STEM MBA programmes by top US universities

STEM MBA programmes are increasingly popular, offering a number of benefits to both domestic and international students.

By U2B Staff 

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Over the last three years, an increasing number of US business schools have incorporated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) elements into their MBA curricula, making STEM MBA programmes increasingly popular. 

The trend is largely in response to a significant drop in international applicants in the US, a result of visa restrictions.


In comparison to the one year visa afforded to most international MBA students, STEM graduates are eligible to extend their stay in the US for three years, making STEM graduates far more attractive to employers. The skills that graduates acquire while studying these degrees, a mix of technology and management, can go a long way in the modern workplace.

STEM MBA programmes can be found in these top US universities:

The University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin School of Business

The Wisconsin MBA programme in Operations and Technology Management (OTM) is supported by the Erdman Center for Operations and Technology. This full-time programme was designed for those with a background in engineering, science, or other areas of technology and operations. 

The programme includes visits to industry-leading corporations such as Amazon, Harley-Davidson, SC Johnson, Kerry Inc., Meijer, and GE Healthcare, along with discussions and lectures led by experienced executives and the opportunity to regularly participate in case competitions hosted by universities and businesses.

Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

The Management Science and Technology Management (MSTeM) programme was designed to allow learners to deepen their expertise in the tools, frameworks, and models that address managerial problems. Earning a Duke MBA with a track credential in MSTeM prepares learners to lead and direct analysis, and get deeply involved with and understand the tools and models that should be utilised to inform and improve decisions.

Students will complete eight electives from a menu of classes like Data Analytics for Business, Marketing of Innovation, Supply Chain Management, and Innovation and Cryptoventures.


The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business runs an MBA/MSBA dual degree, which is STEM certified. The degree programme is part of the traditional two-year MBA cohort and prepares students for a wide range of careers in an increasingly data-driven marketplace.

The programme is full-time and rigorous, classes are small, and regular and immersive group work and case studies teach learners how data insights can be applied in real business situations.

The University of Georgia, Terry College of Business

The Terry College of Business STEM MBA programme was designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who are looking for a broad base of foundational business courses, and the business skills needed for professional advancement and career success.

The curriculum comprises eight “MBA Core” courses, an experiential learning course, a business intelligence course, and an additional elective of your choosing. In addition, the Communications and Career Effectiveness course will prepare you to be an effective leader and communicator in future business roles.

The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business

This advanced degree offers students the options to concentrate in specific areas, one of which is the STEM approved business analytics concentration. The MBA programme provides advanced study in management for those with business or non-business bachelor degrees. 

The programme was designed to be responsive to the changing demands of the global, technology-driven economy and is taught by leading business scholars and seasoned industry professionals. Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business is an AACSB-accredited institution, a distinction given only to the most prestigious business schools.