Hidden MBA Gems: How These B-Schools Have Embraced The STEM Surge

Temple University’s Fox School of Business in Philadelphia offers eight STEM master’s degrees. File photo






Iowa State

MBA in Business Analytics, Information Systems, or Finance


Massachusetts-Amherst (Isenberg)

MS in Business Analytics, Master of Finance in Alternative Investments


Syracuse (Whitman)

MS in Business Analytics; MS in Finance; MS in Marketing; MS in Supply Chain Management


Temple (Fox)

MS in Actuarial Science, MS in Business Analytics, MS in Financial Analysis, MS in Financial Analysis & Quantitative Risk Management, MS in IT Auditing & Cyber-Security, MS in Quantitative Finance & Risk Management, MS in Statistics, MS in Statistics & Data Science


Willamette (Atkinson)

Management Science & Quantitative Methods Concentration in MBA


Rollins (Crummer)




Master of Science in Business Analytics


Oklahoma (Price)

MS in Management of Information Technology,


Louisiana State (Ourso)

MS Analytics, MS Financial Economics


Kentucky (Gatton)

The Dual Degree STEM/MBA

Iowa State offers three STEM pathways in its MBA. Ivy photo

No. 76 Iowa State University Ivy College of Business

MBA Concentrations in Business Analytics, Information Systems, and Finance

The Ivy College offers an MBA with STEM concentrations 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.” Ivy has been especially successful of late in appealing to women graduate hopefuls.

No. 78 Syracuse University Whitman School of Management

MS in Business Analytics; MS in Finance; MS in Marketing; MS in Supply Chain Management

Students in the MS in Business Analytics program at the Whitman School complete 36 credit hours of courses “that develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the applications of analytics to the fields of accounting, finance, marketing and supply chain management by using techniques for data collection, data visualization, statistical and pattern analysis and data mining.” Benefits of the Finance program include “access to current market data, live news feeds, software for analysis and other resources used by professionals in the field” and “preparation for Bloomberg certification and professional exams, such as CFA, FRM, and CAIA designations.”

Unranked Schools

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Foisie Business School

Full-Time MBA

The MBA program for STEM professionals is “student-centered, inquiry-driven, and problem-oriented from start to finish and offers the flexibility to complete the degree requirements around your other obligations,” according to the Foisie School, which has around 14 MBA students. Total tuition cost: just over $75,000. The program boasts online learning and “robust” face-to-face interaction, with a format that emulates the real world as students work with faculty, form multidisciplinary teams, and “coordinate action across geographic distances, time zones, cultural perspectives, and languages.”

MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management

MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics offers a Supply Chain Management master’s program in two formats — a 10-month, fully residential option, and a hybrid online + on-campus blended option. All incoming students are initially enrolled for the MASc-SCM degree.

University of Delaware Lerner College of Business and Economics

MBA/MS Dual-Degree Program

The Lerner College MBA/MS dual-degree program promises that students will “master the tools you’ll need to use data to leverage assets, optimize outcomes and predict future results.” Located in central Delaware within a few hours of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, the growing tech scene of Wilmington, and the financial centers of New York City, the Lerner program boasts accomplished faculty and a diverse cohort. The school’s state-of-the-art facilities, such as the JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center and the Lerner College Trading Center, “are designed to foster collaboration among students, faculty and industry.” The average salary for graduates is north of $80K, and 96% of all students rated their overall educational experience within the Lerner graduate and MBA programs as excellent or good.

Pace University Lubin School of Business

MBA in Information Systems

With a Lubin MBA in Information Systems, students can “take charge of technology transformations and gain a strategic advantage through a thorough grounding in critical business factors, specialized database and IT network knowledge, faculty who are experienced and well-connected in the field, and internships in leading organizations headquartered nearby.” The degree, which costs about $140K, gives grads the skills to lead an organization through strategic decisions about information systems, telecommunications, database administration, Internet technologies, systems analysis and design, and how they support the needs of the business.

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