Why should I be interested in the Stevens Weekend Executive Masters programs?
The weekend programs provide comprehensive training in the language of business — everything from finance and accounting to operations and marketing. Courses are designed to appeal to the educational and career goals of students who are aiming to become managers of technology-focused enterprises. Aspiring leaders will expand their understanding of their business beyond the engineering and technology aspects, gaining a firm grasp of the total operations of a company and setting a course for success on the management track. The streamlined M.S. in Technology Management covers this ground in less than two years. For students who want a deeper dive into these areas, the EMBA degree can be earned in just another year, and includes an international business learning experience in China.
Technology is baked into the curriculum at Stevens, long a leader in research and education into how the latest tools and methods can be harnessed to create actionable business strategy. Students in the weekend programs get exposure to this kind of technology and thinking through their course materials and assignments, which include instruction in technology strategy, product innovation and development, emerging technologies, intellectual property management, and Big Data and analytics. Additionally, as classes are run as cohorts, students benefit from their colleagues and the wealth of technology information they bring from their various jobs across industry categories.
How much time is required to complete the weekend programs?
Time commitment to the weekend programs depends on the degree you’re interested in. The streamlined M.S. in Technology Management degree is made up of 30 credits, and is completed in 21 months. The more robust EMBA degree includes the MSTM curriculum commitment, plus an additional year to earn the 48-credit EMBA. For both degree programs, courses run on alternating Saturdays, along with limited additional time commitments for the West Point and China experiences.
What requirements are involved? Do I need work experience?
Applicants to the Weekend Executive Masters programs are required to have at least five years’ full-time work experience. In classroom discussions and group projects, work experience is crucial to ensure high-level learning and conversations with both faculty and fellow classmates. The GMAT is not required for the weekend programs.
How many students choose to complete the EMBA instead of the M.S. degree in Technology Management?
Rather than receive their diploma, most students in each cohort choose to continue their studies for another year to earn the prestigious EMBA designation. Typically, more than 60 percent of students stay on to earn the EMBA.
When can I apply? When does the program start?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. While students may begin in the spring or summer semesters, it is more typical sthat they begin with a new cohort in the fall.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. For more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid.
What portion of the degree can be taken online?
Stevens offers many courses in its master’s programs online. However, the Weekend Executive Masters programs place special emphasis on moving students through the curriculum as a cohort. In this way, students develop closer ties to one another and develop broader professional networks as they advance in the program.
Where can I learn more?
For more information about the weekend program, please contact:
Director, Management Programs