Stevens MBA

Stevens MBA

Program Highlights

A STEM-Designated MBA: This MBA program holds the STEM designation, setting it apart from ordinary offerings by infusing technology at the forefront of the curriculum. This designation also allows students from outside of the U.S. to be eligible for a 24-month extension of their Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Traditional Business Through the Technology Lens: At Stevens, conventional business disciplines are taught from a technological perspective, ensuring graduates are well-versed in leveraging leading-edge tools and methodologies to drive innovation across all aspects of a business.

AI and Machine Learning are Here to Stay: Students gain an essential understanding and practical application of AI and machine learning, equipping them to take the lead in navigating the fourth industrial revolution and propel industries forward.

Real-World Consulting Experience: The hallmark of the full-time MBA, the Industry Capstone Program, immerses students in consulting engagements with real-world companies. Students and their peers, under faculty mentors, take what they’ve learned in their courses to develop solutions to real business problems and present their recommendations to senior executives. This experience provides students with something they can speak about to hiring managers and recruiters. Open to students across graduate programs, the Industry Capstone Project encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, nurturing diverse perspectives and skill development.

Invaluable Networking Opportunities: Capstone projects partnering with companies, providing students with networking opportunities and allowing them to foster connections that can lead to career advancement.

An MBA for the Digital Era

Few MBA programs consider how rapidly the data revolution has changed the ways managers recognize opportunities and identify trends. This innovative STEM MBA is taught by faculty who understand the traditional managerial toolkit — marketing, strategy and finance — must be complemented by skills in technology and analytics to create success.

Your MBA courses will feature applied exercises that prepare you to be a leader who is capable of making fast, data-supported decisions. MBA coursework emphasizes collaboration through group projects and presentations and develops your creativity and critical thinking skills through the incorporation of new analytical tools and the latest research insights. 

*A STEM-designated program allows students from outside of the U.S. to be eligible for a 24-month extension of their Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Curriculum Overview

Program Overview

The design of the Stevens MBA is structured to ensure your studies closely align with your professional aspirations. In addition to a blend of tech-centric management courses that prepare you for the challenges of leadership, you will choose four courses directly focused on your career interests — either as part of a structured concentration or as free electives that let you explore different disciplines.

Language Of Business

Courses in this block provide fundamental skills in marketing, operations management and strategy — three crucial areas that give students mastery of topics central to every business unit in every industry.

Leadership And Innovation

The three courses in this block will challenge you to think differently about leadership — how to manage resources, inspire teams and foster innovation. You'll get a better sense of your personal leadership style while developing the confidence and capability needed to fearlessly attack missions and drive change.

Analytical Thinking

Courses in this block emphasize highly advanced analytics techniques that will teach you the ways successful managers look at and use data in understanding how markets work and making better recommendations to guide the enterprise.

Concentrations

The Stevens MBA curriculum includes four elective courses, giving you the flexibility to explore a discipline in depth or further round out your studies. If you seek more structure, you can use your elective courses to pursue one of the below concentrations, each of which is aligned with a distinct area of need in industry. 

Capstone

After completing the rest of the curriculum, students must take the MGT 809 Industry Capstone Program.

This three-credit course trains graduate students with the application of tools and methods used by management consultants to provide advisory services to clients. Students will work on an industry project with a team of their peers. They will scope and plan the underlying project, develop a statement of work, and design and deliver status update presentations. Students will learn how to facilitate meetings with different groups of stakeholders over the course of the project, manage client expectations, and apply their disciplinary and technical knowledge to the project. 

Meet the Program Director

Headshot of Program Director Brian RothschildBrian Rothschild currently works as Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies as well as the Senior Director of Management Programs at Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business. He has been in higher education for over 30 years in both technology and business education. Brian has worked extensively in business process reengineering as well as running international and domestic conferences. Brian has a passion for helping students in every aspect of their life as they begin their careers or are using education to move up the corporate ladder faster.

Brian earned his doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, an MS in Educational Psychology from Fordham University and a MBA in Organizational Behavior and a BA in Economics from Iona University.

Admission criteria

The Stevens MBA is designed to meet the needs of part-time students — particularly through its award-winning online offering — as well as full-time students seeking a valuable early-career boost to their professional prospects. If you're passionate about the role technology plays in business and are willing to work hard to break into management, you'll find the Stevens program rewarding for its emphasis on applied learning and better decision-making through data and technology.

Application deadlines

For full-time students, applications to the Stevens MBA program are accepted in three distinct cycles. To be considered for admission, all materials must be submitted by the deadline.

Application cycle

Application deadline

Application decision

Acceptance deadline

Priority

Oct. 15

Dec. 1

Jan. 15

Standard

Jan. 15

March 1

Included in admission offer

Final

April 15

May 1

June 1

For applicants interested in pursuing the Stevens MBA as either part-time or online students, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Admission criteria

Admission to the Stevens MBA is competitive. To be considered for this program, your application must include the following.