Welcome to Lehigh Business

Welcome to Lehigh Business Dear Students, Looking for an experience that transcends the typical business school? Want to create value in a dynamic world where business and technology meet? Explore Lehigh’s College of Business. At Lehigh, you will break boundaries and prepare for a career that makes a difference. You will engage with outstanding faculty in rigorous business courses and in courses beyond that challenge you to grow your perspective and your potential contribution. You will be challenged to apply theory to solve real problems in a wide variety of venues – from the classroom to student-led organizations to worksites across the world. You can also engage in unique opportunities like Lehigh’s Iacocca International Internships and value-added experiential learning in our Financial Services Laboratory. At Lehigh, our College of Business graduates are among the most sought after employees, and we are proud of the successes of our alumni. As a Lehigh student, you will benefit from our alumni experience. From mentoring to hosting speaker series to sponsoring internships abroad, our Lehigh alumni are engaged to make a positive difference in your education. You will also be a part of a very special, welcoming Lehigh community that will support your success and offer opportunities for you to engage, contribute, and lead. You will enjoy “big university” opportunities at a place small enough for you to be known and to develop friendships and networks that can last a lifetime. We encourage you to learn more about our Lehigh community and the distinctive, personalized education that’s Lehigh’s legacy of success. We look forward to learning more about you through your application. Regards, Georgette Chapman Phillips Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton Dean College of Business Katrina Zalatan Associate Dean and Director, Undergraduate Programs, College of Business 1

,, Top Employers Accenture Amazon Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bloomberg Citi Crowe Deloitte EY IBM J.P. Morgan Johnson & Johnson KPMG Lockheed Martin Microsoft Morgan Stanley PwC UBS Average Starting Salaries Interdisciplinary Programs Top Industries were employed, continuing education, or pursuing military or volunteer service within 6 months of graduation From the Class of 2022 25% Financial Services 19% Accounting 13% Management Consulting 6% Computer Software 6% Information Technology & Services Accounting Business Information Systems Economics Finance Management Marketing Supply Chain Management Computer Science and Business Integrated Business and Engineering $102,478 $82,535 $74,250 $74,344 $74,929 $80,117 $72,500 $65,180 $66,050 2 98%

Business and Economics The Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics is the largest undergraduate business degree program. The degree provides balanced exposure to a solid business core, a minimum of one major area of specialization, and courses beyond business distributed across ways of knowing in the liberal arts and sciences. Intro to the Three Degrees Integrated Business and Engineering The Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) Honors Program is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly between the College of Business and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. The IBE program is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of business, technology, and how they fit together, with a focus on product development and entrepreneurship. Computer Science and Business The Computer Science and Business (CSB) Program integrates computing technologies and business topics at an unprecedented level. Offered as an interdisciplinary degree by the College of Business and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the CSB program is the only one of its kind to be accredited in both computer science and business. B.S. in Business and Economics B.S. in IBE Integrated Business and Engineering B.S. in CSB Computer Science and Business Lehigh’s College of Business offers students the flexibility of three different undergraduate degrees in business. While each degree has a unique focus, all share a curriculum that’s the Lehigh difference – a rigorous business core curriculum, options to personalize specializations, and exposure to courses beyond business to build skills and perspective. 3

Majors & Programs Students may major in up to two of the following major areas of study, and also have the option to pursue minors and/or dual degrees across Lehigh colleges. Majors Accounting Business Analytics Business Information Systems Economics Finance Management Marketing Supply Chain Management Minors Business Information Systems Entrepreneurship FinTech Management Real Estate Supply Chain Management Certificates International Business Certificate Business Analytics Certificate For more information, please visit business.lehigh.edu/ undergraduate/degreeprograms 4

The Business Analytics Sequence In their first year, students are engaged in hands-on programming, and they learn basic concepts of data, with a focus on how data is structured to optimize business decisions and processes. Students then take a more in-depth business analytics course in their junior year that engages them in hands-on data analysis, techniques, and algorithms for creating effective visualizations to support business decision making. Critical-Skill Course Sequences All students experience three critical-skill course sequences that will start in the first year and be addressed even more deeply in the junior year – just as students are plunging into the depths of their major coursework. Stronger emphasis on business analytics, business communication, and leadership and management across the curriculum will also increase students’ readiness for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our Core Curriculum Early exposure to business Learn the foundation and economic environment of business, and be introduced to critical-skill course sequences. Rigorous, intermediate level courses across business disciplines All business undergrads experience the same introductory accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing courses that are required of each respective major. Academic Advisors work with you throughout your four-year program Declare your major and receive a faculty mentor Engage in business clubs and organizations to grow as a community member and leader 5

