FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT (M2) PROGRAM

Below are list of FAQs about the Master of Science in Management (M2) program! If you still have questions or are looking for more information, contact us today at business@lehigh.edu.

Am I a good fit for this program?

The program is meant for recently graduated non-business degree students with less than one year of work experience.

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Can Economics majors apply?

Yes, Economics majors can apply.

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Is calculus required?

Calculus is not required. For students without a strong math background, it is suggested that they take calculus prior to matriculating.

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Is work experience required?

There is no work experience required for this program. Prospective students with a year or less of work experience will be considered.

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Can this program substitute for an MBA?

The M² program is not a substitute for an MBA. Instead, it provides a solid business foundation to launch graduates into their business careers. An MBA builds on this foundation blending coursework into the context of previous professional work experience.

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Is the program available online?

The program is not available online. Students attend classes full-time on Lehigh’s beautiful, historic campus in Bethlehem, PA. We are conveniently located within commuting distance of New York City and Philadelphia – ideal for career seeking opportunities.

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How long will the program take to complete?

The M² program can be completed in 10 months, including the required pre-term orientation in August.

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How many credits are in the program?

The M² program is comprised of 30 credit hours.

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Do the M² courses need to be taken in sequence?

The 10 month program is carefully designed to flow in a logical order, therefore students follow a required lockstep sequence of coursework. Students will not be permitted to vary their courses or schedule outside of this design.

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Are course waivers or substitutions allowed?

No, the program is designed to be a complete cohorted program, so no waivers or substitutions are allowed.

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What is the start date of the program?

The program begins every August with a pre-term orientation session.

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What is involved in the pre-term orientation session?

The multi-week orientation in August includes workshops designed to prepare students in accounting and excel competencies.

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What are the tuition costs?

The program's tuition is $47,950 (AY 2017-2018) and can be made payable over two semesters.

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Are there additional costs for the winter intersession options?

There are no additional costs for the externship or consulting projects, but there will be an additional cost for the international immersion options.

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Is financial aid available for M²?

Yes, college based financial aid is available for M². Please indicate on application if you would like to be considered for financial aid.

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What are the application deadlines?

The early decision application deadline is November 1. The first round application deadline is December 1. The second round application deadline is February 1. The final round application deadline is March 1. Applications received after March 1 will be considered on a rolling basis.

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What are the application requirements?

The application requirements include:
-Online application and $75 application fee
-GMAT or GRE
-College transcripts
-Two letters of recommendation
-Personal essay
-Resume

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What are the application requirements for Lehigh non-business degree holders?

The application requirements for Lehigh non-business degree holders are as follows:
-Online application
-Official transcripts
-Two letters of recommendation
-Personal essay
-Resume
*The application fee and GMAT/GRE are waived.

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Where should I mail my transcripts?

Official transcripts can be mailed to:
Graduate Programs Office
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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How do I submit my letters of recommendation?

The applicant will enter the recommenders' names and email addresses into the online application and upon notice from Lehigh, the recommenders will submit their letters of recommendation.

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When will I be notified of acceptance to the program?

The admissions timeline is as follows:
Early decision, November 1 applicants will be notified by November 18
Round 1, December 1 applicants will be notified by December 18
Round 2, February 1 applicants will be notified by February 19
Final Round, March 1 applicants will be notified by March 19
Applicants after March 1 will be considered on a rolling basis.

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Can I request an interview?

Yes, you may request an optional interview. It can be conducted on campus or via Skype. You must request the interview at the time you submit your application. An interview may be required for international students.

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Can I visit Lehigh's campus?

You are welcome to visit Lehigh's beautiful, historic campus to get a feel for student life, campus services and our academic programs in person. Contact our office prior to your planned visit.

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