MBA Programs

Major: Business Administration
Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 49.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
11-1021

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:

  • Business Analytics
  • Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact
  • Finance
  • Effective Leadership
  • Strategic Technology & Innovation Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Customized

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. We offer flexible plans of study based upon a student's academic circumstances.  It can be completed in 12 - 24 months but we advocate for you to work with an academic advisor to develop a plan of study that fits your needs. The MBA can be completed full time or part time, online or in person at Drexel's main campus in Philadelphia.  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:

  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Strategic Technology & Innovation Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact
  • Effective Leadership
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Customized 
Required Courses
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
BLAW 510Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making2.0
BSAN 601Business Analytics for Managers3.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
ORGB 511Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach3.0
POM 510Operations and Supply Chain Management2.0
Experiential Requirement-Select one course3.0
Graduate Internship
International Business Seminar and Residency
Leading for Innovation
Business Consulting
Business Agility and IT
Negotiations for Leaders
Tax Experiential Learning
Concentration Requirements9.0
Free Electives11.0
Total Credits49.0

Students selecting a concentration can choose from the following: 

 Business Analytics Concentration

Select three of the following9.0
Aligning Information Systems and Business Strategies
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Customer Analytics
Marketing Experiments
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Analytics
Statistics for Business Analytics
Datamining for Managers
Time Series Forecasting
Special Topics in STAT
Total Credits9.0

Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact Concentration 

Choose three from the following9.0
Legal Aspects of Employment
Corporate Governance
Environmental and Social Issues in Finance
Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Business
Business Ethics
Sustainability and Value Creation
Corporate Brand & Reputation Management
Special Topics in ORGB
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Social Issues in Sport
Total Credits9.0

Finance Concentration 

Select three of the following:9.0
Advanced Financial Management
Business Valuation
Corporate Governance
Environmental and Social Issues in Finance
Financial Institutions & Markets
Risk Management
Investment Management
Entrepreneurial Finance
FinTech
Behavioral Finance
International Financial Management
Special Topics in FIN
Total Credits9.0

Effective Leadership Concentration 

Choose three of the following9.0
Leading the Digital Supply Chain
Business Ethics
Sustainability and Value Creation
Leading Virtual Teams
Negotiations for Leaders
Total Credits9.0

Marketing Concentration

Select three of the following, of which two MUST be from MKTG (any course with MKTG subject code and course number between 600-699) :9.0
MKTG Course 600-699
Special Topics in BLAW
Intro to Econometrics and Data Analysis
Microeconomics
International Business Management
Knowledge Management
Systems Analysis & Design
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Management I
Quality & Six-Sigma
Time Series Forecasting
Total Credits9.0

Strategic Technology & Innovation Management Concentration 

Required Courses
MGMT 602Innovation Management3.0
MGMT 603Technology Strategy3.0
Electives
Select one of the following:3.0
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Introduction to Change Management: An Integration of Macro and Micro Perspectives
Strategic Change Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Knowledge Management
Sustainability and Value Creation
Leading for Innovation
Strategy Implementation
Change Management Experiential Capstone
MIS Policy and Strategy
Business Agility and IT
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Leading and Executing Change
Negotiations for Leaders
Time Series Forecasting
Total Credits9.0

Supply Chain Management & Logistics Concentration 

Select three of the following: 9.0
Leading the Digital Supply Chain
Systems Analysis & Design
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Management I
Supply Chain Management II
Management of Service Firms
Transportation & Logistics Management
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Revenue Management
Supply Chain Analytics
Special Topics in POM
Quality & Six-Sigma
Time Series Forecasting
Total Credits9.0

Customized Concentration  

Students can self customize a concentration with coordination between their program manager and with faculty guidance. Please see your Program Manager/Academic Advisor for further information 9.0
MBA Graduate Credits include courses in Accounting (ACCT), Statistics (STAT), Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), General Business (BUSN), Interdisciplinary Business (INDS), International Business (INTB), Legal Studies (BLAW), Management (MGMT), Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing (MKTG), Operations Research (OPR), Organizational Behavior (ORGB), Production Operations Management (POM), Sport Management (SMT) or Taxation (TAX), with a course number range between 500-799 or other approved course at the graduate level.

Sample Plan of Study

Accelerated 18-Month Plan of Study 

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 5102.0BLAW 5102.0ECON 6013.0Experiential Elective3.0
MGMT 5302.0BSAN 6013.0MGMT 5202.0 
MKTG 5102.0FIN 6013.0Concentration Elective3.0 
ORGB 5113.0Elective3.0Elective2.0 
POM 5102.0   
 11 11 10 3
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCredits  
Concentration Elective6.0MGMT 7702.0  
Elective 3.0Elective3.0  
 9 5  
Total Credits 49

