U.S. News & World Report Ranks Lehigh in Top Online MBA Programs

Lehigh's FLEX MBA program with its unique hybrid class modality and flexible pace ranked in the top 25 in the 2022 rankings.

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The U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings of online MBA programs, with Lehigh’s FLEX MBA Program tying for No. 24 in the country on its U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Online MBA Programs list.

“The flexible pace of our online MBA program continues to pay huge dividends for our working professional students,” said Georgette Chapman Phillips, the Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton Dean, Lehigh University College of Business. “The integrated core curriculum, breadth of concentration offerings, ClassroomLIVE modality, and a faculty truly dedicated to excellence are all key factors in the positive response we continue to see. In fact, it is especially worthy to note that our Business Analytics concentration is growing in popularity, and we are excited about the prospects for our new Public Health concentration.

For its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked online MBA programs using five categories: engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training, student excellence and student services and technologies. Each program is assessed in these categories using ranking indicators. Scores for each ranking indicator are calculated from data that was reported to U.S. News & World Report by the program, as well as by peer reputation survey collection. The breadth and depth of the Lehigh FLEX MBA online MBA experience is reflected through strong scores in the ranking categories.

“In addition to our top 25 ranking, we are so pleased to see how effective our Business Analytics concentration is performing,” Associate Dean Oliver Yao said. “In just one year, Lehigh’s FLEX MBA Program is up three spots and ranked No. 11 in this very timely business specialty area.” Additionally, Yao said, “I was also excited to see that our General Management MBA curriculum path also moved up two spots and is ranked among the top 20.”

Lehigh Business attributes its FLEX MBA program’s strong reputation in large part due to faculty committed to driving student excellence. “The Lehigh FLEX MBA graduate program faculty is dedicated to uniquely creating the most rewarding graduate-level educational experience for our FLEX MBA students,” Yao said.

The Lehigh FLEX MBA Program is designed for working professionals and can be completed on campus or online. The program is truly flexible when compared to traditional on-campus-only MBA programs because students can seamlessly attend classes either on campus or online, at any time throughout the program.

Lehigh FLEX MBA courses are offered synchronously through Lehigh’s online ClassroomLIVE technology platform. The integrated, web-based learning environment delivers programs in real time from classrooms on the Lehigh University campus to students in their homes, offices or hotel rooms when traveling. Students interact live with professors and other students during the class as it’s actually taking place on campus.

“This virtual immersion experience delivered through our ClassroomLIVE platform continues to result in a WIN-WIN for the busy, working professional,” Yao said.

To learn more about the Lehigh University FLEX MBA program and its wide array of concentrations, visit us at business.lehigh.edu/flex-mba or contact Shawn Kennedy, MBA graduate recruiting manager, via email at business@lehigh.edu or by phone at 610-758-5134.

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