The Peter J. Tobin College of BusinessQueens Campus
The 45 credit STEM M.B.A. program is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in pursuing analytical and technical management roles across industries. The federal government created the STEM-designated degree program to address the shortage of qualified workers in the STEM field, which is estimated to grow to more than a million jobs by 2028.
The STEM MBA highlights Tobin’s commitment to an analytical, data-driven curriculum that enables students to utilize technology, data, and analytics to make better business decisions and solve complex business problems. This program enables students to select two STEM concentrations designed to combine data-driven decision-making and analytics with the overall MBA program learning objectives of developing a global and entrepreneurial mindset, building upon the knowledge, skills and competencies of business fundamentals, and providing a transformative leadership development program.
The new 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 STEM MBA will be able to demonstrate expertise in subjects such as business analytics, finance, financial technology (FinTech), information systems, risk management and insurance, and sustainability.
The STEM designation offers an additional benefit by allowing international students to apply to extend their 12 month optional practical training (OPT) by an additional 24 months. OPT provides many F-1 visa students with the opportunity to work in the U.S. for up to 12 months to gain valuable experience related to their field of study. International students graduating from STEM-designated programs may apply for a 24-month extension to their post-completion OPT, providing up to 36 months of temporary employment in the U.S. Because a STEM designated degree program is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the employment extension could potentially expand the international student’s employment opportunities within the U.S. More information about the STEM MBA, eligibility, and requirements can be found in the St. John’s University Graduate Bulletin.
The MBA curriculum is designed to allow for innovative approaches to in-class learning and expands on the development of a real world skill-set that students can apply immediately to their emerging careers.
Along with the required M.B.A. core and capstone courses, the STEM M.B.A. will require students to complete two concentrations, or an additional 9 credit hours above our standard M.B.A. The STEM M.B.A. program will make it possible for international graduates to remain in the United States for an additional 24 months (36 months in total) after graduation and receive training through work experience.
The STEM MBA Structure is as follows:
8 Core Courses
ACC 602: Global Financial and Managerial Reporting
DS 602: Business Analytics
ECO 606: Industrial Economics
FIN 607: Financial Management
LAW 600: Law, Ethics and the Principled Path in Business
MGT 601: Managing for Global Success
MKT 600: Decisions in Marketing Management
RMI 601: Risk Management
1 Required Capstone Course
MGT 700: Seminar in Business Policy
6 Concentration Field Courses
Maximum Courses & Credits: 15 Courses, 45 Credits
Estimated Time to Complete: 3 Years for part-time; 3 semesters for full-time
All students must have, as a minimum academic credential, the equivalent of a United States' bachelor's degree and demonstrated competency in pre-calculus mathematics and basic computer use. Students are evaluated based on their undergraduate academic performance, score on the GMAT, professional accomplishments, letters of recommendation, statements of professional goals and other materials which the candidate may wish to share with the Admissions Committee.
Students may choose from the following STEM concentrations: Business Analytics, Information Systems, Finance, Financial Technology (FinTech), Risk Management, and Sustainability.
Select 3 from the following:
Select the following:
All applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level. In addition to the application form and non-refundable application fee candidates should submit the following:
*For MBA applicants requesting a GMAT/GRE waiver please submit the online application, all transcripts, and resume. International Students should also submit the foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS scores. Once complete, please email [email protected] to request waiver consideration.
For additional information, please contact:Office of Graduate Admission
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Room 345[email protected]