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:

About the Program

The Executive MBA program is designed for executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals with an average of 15 years of experience (and a minimum of seven years) who are currently in a managerial or managerial-track position. Graduates of the Executive MBA program are catalysts, effective leaders who demonstrate mastery of problem-solving and strategy development in increasingly complex business environments.

Working within an intimate cohort with diverse experiences and backgrounds, Executive MBA students complete a robust cross-disciplinary plan of study with an emphasis on strategic leadership and business solutions. 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

The Executive MBA program delivers 18 months of study in a 20-month period. Courses are primarily taught in residency format with accompanying online elements. The program begins with the LeBow Leadership Experience, a six-day introductory immersion that teaches the tenets of high impact, transformational leadership, and ends with an international immersion experience that applies the concepts and principles learned in the classroom to a global business setting. Past international immersions have examined the transitioning economies of Cuba and South Africa, the rising consumerism and urbanization of China, and Vietnam’s emergence as a global outsourcing giant. 

 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.   

Sample Plan of Study:

First Year

MGMT 510 – Business Problem Solving – 3 credits
ORGB 510 – Leading in Dynamic Environments – 2 credits
ORGB 520 – Leading High Performance Teams – 1 credit
STAT 510 – Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics – 2 credits

MGMT 530 – Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise – 2 credits
ORGB 530 – Career and Professional Development – 1 credit
ACCT 510 – Essentials of Financial Reporting – 2 credits

Executive Electives Week – Classes TBA – 3 credits
ORGB 640 – Negotiations for Leaders – 3 credits
BLAW 510 – Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making – 1 credit

MIS 612 – Aligning Information Systems and Business Strategies – 3 credits
MGMT 520 – Strategy Analysis – 2 credits
POM 510 – Operations and Supply Chain Management – 2 credits

Second Year

FIN 601 – Corporate Financial Management – 3 credits
FIN 610 – Corporate Governance – 3 credits
MKTG 510 – Marketing Strategy – 2 credits

ECON 601 – Managerial Economics – 3 credits
ACCT 603 – Strategic Cost Management – 3 credits

Executive Electives Week – Classes TBA – 3 credits
INTB 790 – Seminar in International Business – 3 credits
MGMT 770 - MBA Capstone - 2 credits

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