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Lead with confidence amid uncertainty with a STEM MBA

In today’s constantly evolving world, leaders who use data to inform their decisions achieve better results. Master the tools to transform complex data into powerful insights that drive business success with Franklin’s 18-month MBA-STEM. Franklin’s STEM-designated MBA bridges the gap between theory and practice while equipping you with skills to integrate data analysis with business best practices. Earn your degree 100% online or through a combination of on campus and online courses.

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On Site

Master Industry Tools

Build skills in R, SQL, Tableau and Python.

Real-World Experts

Learn best practices from in-field professionals.

Embedded Certificate

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics alongside the STEM MBA.

No GRE/GMAT Required

Bypass expensive, time consuming tests and get started sooner.

Balance Learning + Life

Finish in 18 months.

MBA-STEM Program Overview

Boost your competitive advantage by combining business basics with in-demand analytics skills

Six 6-week major area courses provide you with essential business knowledge in economics, marketing management, financial and managerial accounting, human resource management and strategic management. Five additional courses focused on leading-edge data tools and techniques build your skills in analytics, data visualization and reporting, Big Data and data mining, database management and business analytics strategy. 

In addition, an embedded Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics, provides the opportunity for you to earn a valuable credential on the path to your STEM MBA.

Get hands-on experience with industry-leading data analytics tools 

Dig into the world of statistics and data analytics with a comprehensive introduction to analytics. Explore relevant topics like data collection, analysis and visualization, alongside probability, statistical inference and regression methods for making informed decisions. Build on introductory material and discover how data visualization and reporting enables you to transform data into a goldmine of business insights. Learn the art of collecting, preparing, and analyzing data to craft captivating visualizations, dashboards and stories that drive success. You'll master the skills to structure and streamline data projects, while presenting their impact with precision. 

Learn pro strategies to uncover hidden insights and organize data 

In a world overflowing with data, the ability to extract valuable insights and manage data effectively is invaluable. By taking a closer look into the world of data mining and Big Data analytics, you’ll learn how to approach massive datasets and unstructured information to unearth hidden insights. 

Because data is the lifeblood of many organizations, proper structure and organization is a must. You’ll master the art of data management through coursework in the fundamentals of database management systems, SQL for data analytics, relational database design and data warehousing.

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Your Best Value MBA

Choose Franklin's STEM-designated MBA and get a high-quality degree that fits your life and your budget.  

Affordable Tuition


Affordable tuition rates make Franklin's MBA STEM a professional investment you can feel confident about.

Fastest Finish


Realize your career goals sooner and reap the benefits.

Take 2 classes at a time and finish in 12 months.


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MBA-STEM Courses & Curriculum

44 Semester Hours
Major Area Required
MGMT 707 - MBA Foundations (4)

More than ever before, the ability to understand and be understood is critical for success in the corporate world. Communication is no longer limited by the narrow definitions of the past. Achieving a business leadership position today means not only being adept at both oral and written communication, but also understanding communication from a strategic point of view and knowing how to effectively organize and present information to audiences of all sizes. In this course, you will develop and refine these capabilities. What you gain from this course will be of value throughout your MBA program, as well as in the workplace.

ECON 723 - Managerial Economics (4)

This course surveys the fundamental concepts and methods of economic analysis for managers. Real-world decision making is emphasized. Application of key economic concepts such as market demand, market supply, market equilibrium, marginal analysis, production, costs, revenue, profit, and market structure constitute the core material of the course.

MKTG 721 - Marketing Management (4)

In today's business world, success can often be attributed more to the genius of a company's marketing efforts than to the genius of its products or services. A clear understanding of the importance of marketing, as well as a grasp of effective marketing practices, is essential for anyone who wishes to achieve a position of leadership. You will gain a working knowledge of both marketing theory and the practical application of innovative marketing strategies. You will come to understand how product, price, place, and promotion contribute to the marketing mix as you explore research-based insights into consumer behavior. As your final course assignment, you will prepare and present a marketing plan of your own.

ACCT 729 - Financial & Managerial Accounting (4)

Effective leadership in today's complex and highly regulated business environment demands more than a working knowledge of basic accounting practices. Managers must fully grasp sophisticated financial and managerial accounting concepts and be able to apply them with ease in handling day-to-day responsibilities. Managers must also be well versed in the intricacies of corporate governance and asset protection. In this course, students will develop a clear understanding of these critical functions and issues. Students will study the foundational aspects of financial accounting, including professional structure, the interrelationships of financial statements, and multiple forms of financial analysis. Additionally, the functional aspects of managerial accounting will be covered, including planning, decision making, and performance evaluation.

