STEM Program & Benefits

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

ChalkboardOur STEM-focused program offers cutting-edge training in finance and investment management with a curriculum grounded in rigorous analytics and applied quantitative techniques. Students must demonstrate strength in mathematics, from statistics to the development, critique and use of various financial models. The program includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods and more.

STEM Program Benefits

  • Equipping students to compete for jobs in the growing STEM field
  • Job-market advantage due to the consistent employment demand in these fields
  • Access to higher paying jobs
  • Students can be approved to partake in the program for a 12-month or extended 29-month period

Eligibility

  • STEM extension is based on the student’s major, not the student’s degree concentration.
  • Be in a current period of initial, approved, post-completion OPT (1st 12 month approval)
  • Have current employment or an offer of employment from an employer participating in the E-Verify program.
  • Have one of the following majors with the accompanying CIP codes
    • Actuarial Science (52.1304)
    • Analytics (52.1399)
    • Astronomy (40.0201)
    • Biology/Biological Sciences (26.0101)
    • Business Analysis (14.3701)
    • Chemistry (40.0501)
    • Computer Science (11.0701)
    • Computer Information Systems (11.0101)
    • Decision Sciences (14.3701)
    • Educational Research (13.0603)
    • Geology/Earth Science (40.0601)
    • Information Systems Audit & Control (11.1003)
    • Mathematics (27.0101)
    • Mathematics & Statistics (27.9999)
    • Mathematical Finance – MSFIM (27.0305)
    • Neuroscience (26.1501)
    • Operations Research (14.3701)
    • Physics (40.0801)