Accelerated 15-Month Plan of Study  

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 5102.0BLAW 5102.0ECON 6013.0Elective3.0
MGMT 5302.0BSAN 6013.0MGMT 5202.0Experiential Elective3.0
MKTG 5102.0FIN 6013.0Concentration Electives6.0 
ORGB 5113.0Elective3.0Elective2.0 
POM 5102.0   
 11 11 13 6
Second Year
FallCredits   
MGMT 7702.0   
Concentration Elective6.0   
 8   
Total Credits 49

Accelerated 12-Month Plan of Study  

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 5102.0BLAW 5102.0ECON 6013.0MGMT 7702.0
MGMT 5302.0BSAN 6013.0MGMT 5202.0Electives6.0
MKTG 5102.0FIN 6013.0Elective2.0Experiential Elective3.0
ORGB 5113.0Elective3.0Concentration Elective 6.0 
POM 5102.0Concentration Elective 3.0  
 11 14 13 11
Total Credits 49

Part-Time MBA Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 5102.0BLAW 5102.0BSAN 6013.0MGMT 5202.0
MGMT 5302.0FIN 6013.0MKTG 5102.0Elective2.0
ORGB 5113.0  Experiential Elective3.0
 7 5 5 7
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
POM 5102.0ECON 6013.0Concentration Electives6.0MGMT 7702.0
Elective3.0Concentration Elective 3.0 Electives6.0
 5 6 6 8
Total Credits 49

Note: First Year Summer (Accelerated 18-Month Plan of Study) is less than the 4.5-credit minimum required (considered half-time status) of graduate programs to be considered financial aid eligible. As a result, aid will not be disbursed to students this term.

Facilities

The 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home for LeBow College of Business is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, at the intersection of Woodland Walk and Market Street, where it forms a gateway to Drexel and a backdrop to the historic statue of A. J. Drexel (Moses Ezekiel, 1904). The diagonal massing of the lower floors follows Woodland Walk and combines with the new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (Diamond & Schmitt, 2011) to energize the University’s central quadrangle. The building’s tower will mark the LeBow College and Drexel campus from all directions while the open, glassy Market Street façade will showcase the College’s student activities to passersby.

The building’s organization unites the school’s various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by classrooms, student lounges, events spaces, and offices. The atrium is immediately accessible from main entrances at the three corners of the building. An open stair within the atrium leads to a 300-seat auditorium and 100-seat lecture hall one floor below and to a divisible multipurpose room and additional classrooms above. The building’s upper floors contain faculty offices interspersed with seminar rooms and group study rooms. The top floor houses the Dean’s suite and a boardroom and conference suite that opens to east- and west-facing terraces.

The building’s warm masonry and glass exterior reflects the emerging vocabulary of the next generation of Drexel buildings. Sophisticated solar shading devices allow maximum transparency between the inside and outside while supporting the building’s high environmental aspirations.

Key Building Features

  • Five-story atrium
  • Finance trading lab with Bloomberg Terminal Room
  • 300-seat auditorium
  • 160-seat event space
  • 100-seat lecture hall
  • 45-seat seminar rooms
  • 44-seat computer classrooms
  • 60-seat classrooms
  • Executive MBA classroom
  • 24-seat classrooms
  • Special areas for experiential learning simulations and business consulting
  • Videoconferencing capabilities
  • Integrated teaching technology in all classrooms
  • Recording studio to support LeBow College’s online programs
  • Extensive areas for students to gather socially and for collaborative study, including student collaboration rooms, two quiet study areas, and 3,500 square feet of student social space
  • EMBA Alumni Lounge for the exclusive use of EMBA alumni
  • Behavioral Studies Lab
  • Starbucks
  • Green Globe certifiable, meeting worldwide sustainability standards

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, the Behavioral Lab webpage, and the Finance Trading Lab webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

