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Georgetown or Lehigh University?

christopher8956christopher8956 Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
Should I study finance at Georgetown or study both business+engineering in Lehigh's IBE program?

Replies to: Georgetown or Lehigh University?

  • Savage101Savage101 Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    If you want to be an engineer go to Lehigh, if not, go to Georgetown.
  • VAMom23VAMom23 Registered User Posts: 451 Member
    Engineer =Lehigh
    Two very different careers.
  • Savage101Savage101 Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    Basically the big question is whether or not you want to be an engineer. Georgetown's buisiness school is definitely superior to lehighs.

    Here is a link about the IBE: https://ibe.lehigh.edu/faq#faq-What-can-you-do-with-an-IBE-degree?

    It seems like you need to stay for a fifth year to 100% complete the engineering degree. After 4 years you get a buisiness degree and most of an engineering degree.

    Here is info I copied and pasted from the website:
    "The 4 year IBE degree is not an engineering degree, but rather is an accredited business degree. Assuming an IBE student majors in an engineering discipline, he or she is roughly 15 to 20 credits short (depending on major) of satisfying the requirements for an engineering degree. Thus a 4 year IBE student will finish a complete business degree and most of an engineering degree.

    The 5 year dual degree program is designed for students seeking both an IBE degree and an Engineering degree. By a Lehigh University rule, one must earn an additional 30 credits beyond the first bachelor's degree to obtain a second bachelors degree. The typical engineering major requires about 134 credits for graduation, while the IBE program requires 137. Thus to get two degrees, one would typically need about 164 credits, or about 27 additional credits past the IBE degree (30 credits past the engineering degree). One additional year, or one semester plus one summer would typically be required to complete the second degree. This calculation assumes that the student's IBE major is in the same engineering field as the second engineering degree. "

    Good Luck!
  • prezbuckyprezbucky Registered User Posts: 4,297 Senior Member
    edited April 17
    Lehigh is a good school, and if you strongly prefer the vibe and environment, and/or if you would save a lot of money, it can be a good choice.

    But all else equal, I think the first response nailed it:

    Engineering? Lehigh
    Anything else? Probably Georgetown
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