Is product management a STEM position?

BCG MVP2018
Aug 17, 2018 9 Comments

Can product managers work on STEM opt visa? Anyone here tried that? Considering that the person has a stem degree

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  • Amazon / Eng Gy33
    I think the visa itself is based on the program of study and not the actual role. If you get an MBA and proceed to work as a programmer, you won’t get the OPT extension.
    Aug 17, 2018 2
    • BCG MVP2018
      OP
      Obviously you need a stem degree to get a stem opt but I am pretty sure you can't work as a musician on stem. The question is whether product management is a stem opt eligible position
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Gy33
      That’s trickier.. you just get a general EAD card through the OPT, so I don’t really think anyone checks for anything beyond your ability to work legally but yeah needs some more googling to figure out if PM is one of the blessed occupations. Intuitively, Id think not.
      Aug 17, 2018
  • Amazon HomeAlone
    Most big employers modify the job description for PM to ensure that it meets the STEM criteria
    Aug 17, 2018 1
    • BCG MVP2018
      OP
      What about G and FB?
      Aug 17, 2018
  • SAP wmmpd
    What about during H1 filing, though? Is PM generally considered a 'specialty occupation'?
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product @zzz
    Same with h1 filing. Lots of pms hired and work thru h1b. I started like that too.
    Aug 17, 2018 1
    • SAP wmmpd
      Started..when? Am referring to current H1B filings?
      Aug 18, 2018
  • Microsoft / Product @zzz
    Yes, Microsoft regularly highers pms directly from school, and that is exactly what they do.
    Aug 17, 2018 0