The merging of business with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is powering business innovation in the 21st century.
The University of California, Davis MBA program is a STEM-designated program, reflecting the quality of the nationally ranked program and a rigorous curriculum emphasizing quantitative analysis and data-driven decision making.
Innovative application of data in business decision making has become a highly valued skill demanded by employers—especially here in Northern California and Silicon Valley. There is strong demand for UC Davis MBA graduates in STEM-related roles.
MBA students can also branch out across the UC Davis campus to take electives only offered at a top-tier research university that has been rated first in the U.S. for launching women into STEM professions.
International MBA Students and STEM-Designation
Because STEM fields are considered essential to U.S. economic competitiveness and growth, the STEM designation offers an additional benefit for international MBA students.
International MBA students graduating from STEM-designated programs may apply for a 24-month extension to their post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT), providing up to 36 months of temporary employment in the U.S. Read more about general OPT rules here and more about STEM-designated OPT degree rules here.