THE LEHIGH UNIVERSITY MASTER’S OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM COMBINES EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING WITH PERSONAL BRANDING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT TO FORM THE PERFECT LAUNCHPAD TO BOTH ACTIVATE AND WIDEN YOUR CAREER CHOICES. WITH NETWORKED ACCESS TO EMPLOYERS IN MAJOR CITIES SUCH AS NEW YORK CITY, PHILADELPHIA, BOSTON AND WASHINGTON D.C., THE LEHIGH MASTER’S IN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OFFERS MANY CAREER OPTION ADVANTAGES TO ITS GRADUATES.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR?
If you are pursuing or recently received a degree in Liberal Arts, Engineering, STEM fields or Economics, and have limited or no full time post undergraduate work experience, The Master’s in Management Program enables you to activate your undergraduate degree combining it with experiential learning offered in the graduate business curriculum at Lehigh University.
What Does The Program Deliver?
This 10-month program is designed to leverage your undergraduate degree by enabling you to activate the business concepts and tools that are keys to your career success. Maximize your exposure to Professional Executives, Experience hands-on learning through live case studies and real-world projects and Build your Networking Opportunities through Career Treks to Iconic Companies – all designed to enable you to identify a wider set of career opportunities.
87% of the class of 2018 received coveted job offers from Blue-Chip Companies, including:
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 cover letter, and define your personal brand.
2 - TEN MONTHS AND TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS
Course work focuses on the core areas of business and management and includes marketing, management, accounting, finance, statistics, and economics. Graduate faculty use a combination of classroom lectures, case studies, classroom discussions and Team Projects with the program culminating with a capstone course that ties together all the learning and concepts by utilizing a hands-on business simulation.
3 - BUILDING YOUR EXECUTIVE PRESENCE THROUGH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Central to the Master’s in Management program is the focus on continuous improvement to one’s personal and professional development. Beginning with broadly themed workshops during orientation, topics are enhanced and developed by the Lehigh University Center for Career & Professional Development, the Rauch Center for Business Communications and Career Trek on-site visits to bustling business centers such as New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
4 - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
As enhancements to one’s professional development, additional as well as optional experiential hands-on 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 Lehigh’s Corporate Partners.
What Do Our Graduates Say?
A.J. VISCONTI, Master’s in Management ‘15
CURRENT POSITION: BUSINESS ANALYST AT APPRISE
UNDERGRAD MAJOR: B.S. COMPUTER ENGINEERING
“The Master’s in Management 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, the Master’s in Management degree 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, Master’s in Management ‘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 Master’s in Management program has helped me navigate those roles with greater ease. In addition 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 Master’s in Management education gave me a relevant perspective and practical tools to deal with this reality."
OWEN DUNBAR, Master’s in Management ‘15
CURRENT POSITION: AREA MANAGER AT AMAZON
UNDERGRAD MAJOR: B.S. INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
“The Master’s in Management 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.”