MS in Management Admissions Timeline
A complete application must be received by Graduate Programs Office by the listed deadlines in order to be considered for the current entering class. 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.
Early Decision: November 1
Round 1: December 1
Round 2: February 1
Final for Domestic Students: June 1
Final for International Students: May 15
To apply for the MS in Management Program, use Lehigh's online application system.
The MS in Management application essay should provide a summary of 1) Why you want to be part of the MS in Management program, 2) What you will be able to contribute to the cohort, and 3) Your post-graduate career objectives. The essay should not exceed two pages in length. 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. Please include your computing skills. The resume should be uploaded in the online application.
The GMAT or GRE test score submission is Optional* for MS in Management (M2) applicants who have earned a non-business undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or better and meet the following criteria:
- Have achieved a transcript documented letter grade of B or better in TWO (2) or more quantitative undergraduate courses. Undergraduate courses considered include, calculus, statistics, micro-economics, macro-economics, and data analytics. Students must submit course descriptions/syllabi with their application for such coursework to be considered.
Applicants who choose not to submit a GMAT or GRE test score and who meet the criteria above will have their applications reviewed by the admissions committee but this is no guarantee of acceptance.
Applicants choosing not to submit test scores will receive one of three responses from the admissions committee –
- Acceptance into the M2 program
- Request from the Admissions Committee for a GMAT or GRE test score submission
- Denied Admission into the M2 Program
* “OPTIONAL” means it is at the discretion of the applicant whether they feel a GMAT or GRE test score submission strengthens their application.
GMAT 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.
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.
Please use the proper program code shown below to have your official scores sent to Lehigh. Our office keeps GMAT scores on file for a period of five years. Official scores normally arrive at the Graduate Programs Office two weeks after the exam has been taken.
GMAT Program Code: 6ZB-FN-12
You may find a GRE test center, test information and preparation materials by visiting the Educational Testing Service ® (ETS) website. www.ets.org/gre/.
Lehigh’s GRE institution code is number is 2365. The department code is 4201.
You must submit official transcripts from ALL universities attended, all post-secondary education including transfer credits. Official transcripts bear the signature of the university's registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. 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 in the online application.
Please mail official transcripts to:
Graduate Programs Office
College of Business
621 Taylor Street
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 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 email@example.com. 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. Letters from 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 take the Test of English as a Foreign Language® or the International English Language Testing System exam. All international students must show proof of English Proficiency to be admitted to Lehigh. Exception: applicants who have completed their undergraduate work at an English-speaking college or university are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.
A student's english proficiency test date may not be older than two years at the time of your application to the program. The Lehigh M2 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. IELTS information can be found at ielts.org. Official test scores must be submitted from the testing agencies directly in order for this requirement to be satisfied.
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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.
Recommended band scores:
- Reading: 7
- Listening: 6.5
- Speaking: 7.5
- Writing: 6.5
All students must submit a tuition enrollment deposit when accepting the offer of admission to secure a place in the class (Domestic students-$250/International students-$1,000). The deposit will be applied to tuition. A student who does not matriculate forfeits the deposit.
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