Today’s business leaders need to have backgrounds in science, tech, engineering, and math to help solve our most challenging issues. Earlier this month, Chicago Booth School of Business Dean Madhav Rajan made an announcement that’s music to the ears of many international students. Now, Booth is STEM MBA certified for Optional Practical Training (OPT) purposes.
A recent MBA Admissions Blog entry says this change expands eligibility from two concentrations to the entire MBA degree. It also lets F-1 visa holders apply for an additional 24 months of training through work experience after their MBA.
Ultimately, says the AdCom team, the STEM designation can help international students gain more than just experience. They might also earn a promotion and pay off part of their student debt.
Booth believes the STEM-certified MBA offers far-reaching professional and personal benefits to its international students. Having a diverse community adds an extra dimension to your business education, says the Booth AdCom, as instructors and classmates share their unique perspectives. Chicago Booth considers its community of international students and faculty members essential to the school’s vitality.
Follow the link below to learn more about Booth’s commitment to helping international students. You can also read how its Office of Internal Affairs is working with international MBA candidates during the COVID-19 crisis.
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