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The main emphasis of the MSAIA program is on business solutions. Students learn how to use accounting information and technology to improve business processes and forge business solutions. Focal points include:

  • Understanding the business framework
  • Exposure to business subjects in complementary areas
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Strategic use of technology
  • Specialized accounting knowledge
  • Consulting skills
  • Advanced technical information systems skills
  • Leadership and globalization

Students need twelve (12) elective credits to complete the degree. The Lehigh MSAIA curriculum enables students to use their electives to concentrate in a related area, such as finance, if they wish to do so. Students may count up to six credits of 300-level UG accounting courses taken at Lehigh toward the MSAIA program. These six credits include any 300-level accounting courses taken as an undergraduate with a grade of B or better that did not count toward any other degree or UG major.

Graduate elective courses are generally available in the following disciplines:

Information Systems


The MSAIA Program Director approves all elective selections and will consider up to six credit hours of 400-level graduate electives taken at other units within Lehigh University

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