Business Update

Winter 2019

Dear CBE Friends,

Quiet retrospection is good for the soul after a busy semester. As always, I am amazed as I look back and review the accomplishments and high level of activity within the College. It is my pleasure to share with you some of the highlights that reflect our student successes, faculty research activities, alumni interactions and important initiatives.

Our alumni play an important role in extending the learning experience beyond the classroom. Fred Schaufeld '81, this year's....

Georgette C. Phillips,
Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton Dean of the College of Business and Economics

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Top Stories

David Gelles, New York Times

New York Times' David Gelles: 'When CEOs Speak Out, the World Listens'

The Symposium, When Business Meets Social, brought together business leaders, educators, students and members of the Lehigh community with the aim of fostering conversations.

Lehigh@Nasdaq Center

STARTUP ACADEMY CELEBRATES ITS FIRST GRADUATING CLASS

Twelve Lehigh students immersed in Silicon Valley honed their entrepreneurial skill sets and mindsets.

David Morency '18

LEHIGH STUDENT NAMED 2020 SCHWARZMAN SCHOLAR

David Morency '18 will earn a master's in global affairs in China as part of the Schwarzman Scholarship program.

students in the Rauch Business Center

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS REVAMPS CORE CURRICULUM

New core curriculum puts stronger emphasis on business analytics, business communications, and leadership.

Fatt Matt golf

CHIPPING AWAY: IBE TEAM HELPS BRING GOLF TRAINING DEVICE TO MARKET

A team of Lehigh seniors works with a local golf pro on Fatt Matt brand.

Lehigh Business magazine

HOT-OFF-THE-PRESS! LEHIGH BUSINESS

This edition examines faculty's ground-breaking research, student, and alumni endeavors.

Philadelphia, PA

LEHIGH FLEX MBA ANNOUNCES PHILADELPHIA FOCUS

Lehigh's Flex MBA program debuts in Philadelphia in the spring.

Stacom Family Speaker Series

RAISING THE NUMBERS OF WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE

Sponsored by the Stacom Family Speaker Series, the event was held to provide students with advice from industry leaders.

Fredrick D. Schaufeld '81 '15P '17P

FRED SCHAUFELD TALKS ABOUT LUCK, OPPORTUNITY AND LEHIGH

Fredrick D. Schaufeld '81 '15P '17P spoke at the Donald M. Gruhn '49 Distinguished Finance Speaker Series.

Lehigh MBA students

LEHIGH'S FLEX MBA PROGRAM RANKED NO. 13 BEST ONLINE MBA BY U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

Up 6 spots from 2018, Lehigh has moved up in the rankings to No. 13 on U.S News & World Report's 'Best Online MBA Programs' list.

Cashable app

A 1-MBA STUDENT WITH A DIFFERENT SIDE-HUSTLE AND PASSION PROJECT

Shokirbek Marimov has already made changes to his co-owned app business with what he has learned in the program.

Faculty Focus

Patients, Doctors Dissatisfied by Electronic Health Records

Chad Meyerhoefer, professor of economics, co-authored the study that surveyed physicians, providers and non-clinical staff.

Neal Snow's Municipal Financial Reporting Taxonomy Informs Best Practices

A new national industry working group is basing its work on research by Neal Snow, assistant professor of accounting at Lehigh.

Thought Leadership

IlLUminate, our dynamic, multimedia platform offers fascinating insights into the latest research and thoughtful perspectives on the business of business.

Research That Matters

Lehigh business faculty are acknowledged thought leaders with an unwavering commitment to excellence in research. 

Texas Supreme Court Decision Cites Hospital Billing Rates Research

The research of George Nation III, professor of finance, was cited several times in the Texas Supreme Court's majority decision.

Board Independence Protects Firms from Corporate Misconduct

Corinne Post and Andrew Ward among co-authors of 'Board Independence and Corporate Misconduct: A Cross-National Meta-Analysis.' 

Around Campus

Lehigh Launches Public Phase of $1 Billion+ Campaign with $20 Million Gift Announcement

Lehigh University kicked off the public phase of a $1 billion-plus fundraising and engagement effort.

Lehigh Ranked Among Nation's Finest Research Universities

U.S. News & World Report's 2019 'Guide to America's Best Colleges' ranks Lehigh University as one of the nation's outstanding research universities.

Lehigh Looks to Expand Opportunities, Partnerships in China

Already deeply engaged in China, Lehigh is now exploring new partnerships and initiatives with some of the country's most prominent institutions.

2018 Year in Review

As the year came to an end, here are the five biggest stories of the year.

Attorney, Academic and Women's Rights Icon Anita Hill to Deliver Lehigh's MLK Lecture on Feb. 7th

Anita Hill will speak on "From Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace" at Lehigh.

Lehigh Routs Lafayette in #Rivalry154

Former Lehigh took a 17-0 lead before the game was nine minutes old and wouldn't look back.

Lehigh's Own Startup: The College of Health

Patrick Farrell, provost and vice president of academic affairs, shared the vision of the new College of Health with members of the Tower Society.

First-Gen Students Receive Alumni Advice

As part of the programming of the Lehigh student-established club F1RST, alumni shared their advice and experiences about being first-generation college students.

The Brown and White Turns 125

Lehigh's student-run newspaper, The Brown and White, celebrates its 125th anniversary in January.

No More Plastic Straws

Lehigh Dining has made extensive efforts to phase out plastic straws in its dining halls after learning that the campus was using approximately 50,000 plastic straws annually.