TM Graduate Programs

Business success in the 21st century is increasingly dependent on the strategic development and use of technology. This is a complex challenge as the solution to many business problems relies on the convergence of a number of technologies and their proper alignment with customer requirements and business strategy.

Our educational programs are directed at:

  • Technology professionals wishing to acquire business knowledge and management skills
  • Business professionals wishing to learn about technology and how technology must be managed to achieve business objectives.

The Howe School offers the following master's degree programs:

  • Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI&A)
  • Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)
  • Master of Science in Management (MSM)
  • Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management (MS-EPM)
  • Master of Science in Telecommunications Management (MSTL)
  • Master of  Science in Technology Management (MSTM)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Experienced Professional MBA (EMBA)

This catalog describes each of these degree programs in detail.

Educational Approach

The Howe School's graduate programs are designed to maximize the management potential of each student.  Students can choose concentrations within each degree program or electives that enable students to complement their degree by specializing in a number of areas ranging from soft skills development to technical specialties outside the domain of the concentration.  Students may also choose electives from other schools at Stevens.

Howe School faculty members are leaders in research and education in the business and technical disciplines that are relevant to decision making, innovation and action in an increasingly global, technology-driven world. Our educational programs provide students with knowledge that is both rigorous and relevant. Of equal importance, our programs emphasize the holistic development of each individual student through the development of life-long skills and abilities such as oral and written communication, team participation and leadership, decision making and ethical reasoning.

Ethics and Communications Education

Ethics Workshop: The ethics requirement is incorporated into the course work for Mgt 609 - Project Management Fundamentals.  Students are automatically enrolled in MGT 899 - Ethics Workshop at no cost. This workshop carries zero credit and will not appear on the student's official transcript.  Completion of all exercises and the survey associated with the Ethics Workshop is sufficient to satisfy the ethics requirement.

Communication Skills: Written and oral communications training and assessment are conducted in conjunction with the required courses MGT 609 Project Management Fundamentals, TM 612 Regulation and Policy in the Telecommunications Industry (for Telecommunications Management students) and EMT 740 Technology Leadership Development in Technical Organizations (for MSTM students).  Students in these courses are automatically enrolled in MGT 898: Writing Support and Assessment Program.  This online workshop carries zero credit and will not appear on the student's official transcript. Students who do not pass the written assessment will be required to take MGT 897: Online Writing Tutorial for no cost for zero credit.

Stevens Undergraduates in Simultaneous Degree or Deferred Graduate Credit Programs

Undergraduate students with Junior or above standing who have at least a

3.0 GPA may take graduate courses (with permission) by completing a study plan with the Program Director and submitting it to the Registrar's Office. Registration in graduate courses requires permission of the course instructor. Students must obtain a signed certification of standing prior to seeking permission. This form is available from the Registrar's Web site.

Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI&A)

The M.S. in Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI&A) is designed for full-time and part-time students who have undergraduate degrees in science, mathematics, computer science or engineering. The program produces analytical thinkers who can pursue careers as data scientists in a variety of industries. The BI&A program comprises courses in databases, data warehousing, data mining, social networking and risk modeling. The program is both theoretical and applied wherein each course combines relevant theories and techniques with a number of examples and student exercises that illustrate industry applications of data analytics. A capstone course provides opportunity for students to apply the concepts, principles, and methods they have learned to real problems in an application domain of their choice. 

The BI&A program prepares students for careers as business analysts and data scientists in multiple industries such as finance, manufacturing, retail and media and communications.

Degree Requirements: The MS in Business Intelligence and Analytics consists of 12 courses (36 credits). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to graduate.

Admission Requirements:  The BI&A program is designed for students with a strong technical background in mathematics, economics, engineering, or computer science. A satisfactory GMAT or GRE score is also required of all students – domestic and international.

International students for whom English is a second language need a TOEFL score above 85 for the internet-based test to be considered for admission to the graduate program.  All students admitted to Stevens graduate programs are given a test in the English language during orientation week. Students are classified according to the results of the test as EL70, EL80 or EL90. The classification determines how many courses students can take in their first semester in addition to an English language class which all international students must take. Students having EL90 status can enroll in three or more courses. Those having EL80 status can take up to three courses with the approval of their advisor. Those with EL70 status are limited to two courses in their first semester. 

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students can apply at any time during the year. 

Prerequisites: 4-year undergraduate degree; calculus (1 year); at least one course on linear algebra, one course covering basic probability, one course in statistics and one course in programming.

