Georgia Regents Launches STEM MBA

15-month program designed for recent science and engineering graduates

Georgia Regents University's Hull College of Business will launch a full-time MBA program for recent graduates with degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, according to the school's website.

The program will be 15 months long, from May of one year to July of the next. The curriculum is set to cover a range of mostly quantitative curriculum, including classes in business analytics, financial management, and analytical tools for business managers.

Additionally, all students will be required to take an internship as part of the program.

Located midway between Atlanta, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina, Georgia Regents University is accredited by AACSB International.

The new program is the latest in a series of attempts by US business schools to develop programs that appeal directly to STEM professionals. Recently, two other US business schools have launched MBA programs aimed at STEM professionals. Last year, Purdue University's Krannert School of Management announced that it would begin offering a STEM MBA program, which is designed "to provide engineers, scientists and technologists with the business and leadership skills required to start or lead technology-centered organizations," a Krannert press release said at the time.

Likewise, Texas Tech University's Rawls College of Business announced the launch of a full-time MBA program for STEM professionals last year. At the time of the announcement, Rawls' associate dean for graduate programs, William Pasewark, said that the STEM MBA would feature "less emphasis on the financial and retail sectors," than the school's traditional MBA program, and instead "focus on the high-tech, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and energy industries."

Both the Purdue - Krannert and Texas Tech - Rawls programs launched this June.

Admissions requirements for the Georgia Regents STEM MBA program have not yet been announced, other than that it is "aimed specifically at graduates of STEM degrees," according to the program webpage. Recruiting will start this fall, according to a Georgia Regents press release, and the program will presumably launch in 2015.

For more information, please see Georgia Regents University's STEM MBA program page.

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