Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Is self-certification a thing?

Beginning in 2016, foreign graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM) were allowed to extend their stays in the US by an additional 24 months.  To increase foreign demand, MBA programs have rushed to offer STEM degrees.

So who determines whether a program is STEM certified?  Although the government defines what qualifies as STEM, it leaves it up to an individual school to determine whether and which of their programs qualify.  

From Quality Digest:

Without the certification body, there’s no unbiased appraisal and no evidence that a thorough assessment has even been conducted by competent individuals. 

Get rich slowly:  start a STEM-accreditation body.  

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