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25 Facts About Drexel University Online MBA

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When you are look at online MBA programs, Drexel University Online MBA should be on your list to take a look at and consider. It is one of the top online MBA programs in the country. It can be completed completely online. When you are searching for an online MBA program, there are many things you need to consider. Your choice should be made on your needs as well as what the university and programs can offer you. To help make your process of making the decision a little bit easier, we have compiled a list of 25 facts about the program and university.

  • The online MBA program offered by Drexel University Online MBA is an accelerated program. It is also the only online MBA program in the state of Pennsylvania to reach the top 15 in rankings.
  • This program takes place of 24 months and is a part time program. There is also a flex option where you can take up to 48 months to complete the program.
  • Each student is placed in a cohort and they go together through the program. This is a good way to assist the students in creating a community that they can rely on through the course of the program. Each cohort consists of 25-30 students.
  • There are several concentrations you can choose from for the program. These concentrations include Business Analytics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Healthcare.
  • Although the program is completely online, you are required to complete one on campus residency. The residency consists of four day intensive courses. They are exclusive to this degree program. This residency is required so that they can include a component that stresses the social importance of the degree.
  • You have the option to take part in a second international residency which will further the social importance again as well as the global aspect of the MBA program.
  • There are four core foundation courses that each student is required to take. These courses are Financial Performing of the Firm – Accounting, Financial Importance of the Firm – Finance, Essentials of Economics I and Essentials of Economics II.
  • The core curriculum is composed of nine courses. These courses are as follows: Managerial Accounting, Managerial Economics, Corporate Financial Management, Managing the Total Enterprise, Managing Technology Innovation, Marketing Strategy & Planning, Leadership and Professional Development, Operations Management, and Business Statistics.
  • There is a flexible core sequence once you finish with the core classes. You will chose from the available classes in each section.
  • Depending on your concentration choice, you will then have several courses to complete the requirements for the program. To see the specifics based on the concentration, please click here.
  • To apply for the program, you must have a degree from a four year accredited university. You must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Your official transcripts must be sent to the school from your undergraduate school.
  • To apply for the program, you undergraduate degree does not have to be business based. It can be of any concentration. You will be taught the business basics during the program so you will be caught up to speed in no time.
  • You must submit two letters of recommendation. These should be based on your professional experience and academic potential.
  • You must submit your up to date resume as well. This is to show your professional experience in the real world.
  • You will be required to submit an essay that is at least 500 words in length. The essay topic will be given to you when you apply.
  • Your GMAT or GRE scores are required for the application of this program. Your GMAT score must be at least 570. If you submit your GRE scores, you must have at least a score of 153 in both the verbal portion and the quantitative portion.
  • If you took the old GRE test, you will need to have at least a score of 1170. This is one of the few schools that will still accept the old GRE test scores.
  • If you are an international student applying for the program, you must also submit your TOEFL. This is a requirement that is used to show how fluent you are in the English language. You must be able to understand and communicate in English to have any success in the program. All courses are taught in English. For more requirements for admission for international students, please click here.
  • The application deadline is rolling. However, there are only four semesters (fall, winter, spring, and summer) so you will need to keep these in mind. To apply for the program, please click here.
  • For the 2014-2015 academic year, the current tuition is $1,255 per credit hour. This makes the base program cost $64,005. This does not include the price of extra fees, books, and other various costs. This amount is subject to change every year so you will need to check with the University for the current tuition rates if you are applying after this specific academic year.
  • This program is eligible for financial aid. You can apply for financial aid by submitting your FASFA each year. There are also scholarships and grants you can apply for to help pay for the program. For more information and explore your options, you can speak with the Financial Advisor that you are assigned to at the start of your program.
  • There are approximately 70 students enrolled full time in the program. This is a highly sought after program so you will need to make your application strong.
  • The gender distribution is almost even for the student population in the program. On average, the males in the program make up approximately 56.9 percent. The females in the program make up approximately 43.1 percent.
  • According to Rankings.Ft.com, the program is ranked 20th among online MBA programs.
  • The online MBA program and business school is accredited by the AACSB International, which is the best accreditation that can be given to a U.S. university in the business field.