-quality MBA program is recognized for its excellence and for its preparation of students for successful professional careers. 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, elective choices, and concentrations, students are able to tailor the program to fit their specific area of interest.

Goals and Objectives

The MBA program is designed to:

  • Integrate the foundations of business, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; organization theory; and practical aspects of institutional management
  • Prepare students for managerial positions in business and other institutions
  • Offer concentrations in various areas of management
  • Capitalize on communication skills, people skills, global perspectives, technological competence, pragmatic emphasis, and ethical perspectives 

 Students selecting a concentration can choose from the following options:

  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management (not available in full-time MBA program) 
  • Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management
  • Marketing 

Program Delivery

The College offers one MBA degree delivered in the format that best suits your lifestyle; face-to-face or online options, full time or part-time basis. The MBA can be completed at our Philadelphia or Malvern, PA campus in as little as 15-24 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 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:

  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management (not available in full-time MBA program)
  • Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management
  • Marketing
Foundation Courses
BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance3.0
BUSN 502Essentials of Economics3.0
Core Curriculum
ACCT 601Managerial Accounting3.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 601Managing the Total Enterprise3.0
MGMT 602Managing Technology Innovation3.0
MKTG 601Marketing Strategy & Planning3.0
ORGB 625Leadership and Professional Development3.0
POM 601Operations Management3.0
STAT 601Business Statistics3.0
Flexible Core Sequence
Students select any two courses from the following list of flexible core courses:6.0
Baida Center for Entrepreneurship
Corporate Venturing
New Venture Planning
Center for Corporate Governance
Legal Options in Decision Making
Corporate Governance
Center for Corporate Reputation Management
Corporate Brand & Reputation Management
Seminar In Marketing Management
International Business/Studies
International Business Management
Information Systems Outsourcing Management
Sovereign Institute for Strategic Leadership
Leading Effective Organizations
Negotiations for Leaders
Capstone Course
MGMT 780Strategic Management3.0
Concentration Courses9.0
Students selecting a concentration can choose from the following options:
Business Analytics
Finance
Healthcare Management
Marketing
Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management
Total Credits51.0

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
Customer Analytics
Marketing Experiments
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Predictive Business Analytics with Relational Database Data
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
Business to Business Marketing
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

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
Term 1Credits
BUSN 502Essentials of Economics3.0
ORGB 625Leadership and Professional Development3.0
MGMT 601Managing the Total Enterprise3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 2
BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance3.0
MKTG 601Marketing Strategy Planning3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
STAT 601Business Statistics3.0
MGMT 602Managing Technology Innovation3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
Flex Core Elective3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Second Year
Term 5
ACCT 601Managerial Accounting3.0
Flex Core Elective3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 6
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
Concentration3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 7
POM 601Operations Management3.0
Concentration3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 8
MGMT 780Strategic Management3.0
Concentration3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 51.0
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