FOR YOUR COMPANY’S BUSY PROFESSIONALS LOOKING TO READY THEMSELVES FOR THAT NEXT COMPANY CHALLENGE, EARNING THEIR MBA CAN SEEM LIKE A DAUNTING TASK. TRAVELING FOR WORK, LONG DAYS, AND SUDDEN CHANGES IN THEIR SCHEDULE CAN BE OBSTACLES TO TAKING ON A GRADUATE MBA PROGRAM – A GRADUATE DEGREE MUCH NEEDED TO TAKING THEIR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
YOUR EMPLOYEES CAN ATTEND ON-CAMPUS OR ATTEND ON-LINE - OR CHOOSE A COMBINATION OF BOTH DEPENDING ON THEIR SCHEDULE THAT DAY.
The LEHIGH UNIVERSITY FLEX MBA provides an unparalleled level of flexibility to the active professional. Your Employees can opt to participate on campus or online each day through our unique ClassroomLIVE experience, depending on what their schedule that day dictates. Perhaps your employees prefer the networking environment of being on campus, but they need to travel for a work assignment for two weeks. They can attend classes in person, and when they leave town they can join their classes online Live during their time away. It’s the ultimate, convenient hybrid learning environment.
Even if your employees choose part-time enrollment they will still have a networking cohort, adding the same value to their time here at Lehigh as a full-time student would receive. Additionally, the Lehigh Alumni Network is a robust asset that your employees will take with them and access regularly as they move up in their careers.
If your employees are already finding themselves in a hectic management environment, or they aspire to move up into positions of greater responsibility within your company, there is no longer any reason for them to wait to attend Lehigh University to earn their MBA.
ADVANCED EDUCATION REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE BENEFITS YOUR COMPANY CAN OFFER ITS EMPLOYEES.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE FLEX MBA PROGRAM
1. STRUCTURED/UNSTRUCTURED DECISION-MAKER
The Lehigh FLEX MBA creates an environment that will challenge your employees to think in unaccustomed ways. Your employees are taught how to be clear and precise, yet critical thinkers, and also how to evaluate alternative strategies and action plans associated with the myriad of challenges evident in prototypical and non-prototypical business enterprises.
VENTUREseries is a one-of-a-kind Executive Certificate Program and MBA Track that focuses squarely on out-of-the-box, innovative thinking to solving business problems. Organizations today need Managers trained in techniques that drive new value creation, resulting in enhanced competitiveness for the established Company.
VENTUREseries provides your employees with unique, hands-on opportunities to act with an entrepreneurial edge. VENTUREseries challenges your employees to find Disruptive Solutions to addressing problems even if the employee is not immersed in a traditional, start-up entrepreneurial work setting.
The Lehigh FLEX MBA continually tests how business savvy your employees are and supports the process of transitioning from the mindset of the customer to that of your company employee with responsibility as the manager.
3. ETHICAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
In an ever-changing business, economic, social, and financial climate, the Lehigh FLEX MBA emphasizes the importance of being an ethical decision-maker, keeping a consciousness toward sustainability, and a commitment to free critical thinking.
4. EXTENSIVE & INCLUSIVE THINKING/COMMUNICATION
The Lehigh FLEX MBA expects its students to think objectively, quantitatively, and strategically. It promotes unstructured problem solving, accentuating crisis management. Communication is also at the crux of business; the Lehigh FLEX MBA values 360° communication: the ability to speak to those above, below, and equivalent with the same respect for opposing views.
5. COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING OF DOMESTIC & GLOBAL BUSINESS
The business world is no longer individualized in the traditional sense. The Lehigh FLEX MBA prepares your employees to be leaders in the global economy from simulating operations in a multi-cultural environment to international practicum.
WHAT DO OUR CURRENT FLEX MBA STUDENTS AND GRADUATES SAY?
STACY BERTOLINO, ANTICIPATED GRADUATION MAY 2019
Dynamics Business Applications Technology Specialist, Microsoft
I have wanted to pursue my MBA for years but with career and family responsibilities it would be difficult to manage from a time perspective. Commuting to and from work, school and children's activities would be a significant struggle. Online programs have always intrigued me but when done investigating it was not a true MBA experience. Lehigh's MBA brings a true MBA experience to those who cannot get to the classroom. The interaction with my peers and the knowledge I am learning from the discussions has been invaluable.
BRIAN MARCHINI, CLASS OF 2018
SQL Developer, Bucks County Community College
I reviewed a number of MBA programs over the past year, and ultimately chose Lehigh University for several reasons. Lehigh seemed to have the best combination of online flexibility and in-person class integration. Many programs seemed to either cater an online experience or an in-person experience, but few rarely offered both. I am looking forward to the opportunity to attend class while still being able to remain connected when I cannot attend a lecture.
Other factors that weighed in on my decision were proximity to both New York and Philadelphia, reputation of the school and friendliness of the staff and process.
I spent most of my career in the retail automotive business before returning to school to complete a degree in computer science. Surprisingly, this led me back into the automotive sector, but this time, on the national corporate side of the industry where I work with automotive executives and aid them in management their dealer network, online commerce and other key factors of the industry.
I am hoping to firm up my raw business knowledge with a more academic background, network with people in other industries as well as continue developing my own technical skills through projects within the MBA program.
DEBORAH WATLINGTON, ANTICIPATED GRADUATION JANUARY 2019
Business Manager, Lehigh University
The high quality of the faculty, flexibility of the MBA program, and the rigorous and challenging global curriculum attracted me to Lehigh University’s MBA program. Attaining an MBA from Lehigh will help me to acquire the management, leadership, and organization skills needed to achieve my personal and professional goals.