STRUCTURE OF THE BI&A  PROGRAM

The 12 required courses for the BI&A program encompass six subject areas that conceptually comprise the field of BI&A. The program culminates in a "practicum" course which applies the concepts and techniques learned in prior courses to real-world problems.  Oral and written communications skills, analytical thinking and ethical reasoning are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Organizational Context

  • MGT 615 Financial Decision Making

Data Management

  • MIS 630 Strategic Data Management
  • MIS 636 Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence

Optimization and Risk Analysis

  • BIA 650 Process Analytics and Optimization
  • BIA 670 Risk Management: Methods and Applications

Statistics

  • BIA 652 Multivariate Data Analytics
  • BIA 654 Experimental Design

Data Mining and Machine Learning

  • MIS 637 Knowledge Discovery in Databases
  • BIA 656 Statistical Learning & Analytics *

Social Network Analytics

  • BIA 658 Social Network Analytics (cross-listed with MIS 669)
  • BIA 660 Web Analytics*

Management Applications

  • BIA 672 Customer Analytics*
  • BIA 674 Supply Chain Analytics*

Practicum

  • BIA 686 Applied Analytics in a World of Big Data     

* Choose two out of these four courses with permission of an advisor.

During the practicum, students will work closely with a company on specific real applications, perhaps as part of an internship program.

Electives

Many electives are available for qualified students who waive one of more of the required courses (e.g., MGT 615). For example:

Computer Science

  • CS 506 Introduction to IT Security
  • CS 538 Visual Analytics
  • CS 559 Machine Learning
  • CS 578 Privacy in a Networked World
  • CS 581 Online Social Networks
  • CS 586 Machine Learning for Gaming
  • SOC 653 Introduction to Text Mining and Statistical Natural Language Processing

Financial Engineering

       Many Financial Engineering courses  are available to BI&A students

Information Systems

  • MIS 760 IT Strategy
  • MIS 730 Integrating IT Architecture

MIS 661 Marketing Online 

International students may also elect to take a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) course (BIA 702) which involves an educationally relevant, practical assignment aimed at augmenting the academic content of the student's program. Students engage in a company project related to the focus of their academic program. The project is conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor and an industry mentor. The CPT is intended to provide students with practical experience which complements their academic knowledge through active learning under real-world conditions.

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

Rapid advancements in technology, dynamic markets, and the changing global business environment have led to intense global competition in which shorter product life cycles and efficient and effective computing services are a competitive necessity. Information systems professionals are required to identify innovative opportunities for leveraging IT for competitive advantage. Close alignment of IT and business is essential. Organizations need IT professionals who are effective at working closely with their business partners, and business people need to better understand how to work closely with their IT partners.

This program is designed for information systems professionals seeking to advance their careers in the IT sector of the business, or as IT experts in other areas of business. It is also suitable for business professionals looking for ways to leverage their IT resources. In addition to strong practical, real-world IT and management skills, graduates of the program leave with improved communication, interpersonal, and team skills.

The MSIS program prepares students for careers such as: Business Analyst, Internal IT Consultant, IT Manager, Management Consultant, Data Analyst, Knowledge Manager, Social Media Expert and Technology Specialist.

In addition to off-campus (corporate-sponsored) programs, the MSIS program is offered on campus on weekdays and Saturdays and via Stevens WebCampus platform. Courses are offered year-round, in fall, spring and summer semesters.

Degree Requirements: The MS in Information Systems consists of 12 courses (36 credits).  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to graduate.

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Information Systems program is designed for working professionals with at least two years of work experience. Applicants who do not meet this work experience requirement, but have outstanding academic records, may be considered for admission. Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree with at least a "B" average. Applications should include two letters of recommendation. Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide to the minimum expected qualifications necessary to be considered for admission.

International students for whom English is a second language need a TOEFL score above 85 for the internet-based test to be considered for admission to the graduate program.  All students admitted to Stevens graduate programs are given a test in the English language during orientation week. Students are classified according to the results of the test as EL70, EL80 or EL90. The classification determines how many courses students can take in their first semester in addition to an English language class which all international students must take. Students having EL90 status can enroll in three or more courses. Those having EL80 status can take up to three courses with the approval of their advisor. Those with EL70 status are limited to two courses in their first semester.  International students are also required to submit GMAT (or GRE) test scores.

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students can apply at any time during the year. 

