The Lehigh MBA and the College of Business & Economics Graduate Program's Office offers a variety of graduate certificate programs designed to enhance the knowledge of students in key disciplines. Certificate options are designed for individuals or working professionals to enhance their knowledge in a specific professional or academic area. Graduate certificates may be pursued as executive education or for credit. Executive education students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program, but they will take the program for no credit and will not receive a Lehigh University transcript. Graduate certificates pursued for credit will have the credits recognized on a Lehigh University transcript and those credits may be applied toward a Lehigh University MBA at a later date upon full application and acceptance to the Lehigh MBA program. Average completion time is 12 months.
Certificate programs are also designed to fit into a degree program. Most certificate programs require three additional credits beyond the concentration requirements and may have a structured curriculum.