Full-Time MBA


Students in Fisher’s Full-Time MBA program can now choose to pursue a STEM-designated specialization. Fisher’s STEM MBA highlights our commitment to meeting the needs of students and employers, as well as our dedication to ensuring that Fisher students continue to be among the most in-demand graduates around the world.

STEM MBA: Gain an edge

STEM MBA students gain fluency in the practical methods of scientific inquiry, technology, mathematics and statistics and learn to apply these techniques to problems in business and management. This unique skillset gives STEM MBA students an edge in any job market and the analytical skills to lead today’s data-driven organizations. As a graduate, you’ll be able to:

     •    Define problems and articulate business implications
     •    Apply analytical and statistical techniques
     •    Make decisions through systematic critical thinking
     •    Develop innovative and precise solutions


     •    International students can remain in the U.S. for an additional two years of Optional Practical Training (OPT), which equates to three years total without an H1-B visa
     •    STEM-designation can enhance your career prospects with E-Verified employers
     •    STEM jobs generally yield higher wages than non-STEM jobs
     •    The demand for STEM-designated degrees is growing faster than non-STEM roles

STEM Benefits

How it works

Fisher’s STEM MBA is a specialization within the Full-Time MBA Program. Like all other Full-Time MBA students, STEM MBA students take the same 33 credit hours of required core coursework and 27 credit hours of electives. However, the 60 hours of total coursework for STEM MBA students must include at least 30 credit hours of STEM content. The core coursework contributes 18 hours of STEM content toward the specialization. Students then complete the requirements by selecting 12 or more credit hours worth of coursework from a set list of approved electives that emphasize STEM content. MBA students pursuing the STEM MBA must formally declare they are pursuing the specialization.