Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I study abroad or hold internships or co-ops if I am accepted into the program?

Yes! Several students throughout the years have been engaged in these opportunities. To keep you involved with the STEM Business Honors cohort, we use remote conferencing technologies. You are still able to work with teams of other STEM-MBA students on class projects while balancing your commitments to studying abroad or an internship/co-op.

What are the costs associated with the MBA portion of the STEM Path to the MBA?

You will be required to pay tuition for two summer semesters (typically 9 credit hours each semester), one fall (15 hours), and one spring (15 hours) of MBA courses. There are additional costs in the form of fees, textbooks, and general living expenses.

More information on MBA fees can be found at the MBA Program’s website.

All tuition costs are determined annually by UA Board of Trustees and can be found on UA’s Financial Affairs website.

Important: STEM-MBA students pay undergraduate rates until receiving a bachelor’s, and at that point, graduate rates are charged.

Can leftover semesters from the Presidential Scholarship or National Merit Finalist Scholarship be applied to the MBA semesters?

Yes, extra semesters of scholarship funding can be used for the MBA portions of the program.

Can I graduate early and still be on the STEM Path to the MBA?

Yes. As each situation is different, you will need to discuss your options with your STEM Business Honors professor.

How is the application process for the MBA Program different for those on the STEM Path to the MBA?

You have a different application timeframe on the STEM Path to the MBA. You will need to take the GMAT or GRE and submit your completed application by November 15th of your junior year. The supporting documents are the same, but one of the three required letters of recommendation will come from your STEM Business Honors professor.