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  • Online MBA - Accelerated

    Overview

    Drexel’s Online MBA Accelerated features the academic rigor and recognition of LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, one of the most recognized academic and research institutions in the US. Our online MBA is accredited by AACSB International, the highest accreditation for a U.S. Business School. Ranked among the top 15 in the world by Financial Times, it's the only online MBA in Pennsylvania to make the top 15.

    Drexel University's world-renowned faculty train students to master the fundamentals of business, identify leadership strengths and think strategically using quantitative data. These skills are immediately applicable in students’ present workplaces, helping to make Drexel's programs a valuable commodity and one of the top online MBA programs.

    This 24-month, part-time program is organized into cohorts (groups) of 25-30 students to establish an important learning community that studies and grows together.  We also offer a 42-month, part-time Online MBA - Flex option.

    Concentrations

    Drexel’s online MBA curriculum is a comprehensive program that emphasizes business practices alongside leadership and ethics, technological infrastructure, and industry perspectives. Students tailor their academic experience to their personal career interests by selecting from one of five concentrations and have the opportunity to enroll in the Flexi-core option that features online MBA courses from LeBow's 5 Centers of Excellence.

    • Business Analytics – Participants will be trained to access/analyze business data and processes for improved commercial decision-making. This concentration prepares students to make evidence-based business decisions through an understanding of performance from a systems view that uses statistical and quantitative analysis of data to develop explanatory and predictive modeling. The concentration is designed for students who have an interest in quantitative methods and data analysis, and want to enter a career in business analytics.
    • Entrepreneurship - A multi-disciplinary concentration that focuses on identifying and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities, acquiring capital and other resources, and advanced strategies on growing new ventures. Curriculum includes corporate entrepreneurship (developing radically new products/services for an existing business) and joining already-established new ventures.
    • Finance - This is the broadest available concentration, examining financial theories, risk management, capital budgeting, credit management and related areas. Elective courses in several specialized areas are also available.
    • Healthcare - This concentration is designed for healthcare professionals who are looking to manage delivery systems, as well as executives in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. It is designed to teach the economic, regulatory, political, and technological forces that shape the healthcare industry in a competitive global market.
    • Marketing - Emphasizes marketing skills in the context of planning, strategy, research and management. This concentration is designed to meet the needs of individuals pursuing career advancement in marketing for both profit and non-profit organizations.

    Career Potential

    LeBow has an exceptional reputation for leadership, corporate partnerships and technological assets that enables students to lead successful careers following graduation. 

    Graduates of Drexel University's accredited online MBA degrees experience immediate career advantages. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, the average starting salary for graduates of MBA programs has increased by 4.2 percent over the last year, reaching $92,360. Businesses reported they plan to hire 18 percent more MBA graduates this year.

    Residencies

    Our MBA program features one required residency and the option for a second international residency. Residencies are four-day intensive courses exclusive to the Online MBA Accelerated degree program and are implemented to stress the importance of social interaction in the learning process.

    Curriculum

    Foundation Courses 
    BUSN 505Financial Performance of the Firm - Accounting1.5
    BUSN 506Financial Performance of the Firm - Finance1.5
    BUSN 507Essentials of Economics I1.5
    BUSN 508Essentials of Economics II1.5
    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 two courses from the following list of flexible core courses:6.0
    Baida Center for Entrepreneurship 
    MGMT 650
    Corporate Venturing 
    MGMT 652
    New Venture Planning 
    Center for Corporate Governance 
    BLAW 605
    Legal Options in Decision Making 
    FIN 610
    Corporate Governance 
    Center for Corporate Reputation Management 
    MKTG 654
    Corporate Brand & Reputation Management 
    MKTG 790
    Seminar In Marketing Management 
    International Business/Studies 
    INTB 620
    International Business Management 
    MIS 651
    Information Systems Outsourcing Management 
    Sovereign Institute for Strategic Leadership 
    ORGB 631
    Leading Effective Organizations 
    ORGB 640
    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 698Special Topics *3.0
    Select two of the following:6.0
    ECON 650
    Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications 
    FIN 642
    Business Conditions and Forecasting 
    MIS 630
    Inter-Active Decision Support Systems 
    OPR 601
    Managerial Decision Models and Simulation 
    OPR 626
    System Simulation 
    POM 625
    Supply Chain Management 
    STAT 628
    Applied Regression Analysis 
    STAT 634
    Quality & Six-Sigma 
    STAT 636
    Experimental Design 
    Total Credits9.0

    *

    Prerequisite is STAT 602.

