In order to ensure a separate STEM classification, the Tech-MBA can’t be a specific track of the MBA program within the current CIP 52.0201. The Tech MBA has to be a separate graduate degree program with its STEM focused curriculum that can qualify for a unique STEM designated CIP code (most likely CIP 15.1501) following the Department of Education’s NCES Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) taxonomy. As prescribed in the Technical Track of the MBA degree program, the Tech MBA will entail 28 credit hours of Core Courses and 12 credit hours of STEM Emphasis Courses.
Like the Technical Track in the MBA, this program will only be available on campus.
This program change moves the Tech-MBA Technical Track course options along with the MBA core to its own program to reflect the following curriculum (no change in curriculum proposed):
Ahmed, Haseeb, "8/5/2020 Course Change Form - Tech MBA Creation" (2020). UCC Documents. 332.