Frequently Asked Questions about the Flex MBA Program

Below are list of FAQs about the Flex MBA program! If you still have questions or are looking for more information, contact us today at business@lehigh.edu.

How long will it take to complete the Lehigh Flex MBA program?

At a full-time pace, the program can be completed in as little as 18 months. At a part-time pace, the program can be completed in as little as two years, but most students take about three years to complete it.

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How many credits are in the Lehigh Flex MBA program?

The Lehigh Flex MBA is comprised of 36 credits.

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What are your admission requirements?

You may view our admission requirements on the Lehigh Flex MBA admissions page.

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When will I attend classes?

Flex MBA students attend classes together regardless of the pace you are on. There is a mix of evening, daytime, and weekend classes available, with classes primarily in the evening. Students may mix and match on campus, online, and ClassroomLIVE courses to achieve the degree.

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What is your minimum GMAT score?

Performance on the GMAT is a good indicator of success in the program. While we do not have a minimum GMAT score, we look for strong quantitative ability as evidenced in the mathematical portion of the GMAT. Most of our students score in the 70th percentile or above on their total score, a good measure of the strength of your peers.

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Can I waive the GMAT?

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 a masters degree with 6 years of full-time professional experience. Applicants who wish to pursue this option must contact Michael Tarantino mgt215@lehigh.edu and submit your resume and transcripts for review. The nature of your 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, juries doctorate, or medical doctorate will automatically be exempt from taking the exam. (Must be equivalent to a U.S. Doctoral degree)

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Are there any prerequisites required for admission?

Prerequisites are not required in order to be admitted to the program. The program's prerequisites: Statistics (ECO 401), Financial Accounting (GBUS 401) Principles of Economics (ECO 001), and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent. The prerequisites must be completed prior to specific core course work. Students can begin regular Flex MBA course work and complete prerequisite course work simultaneously.

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Can I take any prerequisites at other universities?

Lehigh offers the prerequisite courses online, a convenience of which most students take advantage. Principles of Economics and Statistics may be taken at another university upon submission and approval of a course syllabus. Financial Accounting may be taken at another university; however, students must successfully pass the Flex MBA program’s accounting proficiency test in order to complete the prerequisite.

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Is an interview required?

An interview is recommended. Please contact Michael Tarantino, Director of Recruitment and Admissions at (610) 758-3418 to schedule an interview.

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Is work experience required?

A minimum of two years of professional work experience is required. The average work experience of our student body is six years. Professional work experience adds to a competitive application and to your classroom experience.

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What factors do the admissions committee consider when evaluating my application?

Each applicant presents a unique skill set for consideration. Your application is carefully evaluated on your academic abilities, motivation, and maturity to complete graduate studies successfully. Evaluated areas also include past academic performance, leadership skills, accomplishments, and contribution to the learning environment.

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How can I gauge my chances for admission to the Lehigh Flex MBA program?

The Graduate Programs Office Office is happy to schedule an individual appointment with you to discuss your credentials and your goals, and to discuss with you the opportunities available to you as a Lehigh Flex MBA student. To schedule an appointment, please contact Michael Tarantino at (610) 758-3418 or by email at mgt215@lehigh.edu.

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Does Lehigh accept transfer credits to the Lehigh Flex MBA program?

Any prior graduate business course work will be evaluated for the waiver of Flex MBA prerequisites (accounting, statistics, and principles of economics). Flex MBA core courses will not be waived due to their integrated nature. Direct course transfer towards elective course work will be evaluated on a case by case basis. The request to transfer will be evaluated by the Flex MBA Program Director, appropriate Department Chair, Graduate Associate Dean of the College, and the University Registrar. Students must submit an official transcript, course description, course syllabus, and transfer petition. The courses may not be from an earned degree and must be graduate level course work completed within four years of the first enrollment in the Lehigh Flex MBA. The minimum grade for transfer courses is "B" and the maximum number of hours permitted to transfer is six.

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Can I begin classes as a non-degree student, and then apply to the Lehigh Flex MBA program?

Yes, you may begin coursework as a non-degree student and then opt to make a full application to the Lehigh Flex MBA program. Please contact Michael Tarantino at mgt215@lehigh.edu for information.

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How do I arrange for a campus visit?

The Graduate Programs Office staff is happy to arrange a campus visit for you. While at Lehigh, you may opt to meet with an admissions counselor, tour the college or university, meet current students, visit a class, or schedule a formal interview. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office at business@lehigh.edu, or by phone at (610) 758-4450.

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When are your information sessions?

Our information session schedule can be accessed within our Upcoming Events web page.

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Can I visit a class?

The Graduate Programs Office staff would be happy to arrange a class visit for you. Please contact us at least one week prior to your desired visit date so that we may make arrangements for you. The Graduate Programs Office may be reached at business@lehigh.edu or by phone at (610) 758-4450.

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Can I change my program pace within the Flex MBA?

You may change your pace at any point during your program with notification to the Graduate Programs Office.

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What are the tuition costs?

Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $1,075 per credit hour.

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I paid my application fee, but changed my mind - Can I receive a refund?

Unfortunately our system does not allow us to process refunds of application fees once they have been remitted to the application system.

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I am reimbursed by my employer for tuition. Does Lehigh offer tuition deferment?

Tuition deferment is available for students whose employers reimburse their tuition. Students must fill out the deferment form for each semester in which they participate. A $50 fee per term applies.

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Where can I access an application?

Our online application may be accessed from the Flex MBA Admissions page.

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What are your application deadlines?

You may view our application deadlines on the Flex MBA Admissions page.

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Where should I mail my transcripts?

Lehigh University
Rauch Business Center
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
USA

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Must I submit my application documents in one package?

The only document that needs to be mailed is your transcript. All other documents must be submitted online. Transcripts are held on file until an application is complete, at which time it is submitted for evaluation to the admissions committee.

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What types of financial aid are available?

Please visit our 'Costs and Financial Aid' web page.

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