Yale School of Management

Three Yale SOM Degree Programs Receive STEM Designation

Students in three master’s degree programs at the Yale School of Management now have the opportunity to qualify for an additional two-year STEM extension of their Post-Completion OPT work permission. 

To be eligible, students in the MBA and Master of Advanced Management (MAM) programs will complete a newly created concentration in management science. All students in the Master’s Degree in Asset Management program, which will welcome its first students this fall, will qualify.

Further information about eligibility and requirements for the STEM OPT extension is available on the Department of Homeland Security website and through Yale’s Office of International Students and Scholars.

“We are delighted to have created this optional concentration in management science for our MBA and MAM students.  Yale SOM offers a large selection of leading-edge courses covering all aspects of data analytics, mathematical modeling, and optimization.  The concentration signals the student’s depth of knowledge in this domain of great importance to leaders of organizations,” said Anjani Jain, deputy dean for academic programs and professor in the practice of management. “All of our STEM-eligible programs will provide a rigorous course of study in one of the most vital aspects of business today, with instruction by leading researchers in finance, operations, economics, marketing, and related fields.”

The new management science concentration in the MBA and MAM programs will draw on the Yale SOM faculty’s broad expertise in applying quantitative methods to challenges in business and management. Students will qualify for the concentration by completing a minimum number of credits in eligible courses, such as Data Analysis and Causal Inference, Speculation and Hedging in Financial Markets, and Big Data and Customer Analytics. Read more about the management science concentration for MBA and MAM students. 

This new concentration will be available to currently enrolled students in the Class of 2020 and 2021 who complete the required coursework, as well as incoming students.