Good News: UT Austin McCombs MSF will get STEM designation by the end of this summer, class of 2019 to be STEM designated!

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McCombs MSF will join Vanderbilt (top MSFs with STEM designation) this summer. Keeping in view the current state, foreign students getting sponsored by employers right away after graduation is getting increasingly difficult. So this gives foreign student increased flexibility before getting their H1B.

Lastly, the curriculum of McCombs is great, all the big 4 recruit there for non accounting positions plus some MM investment banks & valuation firms, and I believe it should be on anyone's list applying to MSFs, especially after obtaining STEM designation.

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Comments (13)

Jun 13, 2017

Sorry for the ignorance, but how would a MSF degree benefit from a STEM designation?

Jun 14, 2017

It's intended for international students. You get 3 years of OPT instead of standard 1 year

Jun 18, 2017
jnhadekjs:

McCombs MSF will join Vanderbilt (top MSFs with STEM designation) this summer. Keeping in view the current state, foreign students getting sponsored by employers right away after graduation is getting increasingly difficult. So this gives foreign student increased flexibility before getting their H1B.

Lastly, the curriculum of McCombs is great, all the big 4 recruit there for non accounting positions plus some MM investment banks & valuation firms, and I believe it should be on anyone's list applying to MSFs, especially after obtaining STEM designation.

Do they not get access to the same OCR as McCombs undergrad?

I am thinking of doing McCombs MSF, but I'm going to be targeting real estate development/investing roles in Texas. Unfortunately, there are no decent real estate masters programs in Texas apart from McCombs MBA with RE concentration.

Jun 28, 2017

Yep, same OCR as UG. RE has had some really strong placements of late (GS, Crow Holdings, Pennybacker in Austin, etc).

Jun 18, 2017

Do you think 2 year of work experience (Real estate development) albeit outside of US would hurt me in terms of placement ? I would recruit for RE investing roles.

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Jun 28, 2017

Good news for me as international student interested in UT Austin MSF.

Jun 18, 2017

FAKE NEWS

No info on the website

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Aug 15, 2017

I've spoken to admissions and it's confirmed.

Jun 28, 2017

Spoke with admission team as well. Confirmed, no fake news.

Jun 18, 2017
TNA:

I've spoken to admissions and it's confirmed.

Fake news

Aug 17, 2017

No info on website because it isn't approved by Department of Homeland Security yet but they expect it approved within this year. When it's confirmed, they will advertise it on their website as well.

Dec 24, 2018

Now that the program is STEM designated should we expect more foreigners to apply and admission stats to become even more competitive?