The main emphasis of the MS in Accounting and Information Analysis (MSAIA) Program is on business solutions. Students learn how to use accounting information and technology to improve business processes and forge business solutions. Focal points include:
- Understanding the business framework
- Exposure to business subjects in complementary areas
- Advanced communication skills
- Strategic use of technology
- Specialized accounting knowledge
- Consulting skills
- Advanced technical information systems skills
- Leadership and globalization
Students need fifteen (15) elective credits to complete the degree. The Lehigh MSAIA curriculum enables students to use their electives to concentrate in a related area, such as finance, if they wish to do so. Students may count up to six credits of 300-level UG accounting courses taken at Lehigh toward the MSAIA Program. These six credits include any 300-level accounting courses taken as an undergraduate with a grade of B or better that did not count toward any other degree or UG major.
Graduate elective courses are generally available in the following disciplines:
The MSAIA Program Director approves all elective selections and will consider up to six credit hours of 400-level graduate electives taken at other units within Lehigh University
Lehigh's STEM-designated MSAIA program may enhance your post graduate career opportunities via the extended Optional Practical Training (OPT) time.
GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey
The MSAIA program received a Net Promoter Score (NPS)* of 14 on the 2017 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey!*Alumni were asked "How likely is it that you would recommend your graduate business school to a friend or colleague?" on a scale of 0-10. Those who respond with a 0-6 are considered 'detractors,' 7-8 'passives,' and 9-10 'promoters.' Net Promoter score = % of Promoters - % of Detractors. NPS can be as low as -100 (everyone is a detractor) and as high as +100 (everyone is a promoter). Any NPS that is greater than zero is thought to be good.