1-MBA Financial Management Concentration

Our full-time 1-MBA program offers a concentration in Financial Management

An interdisciplinary approach between the Finance and Management departments in the College of Business, this concentration lives at the intersection of finance and management and equips MBA students with a strong background in corporate finance while also integrating new venture analysis in how organizations enhance their capabilities to organize, execute, and invest in new ventures. What makes this concentration unique is that few Finance concentrations allow students to access the mindset of an entrepreneur. Through a blend of Graduate Business Entrepreneurship (GBEN) and Graduate Business (GBUS) courses this concentration is ideal for students who:

  • Are seeking or advancing in a career in finance 
  • Are interested in working for start ups or fast growing companies in a finance capacity  
  • Have an interest in developing their own entrepreneurial ideas and seek to gain deeper financial acumen

Financial Management Concentration in 1-MBA (12 credit, 13 month program, July to August)

Spring Semester (Total semester: 16 credits)
MBA 465 Consulting Practicum II, 4 credits (core requirement)
BIS 456 Business Analytics for Decision Making, 3 credits (core requirement)
GBUS 419 Finance, 3 credits 
GBUS 420 Investments, 3 credits 
Select 3 of the following 1 credit courses:
GBEN 407 Start Ups & Pivots, 1 credit
GBEN 409 Financial Forecasting, 1 credit 
GBEN 410 Financing Start Ups, 1 credit
GBEN 412 Going Public, 1 credit 

Summer Semester (Total semester: 3 credits)
GBUS 424 Advanced Topics in Financial Management, 3 credits

Graduation for 1-MBA Financial Management concentrators

1-MBA Financial Management concentrators will still be able to participate in May commencement, however the MBA degree would be conferred with an August diploma for employment purposes.

Tuition Cost

The tuition cost of the 1-MBA program would not change for students pursuing this concentration. 

Health Insurance

The Lehigh University Health Insurance plan covers you for the duration of the program. 

Graduate Student Housing

1-MBA Financial Management 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. 

Financial Management Concentration + Summer Internship Option

Students pursuing this concentration have the option to secure an MBA summer internship and complete the summer course synchronously online in the evenings. Please visit the 1-MBA Internship Trailer Option webpage for further details.