Executive MBA Program

Major: Business Administration
Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 49.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:

About the Program

The Executive MBA program is designed to equip driven and determined executives, entrepreneurs and professionals to be leaders and changemakers focused on real-world solutions. Students have an average of 15 years of professional experience (and a minimum of seven years), are currently in managerial or managerial-track positions and possess a demonstrated mastery of problem-solving and the ability to perform at a high level. Working within an intimate cohort with diverse experiences and backgrounds, Executive MBA students complete a robust, cross-disciplinary, hybrid plan of study with an emphasis on strategic leadership and business solutions. Throughout the program, students collaborate in high-performance teams, which enable them to gain diverse perspectives and learn new strategies for problem-solving. The program includes comprehensive leadership self-assessment tools, including an executive coach to help design and implement a personal career development plan and reinforce leadership skills. During the program, students will have the opportunity to choose electives from an array of contemporary interdisciplinary courses. 

Through their professional experience and academic research, our world-class faculty foster an environment where applied learning and real-world application is an integral part of the experience. Highly engaged Executive MBA alumni further enhance this close-knit community, opening their doors to help students build connections and uncover opportunities to benefit their careers.

Program Delivery

This accelerated — not abbreviated — program completes in 16 months. Courses are primarily delivered in multi-day live sessions — in person or remote — with accompanying online asynchronous elements. The program begins with a five-day campus residency, providing an opportunity for the cohort to get to know each other and our expert faculty, and ends with an executive capstone experience that aims to synthesize what students have learned throughout their experience. At the program’s midpoint, students participate in an international residency abroad that provides them with a global perspective to the coursework and workplace experiences.

 Additional Information

For additional information about the program, visit the Executive MBA webpage.

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.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact:

Mark Dierkes
Director of Recruitment
Executive MBA Program

About the Curriculum

Each year, the Executive MBA curriculum is revised to strengthen the best of our program, and include new content and teaching methods to make the entire Drexel experience richer, more rewarding, and more relevant to our students. It is built around 19 courses delivered through various types of executive learning experiences, including classroom meetings with online supplemental sessions, campus immersions, international immersions, online courses, plus six 1-credit elective courses that span an array of disciplines. The program blends proven learning elements that go far beyond a typical MBA program.    

The Executive MBA begins with the six-day Drexel Leadership Experience and ends with a 7-10 day international immersion. In between, class sessions are mostly clustered in an on-campus residency format.   

Executive MBA Sample Curriculum


Fall Quarter
Course                                                  Credits

Special Topic in Finance                       4.0
MKTG 510                                            2.0
MGMT 520                                            2.0

Winter Quarter
Course                                                  Credits

ORGB 640                                            3.0
ORGB 510                                          2.0
BSAN 601                                             3.0

Spring Quarter
Course                                                  Credits

Executive Electives                              2.0
Global Residency                                 3.0
FIN 601                                                3.0

Summer Quarter
Course                                                  Credits

Executive Electives                               3.0
ACCT 603                                          3.0
POM 510                                             2.0


Fall Quarter
Course                                                  Credits

Special Topic in Business                    2.0
Special Topic in MIS                            3.0
ECON 601                                          3.0

Winter Quarter
Course                                                  Credits

Special Topic in Management             3.0
Executive Capstone                            3.0
Experiential Elective                           3.0