Our rigorous one year curriculum is designed for professionals looking to grow their careers

The one year, full-time 1-MBA program is designed for professionals who wish to either pivot their careers towards a business-related area, which may not be in their previous field of employment, or accelerate their careers within their chosen field. It is a one year, on campus, rigorous curriculum that includes functional areas of business and embraces the shared value model that recognizes various stakeholders in modern societies.

The one year duration of the program, compared to the traditional two year MBA full-time model, will significantly reduce the opportunity costs of those who forego their current employment to attend.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF THE 1-MBA

1. A DEDICATED COACHING TEAM

You will be assigned a coaching team prior to arriving on campus. Coaching teams include:

  • 1-MBA program faculty advisor
  • Executive advisor 
  • Career coach

Benefit

Coaching teams focused on your professional goals and career aspirations are assigned to you at the onset of the 1-MBA program. They will personally serve as mentors and assist you with professional development opportunities. Your successful completion of the 1-MBA is a major priority of the coaching team.

2. THE CONSULTING PRACTICUM

The Consulting Practicum will first introduce you to fundamental consulting skills and provide knowledge, training, and development through relevant activities in class. You will then transition to substantive, practical experience with a real company, and gain the hands on experience employers are seeking from their MBA recruits.

BENEFIT 

With consideration of your industry interest and skill set, you will be placed on a team of 3-4 people and paired with a company. You will have various deliverables throughout the program, keeping in close contact with your client and guided by your instructor.

3. UNIQUE CURRICULUM APPROACH

You’ll begin with a variety of courses that will prepare you for the business fundamental sessions, followed by courses taught from the stakeholder perspective. Societal shift courses are interwoven throughout the program. The program ends with a capstone course integrating all of your knowledge and experience gained in the past year.

BENEFIT

The 1-MBA unique curriculum approach provides you with a framework for navigating the business landscape throughout the course of your career.

4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & GLOBAL IMMERSION

The 1-MBA offers personalized professional development coaching and global immersion study opportunities to ensure you get the most out of your MBA.

BENEFIT

The goal of the professional development coaching and global immersion experiences is to prepare you for unprecedented challenges and set you on your way for life-long learning and development.

1-MBA Curriculum

  • Summer II- 4 classes
  • Fall I- 7 classes
  • Fall II- 7 classes
  • Winter- 1 class
  • Spring- 6 classes

Program Structure

 

Think Lehigh's one year MBA program is right for you? Request information and learn more about our scholarship and financial aid options! To apply online, visit Lehigh's online application system.