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In big part for my own sake to keep track of all the MBA programs that have recently been STEM-designated and STEM-certified, I wanted to put together a master list with links to confirming the designation/requirements that students may have. Keep in mind that a number of programs (almost all) allows to take extra classes and get an extra MS degree to receive the STEM certification but often that requires an extra year and cost. In these cases, the MBA programs alone are sufficient to provide you with the STEM designation.

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Why is STEM Important?

STEM designation is really only important to international applicants who are subject to work permit requirements and would need an H1B to stay in the United States after their OPT (Optional Practical Training) expires. STEM allows applicants to get a 3-year OPT instead of the 1-Year which in turn allows a much longer time-frame to find a job and provide applicants with 4 opportunities to get an H1B instead of just 2, so it doubles the chances and buys time in other words.


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Originally posted by bb on 01 Jan 2020, 23:21.
Last edited by Gnpth on 03 May 2020, 07:19, edited 24 times in total.
Adding Georgetown..
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Here you go for more, please--->

MBA in Business Analytics – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Charlton College of Business
MBA – Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Foisie Business School
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New post 05 Jan 2020, 12:09
Thank you for posting Asad! This topic is for MBA programs. Can you please limit your reply to MBA programs only?

As to the Masters programs, I think it would be a good idea to repost to your list in the MS forum. Let me kI think it would be a good idea to repost your list in the MS forum. Let me know if you need help.

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bb wrote:
Thank you for posting Asad! This topic is for MBA programs. Can you please limit your reply to MBA programs only?

As to the Masters programs, I think it would be a good idea to repost to your list in the MS forum. Let me kI think it would be a good idea to repost your list in the MS forum. Let me know if you need help.

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Few more:

1. Questrom, Boston University (MBA/MSDT)
2. Katz, University of Pittsburgh (MBA + Business Analytics/MIS)
3. Cox, SMU
4. Mason, William and Mary (MBA/MSBA)
5. University of Connecticut School of Business (MBAA/MSBA-PM)
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Darden has STEM designation for Management Science Specialization - https://www.darden.virginia.edu/mba/aca ... entrations
Stern and Cornell have Tech MBAs that are STEM designated if that counts.
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WSJ posted an article today about STEM MBA programs (may require a subscription)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/m-b-a-prog ... 1580898601

Though it did not really have any great new insights about STEM, it did have a bit of stats and info:
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About one-quarter of the roughly 800 U.S. business-school programs tracked by GMAC in 2019 reported themselves as STEM-certified. Last year those programs were more likely to have expanded their pool of international applicants, with 43% of STEM-certified programs reporting more foreign applications than the prior year, compared with 26% of non-STEM business programs.

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I have added Kelley MBA going STEM information
https://news.iu.edu/stories/2020/03/iu/ ... ation.html

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You can add Yale SOM to the list. The STEM designation is already available for the class of 2020 and 2021.
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Darden has STEM designation for Management Science Specialization - https://www.darden.virginia.edu/mba/aca ... entrations
Stern and Cornell have Tech MBAs that are STEM designated if that counts.



Thank you. Added Darden and Johnson.
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Yale too:

https://som.yale.edu/news/2020/03/three ... esignation

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bb Ross has officially declared that there will be a STEM track in Business Analytics starting Fall 2020.

https://michiganross.umich.edu/ross-news-blog/2020/01/17/breaking-news-michigan-ross-offer-new-stem-track-full-time-mba-students
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bb Ross has officially declared that there will be a STEM track in Business Analytics starting Fall 2020.

https://michiganross.umich.edu/ross-news-blog/2020/01/17/breaking-news-michigan-ross-offer-new-stem-track-full-time-mba-students



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Columbia has informed that all of their programs, including EMBAs, are now Stem-designated

does anyone know about IBEAR at USC, the MIT Sloan program and the MSX at Stanford?
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Columbia has informed that all of their programs, including EMBAs, are now Stem-designated

does anyone know about IBEAR at USC, the MIT Sloan program and the MSX at Stanford?



Thank you. I have updated the list ot include Columbia.

I have not heard about the IBEAR. (Sloan FT and it appears Fellows are both supposed to be STEM per a forum post though there is no official confirmation https://gmatclub.com/forum/mit-sloan-mb ... 13248.html)

We can ask Hadamard about what they are hearing on MSx and STEM.

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We can ask Hadamard about what they are hearing on MSx and STEM.

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Stanford MBA STEM classification is in progress, but not sure if STEM is a good fit for MSx.

Stanford would have to reduce electives and increase quant courses for MSx program to classify it as STEM, which is not appealing to everyone. MSx cohort is more experienced so we care more about electives, industry-specific deep dives, and soft-skills rather than how to calculate quant stuff.
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Thanks so much for your input. Most BSchools have skirted the issues you brought up by offering a STEM track that those interested could pursue without impacting the base of the students. But sounds like there may not be enough overall demand to warrant a big effort.

PS. I feel eventually all MBA degrees will have a STEM track/option.

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We can ask Hadamard about what they are hearing on MSx and STEM.

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Stanford MBA STEM classification is in progress, but not sure if STEM is a good fit for MSx.

Stanford would have to reduce electives and increase quant courses for MSx program to classify it as STEM, which is not appealing to everyone. MSx cohort is more experienced so we care more about electives, industry-specific deep dives, and soft-skills rather than how to calculate quant stuff.


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Even though it's a joint degree program, I would add Kellogg MMM to the list. This is a good pathway for STEM for MBA students, especially inventors, entrepreneurs, innovators. The MS in Design creates the eligibility for STEM and 2 more years of OPT.
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Even though it's a joint degree program, I would add Kellogg MMM to the list. This is a good pathway for STEM for MBA students, especially inventors, entrepreneurs, innovators. The MS in Design creates the eligibility for STEM and 2 more years of OPT.


Thank you. I have added MMM to the list of stem programs.

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I may be wrong but NYU Stern did a press release on 28th January, 2020 that NYU Stern’s Two-year Full-time MBA Program Receives STEM Designation

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https://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-stern/news-events/nyu-stern-s-two-year-full-time-mba-program-receives-stem-designation
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