The Business Communication Sequence In the Business Communication sequence, students learn to deliver professional, clear, concise, evidence-driven, and persuasive communications including memos, reports, and presentations. In their junior year, students build on the first-year’s frameworks and skills to enhance their business communications related to data, particularly oral communication. Prepare for What Lies Ahead The Leadership and Management Sequence Organizational Behavior orients first-year students to the principles of effective, ethical management at the individual, interpersonal, and group levels of analysis before they begin their functional core coursework. In their junior year, students take a deeper dive in Leadership Organizations, where they do an in-depth examination of leadership and increase their own capacity for leadership by growing their self-awareness, social awareness, and organizational awareness. Senior capstone experience Finish with a senior capstone that integrates and extends the core into applied experience. Critical-skill course sequences continue Emphasis on business analytics, business communication, and leadership and management continues while you dive deeper into your major field of study. 6 The Student to Professional Co-Curriculum prepares students to be career ready Leverage Lehigh alumni network to prepare for life after Lehigh

Business Beyond the Classroom Students in the College of Business have many opportunities to collaborate with our distinguished faculty on real-world, relevant business issues, accessing and contributing to our body of research. As a complement to the scholarly activities of academic departments, our business centers provide rich opportunities to learn beyond the classroom and move knowledge forward for all. Center for Financial Services The Center for Financial Services (CFS) seeks to bridge theory and practice to promote a collaborative exchange of ideas on critical issues affecting the financial services. Center for Supply Chain Research By leveraging Lehigh’s faculty, students, alumni and industry partners, the Center brings the latest developments in research and best practices together to generate new ideas for education and future knowledge in the field of supply chain management. Murray H. Goodman Center for Real Estate The Goodman Center promotes real estate studies in a variety of ways, including scholarly research, engagement with practitioners in the real estate field, and undergraduate courses in real estate and real estate finance. Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise The Center engages students, faculty and the business community in active inquiry tackling questions central to understanding and fostering sustainable private enterprises and inclusive economic systems throughout the world. Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship Serves as the hub for entrepreneurial activity at Lehigh by supporting the University’s existing cross-disciplinary programs. Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication The Rauch Center supports students as they develop the rhetorical awareness and skills necessary to navigate any communication challenge, including writing and oral presentation in varied contexts. Financial Services Lab The Financial Services Laboratory (FSL) serves as the vehicle for understanding, creating, and employing financial data and software. Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from across the campus use the FSL to gain a better understanding of the financial world through the meeting of theory, practice, and research. Small Business Development Center The Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs wanting to start or grow a small business. The SBDC hires undergraduates as SBDC Scholars to work as consultants. 7

Abbhi Sekar Bethlehem, PA IBE (Integrated Business & Engineering) Financial Engineering Why Lehigh Business? The Lehigh Business school has offered me and many other students an opportunity to pursue incredible internships around the country as well as a chance to enhance our learning through hundreds of great clubs on campus. I truly believe the breadth of experiences and knowledge I have attained at Lehigh could not be replicated at any other school. Lehigh creates an atmosphere to gain hands-on experience while still a student. Mary Clougherty Herndon, VA Accounting and Business Information Systems Majors, Global Studies Minor Why Lehigh Business? The College of Business surrounds students with the recipes for success. The accumulation of committed professors, engaged faculty, and excitable students create a hub of learning that pushes you to expand your knowledge and experience. I am fortunate enough to be pursuing a double major. Lehigh allows you to challenge yourself, to break out of your comfort zone and get fully involved in everything it has to offer. Lehigh creates an atmosphere to gain hands-on experience while still a student. “ ” 8

