A bachelor's degree in any major - including business, engineering, liberal arts and sciences - from an accredited school.
One year. The 12-month (summer-fall-spring-summer) program starts in July.
January 15 for scholarship consideration and April 15 for priority review of online applications. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through July 1.
Classes for 2017-18 start July 5, 2017.
TE graduates have launched companies, serve as pivotal members of startup teams, joined family firms, been hired at large corporations, and work as consultants and in business development.
Your investment in the graduate program includes mentoring by experienced mentors (faculty and entrepreneurs) to help you with your success; infrastructure such as work spaces, labs and prototyping equipment to develop your technology and launch your business; access to seed funding and assistance from economic development organizations; and diverse course work tailored to develop entrepreneurial skills and culminate in the launch of your venture.
Any idea you have with a technology or technical component - biomedical, environmental, social, electronic, etc. - that you can develop as a product/company and launch at the program's end.
No. Neither are required for admission to the program.
$43,800 ($1,460 per credit x 30 credits, paid by semester) for academic year 2017-18.
Partial scholarships of up to 50% are available, based on strength of student's personal statement and proposed project. Student teams are also eligible for seed funding and lab/shop resources to develop their ideas. Graduate students who are U.S. citizens may apply for low-interest government loans.
Lehigh's entrepreneurship ecosystem has more than 50 programs and organizations, including Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation; Ben Franklin Technology Partners; Small Business Development Center; Office of Technology Transfer; Integrated Product Development program; and Innovation Loft student venture space.
The program is truly experiential, not a mock practice or a case study. Students are immersed in real product development that results in launching their company.
Product development, visual thinking, design thinking, creativity, prototyping, intellectual property creation, technology application. Ability to understand and apply concepts in a global context. Ability to develop both broad and specific contextual approaches to your product/business. Entrepreneurial mindset. Ability to recognize a problem as an opportunity to create an innovative solution. Access resources needed to solve the problem and create value.
Today's market demands and rewards an entrepreneurial mindset, contextual problem solving and hands-on experience. Whether you're launching your own company or joining an existing one, skills gained through the program differentiate you and equip you for success.
No. You may join a team working on a project.
Projects need to have a technological or technical component and be able to be launched, whether as a business, product, nonprofit, etc.
20-30 students work together as a cohort throughout the program.
No. It is a full-time residential degree program.
Courses are taught by Lehigh's outstanding cross-disciplinary faculty, with real-world experience in new product development leading to commercialization, creativity and design thinking, startup ventures, and more.
Product and business development, creativity methods, personal development, visual communication, prototyping, design thinking, business plans, entrepreneurial startups.
No. Grades apply to the process, not the outcome.
Minimum 2.75 GPA; conditional admission possible, if lower.
Yes. The degree is based in Lehigh's College of Engineering and Applied Science. Apply online by April 15 for priority consideration.
No. The program is designed to teach entrepreneurship to students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.
Lehigh is located in Bethlehem, PA, in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.
Lehigh emphasizes student-initiated products and startups. It has proven and successful infrastructures, resources, and networks that guide and propel students from idea to reality.