One Year MBA Program Tuition and Expenses

Gain Better Value with Our One Year MBA Program

Traditional 2 year full-time MBA programs can cost $200,000 on average, according to the Financial Times. Furthermore, the opportunity cost (money you don't earn while you're in the classroom instead of at a job) is estimated at an additional $123,000.

Our one-year MBA program benefits you by delivering the traditional MBA experience in less time, thereby saving you tuition dollars and lowering your opportunity cost.

Pre-MBA Leveling Training

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

One Year MBA Tuition Cost


One Year MBA Tuition Payment

Program Year 2022-2023. 

Tuition is payable in four semester payments. 

Approx. Payment Breakdown:

Summer: $13,780.00
Fall: $24,115.00
Winter: $6,890.00
Spring: $24,115.00

Wellness Fee

$100/semester, $200/year (fall, spring)

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

One Year MBA Financial Guarantee (International Applicants Only)

International applicants who accept the offer of admission must submit a copy of the financial guarantee demonstrating sufficient funds to meet educational expenses for the full program. Include a letter of sponsorship if the expenses will be paid by someone other than the student. The minimum amount you must cover to show solvency for immigration documents is $94,974 and includes the following costs.

Tuition (includes Wellness Fee) $69,100
Health Insurance & Other Expenses $4,664
11 Month Living Expenses $21,210
Total $94,974

Please note: $94,974 is the minimum amount you must show for immigration purposes. The student's actual expenses will be greater. Financial guarantee does not cover the cost of optional immersion program during intersession, as well as personal and transportation expenses.

The financial guarantee amount is strictly an estimate. 

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

For International applicants who are pursuing the 1-MBA Business Analytics, Marketing, Supply Chain Management or Financial Management concentration (August diploma), the minimum amount you must cover to show solvency for immigration documents is $101,314 and includes the following costs.

Tuition (includes Wellness Fee) $69,100
Health Insurance & Other Expenses $4,664
12 Month Living Expenses $27,550
Total $101,314

International 1-MBA students who matriculate to Lehigh University as 1-MBA students and change their concentration to Business Analytics will be required to provide financial guarantee for the additional living expenses associated with this concentration. This additional guarantee would need to be provided to the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) before the request to extend the F-1 visa can be granted.

I-20 Immigration Information

Steps to Getting Your 1-20

  1. You must electronically accept your offer of admission and submit an enrollment deposit of $1,000.
  2. You will then receive a follow-up email from Lehigh's OISS, Office of International Students & Scholars. This email will inform you on how to login to your iHome account. 
  3. In order for OISS to issue you an I-20, the following items MUST be completed through your iHome account:
    1. Review and verify your personal information 
    2. Verify your foreign address
    3. Upload your financial documents
    4. Upload your passport information
    5. If applicable, input your dependent's information 
  4. Once the above sections are completed, OISS will be able to create your I-20. Your I-20 will be mailed to you. You will receive an email confirmation with the shipping/tracking information.
  5. If you do not provide the information requested by the deadline listed below, your I-20 will not be issued. You will then need to discuss the option to defer your offer. 
    1. Summer II - TBD


The cost of living in the Lehigh Valley is very affordable. The Office of Housing Services maintains on-campus graduate student housing that ranges from $730/month to $1020/month with a variety of options. A list of off-campus apartments is available through their website. For more information on graduate housing, contact the Office of Housing Services at [610] 758-3500 or

The Office of Graduate Student Life website contains comprehensive information on temporary and permanent housing, roommate forums and finders, a list of off-campus apartments, and links to local newspaper classifieds. Information on leases and city inspections may be obtained here too.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Requirements

Lehigh University requires all full-time (registered for at least 9 credits)  and certified full-time graduate students to have health insurance. Lehigh offers students a health insurance plan through University Health Plans.  All international graduate students with F-1 or J-1 visa status must purchase the student health insurance provided by Lehigh University. Domestic students may waive the requirement to purchase this insurance by following the procedures outlined on the University Bursar's website.  

The cost for AY 2022-23 is $2259.00 for coverage from 8/15/2022 to 8/14/2023.  See the links below for plan costs and deadlines if the student’s program start date is other than the fall semester. Students in programs that start in Summer Session II (1-MBA and MS in Business Analytics) should select the option to add additional months.  Students must be registered for courses in order to enroll in the university’s plan.

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

Lehigh University Bursar's website

  • Eligibility
  • Semester-based Information
  • Enrollment details
  • Billing

University Health Plans website

  • Enrollment Forms, Waiver Form
  • Costs
  • Deadlines
  • Benefits
  • Claim Forms
  • Plan Options

Health Insurance Subsidy

Access to good insurance is essential for the health of our students. To this end, the University established a subsidy program to help eligible graduate students pay for health insurance and a payroll deduction option to help students who wish to avoid one large payment.​

For AY 2022-2023, the annual premium for *student only* coverage will be $2,259.00. To help eligible students, see criteria below, afford individual coverage, the University will provide a subsidy of $1,574.30 on Lehigh’s student health plan for the 2022-2023 academic year. The out-of-pocket premium cost for the individual coverage will be $684.70. Eligible students will receive a subsidy payment of $787.15; minus the appropriate taxes for each semester during which they qualify. The subsidy will be paid at the end of each semester (with December 30, 2022, and June 2, 2023 paychecks.) NOTE: If your paychecks stop before these dates, you will not be eligible to receive the subsidy.  

The subsidy program is an integral part of the University’s commitment to providing our graduate students with a quality insurance program. This insurance covers the graduate student only and not his/her dependents. For AY 2022-2023, to help afford the dependent coverage, the University will provide a subsidy of $250 per semester, ($500 per student/family per academic year) to the eligible graduate students with a dependent child and/or spouse; minus the appropriate taxes for each semester during which they qualify. The eligibility and application process for the dependent insurance subsidy will be available in a separate document later.

*Criteria for Student Health Insurance Subsidy Program*

The subsidy program is offered to graduate students who meet ALL the criteria listed below on the payment subsidy date. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

  1. The student must confirm their enrollment in the university’s insurance AND
  2. The student must be a full-time or certified full-time graduate student. (It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she is registered as a full-time or certified full-time student prior to the payment of the subsidy) AND
  3. Receiving a graduate assistantship with an appointment of at least 10 hours/week or graduate fellowship paid through the university payroll system AND
  4. Has paid their Lehigh student health insurance premium in full by the time the subsidy is paid out or has signed up for the payroll deductions of premiums.

You may begin enrolling in the insurance program on June 24, 2022. To enroll in the insurance program, you must confirm your enrollment in the health insurance by going to AND submitting payment to the Bursar’s Office. Students must complete their registration prior to being eligible to confirm their enrollment in the health insurance plan. (NOTE: Certified Full-Time students must confirm their enrollment of insurance after the Office of Registration and Academic Services (RAS) has processed their Full-Time Certification request.)

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