Babson College Masters of Science in Finance Program Now has STEM Classification
Babson’s Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) is now designated as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program. This new classification provides an opportunity for international MSF graduates to gain up to a total of 36 months of temporary training in the United States by working in their STEM field of study.
International students in F-1 immigration status are typically eligible for a 12 month period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) per educational level. The STEM OPT Extension is an additional 24-month period of training authorization for F-1 students who meet additional criteria including completion of a U.S. degree in an approved STEM field.
“As the number one college for international students, we are excited about the new STEM classification for our Masters of Science in Finance program,” says Babson Graduate School Dean Will Lamb. “We are committed to international students and we are happy to continue that commitment through our graduate programs.”
Master of Science in Finance
The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) at Babson is a nine-month program that provides in-depth financial and quantitative knowledge combined with sophisticated problem-solving, practical application, ethical judgment, and professional development and communication skills.
Babson’s MSF program is designed to allow students to customize their focus, allowing for flexibility in class choice. They enjoy the benefits of dedicated core courses with MSF peers, while learning alongside MBA candidates in the majority of their core courses as well as an array of elective courses.
“The STEM classification is a great differential for the MSF program here at Babson,” says Renan Figueiredo, MSF ‘17. “As an international student, this is a great complement to my academic experience as I can now apply what I have learned during the program while increasing my employment chances as a STEM graduate.”