THE LEHIGH UNIVERSITY MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT (M2) PROGRAM COMBINES CAREER DEVELOPMENT WITH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING TO FORM THE PERFECT LAUNCHPAD FOR YOUR CAREER. WITH NETWORKED ACCESS TO EMPLOYERS IN MAJOR CITIES SUCH AS NEW YORK CITY, PHILADELPHIA, AND WASHINGTON D.C., THE M2 PROGRAM OFFERS MANY STRATEGIC ADVANTAGES TO ITS GRADUATES.
Who Is This For?
If you are pursuing or recently received a degree in Liberal Arts, STEM fields or Economics, and have limited or no full time post graduate work experience, M2 enables you to brandish your undergraduate degree with the widely renowned business education at Lehigh University.
What Does The Program Deliver?
This 10-month program is designed to maximize your exposure to business executives, live case studies and networking opportunities and enable you to identify career opportunities.
79% of the class of 2017 received job offers by graduation.
How Does The Program Work?
1 - PRE-TERM ORIENTATION
During a two week pre-term orientation you will enhance your executive presence through comprehensive communications and presentation skills workshops. You will build team work and leadership skills, gain valuable cross cultural skills. You will learn about the recruiting process, refine your resume, and polish your personal brand.
2 - TEN MONTHS AND TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS
Course work focuses on the core areas of business management and includes accounting, finance, statistics, management, economics, and marketing. Graduate faculty use lecture, case studies, classroom discussion and the program culminates with a capstone course that ties together all the learning and concepts with a hands-on business simulation.
3 - EXECUTIVE PRESENCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Central to M2 is the focus on intentional and continual exposure personal and professional development. Beginning with broadly themed workshops during orientation, topics are enhanced and developed by the Office of Career Services, the Rauch Center for Business Communications and on-site visits to east coast business centers such as New York, Philadelphia and Washington.
4 - UNIQUE AND EXPANDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
As enhancements to professional development, additional and optional experiential learning opportunities are offered. These include participating in a highly visible small business consultancy through Pennsylvania’s number one Small Business Development Center; or a focused engagement with one of our corporate partners.
What Do Our Graduates Say?
A.J. Visconti, M2 ‘15
Current Position: Business Analyst at Apprise
Undergrad Major: B.S. Computer Engineering
“The M2 Program opened my eyes to how the world works and the many opportunities that exist within that I never thought I could handle. On top of my technical background, M2 helped build a well-rounded set of business and analytical skills that provide a valuable combination to any employer. The attention and hard work showcased by the professors, faculty, and most of all, my cohort, stimulated mental, social, and professional growth in one year that was unprecedented throughout my life.”
Charles Baldwin, M2 ‘15
Current Position: National Yesplus Fellow
Undergrad Major: Environmental Studies
"There has been an entrepreneurial nature to my position, which has forced me to play a lot of different roles, and the M2 program has helped me navigate those roles with greater ease. In additional to gaining traditional business knowledge, the refining of my presenting and soft-skills, emphasized by the program, has been a tremendous asset to my team and me this year.
I’ve found that team members being able to speak the language of business is a huge benefit in virtually every professional setting. Working for a non-profit has taught me that even service-oriented projects and organizations need some sort of financial sustainability plan, and I believe my M2 education gave me a relevant perspective and practical tools to deal with this reality."
Owen Dunbar, M2 ‘15
Current Position: Area Manager at Amazon
Undergrad Major: B.S. Industrial Engineering
“The M2 program prepared me well for my role as Area Manager at Amazon. The Managing Talent course taught me how to motivate and gain the respect of my team on the warehouse floor and the focus on excel in the Management Information Systems class allowed me to impress my managers. Overall I would highly recommend the program to anyone who is looking to sharpen their business skills and become apart of a strong network.”
To learn more about the M2 Program, please complete the form below, and a program advisor will contact you to answer your questions.