NYU Stern Designates its MBA STEM
NYU Stern joined the growing list of top business schools that has designated its full-time MBA degree as a science, technology, engineering, and math program. The designation will cover all Stern MBA students who graduate this May and beyond. Furthermore, it is retroactively applied to May 2019 grads who are currently in OPT. (OPT, or Optional Practical Training, is a federal program that allows graduates with STEM-certified degrees to work in the US for up to 36 months.)
While this designation will help attract the attention of some prospective domestic MBA applicants who are early in the process and not yet very familiar with the ‘ins and outs’ of the MBA degree, let’s be very clear that this is being done to help attract the foreign applicants who have increasingly turned to Canadian, European and Asian business schools.
If you are a domestic applicant, please understand that the MBA is an extremely versatile degree and the STEM designation may not be necessary, particularly if you already have STEM credentials on your resume.