1-MBA Business Analytics Concentration (STEM Approved)

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Our full-time 1-MBA program offers a STEM approved concentration in Business Analytics 

Rapid advancement in information technology has created a data rich environment for organizations in all sectors.  How to collect appropriate data, how to evaluate data collection methods and sources, and how to use the data to gain business insights and improve decision making have been challenging to managers.  The Business Analytics concentration is a 15 credit program that is designed to give students exposure from business data collection, storage and retrieval, to predictive models, and to applications for improved decision making in the modern organization. 


Business Analytics Concentration in 1-MBA (15 credits, 13 month program, July to August)

Spring Semester

Business Analytics concentrators use the nine spring elective credits to enroll in business analytics related courses.  Students would select three of the following courses in spring semester and course offerings may change from semester to semester.  Here is s sample of possible courses offered:

Summer Semester (BIS 458 required, choose another 3 credit course)


Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM OPT Extension

Optional Practical Training lets eligible F-1 students work in their field of study in the United States for up to 12 months after completion.  F-1 students with a degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) may be eligible for a 24 month extension of their 12 month OPT. 


Graduation for 1-MBA Business Analytics Concentrators

1-MBA Business Analytics students are still able to participate in May graduation, however the MBA degree would be conferred with an August diploma for employment purposes. 


Tuition Cost

The cost of the 1-MBA program would not change for students who elect to concentrate in Business Analytics.


Health Insurance 

The Lehigh University student health insurance plan covers you for the duration of this concentration.


Graduate Student Housing

1-MBA Business Analytics concentrators living on campus or off campus would need to ensure their housing arrangements would run through the end of summer session II on the Lehigh University academic calendar.