Lubar Graduate Programs Receive STEM Designation

The Lubar School of Business master’s programs have advanced another step toward addressing the challenges of the 21st century business environment, which increasingly demands that managers possess the analytical tools to make data-driven business decisions.

Effective Fall 2021, all of the School’s graduate programs will have STEM designation. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

“Having a curriculum that meets STEM standards means that the programs are infused with topics that provide our students with the analytical tools and frameworks so critical in today’s decision making,” says Dean Kaushal Chari. “This designation is a clear signal to both students and employers that our MBA and MS programs are highly relevant to the growing tech-driven and data-driven business landscape.”

The programs that recently gained the STEM designation are the MBA, Online MBA, and Executive MBA, as well as the MS program concentrations in Accounting, Professional Accounting, Finance Analysis, and Marketing.

The School’s MS in Information Technology Management and PhD programs received earlier STEM designation.

In addition to addressing business needs, the STEM designation is also attractive to international students who are considering applying to the School’s graduate programs, says Chari.