Lehigh Silicon Valley ​Lehigh Silicon Valley takes you to the San Francisco Bay Area: the hub of entrepreneurship that spawns countless new enterprises with their breakthrough technologies, next-generation software, and trend-setting social media. Students meet with experts, tour spaces, and begin to learn how to apply these lessons within their own entrepreneurial journey. Startup Academy The College of Business and the Lehigh@Nasdaq Center launched Startup Academy in the summer of 2018. This unique, 10-week internship program gives students the opportunity to learn about the entrepreneurial process by immersing themselves in the innovation ecosystem of San Francisco, as they experience the messy, exciting realities of a startup. In addition to the internship, students engage in a one-credit course as a cohort, enabling them to put classroom knowledge into action in real-world business environments while expanding their skill sets and professional relationships. Lehigh-Led Programs Lehigh University faculty or staff lead programs for one to ten weeks over winter and summer breaks. Many of these programs (Lehigh in Belgium, Lehigh in Ireland, Lehigh Business: Study and Intern in Milan, and the Global Immersion) include classes for Lehigh credit taught by the business school faculty, and some of these programs also offer internships. Students can participate in short-term programs starting in the winter of their first year. Tauck Scholars The Tauck Scholars Program, endowed by Arthur Tauck, ‘53, provides an opportunity for business students to participate in an international internship or other international educational experience during the summer once they have reached Junior standing. This scholarship program enables each Tauck Scholar to apply for an international internship program that best meets their interests and career goals. Iacocca International Internships This global summer internship program for Lehigh students includes international co-ops, research experiences, and internships or cohort internships. These are led by a Lehigh faculty member who matches Lehigh students with their peers from another country to work as a team on a common problem facing a multinational corporation. Experiential Learning allows students to have a tangible impact in the world and prompts students to think about where their experiences and classroom learning together might lead in their careers. Students are challenged to take advantage of on-campus and off-campus opportunities to gain experience through internships, class projects, research, clubs, study abroad, and leadership opportunities. Examples of Lehigh Sponsored Programs Business Beyond Campus 9

97% of students from the College of Business completed one internship and/or experiential learning experience during their time at Lehigh 10

The Lehigh community extends far beyond the campus. Lehigh alumni are AMAZING – they are highly engaged in student life, bringing their real-life experience back to campus for speaking engagements, classroom visits, and networking. Students also engage with Lehigh’s strong alumni community online and around the world, building professional knowledge and networks. Behind all Lehigh Business programs are world- renowned research scholars who are also passionate about the classroom experience. Our faculty have the rare combination of being highly productive researchers who enjoy undergraduate teaching and being available outside of class to help students learn and be successful. A Strong Network 11

Jesus Salas Associate Professor, Perella Department of Finance Why should prospective students choose Lehigh? What advantages/ benefits do our students gain from a Lehigh education? Lehigh University prepares students for the best jobs in their field. In addition, Lehigh alumni are always happy to help other alumni during their career. Lehigh alumni frequently come to campus to chat with students. Students also routinely ask for advice from Lehigh alumni as they navigate the job market. Lehigh alumni are always happy to lend a hand throughout the careers of other fellow alumni. In short, Lehigh alumni are loyal and proud! Brita Turner GM of the Collectibles and Trading Cards Categories at eBay Brita Turner is a digital and marketing executive that currently resides in Mountain View, CA, with experience at firms including IBM, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Godiva, FTD, and eBay. She has an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler with a concentration in corporate strategy, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Lehigh University. She is currently the GM of the Collectibles and Trading Cards Categories at eBay, and sits on the Advisory Board for Omni Bioceutical Innovations, a female-led medical-grade skincare company. She is also the Global President of Women@ eBay, one of the largest Communities of Inclusion, an active member in CHIEF, a women’s executive networking association. 12

Students in the College of Business can be engaged in many clubs and organizations related to business majors and professions. Students are encouraged to learn more about our clubs by attending their events, networking with their members, visiting their related academic departments, asking academic advisors and faculty mentors, or attending club fairs or expos during the academic year. Business Student Clubs and Organizations List of Clubs/Organizations Accounting Club Asian Business Community Beta Alpha Psi National Honors Society Business Information Systems and Analytics Business Information Systems Club Computer Science & Business Association Economics Society Finance Club International Business Club Investment Management Group Lehigh Africa Business Club Lehigh Consulting Group Lehigh Management Club Lehigh Minority Business Alliance Marketing Club New Ventures Club Real Estate Club Supply Chain Management Club TAMID Group Women in Business 13

. Alex Motley, Orange, New Jersey Finance Major “Through empowerment, unity, and opportunity, the Lehigh Minority Business Alliance (LMBA) strives to provide a professional community for all minority students on campus. Through this initiative, I was able to further discover my passions and contribute my time, effort, and leadership to my fellow peers. As a result, not only did I grow personally, but I was also able to see my peers grow in ways that far exceed our comfort zones. I am truly grateful for the opportunity that this club provided me and for the support I received throughout my time at Lehigh.” Working on a diverse team added intangible value to my Lehigh experience and it allowed all of my peers to bring fresh perspectives to club events, especially ‘speed networking’ and career workshops with Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit businessundergrad. lehigh.edu/ businessclubs – Alex Motley Class of 2020 14 “ ”

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