Graduate Business STEM Programs
|Program||Benefits||Credits||Locations||Completion Time||Start Term|
|MS in Business Analytics & Project Management||Offering top-ranked hands-on coursework & transformative experiential learning.||37||In-person (Hartford & Stamford)||15 - 19 Months||Fall, Spring & Summer|
|MS in Financial Technology (FinTech)||Delivering a mix of top-tier analytics, technology, and business courses.||36||Online, In-person (Hartford, Stamford), or Hybrid||15 - 19 Months||Fall, Spring & Summer|
|MS in Financial and Enterprise Risk Management||Offering robust courses in quantitative finance, legal & ethical issues in financial
|36-45||In-person (Stamford)||15-19 Months||Fall|
|MBA with STEM Concentrations||Combining first-class business management expertise with high-demand STEM-driven courses||42||Online, In-person (Hartford, Stamford), or Hybrid||2 years or opt for a more flexible schedule||Fall, Spring & Summer|
|Certificate||Credits||Entry||Credit towards MS?||STEM?|
|Business Analytics||12||Fall, Spring||Yes||Yes|
|FinTech (Financial Technology)||12||Fall, Spring||Yes||Yes|
|Financial Risk Management||12||Fall||Yes||Yes|
|Supply Chain Analytics||12||Fall, Spring||Yes||No|
|Project Management||12||Fall, Spring||Yes||No|
What are STEM Designations?
A defining feature of UConn School of Business' esteemed research institution is the renowned STEM Designated Graduate Business Programs. UConn's graduate-level business degrees in STEM, encompassing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, offer a compelling blend of analytics, finance, technology, and business courses. Graduates of these programs are poised for extraordinary career growth, meeting the soaring demand for their expertise. STEM students contributions are pivotal to advancing both the competitiveness and expansion of the U.S. economy.
For recent STEM graduates, through the Optional Practical Training (OPT), provision, F-1 Visa holders can extend their stay in the United States for an additional 24 months post-graduation. This invaluable timeframe is designed for recent STEM grads to engage in hands-on training within the dynamic landscape of STEM fields. When added to the standard 12-month OPT available to all graduates, STEM students can stay in the US for a total of 36 months (equivalent to 3 years) of OPT. This extended period empowers graduates to deepen their expertise, expand their network, and propel their careers to new heights on the global stage.
Join us at the UConn School of Business, to advance your journey towards academic excellence and a thriving career in the field of STEM.
Why are STEM Designations important?
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields are essential to U.S. economic competitiveness and growth. Over the last several decades the country has experienced a significant shortage of qualified workers for employment in STEM fields. Increasingly, businesses have to hire international workers to meet their needs. Therefore, STEM designated educational programs make it possible for international graduates to remain stateside longer to establish their careers and to help meet the demand for STEM-educated professionals.
UConn’s STEM designated programs, and their related initiatives, also play an important role in Next Generation CT, a state legislation passed into law and signed by the governor, that will invest over $1.5 billion dollars in UConn over the next 10 years.
UConn’s STEM designated programs offer students the skills needed to fill the high in-demand STEM careers in business. UConn's STEM programs play an important role in the Next Generation CT, a state legislation passed into law and signed by the governor, that will invest over $1.5 billion dollars in UConn over the next 10 years.
STEM Designations: Benefits and Features
- Elite Research Faculty and Expert Practitioners
- Cutting-Edge Technology
- International Student Sponsorships Available
- Your Pace: Part-time or Full-time
- Locations: Hartford and Stamford, Connecticut
How will students benefit?
Under the traditional OPT program, international students who graduate from colleges and universities in the U.S. are able to remain in the country and receive training through work experience for up to 12 months. Students who graduate from a designated STEM degree program can remain for an additional time on an OPT STEM Extension.
STEM graduates are essential to U.S. economic competitiveness and growth and in short supply. This OPT extension makes it attractive to businesses to hire international students.
What does STEM career growth look like?
- Between 2017 and 2029, the number of STEM jobs will grow 8%. The largest growth will be seen in computing, engineering, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing – all areas where UConn School of Business Alumni have thrived post-graduation. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- In the last 3 decades, employment in STEM occupations has increased by 79%, with notable growth from 9.7 million to 17.3 million. (Pew Research Center)
- Related to healthcare and insurance, a field that is robust in the state of Connecticut, 15% job and field growth is expected by 2029. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Salary differences between STEM and non-STEM workers show a notable difference: with STEM workers in all occupations earning, on average, 14% more annually. (US Census Bureau)
Which STEM program is right for you?
UConn's MS in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) is a top ranked, leading master of science business degree that teaches the skills that reach far beyond solving key business issues, it provides students with the skills needed to become a leader in the industry. The 37-credit degree program allows students to establish and improve their skills in hands-on course work and transformative experiential learning through internships, data challenges, and consulting projects. With flexible scheduling, students can study full-time or part-time, in person at either our Hartford or Stamford, CT locations.
UConn's Master of Science in Financial Risk Management (MS in FRM) is a top-ranked 36 - 45 credit graduate degree. The dynamic specialized finance master’s degree offers courses in quantitative finance, financial programming & risk modeling and legal & ethical issues in financial risk. UConn's FRM program prepares students for in-demand careers in finance, healthcare, technology and insurance. Courses are offered full-time or part-time in Hartford and Stamford. Finish in as few as 15 months with 36 credits, or add an optional concentration to finish in 19 months with 45 credits.
UConn's Graduate Programs in Financial Technology are held 100% online or in-person in Hartford or Stamford. Choose from an MS in Fintech, a Graduate Certificate in FinTech or an Accelerated Business Program in FinTech offering a mix of analytics, technology, and business courses. Students develop the skills needed to excel in Finance, Banking, InsurTech, MedTech, RegTech, and Real Estate Tech. With a flexible course of study, students can study full-time or part-time.
MBA with STEM Concentrations
UConn offers 3 top-ranked, 42-credit MBA Programs: Online, FLEX and Executive MBA. The FLEX and Online MBA programs offers your choice of two STEM-designated concentrations in Business Analytics or Supply Chain Management. MBA students enjoy access to customized career coaching, support services, and our distinguished faculty and alumni network. Study full-time or part-time, in-person (Hartford, Stamford), or online.
STEM Graduate Certificates
UConn offers four top-tier, STEM designated Graduate Certificate Programs. UConn offers the following certificates to accelerate your career: Financial Technology (FinTech), Business Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, and Project Management* (*fulfills the academic requirement for the PMP Certification). Each STEM certificate is 12-15 credits. The graduate certificate credits may be applied toward achieving an advanced MS degree. Study full-time or part-time, in-person (Hartford, Stamford), or online.