Drexel Sacramento Offers First Undergraduate Degree Program

Drexel University Sacramento announced it will begin offering its first undergraduate program in Sacramento in the fall of 2013.

The university will launch a full-time undergraduate program in business for students who have finished at least the first two years of their undergraduate education.

The bachelor's in business administration degree program will be offered at Drexel University Sacramento's location at One Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento and will include a co-op experience where each student will receive six months of paid professional experience.

For Drexel, a 121-year-old not-for-profit university based in Philadelphia, the program expansion marks a new chapter in the university's growth and development in downtown Sacramento.

"Drexel University Sacramento wants to be Sacramento's private university," said Dr. Sandra Kirschenmann, associate vice provost and executive director of Drexel University Sacramento. "With Drexel's top-ranked business school, this is a natural next step in our growth in Sacramento."

Kirschenmann said community input drove the decision to add the undergraduate degree in business. The program encourages applications from students who are completing their second year at a community college - and want to complete their degrees on time.

"Drexel University Sacramento is leveraging the unique programs of our institution with the needs of the Sacramento community," Kirschenmann said. "Drexel has been a national leader in cooperative education programs. Today's students know they need the on-the-job experience to better compete in the job market."

The degree program will include coursework in finance, accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior and operations management.

Drexel University Sacramento opened in January 2009; more than 210 students have received degrees from the Sacramento location.

The undergraduate degree program follows the launch in September of a specialized master's in business administration for health care. Drexel University Sacramento currently offers students seven master's, one doctorate and one post-baccalaureate program designed for working professionals in the fields of entrepreneurial business, human resource development, higher education and public health.

All of Drexel's academic programs are focused at the heart of Greater Sacramento's growth and economic development initiatives - health, entrepreneurial business, human resources and education.

For more information about the degree completion program or any of Drexel University Sacramento's graduate programs, visit www.drexel.edu/sacramento or call 888-389-3781 or 916-325-4600.