STEM-Designated MBA

The merging of business with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is powering business innovation in the 21st century.

STEM DesignatedThe 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.