STEM MBA Program
The STEM MBA curriculum has been certified as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) qualifying program by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and reflects a curricular focus on business skills with an emphasis on STEM applications. International students in the STEM MBA program who are on an F-1 visa will be able to work in the U.S. for up to three years following graduation under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. For more information about the STEM OPT extension, visit Santa Clara University’s International Students and Scholars website.
Fall (September) 2024 applications are due April 1st (scholarship priority) or June 1st (final deadline).
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Leavey Alumni Pathway for the STEM MBA program
The Leavey School of Business is proud to offer a preferred and expedited admissions pathway to alumni who qualify. Students who have graduated from the Leavey School of Business with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher or SCU alumni who have earned a STEM degree with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher will be waived of the GMAT/GRE requirement for the Evening MBA and fast-tracked through the admissions process. Admitted SCU alums also qualify for a $1000 Alumni Scholarship.
Our STEM MBA program curriculum consists of core courses and electives in various disciplines such as accounting, finance, marketing, management, economics, and operations. The classes are not only taught by full-time professors but also by practitioners who blend theory with practice. The core curriculum provides holistic knowledge of different disciplines that enable students to understand how businesses are managed and operated. Hence, the students are able to build core management skills and then move on to specialized data science and business analytics electives that reflect their areas of interest. The classes utilize theory along with practical, case-based lessons and collaborative learning models to facilitate practical learning
During each quarter (fall, winter, spring and summer), classes generally meet twice per week (either Mondays & Wednesdays, or Tuesdays & Thursdays) for ten weeks for 95 minutes per session (5:45 - 7:20pm and 7:35 - 9:10pm). 2-unit courses generally meet twice per week for five weeks covering the first or second half of a quarter. 1-unit courses generally meet once per week for five weeks covering the first or second half of a quarter. In all quarters, final exam periods are two hours.
The STEM MBA curriculum consists of 70 units across 14 core courses (42 units), one required elective (2 units), designated data science and business analytics electives (12 units), and 14 additional units of free electives. While entering students are recommended a particular schedule for their first year, there is considerable flexibility in the order in which courses are taken (with the caveat that all prerequisites must be satisfied before enrolling in a particular course). Calculus and basic statistics proficiency is expected when entering the STEM MBA program.
STEM MBA students have the option to take courses via our Online Programs platform to provide more flexibility and to make more elective choices available each quarter. A maximum of 12 units of elective courses may be taken online. No core courses can be taken online. Each online elective course will have a certain number of spaces allotted to on-campus students.
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