Kaplan/Manhattan Prep Survey: Business Schools Are Slowly But Surely Moving Towards STEM Designation, A Boon For International Students | News
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 20, 2022–
2021 Kaplan/Manhattan Prep Business School Admissions Officer Survey Finds Growing Percentage of Full-Time MBA Programs in the U.S. Earning STEM Designation, Though Universal Adoption Appears to be a Long Way Away* . According to admissions officers surveyed, 22% say their programs are currently designated as STEM programs, a significant increase from the 2020 survey, which found only 13% were designated as STEM programs; 23% say that although their programs are not currently STEM, they plan to go through the curriculum redesign and rigorous approval process to earn this designation; the remaining 55% say they are not STEM designated and have no intention of pursuing it.
The STEM designation is especially important for non-citizens because it gives students significantly longer time to stay in the United States after graduation without an H-1B visa, through the optional practical training program. Non-STEM graduates only get 12 months, but STEM graduates get an additional 24 months, bringing their total time to three years.
“Achieving a STEM credential is a rapidly growing trend, especially among top-ranked MBA programs. For less competitive programs, adoption has been steady, but much slower. And not having this designation could significantly hamper their efforts to recruit international students, many of whom want to build lives and careers in the United States upon graduation,” said Brian Carlidge, vice president of Kaplan. “Non-citizen graduates of top-ranked U.S. MBA programs will almost always quickly find employment in the United States, but it may take longer for graduates of less competitive programs, especially given the unpredictability of the job market. work and the economy since the start of the pandemic. This extra time would offer graduates a lifeline, showing potential employers that investing in them could provide a strong return on investment. While the process for business schools to earn STEM designation isn’t quick or easy, and many smaller programs may not have the bandwidth to do so, not being designated STEM may put them at a recruiting disadvantage. For many candidates outside of the United States, this will be the differentiating factor. »
For more information on the Kaplan/Manhattan Prep survey, contact Russell Schaffer at [email protected] or 917.822.8190.
*Admissions officers from 91 full-time business schools across the United States were surveyed by email between September 2021 and October 2021. Respondents included 24 of the top 100 programs ranked by US News & World Report .
Kaplan is a global educational services company that provides individuals, universities and businesses with a diverse range of services, including higher and professional education, test preparation, language training, business and leadership training, student recruitment, online activation and other academic support services. . With operations in nearly 30 countries, Kaplan serves nearly 1.1 million students each year and has partnerships with more than 2,000 universities, colleges and schools/school districts, and more than 4,000 companies worldwide. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC). For more information, visit www.kaptest.com.
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