For students pursuing the MBA without a concentration, the program timeline is eleven months. The program begins orientation in late June and students graduate the following May. For students pursuing the STEM designated Business Analytics concentration, students take six additional summer credits (at no additional tuition cost) and graduate in August or thirteen months from the start of the program.
The Lehigh 1-MBA is comprised of 47 credits. The STEM designated Business Analytics concentration is comprised of 53 credits.
Yes, beginning January 2023 (Winter 2022 term), this course will include a week-long excursion to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. This is a required component of the course and 1-MBA program and exceptions will not be made. 1-MBA tuition will cover the following: group transfer in and out of San Francisco airport, deluxe coach for transport to all business meetings, group lunches and dinners and group cultural activities, five nights of hotel accommodations (double occupancy) with complimentary breakfast and internet access, one welcome group dinner, one departing group dinner, and one tour of San Francisco.
Domestic or international flight to California or back to Lehigh University; Hotel extras not included in the standard room rate (Telephone, laundry, meals, minibar, etc); meals not included in the itinerary; optional activities covered by individuals; Individual travel insurance; any necessary visa fees and planning or reciprocity fees for students; extra costs related to Covid-19 safety requirements as per each state's regulation.
You may view our admission requirements on the Lehigh 1-MBA admissions page.
The majority of courses will be offered during the daytime. There may be some opportunity for elective credits in the evening or weekend. Throughout the program, students are typically in class 4-5 days per week.
The 1-MBA program is a very rigorous full-time program, so it is not possible to be employed and pursue the program at the same time. In the past, 1-MBA students have obtained part-time employment on campus, but those positions are limited to a maximum of 10 hours per week due to the significant load of credits students take in the one year program.
Lehigh University does not require an internship as part of the program. However, for students interested in pursuing an internship, a summer optional internship is available at the end of the program. There is no additional tuition cost for completing an internship. Please contact the 1-MBA Program Director for more details.
Yes, the optional summer internship trailer in the 1-MBA program is open to both domestic and international MBA students. Please contact the 1-MBA Program Director for more details.
No. The 1-MBA optional summer internship trailer is designed to have some on campus coursework associated with it at the end of the month of May. Students can then pursue the internship away from Lehigh University’s campus and enroll in an evening course(s) through Lehigh’s synchronous ClassroomLIVE technology. Students would be required to attend coursework remotely, which typically would begin at 6 PM EDT, so securing an internship in EDT and CST time zones is optimal in this scenario.
Yes. A student who is interested in doing an internship for credit in the 1-MBA program must receive approval from the 1-MBA Program Director and in some cases in coordination with the associated academic department to confirm the rigor of the internship. Please contact the 1-MBA Program Director for more details.
No. Lehigh University will support you in your pursuit of an internship with our three person mentoring team, career services and ongoing professional development available to students, however the onus is on the student to secure the internship. Please contact the 1-MBA Program Director for more details.
For a student pursuing the 1-MBA with no concentration, the program begins in Summer II session and finishes the following May or in 11 months. For students pursuing the 1-MBA with an internship, the program begins in Summer II and finishes the following Summer II session or in 13.5 months.
Performance on the GMAT is a good indicator of success in the program. While we do not have a minimum GMAT score, we look for strong quantitative ability as evidenced in the mathematical portion of the GMAT or through other means if applicants are pursuing our GMAT/GRE optional approach, such as strong quantitative undergraduate or professional background. A GMAT score of 600 or above with strong quantitative scores is a strong estimate of cohort averages over the last two cohorts.
The GMAT or GRE test score submission is Optional for 1-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 1-MBA program without a GMAT score. Applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee, but this is no guarantee of acceptance.
Please see a list of examples below that would be considered as evidence of the ability to be successful in the program without a GMAT or GRE exam:
- A strong undergraduate and/or graduate record, including performance in analytical coursework, no less than 3 courses
- CPA, CFA designation or other professional certification with an analytical emphasis
- Master’s or advanced degree in an analytical discipline
- Three or more years of progressive, professional work experience in an analytical position
While not submitting a GMAT or GRE will not exclude you from consideration of full tuition scholarships, it is strongly encouraged to submit a GMAT or GRE test, if you are seeking this level of scholarship. Additional information can be found on the 1-MBA Admissions page under GMAT/GRE Test Score (optional) drop down.
The program is designed that there are no prerequisites for entering 1-MBA. For non-business undergraduate majors, Lehigh University offers leveling training sessions in areas such as: Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Statistics to serve as a preparatory training prior to students taking these courses.
Yes, an interview with the 1-MBA Program Director is required. Typically, this is the last piece of your application. The interview is conducted via Zoom and is recorded, then submitted to the admissions committee with the other pieces of your application. The interview typically lasts one hour or less. Please contact Kevin Ezzell, 1-MBA Program Director at email@example.com to schedule an interview.
Yes. A minimum of two years of professional work experience is required. Professional work experience adds to a competitive application and to your classroom experience.
Each applicant presents a unique skill set for consideration. Your application is carefully evaluated on your academic abilities, motivation, and maturity to complete graduate studies successfully. Evaluated areas also include past academic performance, leadership skills, accomplishments, and contribution to the learning environment.
The Graduate Programs Office is happy to schedule an individual appointment with you to discuss your credentials and your goals, and to discuss with you the opportunities available to you as a Lehigh 1-MBA student. To schedule an appointment, please contact Kevin Ezzell, 1-MBA Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No transfer credits are accepted towards the Lehigh University 1-MBA program.
No. Unfortunately due to the structure and nature of the cohort program, this is not permitted.
The Graduate Programs Office staff is happy to arrange a campus visit for you. While at Lehigh, you may opt to meet with an admissions counselor, tour the college or university, meet current students, visit a class, or schedule a formal interview. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office at email@example.com or by phone at (610) 758-4450.
Our information sessions are posted on the 1-MBA website.
The Graduate Programs Office staff would be happy to arrange a class visit for you. Please contact us at least one week prior to your desired visit date so that we may make arrangements for you. The Graduate Programs Office may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (610) 758-4450.
Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $66,690.
Our online application may be accessed from the 1-MBA Admissions page.
You may view our application deadlines on the 1-MBA Admissions page.
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The only document that needs to be mailed is your transcript. All other documents must be submitted online. Transcripts are held on file until an application is complete, at which time it is submitted for evaluation to the admissions committee.
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