HRM 713 - Human Resource Management (4)

Organizations are composed of groups of people who work together to achieve defined outcomes. Experience has proven time and again that the key factor which differentiates successful companies from those who struggle to survive is people who make up the employee base. While the human resources function is given the specific task of planning for and resolving many employee-related issues and needs, individual managers have direct responsibility and accountability for motivating and leading employees to achieve sustained organizational success. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with human resources to enhance the contributions of all employees to organizational effectiveness. Students will learn about the elements which drive business success, theories of motivation, and methods for creating a plan for maximizing the human capital of an organization.

MGMT 741 - Strategic Management (4)

One of the keys to success for today's organizations is their ability to develop, implement, and accurately evaluate effective business strategies. In this course, you will integrate the knowledge you have gained from your prior MBA courses to develop and sharpen your skills for formulating, deploying, and assessing an organization's strategy for achieving competitive advantage in the marketplace. This course will enable you to merge your knowledge of all of these individual disciplines into a comprehensive and meaningful whole.

MATH 601 - Introduction to Analytics (4)

This course provides an introductory overview of methods, concepts and current practices in the field of statistics and data analytics. Topics to be covered include data collection, data analysis and visualization as well as probability, statistical inference and regression methods for informed decision-making. Students will explore these topics with current statistical software. Some emphasis will also be given to ethical principles of data analytics.

DATA 605 - Data Visualization & Reporting (4)

This course focuses on collecting, preparing, and analyzing data to create visualizations, dashboards, and stories that can be used to communicate critical business insights. Students will learn how to structure and streamline data analysis projects and highlight their implications efficiently using the most popular visualization tools used by businesses today.

DATA 610 - Big Data Analytics and Data Mining (4)

This course explores data mining methods and tools, examines the issues in the analytical analysis of massive datasets, and unstructured data. Students will learn the concepts and techniques to discover the patterns in large datasets, which support organizational decision making.

DATA 630 - Applied Database Management (4)

This course teaches data management from an applied perspective. The topics include fundamentals of database management systems, structured query language (SQL) for data analytics, relational database design, and data warehousing.

BUSA 605 - Business Analytics Strategy (4)

This course allows students to apply the fundamental analytics principles in the development of an analytics strategy for a business of choice. Given a range of options, students will research and choose the best analytics strategy under given scenarios. The course uses case studies, employing a problem and project-based approach to the development of a strategy.

Additional Requirements

Students are also able to take up to 6 credit hours of GRAD 610 - Experiential Learning for Graduate Studies.


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MBA-STEM Program Details

Career Opportunities

Technology Consultant

Technology consultants help clients maximize technology to improve processes, increase productivity and reduce costs. 

Decision Scientist

Decision scientists use data science methods and tools to improve an organization’s decision-making processes. 

Business Intelligence Manager

Business intelligence managers lead teams of analysts and developers who share a  common goal to provide information that fuels strategic decisions.

MBA-STEM Employment Outlook


From 2021-2031 jobs related to STEM are expected to increase by 22%

All Occupations

24,611 jobs
29,962 jobs
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Chief Executives

127,056 jobs
151,432 jobs

Operations Managers

741,154 jobs
831,280 jobs

Operations Research Analysts

24,611 jobs
29,962 jobs

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MBA-STEM Knowledge and Skillsets

Gain in-demand skills sought by employers with curriculum that teaches you:

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M.S. in Business Analytics

Combine core business knowledge with applied analytics skills to improve decision making.

Acquire applied skills in data manipulation and visualization alongside foundations of business and management.

Leverage critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to develop effective solutions for complex business issues.  

How many courses are in the program?
11 (Seven 6-week courses and Four 12-week courses)

How quickly can I complete the program?
18 months

Expand your expertise in business to include management and leadership, while gaining familiarity with data analysis.

Build management and leadership skills along with broad application of analytics principles.

Use your MBA-Business Analytics to make data-informed decisions that improve business results.

How many courses are in the program?
Nine (Six 6-week courses and three 12-week courses)

How quickly can I complete the program?
12 months

Build on your knowledge of statistics to master data science tools and methods for practical application.

Gain statistical and analytical skills to excel in a variety of industries.

Use your M.S. in Business Analytics in specialized roles responsible for using data to solve problems.

How many courses are in the program?
Eight (Four 12-week courses + Four 6-week courses)

How quickly can I complete the program?
12 months

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