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Joint Degrees

The Lehigh MBA recognizes that to gain a competitive edge in today's business world, expertise in more than one area is essential. Lehigh University not only has a top-ranked MBA program, but also two additional MBA degree offerings that partner with other top-ranked programs: Engineering & Educational Leadership.

MBA & Engineering (MBA & E)
MBA & Educational Leadership (MELBA)

MBA & Engineering (MBA & E)

The Lehigh MBA is committed to developing leaders in business and in industry: the MBA & E unites two premier programs in one powerful joint degree by offering a solid foundation in both business and engineering.

Graduates of the MBA & E program will be prepared to assume leadership positions in industrial planning, venture capital, and engineering management; and as senior managers in roles requiring both technical and business acumen.

The 45 credit hour program is taught in an interactive manner by faculty who are leaders in their fields with a wealth of practical experience; it also combines core business courses and a core of engineering courses:

  • MBA Core Courses, MBA 401-405—18 credits
  • Engineering Core Courses—12 credits
  • Free Business Electives—5 credits
  • Free Engineering Electives—6 credits
  • Free Elective—3 credits
  • Integrative Project—1 credit

Prerequisites [not required for admission] include: Basic Statistics for Business & Economics (ECO 401), Financial Reporting for Managers and Investors (GBUS 401), and Principles of Economics (ECO 001).

The program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering. Applicants are required to have two years of professional work experience and must be accepted by both the College of Business and Economics and P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Applicants can, however, take engineering courses while they are fulfilling the work requirement.

The MBA & E offers engineering concentrations in the following: chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, manufacturing systems engineering, materials science engineering, and mechanical engineering. Upon graduation, a student will receive a MBA degree with a concentration in the engineering discipline.

For more information:

Michael Tarantino
Director of Graduate Recruitment & Admissions
College of Business & Economics
Phone: (610) 758-3418
mgt215@lehigh.edu

Donna Mohr
Director of Graduate Recruiting & Program Development
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Phone: (610) 758-4553
Donna.Mohr@lehigh.edu

MBA & Educational Leadership (MELBA)

Not only is the landscape of business changing, but the landscape of education as well. The Lehigh MBA has teamed with the College of Education to offer the joint MELBA degree in order to address the new demands by taxpayers for more fiscal and organizational accountability from school boards, administrators, and principals. The MELBA degree focuses on the critical skills as to how to make sound decisions—budgetary, personnel, and planning—that are required in today's educational systems. It also offers the opportunity to acquire a solid foundation in both business and education. While supporting expertise in the area of instructional supervision and training are emphasized, MELBA also provides a framework where excellent education and sound business practices can flourish.

This 45 credit joint degree program is taught in an interactive manner by faculty who are leaders in their field with a wealth of practical experience:

  • MBA Core Curriculum, MBA 401-404—14 credits 
  • Integrative Experience
  • Business Electives—5 credits
  • Education Core Curriculum—22 credits
  • Education Electives—3 credits

Prerequisites [not required for admission] include: principles of economics, basic statistics, financial accounting, and proficiency in Microsoft Office or equivalent.

Students do not need to have prior teaching experience to enroll. Core courses have been developed and coordinated by both the College of Education and the College of Business and Economics to ensure that graduates bring to their future positions an extraordinary array of skills to manage human and financial resources efficiently—while safeguarding quality education.

Graduates of the MELBA program will be prepared to succeed as School Superintendents, Principals, Business Managers, and School District Administration.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Tarantino
Director of Graduate Recruitment & Admissions
College of Business & Economics
Phone: (610) 758-3418
mgt215@lehigh.edu

Floyd Beachum
Bennett Professor of Urban School Leadership
College of Education
Phone: (610) 758-5955
fdb209@lehigh.edu