FLEX MBA Admissions
Admission for the Lehigh FLEX MBA Program is made on a rolling basis throughout the year for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. If you are accepted into the program, it's important to know that you will need to put down an enrollment deposit.
Lehigh's FLEX MBA application can be found online here.
FLEX MBA Application Deadlines
A complete application must be received by the listed deadlines. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are extended to the next business day.
We recommend that you start gathering your materials a few months in advance of the application deadline. This ensures that you have enough time to request transcripts from your undergraduate institution, register for and take the GMAT or GRE, and obtain letters of recommendations from past professors or employers.
|Domestic Students||July 15||December 15||May 1|
|International Students||May 1||December 1||N/A|
Note: H1B visa holders may study in the U.S. on a part-time basis. All other visa type holders please contact the Lehigh MBA Admissions Office for eligibility for part time study.
To apply for the Lehigh FLEX MBA Program, use Lehigh's online application system. There is $75 application fee.
The Lehigh FLEX MBA application essay should provide a summary of your career objectives and relevant work experience with reference to the chosen field of graduate study, and the leadership experience and skills you will bring to your peer group. This is your opportunity to set yourself apart from the other applicants, in your own words. The essay should be uploaded in the online application.
Your professional resume should list your education and professional achievements. Include your computing skills. The resume should be uploaded in the online application.
Candidates must have at least two years of full-time, professional post-baccalaureate employment. Internships and co-ops do not apply to the two-year minimum rule.
The GMAT or GRE test score submission is Optional* for FLEX MBA applicants. Applicants who choose not to submit a GMAT or GRE test score should provide us with evidence in their application that they can be successful in the FLEX MBA program without a GMAT or GRE standardized test assessment.
Please see a list of examples below that would be considered as evidence of one’s ability to be successful in the program in lieu of a GMAT or GRE score:
- A strong overall undergraduate and/or graduate performance record from an accredited university.
- An excellent track record of professional work experience, including company reputations, position within companies, and evidence of upward progression within companies.
- Professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CFA, ESQ, etc.).
- Additional completed Master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited university program.
Applicants choosing not to submit test scores will receive one of three responses from the admissions committee upon the review of all other required application materials:
- Acceptance into the FLEX MBA program
- Request for a GMAT or GRE test score submission
- Denied Admission into the FLEX MBA Program
* “OPTIONAL” means it is at the discretion of the applicant whether they feel a GMAT or GRE test score submission strengthens their application.
NOTE: The GMAT/GRE ‘OPTIONAL’ policy is subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of Lehigh University.
GMAT/GRE scores will be accepted for evaluation as long as your official score is available through the testing service. Please indicate on your online application the date you are taking [or have taken] the GMAT/GRE.
GMAT test center, test information, and test preparation materials can be found by visiting the Graduate Management Admission Council® [GMAC] website at www.mba.com.
GRE test center, test information, and test preparation materials can be found by visiting ets.org.
Please use the proper program code shown below to have your official scores sent to Lehigh University. GMAT scores are kept on file for a period of five years. Official scores normally arrive at the Lehigh Graduate Programs Office two weeks after the exam has been taken.
FLEX MBA Part-Time, Online
- GMAT Code: 6ZB-FN-21
- GRE Code: 2365
MBA & Engineering
- Use the FLEX MBA program code for all engineering disciplines except Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, which require submission of GRE scores only.
MBA & Educational Leadership
- Use the FLEX MBA program code.
You must submit official transcripts from ALL universities attended, all post-secondary education including transfer credits. Official transcripts must bear the signature of the university’s registrar and the seal of issuing institution.
Official electronic transcripts are the preferred method of receipt. If the institution offers an electronic transcript service please have the institution send them directly to email@example.com.
If the institution does not issue electronic transcripts, the official transcripts must be submitted to us in a sealed envelope and may not be opened by you. In addition, unofficial copies of transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. Please mail official transcripts to:
Graduate Programs Office
College of Business
621 Taylor St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
International applicants, in general, must have 16 years of formal education, including four years at the university level, to be considered for admission to the Lehigh FLEX MBA program. Applicants should submit official English translations. If credentials do not record the awarding of the degree received, you must submit certified true copies of your diplomas. If credentials do not show the grading system used by the university, you must also submit a separate official statement from the university that gives this information.
