Starting this fall, students in Yale SOM’s Master’s Degree in Global Business program will have the opportunity to complete a concentration in management science, allowing them to qualify, when employed in eligible job categories, for an additional two-year STEM extension of their Post-Completion OPT (optional practical training) work permission in the U.S.
Management science concentrations were created in the school’s MBA and Master of Advanced Management programs in 2020. All students in the Master’s Degree in Asset Management program also qualify for the STEM extension.
To qualify for the concentration, students will complete a minimum number of credits in eligible courses, in fields such as statistical modeling, data warehousing and mining, programming, forecasting, and operations research. Courses offered may include Data Analysis and Causal Inference, Applied Quantitative Finance, Simulation Modeling, Speculation and Hedging in Financial Markets, Big Data and Customer Analytics, Decision Making with Data, and Policy Modeling, among others. Read more about the management science concentration for GBS students.
“We are pleased to announce this new optional concentration in management science for students in the Master’s Degree in Global Business and Society program, giving them a path to demonstrate their depth of knowledge in an increasingly important domain,” said Anjani Jain, deputy dean for academic programs and professor in the practice of management. “Students in the GBS program can complete this rigorous course of study by choosing from Yale SOM’s many courses covering all aspects of data analytics, mathematical modeling, and optimization, taught by leading scholars in finance, operations, economics, marketing, and related fields.”
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.