Specialized Master in Finance
STEM Designation

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) play an increasingly important role in addressing critical needs of today's complex business world. Fisher's STEM-designated Specialized Master in Finance program prepares students with the business insights and skills they need to succeed as future leaders.

What does STEM-designation mean for you?

  • Engaging. The extended Optional Practical Training (OPT) time for STEM-designated programs may enhance your career prospects post-graduate with E-Verified employers.
  • Competitive Advantage. Fisher College is one of the few graduate finance programs approved for STEM-designation.
  • Innovative. Discover the powerful combination of data & analytics and finance coursework. The Fisher SMF curriculum provides you with practical use of the latest analytics technology, and real-world experiences that are essential to your career success.

Specialized Master in Finance OPT & STEM Guide

24-month OPT extension

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive STEM-based degrees, and who meet other specified requirements, to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion OPT. The 24-month extension will replace the 17-month STEM OPT extension previously available to STEM students (see 73 FR 18944). Eligible students may now apply for a 24-month STEM OPT extension.