Drexel University Online Master of Business Administration

Why Drexel University? 

Drexel University recruits applicants for its online Master of Business Administration degree program. This large private research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania administers the program through its LeBow College of Business.

While the professional experience and business success potential of applicants will be considered, there is no specific admission requirement relating to past work experience. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, as are the results of the GMAT or GRE tests unless you meet the requirements for a waiver.

Program Snapshot

University Name Drexel University
Location Philadelphia
State Pennsylvania
Niche.com Grade A
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program LeBow College of Business
Credits 49
Cost per credit $1,306.00
Tuition for Entire Program $63,994.00
Test Requirements waiver available
Minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? maybe
Typical Time to Complete 18 months to 5 years
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations
  • Business Analytics
  • Corporate Sustainability & Global Impact
  • Finance
  • General Business / Customized Concentration
  • Marketing
Synchronous classes both
Required Courses
  • Essentials of Financial Reporting
  • Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making
  • Business Analytics for Managers
  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Strategy Analysis
  • Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA Capstone
  • One of Graduate Internship, International Business Seminar and Residency, Leading for Innovation, Business Consulting, Business Agility and IT, Negotiations for Leaders or Tax Experiential Learning
  • Concentration Requirements (9 credits)
  • Free Electives (11 credits)
Does the Program Include a Capstone? Yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? Yes
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Dual degrees available include Business Analytics, Sports Business; 4 10 week quarters per year; highly customizable with range of concentrations and graduate minors; hands-on Experience;  multiple residency options, networking opportunities, case simulations and portfolio projects 
Program Description Drexel’s online MBA requires both a capstone course and an experiential learning component. Experiential learning can include an internship, consulting projects, residency experience and/or portfolio projects. This degree requires 49 credits of coursework. The program can take as few as 18 months but most students take 2-3 years.  5 concentration areas are offered: Business Analytics, Corporate Sustainability & Global Impact, Finance, General Business / Customized Concentration, Marketing

What will I Learn?

A special feature of the Drexel program is the opportunity to choose between several different methods of gaining hands-on practice through experiential learning. Students can choose to complete a Graduate Internship, Business Seminar and Residency, Business Consulting course, Business Agility and IT course, Negotiations for Leaders course, or a Tax Experiential Learning Course.

The required program courses begin with Essentials of Financial Reporting, Business Analytics for Managers, and Managerial Economics. Students learn more about the daily activities of the manager in Corporate Financial Management, Strategy Analysis, and Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise. Further required topics are covered in Marketing Strategy, Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise, and Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational and Strategic Approach. Students also take Operations and Supply Chain Management.

All students must take a required MBA Capstone course.

The curriculum offers a substantial opportunity for customization, with nine credits taken in the student’s area of concentration, plus eleven electives in any subject area. 

How much will the program cost?

The program costs $1,306.00 per credit, and 49 credits are required. The total cost of the degree is just under $64,000.00 for the entire degree. Most students take 18 months to 5 years to finish their studies. 

How does the program fit into my life?

The program accepts new students in the Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer semesters. The classes at Drexel can be either synchronous or asynchronous. A synchronous class meets weekly at a prescheduled time. An asynchronous class does not have scheduled meetings, and students complete weekly coursework according to their own schedule and obligations.

Students complete the program within 18 months to 5 years. accelerated, full time, part time


Due to the large size of this premier research university, its online MBA program offers greater curriculum flexibility and options for customization than many other options. These features, however, come at a higher price point. Nevertheless, if you are looking for multiple residency opportunities, hands-on learning via case simulations and applied projects, and access to an excellent network of affiliated employers and graduates, Drexel may be worthy of your attention.

Drexel also offers multiple dual degrees such as MBA/MS Business Analytics and MBA/MS Sport Business. The program can be completed quickly if you wish due to its structure of four 10-week quarters per year.