Harvard | Mr. Native Norwegian
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
MIT Sloan | Mr. Tech Enthusiast
GRE 325, GPA 6.61/10
UCLA Anderson | Mr. California Dreamin’
GRE 318, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Amazon Alexa PM
GMAT 710, GPA 3.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. Marine Investment Banker
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. Fashion Tech
GMAT 690, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Energy Innovation
GMAT 790, GPA 3.9
Kellogg | Ms. Connecting The Dots
GMAT 690, GPA 2.9
Wharton | Mr. Latinx Career Pivot
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
Darden | Mr. Military Vet
GMAT 680, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Diversity Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Kellogg | Mr. Social Impact Initiative
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
MIT Sloan | Ms. Health & Law
GMAT 730, GPA 3.21
Wharton | Mr. Magistrate Auditor
GMAT 720, GPA 16.67/20
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Digital Health
GMAT 760, GPA 3.42
Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
HEC Paris | Ms Journalist
GRE -, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Tuck | Mr. First Gen Student
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Stanford GSB | Ms. CPA To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
MIT Sloan | Mr. Michelin Man
GMAT 780, GPA 8.46/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Airline Developer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
Harvard | Mr. Latino Banker
GRE 332, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Lean Manufacturing
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
GMAT -, GPA 2.9
Darden | Ms. Environmental Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3

STEM MBA Programs At U.S. B-Schools

The Mendoza College MBA/MSBA dual degree allows students to blend a values-based business education at Notre Dame with a love of data. Notre Dame photo

University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business

MBA/Master of Science in Business Analytics Dual Degree

The first year in the Notre Dame Mendoza dual-degree program focuses primarily on MBA core courses, including an introduction to business analytics in the spring, to provide a foundation for students’ internship experience. In the second year, they complete MSBA and MBA required courses such as Data Storytelling, Machine Learning and Spreadsheet Decision Modeling, and select from a wide range of elective offerings to suit their career objectives. Each of four semesters consists of two 7-week modules, separated by a one-week inter-term intensively focused on developing and applying analytics skills. In four semesters, with 68 credits, students earn two degrees “and discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about business and analytics.”

Iowa State University Ivy College of Business

MBA in Business Analytics, Information Systems, or Finance

The Ivy College offers a STEM MBA in Business Analytics, Information Systems, and Finance. The school’s full-time MBA is built around 10 core courses (30 credits) and six electives (18 credits), with core courses offered on the school’s Ames, Iowa campus in the Gerdin Business Building, home of the Ivy College of Business. Electives are offered in Ames, Des Moines, and online. Students may customize their MBA experience with optional specializations and international study tours, and they have access to “comprehensive and personalized academic and career services” and “faculty engaged in leading-edge research” who are “committed to teaching excellence.”

Purdue University Krannert School of Management

MBA in Business Analytics and Information Management, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, or Marketing

Purdue’s Krannert School is launching a STEM-designated MBA degree option this fall, with four options for specializations: business analytics and information management, finance, global supply chain management, or marketing. The 60-credit-hour, four-semester STEM-designated MBA will be based on statistics, computer applications, and data analysis, along with core business classes. “We believe this new degree option will be a perfect fit at Purdue, which is renowned for its excellence in STEM-related fields,” says Greg Beaver, executive director of Krannert’s MBA, Master of Science and doctorate programs. “The four concentration areas give students the chance to personalize their degree by taking courses that are aligned with their career aspirations. They also will be able to gain valuable practical experience through collaborative opportunities with the Purdue Foundry, Discovery Park, and other campus incubators and innovation centers.”

Virginia Darden announced their new STEM-approved Management Science specialization in April 2019. Darden photo

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

MBA Specialization in Management Science 

The Virginia Darden management science specialization “will build on the required Darden core curriculum, offering students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of quantitative and analytical skills and capabilities.” Students must complete 12 credit hours of selected courses with a quantitative and analytical focus. Courses are available in a range of academic areas, including Accounting, Economics, Finance, Quantitative Analysis, and Technology and Operations. Forty elective courses currently taught at the school will satisfy the requirement.

Case Western University Weatherhead School of Management


The newest STEM MBA option is Case Western’s offering, announced in September 2019. It promises graduates they will “benefit from Weatherhead’s comprehensive MBA approach while developing specific knowledge essential for a career in leadership.” The STEM MBA was designed with “a strong management core and STEM MBA electives offered in Corporate Finance, Business Analytics and Operations. Courses include Quantitative Risk Modeling, Advanced Marketing Analytics, Six Sigma and Quality Management Predictive Modeling and Artificial Intelligence.” Case Western’s STEM MBA is just the latest STEM business program offered at the Cleveland, Ohio school; earlier this year it added a STEM-track in Accounting to go with already established tracks in Business Analytics, Finance, and Operations Research and Supply Chain degree programs.