    Finance Concentration

    Required Courses 
    Select two of the following:6.0
    FIN 602
    Advanced Financial Management 
    FIN 622
    Financial Institutions & Markets 
    FIN 624
    Risk Management 
    FIN 626
    Investment Management 
    FIN 635
    Entrepreneurial Finance 
    FIN 640
    Mergers and Acquisitions 
    FIN 642
    Business Conditions and Forecasting 
    FIN 648
    International Financial Management 
    FIN 790
    Seminar in Finance 
    Electives 
    Select one of the following:3.0
    BLAW 620
    Legal Aspects of Employment 
    BLAW 698
    Special Topics 
    ECON 614
    Macroeconomics 
    ECON 630
    International Economics 
    ECON 650
    Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications 
    INTB 632
    Economic Analysis of Multinational Corporations 
    MGMT 655
    Knowledge Management 
    MIS 624
    E-Commerce Systems I 
    MIS 630
    Inter-Active Decision Support Systems 
    MKTG 630
    Global Marketing 
    MKTG 650
    Marketing Management Cases and Problems 
    OPR 601
    Managerial Decision Models and Simulation 
    POM 620
    Management of Manufacturing Firms 
    POM 624
    Management of Service Firms 
    STAT 634
    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
    MKTG 622
    Buyer Behavior Theory 
    MKTG 624
    Channels of Distribution Management 
    MKTG 630
    Global Marketing 
    MKTG 634
    Integrated Marketing Communications Management 
    MKTG 636
    Business to Business Marketing 
    MKTG 638
    New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development 
    MKTG 646
    Services Marketing 
    MKTG 650
    Marketing Management Cases and Problems 
    MKTG 652
    Marketing Information Management and Research 
    Electives 
    Select one of the following:3.0
    BLAW 698
    Special Topics 
    ECON 614
    Macroeconomics 
    ECON 630
    International Economics 
    FIN 642
    Business Conditions and Forecasting 
    FIN 648
    International Financial Management 
    INTB 632
    Economic Analysis of Multinational Corporations 
    INTB 790
    Seminar in International Business 
    MGMT 655
    Knowledge Management 
    MIS 624
    E-Commerce Systems I 
    MIS 630
    Inter-Active Decision Support Systems 
    MIS 632
    Database Analysis and Design for Business 
    OPR 601
    Managerial Decision Models and Simulation 
    POM 624
    Management of Service Firms 
    POM 625
    Supply Chain Management 
    STAT 634
    Quality & Six-Sigma 
    Total Credits9.0

     

    Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management Concentration

    Required Courses 
    Select two of the following:6.0
    BLAW 620
    Legal Aspects of Employment 
    BLAW 646
    Legal Issues in New Ventures 
    FIN 635
    Entrepreneurial Finance 
    MGMT 640
    Strategic Human Resource Management 
    MGMT 655
    Knowledge Management 
    MIS 624
    E-Commerce Systems I 
    MIS 630
    Inter-Active Decision Support Systems 
    MIS 632
    Database Analysis and Design for Business 
    MKTG 638
    New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development 
    Electives 
    Select one of the following:3.0
    ECON 614
    Macroeconomics 
    ECON 630
    International Economics 
    ECON 650
    Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications 
    FIN 602
    Advanced Financial Management 
    FIN 624
    Risk Management 
    FIN 640
    Mergers and Acquisitions 
    FIN 642
    Business Conditions and Forecasting 
    FIN 648
    International Financial Management 
    FIN 649
    Comparative Financial Analysis 
    INTB 632
    Economic Analysis of Multinational Corporations 
    INTB 790
    Seminar in International Business 
    MGMT 655
    Knowledge Management 
    MKTG 622
    Buyer Behavior Theory 
    MKTG 624
    Channels of Distribution Management 
    MKTG 630
    Global Marketing 
    MKTG 634
    Integrated Marketing Communications Management 
    MKTG 646
    Services Marketing 
    MKTG 650
    Marketing Management Cases and Problems 
    ORGB 640
    Negotiations for Leaders 
    OPR 601
    Managerial Decision Models and Simulation 
    POM 620
    Management of Manufacturing Firms 
    POM 624
    Management of Service Firms 
    POM 625
    Supply Chain Management 
    STAT 634
    Quality & Six-Sigma 
    Total Credits9.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0. No specific undergraduate major is required. Degrees earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's.

    Required Documents

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
      • The letters should speak to your performance and accomplishments, and attest to your ability to succeed within the program
    • Resume - Quality and quantity of professional experience will be evaluated
    • An Essay of approximately 500 words
    • GMAT score of at least 570
      • GMAT exam is waived for those who hold terminal degrees such as a JD, MD, PhD, or DDS)
      • The GRE is also accepted in lieu of the GMAT, with scores of at least 153 in both verbal and quantitative reasoning, or a score of at least 1170 on the old test.
      • You may petition for a GMAT or GRE waiver if you:
        • have a minimum of five years of professional experience in a management or management-track position
        • have demonstrated consistent career progression throughou tyour career
        • can demonstrate strong quantitative skills
      • GMAT or GRE waiver requests should be submitted in writing to customerservice@drexel.com and convey how you meet those three requirements
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    How to Submit Supporting Documents

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $1255 per credit.

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.

     

    Academic Calendar

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2014     

    September 22, 2014

    December 5, 2014

    December 8, 2014

    December 13, 2014

    Winter 2015 

    January 5, 2015

    March 16, 2015

    March 17, 2015

    March 21, 2015

    Spring 2015 

    March 30, 2015

    June 8, 2015

    June 9, 2015

    June 12, 2015

    Summer 2015 

    June 22, 2015

    August 29, 2015

    September 1, 2015

    September 5, 2015

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