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Lehigh University Flex MBA Program Structure

The Lehigh Flex MBA Orientation is provided to welcome and acquaint students with information to successfully transition into graduate life at Lehigh. Orientation will include a live case study collaboration, where you will dive into a case that is designed to open your eyes and minds to the broad and complex business issues at the core of the Flex MBA.

Students may complete Lehigh’s Flex MBA program in as few as 16 months, beginning in the fall and ending in the spring of the next academic year. Students take classes together, primarily in the evenings. Students can work towards their degree both on-campus and via online courses. Online courses are offered through Classroom LIVE that delivers programs in real-time from classrooms on campus to distance students.

Curriculum

The Lehigh University Flex MBA is a 36-credit program comprising a core curriculum of 21 credits and 15 elective credits. The core courses are Introduction to the Organization and Its Environment, Managing Financial and Physical Resources, Managing Information, Managing Products and Services, Managing People, and Integrative Experience. This last course serves as the capstone for the core and entails a team-oriented business simulation.

Students may use their elective courses to pursue a concentration in one of six fields: Corporate Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Project Management and Supply Chain Management. However, students are not required to pursue a concentration, and Lehigh notes that many MBA students select their electives simply to broaden the scope of their MBA coursework.

Careers

Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics has a dedicated Director of Career Services for Graduate Programs. Flex MBA students have full access to the following Career Services resources as a collaboration between the Center for Career and Professional Development and the Graduate Programs Office: career coaching and advising, career education, digital tools, and events and resources to connect with alumni and employers.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The Flex MBA tuition cost is $38,700 for the full 36 credit program. The cost per credit hour is $1,075. Lehigh also notes that there is a $100 course access fee for all online courses. Tuition for the MBA & Engineering Joint degree program is $1,460 per credit hour and for the MBA & Educational Leadership Joint degree program is $825 per credit hour.
College-awarded financial aid is available for Flex MBA students completing the program at an accelerated pace and for on-campus courses only. Applicants must receive an offer of admission as a regular student in order to be considered. Financial aid is awarded based on academic performance and in some cases, work experience.
Students interested in financial aid must file a complete application and be admitted to a Flex MBA program.

The University’s Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping students attain a Lehigh University education, no matter your financial circumstances.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants must have at least two years of full-time work experience to apply, and Lehigh notes that students average eight years of work experience upon matriculation in the program.

Flex MBA applicants must submit an online application form and a $100 application fee, a current résumé, recent GMAT or GRE test results official transcripts from all universities attended, and two letters of recommendation submitted through the online application.

Applicants to the program may apply for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement if they have at least 10 years of full-time professional experience, or six years of full-time work experience plus a master’s degree. Applicants who wish to pursue this option must contact the Graduate Program Office at business@lehigh.edu and submit their resume for review. The nature of their experience, previous academic record and other professional distinctions will all be considered in the review process and not all applicants will qualify for a test exemption. Applicants who hold an academic doctorate, juris doctorate or medical doctorate will automatically be exempt from taking the exam (must be equivalent to a U.S. Doctoral degree).

While Lehigh does not stipulate a minimum GMAT score, it notes that the majority of MBA students scored at the 70th percentile or above on the combined exam. The school looks especially closely at applicants’ scores on the quantitative section of the test.

Lehigh notes that applicants are strongly recommended to request admissions interviews, although interviews are not required for admission.

The Lehigh Flex MBA application also includes an essay question, asking applicants to provide a summary of their career objectives and relevant work experience, their chosen field of graduate study, and the leadership experience and skills they plan to contribute to their peers at Lehigh.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2018 – May 1, 2018
Fall 2018 – July 15, 2018
Spring 2018– December 1

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