MBA Program Faculty

Marco Airaudo, PhD (University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia). Associate Professor. Computational economics, international economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics.
Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor. Cyber crime, strategic management of information technology, unstructured data mining, individual internet usage behavior (specifically abuse and addiction), application of artificial intelligence techniques in forensic accounting and ophthalmology.
Trina larsen Andras, PhD (University of Texas at Austin) Head of the Department of Marketing; Academic Director, Center for Corporate Research Management. Professor. International marketing, marketing channels management, cross-cultural communication.
Orakwue B. Arinze, PhD (London School of Economics). Professor. Client/Server computing; Enterprise Application Software (EAS)/Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP); knowledge-based and decision support applications in operations management.
Jie Cai, PhD (University of Iowa) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance.
Suresh Chandran, PhD (Vanderbilt University). Clinical Professor. Corporate entrepreneurship; corporate social responsibility; global management; intellectual property and employee rights; Sustainability; Technological Innovation.
Lauren D'Innocenzo, PhD (University of Connecticut). Associate Professor. Team effectiveness, contextual influences, emergent team dynamics, shared leadership, multi-level modeling, and groups/teams.
Qizhi Dai, PhD (University of Minnesota). Associate Professor. Business Value of Information Technology, eCommerce, Economics of Information Technology, Information System Management.
Pia DiGirolamo, PhD (Purdue University). Associate Clinical Professor. Forensic economics, distance learning.
Boryana Dimitrova, PhD (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Global marketing, inter-organizational, marketing channels, retailing and retail management.
Michaela Draganska, PhD (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) Department of Marketing. Associate Professor. Advertising strategy, product assortment decisions, new product positioning, distribution channels. Marketing analytics and big data, marketing communications, marketing research, marketing strategy, technology and innovation.
Elea Feit, PhD (University of Michigan) Department of Marketing. Assistant Professor. Bayesian hierarchical models, interactive (eCommerce), marketing research, missing data.
Christopher Gaffney, PhD (Rutgers University, New Brunswick). Assistant Clinical Professor. Applied Probability, Decision Theory, Risk Analysis
Cuneyt Gozu, PhD (University of Albany). Associate Clinical Professor. Attitudes; Groups/Teams; Leadership; Motivation; Power and Influence
Michael Howley, PhD (Arizona State University). Clinical Professor. Investments in dissatisfied customers, service recovery, health-care marketing, marketing of service organizations, financial consequences of marketing actions.
Yanliu Huang, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Associate Professor. Consumer n-store decision making, consumer planning, health marketing, memory and learning.
Daniel Korschun, PhD (Boston University). Associate Professor. Brand and corporate reputation management, corporate social responsibility, internal marketing, marketing strategy, relationship marketing.
Rosalie S. Kreider, JD (Villanova University) Head of Department of Legal Studies. Clinical Professor. Business law, international business law, commercial transactions.
David Kurz, EdD (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Business Education; Groups/Teams; Leadership; Supply Chain Leadership.
Jeongsik Lee, PhD (University of California Los Angeles). Associate Professor. Economics of Innovation; Social networks; Technology management
Johnny Lee, PhD (University of Utah). Associate Clinical Professor. Accounting information systems; e-business; managerial accounting; supply chain management
Benjamin Lev, PhD (Case Western Reserve University). Trustee Professor. Inventory Control, Mathematical Programming, Operations Planning and Scheduling.
Merrill W. Liechty, PhD (Duke University). Clinical Professor. Bayesian statistics, portfolio selection, higher moment estimation, higher moment estimation, Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Dali Ma, PhD (University of Chicago). Associate Professor. Social hierarchy; Social networks; Sociology of entrepreneurship; Sociology of transitional China
Mary Mawritz, PhD (University of Central Florida). Associate Professor. Abusive supervision; deviant behavior; leadership.
Bruce D. McCullough, PhD (University of Texas Austin). Professor. Applied Econometrics, Data Mining, Econometric Techniques, Reliability of Statistical and Econometric Software.
V. K. Narayanan, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Delloitte Touche Jones Stubbs Professor. Cognition and Strategy; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Organization design
Gordian Ndubizu, PhD (Temple University). Professor. Financial accounting.
Edward Nelling, PhD, CFA (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton) Department Head. Professor. Investments; corporate finance; real estate finance.
Gregory Nini, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Creditor control rights, corporate governance, and firm value; insurance economics.
Fariborz Y. Partovi, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Manufacturing Technology Development, Quality Implementation, Quality Management, Service Management, Six-Sigma
Natalie Pedersen, JD (Harvard University) Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor. Employment law; employment discrimination; implicit bias.
Christian Resick, PhD (Wayne State University). Associate Professor. Groups/Teams; Leadership; Organizational Culture and Fit; Personality.
Patricia Robak, PhD (Lehigh University) Department of Finance. Clinical Professor. Investments, money and banking, international finance.
Konstantinos Serfes, PhD (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana). Professor. Industrial organization; microeconomics; game theory
Samir Shah, DPS (Pace University). Clinical Professor. Drexel University's Provost Fellow India Partnerships
Srinivasan Swaminathan, PhD (University of Texas-Austin). Professor. Marketing research and strategy, pricing and promotions, loyalty and satisfaction.
Samuel H. Szewczyk, PhD (Pennsylvania State University). Associate Professor. Corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial engineering, investment banking, financial institutions.
George Tsetsekos, PhD (The University of Tennessee) Dean Emeritus, LeBow College of Business; Francis Professor of Finance. Professor. Valuation and corporate restructuring, treasury and risk/hedging operations, investment banking, securitization, emerging capital markets, multinational finance, bank asset-liability management.
Daniel Tzabbar, PhD (University of Toronto). Associate Professor. Accessing and managing knowledge; Alliances; Human capital; Organizational learning and change; Social Capital; Technology Entrepreneurship; Technology Innovation
Chen Wang, PhD (University of British Columbia). Associate Professor. Consumer curiosity, self-regulation and goals, sensory perception.
Jonathan C. Ziegert, PhD (University of Maryland) Management Department. Associate Professor. Attitudes; Diversity; Groups/Teams; Leadership; Organizational Culture and Fit.
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