Starting in Fall 2019, students in the USC Marshall Full-Time MBA Program are able to pursue a STEM certified Management Science specialization. Marshall is one of a small number of business schools offering a STEM MBA. This new specialization is designed to combine data-driven decision-making and analytics with the overall MBA program learning objectives of developing a global and entrepreneurial mindset, building a deep understanding of business fundamentals, and leading high-performing teams.
The STEM MBA is focused on preparing students to fulfill the increasing need to apply quantitative and scientific methods to business challenges. Those who pursue the specialization will be able to demonstrate expertise in subjects such as statistics, data analytics, operations and supply chain optimization, finance, forecasting, and digital marketing and modeling. Additionally, international graduates will now be able to apply to extend their 12 month OPT by an additional 24 months, potentially expanding their employment opportunities within the U.S. because the specialization qualifies as a STEM designated degree program by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
More information about the STEM MBA, eligibility, and requirements can be found in the USC Catalogue.