All The STEM Programs At Major U.S. Business Schools

UC-Berkeley Haas announced STEM designation for all three of its MBA programs in November 2019. UC-Berkeley Haas photo

University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business

Entire Full-Time MBA; Evening & Weekend MBA; Executive MBA

In November the Haas School became one of the first elite B-schools to establish STEM designation in all of its MBA programs — full-time, Evening & Weekend, and executive. ““I think a lot of us feel that it was a good step and appropriate to what we’re doing,” says Peter Johnson, assistant dean of the full-time MBA program and admissions. “And of course students will be happy, because it creates the opportunity for them to apply for the extension, assuming of course that they are taking post-MBA roles that are relevant to that classification.”

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Management Science Major in Full-Time MBA

Kellogg’s new Management Science major focuses on “the application of analytical techniques, tools, and models across the school’s academic disciplines,” according to the major’s webpage. The newest addition to the Kellogg MBA curriculum will explore a variety of topics, including how to use big data efficiently to understand capital markets and how to apply analytical techniques to solve business problems. “Students,” the webpage reads, “will deepen expertise across disciplines by learning techniques that can be applied to the analysis of problems of business organization and performance.”

University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Business Analytics Track in Full-Time MBA

Michigan Ross’ new STEM track “represents a significant move within the Full-Time MBA curriculum … allowing students interested in pursuing quantitative management and business analytics roles across many industries to participate in a formal program. ‘Business analytics has become essential in helping organizations make strategic business decisions, and we are excited to announce this new pathway for our Full-Time MBA students who are interested in pursuing STEM-related careers in business,’ added Scott DeRue, former dean of Michigan Ross, when the school added the STEM track in 2020.

Johns Hopkins’ STEM designation for its MS in Marketing was announced in September 2019. Three other graduate degrees at the Carey School are also STEM. JHU photo

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Master of Science in Marketing

The JHU MS in Marketing “develops skills and data use for a deeper understanding of the market, the profile of the market on a granular level, and develop targeted customer experience strategies based on real-time customer feedback.” It “prepares students to meet the demand for capable and confident marketing professionals who understand the digital economy, global, and start-up environments,” and includes a STEM-designated concentration in Marketing Analytics.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School

Business Analytics & Management Science Concentration in Full-Time MBA

for students interested in developing the analytics skills to make informed, data-driven strategic business decisions. Coursework provides a broad and in-depth view of statistical modeling, data management and data visualization. These highly marketable skills will prepare you for a variety of leadership roles across industries, including energy, retailing, consumer packaged goods, fintech, biotechnology and healthcare.

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Management Science Major in Full-Time MBA

“The Georgetown MBA offers a variety of coursework focused on quantitative analysis and management science, allowing students to complete a STEM-designated management science major. In addition to 19.5 credits toward the major earned through core courses, students must complete 12 credits from this course list to earn the designation.”

Yale SOM

Yale School of Management

Management Science Concentration in MBA, Master of Advanced Management; Entire Master of Asset Management

“We are delighted to have created this optional concentration in Management Science for our MBA and MAM students,” says Anjani Jain, deputy dean for academic programs and professor in the practice of management. “Yale SOM offers a large selection of leading-edge courses covering all aspects of data analytics, mathematical modeling, and optimization. The concentration signals the student’s depth of knowledge in this domain of great importance to leaders of organizations.”

Wake Forest University School of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics; Master of Science in Accountancy

Wake Forest’s MSBA program aims to develop leaders “who can leverage analytics skills with business acumen and add immediate value to any organization across a wide range of industries.” On-campus or online, students “are given the technical skills, business acumen, and experiential learning” to drive analytics into action. The newly STEM-designated MSA program is a two-semester, 30-credit program that begins each summer and offers structured CPA Exam prep at the conclusion of the spring semester, with graduation in May.

Wake Forest also offers an optional third semester that includes the opportunity to pursue a paid internship. The nine-week paid position “is for those who enter the program without previous internship experience, or those who want to gain additional experience with a company prior to accepting a full-time offer.”

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