International students who cannot provide the required documentation will have to supply a Course by Course Evaluation (fees for this service are the responsibility of the applicant). The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, www.naces.org lists a number of accredited evaluation companies that can provide Course by Course Evaluations.
Applicants from China:
CollegeNet China Credential Service - Applicants from Chinese institutions may request and submit official transcripts directly through the graduate application. Requests are submitted and processed by CHESICC. A service fee of $12 is charged by CollegeNET.
After entering your college/institution in the educational history section of the graduate application, you will have the option to order official documents.
The processing time for the CHESICC documents is approximately 20 days.
When your CHESICC electronic documents are processed and received by Lehigh University, you will not need to send paper transcripts.
Questions should be directed to the Graduate Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your full name, name of college/university and whether your application has been submitted or is in progress.
You will enter your recommenders' information through the online application. Once complete, a web link will automatically be emailed to the recommender. Applicants are asked to submit recommendations from current and previous supervisors who can attest to their leadership potential, work ethic, and overall performance within the organization.
Letters from company direct reports/subordinates, family members, or friends will not be considered. Paper copies of letters of recommendation will not be accepted.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency through one of three tests: The Test of English as a Foreign Language® (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam or Duolingo. All international students must show proof of English Proficiency to be admitted to Lehigh. Official test scores must be submitted from the testing agencies directly in order for this requirement to be satisfied.
A student's English proficiency test date may not be older than two years at the time of application to the program. The Lehigh FLEX MBA program will continue to accept all versions of the TOEFL test as long as the scores come directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Scores must be received directly from ETS to be considered official. Lehigh's institution code number is: 2365.
Please note ETS has recently introduced an at home TOEFL test for consideration.
Recommended minimum scores:
Internet-based TOEFL [iBT]: 94
Recommended iBT subscores:
- Reading: 25
- Listening: 20
- Speaking: 24
- Writing: 25
Lehigh University will be accepting MyBest™ scores from ETS/TOEFL beginning August 2019.
IELTS information can be found at ielts.org.
Lehigh University Graduate Admissions downloads IELTS scores that have been transmitted to our e-download account. Please contact your test center and request that your scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:
Lehigh University Graduate Admissions
We will not accept paper IELTS test report forms.
Recommended band scores:
- Reading: 7
- Listening: 6.5
- Speaking: 7.5
- Writing: 6.5
Additionally, the language evaluation requirement may be completed through Duolingo, a fast and affordable option that can be taken from any home computer. All that is required is a front facing camera. To learn more, visit englishtest.duolingo.com. A minimum score of 115 is recommended.
If an applicant has completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree or at least 2 years of full-time post-secondary education in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia or Canada, he or she may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement. The applicant is not exempt if the language of instruction is English in a non-English speaking country or if you have lived in an English-speaking country.
International students interested in applying for college-awarded financial aid will be required to pass a Lehigh University Test of Presentation and Speech Skills (TOPSS) test upon arrival at Lehigh. The College will use the new internet-based TOEFL [iBT] as a screening tool for the awarding of financial aid to international students. In order to be considered, you must achieve a speaking section score of 28, and a listening section score of 20. All awards are contingent upon passing the Lehigh TOPSS test. Information on the Lehigh University TOPSS test may be found at www.global.lehigh.edu/esl. .
FLEX MBA Enrollment Deposit
All domestic students must submit a $250.00 deposit when accepting the offer of admission to secure a place in the program. International students must submit a $1,000.00 deposit. The deposit must be received by the specific deadline noted in the offer letter. The deposit will be applied to tuition. A student who does not matriculate forfeits the deposit.
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The following statement is to be used in all faculty, staff, and student handbooks, and in recruiting information for undergraduate and graduate students and special programs that the university offers.
Lehigh University seeks talented faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Lehigh University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in any area , including: student admissions; scholarship or loan awards; athletic, co-curricular, recreational, or social programs; academic programs, policies, or activities; and employment and employment development. Questions and complaints about this policy should be directed to: The Provost or The Vice President for Finance and Administration, Alumni Memorial Building, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015.
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