Lehigh Business students are prepared for post-graduate success. Most recent results (Class of 2022) report 98% of business grads are employed, continuing education, or pursuing military or volunteer service. At a rate of 84% employed, the College of Business has the highest post-graduation employment rate at Lehigh.
See the College of Business' student outcome results.
Lehigh Business faculty are actively engaged in a systematic assurance of learning process. Student achievement of specified learning outcomes is assessed regularly across the core curriculum and in each major, to ensure academic quality, relevance, and continuous improvement.
Goal 1: Understand functional areas of business and how they create value in a global context LO 1.1. Understand how businesses organize & integrate resources, information & ideas across functions & organizations to create value.
LO 1.2. Understand environments in which organizations operate.
LO 1.3. Understand how global forces affect business decisions.
LO 1.4. Understand how to formulate and implement effective business strategies in competitive environments.
LO 1.5. Understand how diversity can impact business decisions and outcomes.
Goal 2: Develop habits of critical, analytical thinking and creative problem solving.
LO 2.1. Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative reasoning and data analysis for business decision making.
LO 2.2. Apply knowledge and skills to new settings and to complex and ambiguous real world business problems.
Goal 3: Communicate effectively.
LO 3.1. Demonstrate competence in oral communications.
LO 3.2. Demonstrate competence in written communications.
LO 3.3. Demonstrate competence in visual communications.
Goal 4: Appreciate ethical and responsible behavior in business contexts.
LO 4.1. Recognize implications arising from ethical dilemmas and formulate actions most consistent with high ethical standards.
LO 4.2. Comprehend corporate social responsibilities.
LO 4.3. Understand the ethical use and dissemination of data, including privacy and security.
Goal 5: Collaborate with others to accomplish work in business contexts.
LO 5.1. Recognize the value of interpersonal differences.
LO 5.2. Understand leading and working effectively in a team.
Goal 6: Build proficiency in a functional area of the student's choice.
Lehigh University gives undergraduates the unique opportunity to pursue and graduate with any degree, regardless of their College of admission. Most recent results reported by Lehigh’s Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics (OIRSA) indicate that 92.8% of students admitted to the College of Business as incoming first-year students graduated with a Lehigh degree within six years, with 84.4% of these students graduating in six years with a business degree. Lehigh University’s overall six-year graduation rate was 91.2%. (The data in this paragraph is based on the 2016 Entering Cohort.)
Incoming Cohort: Fall 2016
|Lehigh University Graduation Outcomes|
|% Graduate within 4 Years with Lehigh Degree:||%Graduate within 5 Years with Lehigh Degree:||% Graduate within 6 Years with Lehigh Degree:|
|# started at Lehigh||83.3%||90.6%||91.2%|
|College of Business Graduation Outcomes: All Undergraduate Business Degrees|
|% Graduate within 4 Years||% Graduate within 5 Years||% Graduate within 6 Years|
|With AACSB Business Degree:||With any Lehigh Degree:||With AACSB Business Degree:||With any Lehigh Degree:||With AACSB Business Degree:||With any Lehigh Degree:|
|# started in AACSB business||76.7%||84.4%||84.2%||92.5%||84.4%||92.8%|
Alumni engagement is a critical indicator of business program success. Lehigh Business currently has a network of more than sixteen thousand undergraduate alumni. Alumni are actively engaged in the Lehigh Business undergraduate experience in a variety of ways including classroom visits, on-campus recruiting, mentoring, hosting internships, sponsoring projects, and participation in Advisory Councils at College and Undergraduate Programs levels. The generosity of Lehigh alumni also supports many special opportunities for business undergraduates including Tauck Scholarships, the Martindale Student Associate Program, our Lehigh Business Student to Professional Program, Lehigh Startup Academy, and many others.
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