The coronavirus is disruptive, but the goal at Lehigh College of Business is to assist students in overcoming the crisis.
Potential international MBA students should still apply. The application process is unchanged. The College encourages students to reach out if disruptions due to the pandemic create difficulties in meeting scheduled deadlines.
Admissions standards remain consistent, but the College recognizes that many students are unable to sit for standardized tests. The GMAT testing has been suspended in many locations worldwide. “At Lehigh Business we are waiving the GMAT requirements for the 2020-2021 school year,” says Georgette Phillips, Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton Dean of the College of Business. “Although such a waiver may affect our rankings, we care more about students than rankings.”
Lehigh Business is also accepting the Duolingo English test, which can be taken online as a substitute for the TOEFL test.
“International students are an integral part of any MBA program,” says Oliver Yao, associate dean of graduate programs. “They add value, diversify the student body and bring a global perspective.”
College officials are aware that efforts to contain the disease have had a profound impact on study plans to graduate school. Lehigh Business recognizes the difficulty of the situation, and it is working with the university to ensure that prospective students are able to enroll as expected if they accept or have accepted the College’s offer. More information about the university’s plans will be provided later this spring.