Lehigh University’s College of Business is comprised of six distinct departments: Accounting, Decision and Technology Analytics, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. In November 2018, the ground was broken for an innovative, 60,000 square-feet state-of-the-art building to match the business school’s theme; “Break Boundaries.” The Raunch Business Center will continue to serve business students as well, but the new facility will feature technology-ready learning labs, such as the trading room, Raunch Media and Communications Lab, and a business incubator space. The CoB is accredited by the AACSB and is ready to produce the next generation of business leaders.
The undergraduate business curriculum encompasses three required courses; Analytics/Programming, Communications, and Leadership, to meet the growing needs of 21st-century careers. Students begin by choosing a Bachelor of Science degree program from Business and Economics, Integrated Business and Engineering, or Computer Science and Business. Next, students customize their degree with a major in Accounting, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management. Students can also add on a minor in Entrepreneurship, FinTech, or Real Estate. Students can accelerate their career with a Master of Business Administration or a specialized Master of Science in Accounting and Information Analysis, Accounting, Applied Economics, Financial Engineering, or Management. The MBA is offered on-campus in a rigorous one-year format for full-time students. Students in the One Year MBA will be assigned a mentor team, consisting of an MBA Faculty Advisor, Industry Executive Advisor, and a Career Coach. Externship projects, professional development, global immersions, and a Capstone Course are all components of this program that truly prepare students to succeed in such a short period of time. Doctoral students can earn a Ph.D. in Business and Economics. Executive certificate options include Management and Leadership, Project Management, Transformational Leadership, or Supply Chain Management.
Approximately 1,700 undergraduate students and just over 300 graduate students attend the CoB. The Distinguished Speaker Series connects students with industry leaders. Students looking for advice on starting a business can turn to the Small Business Development Center. Other centers that provide research opportunities include the Center for Financial Services, Supply Chain Research, Goodman Center for Real Estate, Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise, the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Raunch Center for Business Communication, and the Financial Services Lab. The study abroad program features Belgium and Prague summer trips worth six academic credit hours. The Start-Up Academy is a 10-week summer program for students interested in gaining first-hand experience on how to launch a business and takes place in San Francisco.
The FLEX MBA is one of the most flexible business programs that exist. Students are able to choose on a daily basis whether to attend classes on campus or tune in via ClassroomLIVE. This format is perfect for students who enjoy live interaction but may have to stay at the office late or travel for work. Concentration options include Business Analytics, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Project Management, or Supply Chain Management.