Lehigh University, College of Business
Lehigh University is a top 50 National University in the United States of America in the 2020 US News & World Report rankings. The College of Business is AACSB accredited, an accreditation that less than 5% of business schools around the world have earned. The College of Business offers the following graduate programs:
- MS, Management for non-business majors
- MS, Accounting and Information Analysis (STEM designated)
- MS, Accounting for non-accounting majors
- MS, Applied Economics (STEM designated)
- MS, Financial Engineering (STEM designated)
- MBA, Full-time One Year
- MBA, Part-time/Online
- Ph.D. in Business and Economics (STEM designated)
Lehigh University is located 90 minutes west of New York City and 60 minutes north of Philadelphia in the Lehigh Valley, the third largest area of Pennsylvania. The economy of the region is larger than some states in the United States and 112 other countries in the world. The student population consists of 6,849 students of which around 1,800 students are graduate students. Lehigh challenges students to gain a greater understanding of how the world works beyond their doorstep, and how to collaborate successfully with people from different background and cultures. The campus is represented by students from 98 different countries.
MS in Management (for non-business majors)
The MS in Management (M2) is all about preparing you for the job you really want. The 10 month program paves the path from college to career by building a business skill toolbox that helps you define your career goals, sharpens your business acumen and gives you the experiential learning that sets you apart. Designed for students with a non- business undergraduate degree, M2 provides the perfect launch pad for a positive and rewarding career trajectory. Applicants with business minors or degrees in economics are welcome to apply.
MS in Accounting (for non-business majors)
The MS in Accounting (MSA) provides students with non-accounting undergraduate degrees with the knowledge, skills, professional attitudes and experiences necessary to begin successful careers in accounting. The MSA program leverages capabilities of Lehigh University's accounting department to serve the population of students who want to achieve a career in accounting, but did not pursue an undergraduate accounting degree.
MS in Accounting and Information Analysis (STEM Approved)
The MS in Accounting and Information Analysis program focuses on business solutions. Students learn how to use accounting information and technology to improve business processes and forge business solutions. Focal points include: Understanding the business framework; Exposure to business subjects in complementary areas; Advanced communication skills; Strategic use of technology; Specialized accounting knowledge; Consulting skills; Advanced technical information systems skills; Leadership and globalization. https://business.lehigh.edu/academics/graduate/masters-programs/ms-accounting-and-information-analysis
MS in Financial Engineering (STEM Approved)
The MS in Financial Engineering program is a cutting-edge, 30 credit-hour program designed to provide students with a strong education in advanced finance and quantitative financial analysis tools using key concepts from financial theory, applied mathematics, and engineering. With these building blocks, program graduates will become instrumental in the creation of innovative solutions for real financial problems, using state of the art analytical techniques and computing technology. The curriculum is intended for career opportunities in areas such as portfolio management, securities trading, investment banking, risk management, and financial information systems.
MS in Economics (STEM Approved)
The MS in Economics program is a relatively rare economics program because it is one of the few business-school-offered programs that is completely focused on the Masters level. While there is preparation for optional Ph.D. matriculation, the focal point of this program is on the M.S.
MS in Accounting and Information Analysis: average age – 21, % female – 48%, 56% international, 44% domestic
MS in Financial Engineering: average age – 21, % female – 53%, 95% international, 5% domestic
MS in Economics: average age – 21, % female – 38%, 62% international, 38% domestic
MS in Management: average age – 21, % female – 65%, 13% international, 87% domestic
MS in Management: GMAT/GRE optional, TOEFL or IELTS accepted, no work experience required, Undergraduate major cannot be in business (business minor is acceptable, economics major is acceptable)
MS in Accounting and Information Analysis: GMAT accepted, TOEFL or IELTS accepted, no work experience required, Undergraduate Major does not need to be in Accounting (could extend program length)
MS in Accounting (non-Accounting majors): GMAT/GRE optional, TOEFL or IELTS accepted
MS in Financial Engineering: GMAT/GRE accepted, TOEFL or IELTS accepted, no work experience required, Undergraduate Major does not need to be in Finance (could extend program length)
MS in Economics: GMAT/GRE accepted, TOEFL/IELTS accepted, no work experience required, Undergraduate Major does not need to be in Business (could extend program length)
MS in Accounting and Information Analysis: $1,280/credit or $38,400 total
MS in Financial Engineering: $1,500/credit or $45,000 total
MS in Economics: $1,110/credit or $33,300 total
MS in Management: $49,530 total