STEM at Simon

By now, you may have heard that Simon Business School is the first MBA in the US to offer a STEM-designated option to students in any specialization, but you might still be wondering how easy it is to satisfy the requirements and how STEM designation can impact your post-MBA career aspirations. Watch current Simon MBAs and recent alumni explain why pursuing the STEM designation was the right choice for them:

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Additionally, consider the following:

  • A STEM-designated MBA shows recruiters that you’ll arrive on the job with analytic tools and leadership skills that positively impact a company’s bottom line. And even better, it’s the same length and cost as our traditional MBA option.
  • STEM jobs are in high demand. Between 2014–2024, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 200,000 job openings for STEM-related management positions. In fact, 93% of Simon’s 2019 MBA graduates were hired in the US.
  • Eighty-three percent of Simon’s MBA Class of 2019 chose to pursue a STEM-designated MBA. Within three months of graduation, 91% of graduates accepted employment with an average base salary plus sign-on bonus of $142,166. 
  • Flexibility to pursue STEM-designated MBA in any specialization has allowed Simon
    graduates from the Class of 2019 to put their degrees to work in a wide variety of functions, including consulting (36%), finance/accounting (25%), marketing/sales (22%), and general management (9%), among others.
  • International students hired in a STEM-eligible job have the opportunity to work in the US for up to three years on their student visa through optional practical training (OPT). This helps to bridge the gap between a student and work visa and allows more chances at the visa lottery.

If you’re still curious about our STEM-designated MBA option, learn more during our upcoming webinar:

STEM at Simon
Wednesday, February 5
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

Our Round 3 application deadline is quickly approaching, and to make the process even simpler, everyone who applies to our full-time MBA program by 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 15, will have their application fee waived! Simply choose the fee waiver option on the payment screen when you’re ready to submit and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you have questions, please contact us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu or (585) 275-3533. We hope to review your application soon!

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