MSU MS in Accounting Program Earns STEM designation


The news was originally adopted here:

A great news came from our RMBS MBA + MSU MSA dual degree program partner Michigan State University Broad College of Business that the MSA program is now STEM designated.

The STEM designation allows the M.S. in Accounting to offer a greater breadth and depth of learning for students eager to make an impact in the accounting industry. The designation also reflects MSA’s emphasis on quantitative and analytical methods as applied in accounting settings, in addition to their long-standing focus on critical thinking, strategic problem solving, and professional communication.

Chris Hogan, chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems added, “We are committed to preparing our diverse and global students to be successful in finding employment and launching their careers. The STEM designation provides more time for graduates to successfully apply for a work visa and additional comfort to employers hiring international students.”

Perhaps the most significant impact of the STEM designation is how it benefits international students seeking employment in the United States. Traditionally, with an F-1 Visa, international students are eligible for up to 12 months of Optional Practical Training, which allows them to gain training to complement their field of studies in the U.S. upon graduation. Students who complete a STEM-designated program can apply to extend that training for an additional 24 months.

Students graduating in the Class of 2021 from each of these programs mark the beginning of STEM-designated Broad Spartans going forward.

To learn more about the Broad College’s M.S. in Accounting, visit program pages here.