One-Year MBA Program Tuition and Expenses

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The Lehigh one-year, full-time 1-MBA program is designed for professionals who wish to either pivot their careers toward a business-related area or accelerate their career growth within their chosen field. Its rigorous curriculum includes the functional areas of business and embraces the shared value model that recognizes various stakeholders in today’s high-tech, modern societies.

The one-year duration of this full-time, cohort program model, when compared to the traditional two-year MBA full-time model, significantly reduces the opportunity costs of those who forego their current employment to attend. Below is everything you need to know about tuition and expenses when considering the 1-MBA or 1-MBA/MPH dual degree programs. 

 

Tuition for the One-Year MBA Program

$68,900

Billing Breakdown:
Summer: $13,780
Fall: $24,115
Winter: $6,890
Spring: $24,115


Tuition is due prior to the first day of class in each semester. Information on billing, due dates, and payment plans (available for the fall and spring semesters) may be found on the Bursar’s website.

 

Dual Degree One-Year MBA/Master of Public Health Tuition

$110,615

 

Pre-MBA Leveling Training

$240 maximum cost
(optional and determined on a student-by-student basis based on previous undergraduate courses)

 

Wellness Fee

$105 per semester (Fall, Spring). Total of $210 per year.

The Wellness Fee supports the Health Center in its mission to provide access to physical and mental health care. 

 

Financial Guarantee

(International Applicants Only)

 

1-MBA Business Administration

International applicants who accept the offer of admission must submit their financial guarantee demonstrating sufficient funds to meet educational expenses for the full program (diploma August 2024). Include a letter of sponsorship if the expenses will be paid by someone other than the student. The minimum amount to show solvency for immigration documents is $95,723 and includes the following costs:

  • Tuition (includes Wellness Fee) $69,110
  • Health Insurance & Other Expenses $5,403
  • Living Expenses (11 months) $21,210
  • Total $95,723

Please note: $95,723 is the minimum amount you must show for immigration purposes. The student's actual expenses will be greater. The financial guarantee does not cover the cost of the required immersion program during intersession, as well as personal and transportation expenses.

Matriculated students who change from the Business Administration major to one of the majors below will be required to remain on campus through the Summer of 2024. An additional financial guarantee in the amount of $6,340 to cover summer 2024 living expenses is required.  An updated I-20 will be issued once the additional financial guarantee is submitted and verified.  

 

1-MBA Business Analytics, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Financial Management Concentrations

International applicants who accept the offer of admission must submit their financial guarantee demonstrating sufficient funds to meet educational expenses for the full program (diploma August 2024). Include a letter of sponsorship if the expenses will be paid by someone other than the student. The minimum amount to show solvency for immigration documents is $102,063 and includes the following costs:

Tuition (includes Wellness Fee) $69,110
Health Insurance & Other Expenses $5,403
12 Month Living Expenses $27,550
Total $102,063

Please note: $102,063 is the minimum amount needed for immigration purposes. The student's actual expenses will be greater. The financial guarantee does not cover the cost of the required immersion program during the winter intersession, as well as personal and transportation expenses. 

 

Immigration Information

Accept the offer of admission and pay the deposit as instructed in your offer letter.

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) offers a comprehensive website for admitted degree-seeking students that lists detailed information on the following:

  • F1 or J-1 visa process
  • Housing
  • Health insurance and vaccination information
  • International student orientation
  • Arrival information

 

Housing

The Office of Housing Services provides assistance and information for graduate students.

You should be prepared to pay the equivalent of three month’s rent. Most graduate students live off-campus in shared housing. The monthly cost per room can vary from approximately $700 to $1,000. Students who wish to live by themselves (without roommates) or with their partner or family, can expect to pay between $1000 and upwards of $2000 per month, depending on the location and apartment amenities. Many landlords require first and last month rent as well as a security deposit (up to the equivalent of one month rent). Some apartments include utilities (water, trash, internet), some do not. 

Housing options typically fall into three categories: University-owned and operated housing, affiliated housing, and off-campus rental housing. Explore your options early by visiting the Office of Housing Services website.

 

Health Insurance

All graduate students registered full-time (9 or more credits per term) or certified as a full-time student are required to have health insurance coverage. 

Lehigh University offers a student health insurance plan available for purchase through University Health Plans. Domestic students may waive the university’s offer of insurance by providing proof of coverage from a qualified plan. All F-1 and J-1 students must enroll in the university’s plan. 

The cost of insurance for the 2023-24 year is $2,452 for the period from 8/15/23 to 8/14/24.

You must be registered for coursework before you can purchase health insurance through the university’s student plan.  

Part-time students are not eligible to purchase insurance through Lehigh University's student plan.

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