Prerequisites: Students without programming experience must take a programming course. Depending on the student's background, the following non-credit business/information technology foundation course may also be required:

  • MIS 501 Information Management

STRUCTURE OF THE MSIS PROGRAM

The MS in Information Systems program has 3 components:

  1. Common Business Core (3 courses)
  2. Degree Requirement (6 courses)
  3. Concentrations (3 courses)

1.  MSIS COMMON BUSINESS CORE

  • MGT 609 Project Management Fundamentals
  • MGT 615 Financial Decision Making
  • MGT 689 Organizational Behavior and Design

2.  MSIS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  • MIS 620 Analysis and Development of Information Systems
  • MIS 630 Database Systems and Decision Support
  • MIS 699 Managing Emerging Information Technologies
  • MIS 710 Process Innovation and Management
  • MIS 730 Integrating IS Technologies
  • MIS 760 Strategic Issues in Information Management

3.  MSIS CONCENTRATIONS

The final 3 courses are selected from one of four specific concentrations within the MSIS program, or from within a general concentration category designed to accommodate a broad choice of electives.

The MSIS program offers four specific 3-course concentrations:

  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Business Process Management & Service Innovation
  • Social Media
  • Project Management
  • Information Systems

The courses comprising each of these MSIS concentrations are listed below.

Business Intelligence and Analytics

IT is emerging from an era in which the emphasis was on producing information to one in which competitive advantage can only be obtained by sophisticated analysis of large volumes of information. There is a strong demand on Wall Street and in all areas of business for graduates with the analytic skills provided by this concentration.

  • MIS 635 Designing the Knowledge Organization
  • MIS 636 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • MIS 637 Knowledge Discovery in Databases

Business Process Management & Service Innovation

Organizations need effective and efficient processes to execute their strategies and successfully compete in a rapidly changing world of global competition. Howe School faculty members are leaders in research and education on business process management (BPM) with a particular emphasis on relationship of processes to organizational strategy and structure and supply chain management.  There is strong demand in all areas of business for graduates who can analyze, design and implement effective business processes.

  • MIS 690 Supply Chain Management and Strategy
  • MIS 712 BPM and Workflow Implementation
  • MIS 714 Service Innovation      

Social Media

Social media are fundamentally transforming every aspect of our political, social and business lives. Consumers now connect to each other and to businesses through large-scale dynamic networks based on non-traditional Internet and mobile media. Companies must analyze the huge amount of data that is generated minute-by minute by social media to understand and influence their customers, and to predict and take advantage of important trends. Social network analysis is an exciting new field with strong demand for the kinds of skills that are developed in this concentration.

  • MIS 661 Marketing On-line
  • MIS 669 Analyzing and Leveraging Social Media Websites
  • BIA 660 Web Analytics

Project Management

This concentration deals with project and program management concepts with an emphasis on managing technology-centric projects in private and public enterprises.

  • MGT 610 Strategic Perspectives in Project Management
  • MGT 612 Leading People and Projects
  • MGT 614 Advanced Project Management

The program also offers a fifth concentration entitled Information Systems which is a general concentration category to accommodate a broad range of alternative elective options that can be used to complement the MSIS courses.  This option requires approval of a faculty advisor.

Courses may be chosen from within the Howe School of Technology Management or from other Schools at Stevens.

Within the Howe School of Technology Management

Qualified students may choose any three courses from another Howe School degree program.   This provides an opportunity to take a formal concentration offered by another Howe School degree program.

From Other Schools at Stevens Institute of Technology

Alternatively, qualified students may choose to take up to three courses in another school within Stevens. Examples include:

School of Systems and Enterprises

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Security
  • Software Engineering

School of Science and Engineering

  • Computer Science
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology

International students may also elect to take a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) course (MIS702) which involves an educationally relevant, practical assignment aimed at augmenting the academic content of the student's program. Students engage in a company project related to the focus of their academic program. The project is conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor and an industry mentor. The CPT is intended to provide students with practical experience which complements their academic knowledge through active learning under real-world conditions.

The courses that are available in each of these areas are described later in a separate section of the catalog.

Master of Science in Management (MSM)

The Master of Science in Management program focuses on the practice of management and is grounded in a variety of analytic and administrative approaches drawn from the fields of management, economics, applied psychology, and quantitative methods. The philosophy of the program is that knowledge of these areas is only one of the components of an educated manager. In addition to knowledge, the steady development of conceptual reasoning signaling the growth of integrative critical thinking and judgment constitute the hallmarks of professional management practitioners. To accomplish this educational goal, all students take a set of common core courses and select additional courses based upon their chosen concentration.

The Master of Science in Management core includes coursework in both technology and innovation management and how to exploit entrepreneurial opportunities, both of which reflect the focus of the Howe School and Stevens Institute of Technology in general.

