Technology management sits squarely at the point where leadership, the application of technology and business knowledge overlap. The Weekend Executive Masters programs at Stevens emphasize the value education in this area can offer to technical professionals interested in taking on leadership roles in their companies. Students enrolled in the weekend programs will earn the Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) in 21 months. Those students then have the option of continuing their studies for another year to earn an Executive MBA (EMBA).
Because coursework and discussions are high level in nature, the program is only open to those with at least five years of work experience.
Coursework in the weekend program is highly relevant, due to close connections between faculty and industry. To help students balance the requirements of school alongside their jobs and families, Stevens offers a strong administrative support system to simplify the process and put the focus on learning. Classes also meet every other Saturday, to respect the personal lives of our students.
The programs are completed in cohort fashion, meaning students progress through their classes together and work closely on group projects in and out of the classroom. This allows students to graduate with a strong network in addition to a strong skills set. Graduates of past classes retain a strong network through an active alumni club.
In their words: The Stevens Weekend
“We’re given a little introduction to a wide variety of business aspects — marketing, public speaking, accounting, strategy, teamwork. When you are trying to get the business skills set to launch yourself in a new direction, this program is a really good choice for someone like me, with a science or technology background.”
Maria Bell Clinical oncology researcher, Morristown Medical Center
“Ethical leadership can be learned, it can be taught, but ultimately, it has to be practiced. The leadership course is a great chance to show you really need to think of these things, because they do impact you in the long run.”
Peter Flynt Assistant vice president, New York City Economic Development Corp.