Lehigh University College of Business and Economics


The Lehigh University College of Business and Economics (CBE) celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. The College’s MBA program first received accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 1953. Today, Lehigh offers both a flexible pacing and one year MBA programs to students on campus and through distance education formats. Students also have the option to earn a dual MBA degree in either engineering or educational leadership.


Located 50 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City, Lehigh’s campus in Bethlehem, PA offers courses on three campuses: the Asa Packer campus, the Murray H. Goodman campus and the Mountaintop campus. The program is centered on the Rauch Business Center (RBC), one of Asa Packer’s newer buildings. Some MBA courses also meet on the Mountaintop campus in Iacocca Hall and in the recently expanded LEED rated Ben Franklin TechVentures building.


Rauch Business Center houses distance learning enabled classrooms, computer labs and many of the Lehigh University College of Business and Economics’ business research centers. These include the Value Chain Research Center, the Financial Services Laboratory, the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise, the Murray H. Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies and the Small Business Development Center.

Opened in 2010, the CBE’s Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation is located adjacent to the Rauch Business Center in the Wilbur Annex. MBA students may also access the Small Business Development Center at Lehigh’s nearby Goodman Campus. Graduate students also have the option to live on campus in numerous provided locations.


The College of Business and Economics employs 87 faculty members in total, including 15 in Accounting, 19 in Economics, 20 in Finance, 22 in Management and 11 in Marketing. While the overwhelming majority of the faculty has completed Ph.D.s and hold full, associate or assistant professorships, faculty members are supplemented by Professors of Practice and Lecturers, who often possess business experience in their area of expertise.

Student Body

Lehigh enrolls approximately 361 students from 16 countries in the College of Business and Economics. Average student GMAT score is 678.

MBA Degree Offerings

Lehigh offers three MBA degree paths, including the one-year MBA, joint MBAs, and the Flex MBA.