The University of Alabama’s STEM Path to the MBA is opening doors
for students to become innovators like
never before, and it’s drawing national
attention from CEOs to professors.
“Of all the keynotes I gave this year (2013),
the one I gave to The University of Alabama
STEM students is the highlight,” said Dr.
Vijay Govindarajan, Tuck School of Business
professor, Dartmouth College. Govindarajan
is also ranked one of the top 10 business-
school professors in the world.
The innovative STEM Path to the MBA at
the Capstone is the only program of its kind
in the nation. And it has been so successful,
the 2014 class reached capacity with
slightly more than 300 students enrolling.
The program has accepted more than 600
students, and members of the first class
are set to complete their MBAs in 2016.
The STEM Path to the MBA is a
cutting-edge approach undertaken at
The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse
College of Commerce, College of
Engineering and College of Arts and
Sciences in 2011 to connect the math and
sciences to business, and thus enhancing
the careers of STEM undergraduates.
The program focuses on attracting high-achieving undergraduate students who
will major in the science, technology,
engineering and math disciplines.
Although many universities are
emphasizing STEM-related studies
(chemical engineering, computer science,
physics, nursing, etc.) due to increased
demand, The University of Alabama’s
STEM Path to the MBA is different. It allows
students to earn their undergraduate
degrees in four years and MBAs with one
additional year of study.
• Twenty-three students from the
first class of STEM Path to the MBA
students to enter the program in the
fall of 2011 began MBA coursework
STEM PATH TO THE MBA PROGRAM
STEM Path to the MBA students