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

 

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School may not have a STEM MBA yet, but it does offer a STEM Master of Science in Marketing. School photo

2020

P&Q RANK

SCHOOL NAME

STEM PROGRAMS/PATHWAYS

#86

Denver (Daniels)

Master’s in Business Analytics, Master’s in Applied Quantitative Finance

#87

Chapman (Argyros)

None

#88

Clemson (Powers)

None

#89

Stevens Institute of Technology

Analytics MBA, MS Information Systems, MS Network and Communication Management & Services, MS Business Intelligence & Analytics, MS Finance, MS Financial Engineering, MS Financial Analytics

#90

Texas Tech (Rawls)

Entire MBA

#91

Univ. of San Diego

Master’s in Finance, Master’s in Business Analytics

#92

Houston (Bauer)

MS in Finance, MS in Business Analytics

#93

Florida State

MS in Business Analytics

#93

University of Louisville

MS in Business Analytics

#95

Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders)

MS in Computational Finance, MS in Business Analytics

#96

Clarkson (Reh)

None

#97

Oregon (Lundquist)

Master of Science in Finance

#98

Mississippi

None

#98

Oklahoma State (Spears)

MS in Business Analytics & Data Science, MS in Quantitative Financial Economics, MS in Management Information Systems

#100

Tampa (Sykes)

MS in Finance

Unranked Schools

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. Read our story here for details.

University of North Texas Ryan College of Business

MBA with Business Analytics Concentration

Launched in fall 2019, the MBA with a Business Analytics concentration is designed to provide an extensive base of knowledge of managerial responsibilities. It has an 18-hour core, with 12 hours of required courses and six hours of electives. The program “is designed for students who desire a more general management background than an MS in Business Analytics, which has more of a specialization and focus in the field.” Career opportunities after completion of the MBA program through the Department of Information Technology and decision sciences are “abundant.” An MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics supports growth and development from two perspectives, the school says: “One, if you have an established career path, the concentration provides you the opportunity to gain the broader, more general perspective necessary for promotion to leading managerial positions. Two, if you are preparing for the business world, the combination of an undergraduate degree with an MBA concentration in Business Analytics provides an excellent foundation for additional career opportunities.”

University of Connecticut School of Business

MBA with Concentration in Business Analytics, Digital Marketing Strategy, or Financial Management and Investments

The MBA program at the University of Connecticut School of Business offers three concentrations that have STEM CIP, or Classification of Instructional Programs, code designations: Business Analytics, Digital Marketing Strategy, and Financial Management and Investments. Each track is 12 credits.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Charlton College of Business

MBA with Specialization in Business Analytics

The Charlton MBA “provides advanced study in management for those with business or non-business bachelor degrees.” It requires 30 credit hours and can be completed part- or full-time, on-campus or online. The Charlton MBA is “responsive to the changing demands of the global, technology-driven economy. Taught by leading business scholars and seasoned industry professionals, this advanced degree also offers you the option to concentrate in specific areas.” The school offers 10 concentrations; only business analytics is STEM-approved.

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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