Lehigh University College of Business and Economics

Lehigh University One Year MBA Program Structure

The Lehigh University One Year MBA program is a full-time cohort program designed for professionals. This on-campus program features a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes functional areas of business as well as more theoretical understanding of the modern business world.

Prior to arriving on campus, each student in this program is assigned a coaching team consisting of a One Year MBA program faculty member, a Lehigh alumnus and a dedicated career services staff member. These team members serve as mentors to the students, assisting in finding internships and full-time jobs.

Most classes are offered during daytime hours, though some electives are offered in evenings. Required corporate visits may span day and evening.


Students enrolled in the Lehigh University 1-MBA program must complete 50 credits. This includes a two-week pre-program session that earns five credits, seven weeks of functional area core classes for 7.5 credits, a seven-week stakeholder perspectives session for 7.5 credits and a four-week session entitled “Integrating Societal Shifts” worth 12 credits. Also required is an eight-week internship that earns three credits. During the fall semester, students take 15 credits of elective classes, as well. The 1-MBA is on an academic cycle of December through January.

Class Profile

As a brand-new program, demographic details are unavailable as of yet. The One Year program enrollment may be similar to Lehigh’s Flex MBA student population, which is approximately two-thirds male and one-third female.


Lehigh University’s Career Services office offers job and internship counseling, résumé writing workshops and interview preparation.  One Year MBA students are assigned a dedicated member of the Career Services team to assist with internship and job placement. The office also hosts a career fair in September.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the Lehigh 1-MBA program is $64,750, which is billed over two semesters. International students must submit a copy of a financial guarantee demonstrating the ability to pay $81,025, which includes health insurance and living expenses in addition to tuition.

Students accepted to the program may apply for a Dean’s Scholarship, which includes full tuition plus a $10,000 stipend. Director’s Scholarships are merit-based, partial-tuition scholarships. and range from $5,000 to full tuition. Students may also apply for the Asa Packer Social Entrepreneurship Award, whose honorees will receive full tuition and an $18,000 stipend; and the Alumni Scholarship, open to graduates of any one of the University’s four degree programs. The Alumni Scholarship awards $10,000 to the successful applicant.

Lehigh University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which offers tuition benefits to veterans.

Admissions Procedures

A minimum of three years of post-baccalaureate professional work experience is required of candidates for the 1-MBA.
Students wishing to enroll in the 1-MBA program must submit an application with an application fee of $100. Also required are an essay, a résumé, GMAT or GRE scores, transcripts from universities attended, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants must also participate in an admissions interview.

An applicant’s GMAT score for this program is expected to be greater than 650. The only exception to the GMAT requirement is for those who hold a doctoral degree.

In addition to the above, international students must also provide TOEFL scores (IELTS is not accepted for this program) and financial guarantee information.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round 1 – March 1, 2017
Round 2 – June 1, 2017
Final – September 1, 2017