See the list of top schools offering the STEM designated programs, certificates and concentrations.
More MBA programs are offering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) courses or STEM-designated programs in response to demand from international students and the growth of technology-related roles in business.
For international students, a STEM-designated program allows them to stay and work in the United States after graduation, for up to 36 months, instead of the typical 12 months, without requiring a work visa. The increasing role of technology also means there’s a high demand for US companies for MBA graduates with a STEM background.
The schools listed below offer a variety of options to meet the STEM requirement.
Note: Be sure to verify current STEM designations on school websites as schools continue to add more certified courses and concentrations to their programs.
|Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business||STEM Designated Program*|
|Columbia Business School||STEM Designated Program|
|Cornell University, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management||One Year & Two Year Management Science MBA, Johnson Cornell Tech MBA|
|Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business||Management Science & Quantitative Analysis / STEM track|
|Duke University, Fuqua School of Business||Management Science and Technology Management (MSTeM) certificate|
|Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business||Management Science Major|
|Harvard Business School||Joint Master of Science in Engineering Sciences and Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA); Joint MS/MBA Biotechnology|
|Indiana University-Bloomington, Kelley School of Business||Majors in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Marketing or Supply Chain and Operations|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Sloan School of Management||Master of Business Analytics (MBAn), Full time MBA|
|New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business||STEM Designated Program|
|Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management||Management Science Major|
|Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business||STEM Designated Program|
|Stanford University, Graduate School of Business||Full time MBA, One-year Master of Science in Management (MSx)|
|The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School||STEM Concentration in Business Analytics and Management Science|
|University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business||STEM Designated Program|
|University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Anderson School of Management||STEM Designated Program|
|University of Chicago, Booth School of Business||STEM Designated Program|
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan Ross School of Business||STEM-Designated Specialization in Management Science|
|University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School||Majors in Statistics, Actuarial Science, Business Analytics, Business Economics & Public Policy, Operations Information & Decisions, Quantitative Finance, Business, Energy, Environment & Sustainability|
|University of Rochester, Simon Business School||MBA with a STEM designated option|
|University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business||STEM-certified Management Science specialization|
|University of Virginia, Darden School of Business||STEM-certified Management Science specialization|
|University of Washington, Foster School of Business||MBA Management Science Degree Option|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business||STEM-designated MBA programs in Operations & Technology Management and Supply Chain Management|
|Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management||Concentrations in Finance and Operations & Analytics|
|Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School||5 STEM designated courses (~80 courses available) in addition to core curriculum to earn STEM MBA|
|Yale University, Yale School of Management||Management Science Concentration|
*STEM Designated Program: entire program has been STEM certified vs specific courses or concentrations.
A STEM designated degree not only allows for additional work time for international students, but also provides career opportunities in specialized fields requiring expertise in technology and data analytics.
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