I'm planning on getting an MBA degree after 7 years in a tech field(have a Masters) - mainly to pivot to Finance / product management. Currently on an H1B and was looking to a top 10 part time MBA or online. However, I read that USCIS does not consider an MBA as a specialty occupation. And so I'm worried if I'm going to have a reject with continuing on my current H1b visa as the job role would not qualify for an H1?
Also, would my switch to a job that requires an MBA need a new H1b through the lottery? As that would fall under the non-STEM category, I'm mindful of just the one shot at the lottery.
Would be very helpful if any people who have gone through this or are in the same boat could comment....it's pretty much the only reason I'm not jumping in yet.
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