STEM MBA programs are increasingly present at business schools in the United States. Over the last three years an increasing number of business schools have incorporated a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) element into their MBA curricula.
The STEM MBA trend is largely in response to a significant drop in international applicants in the US, a result of strict visa requirements and anti-immigration rhetoric by the Trump administration. This is also linked to a significant STEM job shortage, with 2 million jobs expected to go unfilled by 2025.
Compared to the one year visa afforded to most international MBA students, STEM graduates are eligible to extend their stay in the US for three years in total, making them far more attractive to employers. STEM graduates can also expect higher salaries compared to those of traditional MBAs.
With options ranging from electives, to dual degrees, to fully integrated STEM MBAs, here’s a list of the top STEM MBA programs in the US and how much they cost:
Top STEM MBAs In The US
Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
The Charlton MBA requires 30 credit hours and can be completed part-time or full-time, on-campus or online. Students have the option to concentrate in specific areas, including the STEM-focused business analytics area. Charlton considers itself highly responsive to the changing demands of the global, technology-driven economy.
Foisie Business School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Foisie deliberately designed a program that would equip STEM professionals to take on managerial responsibilities, while still benefitting from the support and networking advantages of a strong course cohort. Options offered include Information Technology, Innovation with User Experience, Operations Analytics and Management and Supply Chain Management.
The Fuqua School of Business prides itself on offering MBAs focused on a candidate’s chosen business area, complemented with individual attention from staff and personalised career support. Their MBA certificate in management science and technology is...
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