The MS in Management program is offered on campus on weekdays and via the WebCampus platform. Courses are offered year-round, in fall, spring and summer semesters. Corporate sponsored programs are also offered at company sites.

Degree Requirements: The MS in Management degree comprises 12 courses (36 credits). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to graduate.

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Management program is designed for working professionals with at least two years of work experience. Applicants who do not meet this work experience requirement, but have outstanding academic records, may be considered for admission. Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree with at least a "B" average, and two letters of recommendation. Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide to the minimum expected qualifications necessary to be considered for admission.

International students for whom English is a second language need a TOEFL score above 85 for the internet-based test to be considered for admission to the graduate program.  All students admitted to Stevens graduate programs are given a test in the English language during orientation week. Students are classified according to the results of the test as EL70, EL80 or EL90. The classification determines how many courses students can take in their first semester in addition to an English language class which all international students must take. Students having EL90 status can enroll in three or more courses. Those having EL80 status can take up to three courses with the approval of their advisor. Those with EL70 status are limited to two courses in their first semester.  International students are also required to submit GMAT (or GRE) test scores.

Students can apply at any time during the year. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

STRUCTURE OF THE MSM PROGRAM

The MSM program has 3 components:

  1. Common Business Core (3 courses)
  2. Degree Requirement (6 courses)
  3. Concentrations (3 courses)

1. COMMON BUSINESS CORE

  • MGT 609 Project Management Fundamentals
  • MGT 615  Financial Decision Making
  • MGT 689 Organizational Behavior and Design

2. MSM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  • MGT 606 Economics for Managers
  • MGT 620 Statistical Models
  • MGT 641 Marketing Management
  • MGT 663 Discovering & Exploiting Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • MGT 671 Technology and Innovation Management
  • MGT 699 Strategic Management

3.  MSM CONCENTRATIONS AND OTHER ELECTIVE CHOICES

The final 3 courses can be selected from one of five specific concentrations within the MSM program, or from within a general concentration category designed to accommodate a broad choice of electives.

The MSM program offers five  specific 3-course concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Project Management

The courses comprising each of these MSM concentrations are listed below.

Finance

The finance concentration provides the basic theory and practice of corporate financial management and examines the structure of financial markets and major financial instruments. Topics include: discounting, net present value, risk, the capital asset pricing model, diversification, the term structure of interest rates, financial markets, the efficient markets hypothesis, technical and fundamental analysis, options pricing, and portfolio management. Finance students find positions in management consulting, banking and corporate finance departments.

  • MGT 623 Financial Management
  • MGT 638 Corporate Finance
  • MGT 627 Investment Management

Global Business

In an increasingly connected and global world, managers must conduct world-wide business operations, understand international trade operations and be sensitive to different national cultures and business environments.  The Global Business concentration prepares students to manage global supply chains effectively and nurture innovation in an increasingly complex and virtual world.

  • MGT 630 Global Business and Markets
  • MGT 650 International Business Management
  • MGT 673 Global Innovation Management

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to assess technology-driven market opportunities and to start entrepreneurial ventures. In addition to joining or starting entrepreneurial ventures, students in this concentration can find employment opportunities in consulting and high-growth companies in a broad range of industries.

  • MGT 672 Realizing Value from Intellectual Property
  • MGT 675 New Product & Service Development
  • MGT 677 Emerging Technologies

Management

Building on the basic business functions covered by the core courses, the Management concentration provides students with  a broadened understanding of accounting and finance principles along with additional management skills necessary to, to manage business operations . This concentration is suitable for students wishing to further their careers as managers and consultants in a variety of industries,

  • MGT 600 Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • MGT 623 Financial Management
  • MGT 657 Operations Management  

Project Management

The Project Management concentration presents the theory and practice of project management in modern organizations. Generally accepted and innovative practices in project management are presented in a manner that links project planning and execution with the achievement of strategic business goals. The Project Management concentration teaches new concepts in strategic project management and leadership that were developed by Howe faculty and have achieved international acclaim.

Students also earn a Howe School Graduate Certificate in Project Management and receive instruction relevant to the Project Management Professional (PMP) which is independently administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

  • MGT 610 Strategic Perspectives on Project Management
  • MGT 612 Leading People and Projects
  • MGT 614 Advanced Project Management

Students may also use the Management concentration to accommodate a broad range of electives to meet a student's specific growth objective in other domains intended to broaden his/her perspective while complementing the MSM degree.  This option requires approval of a faculty advisor.

Courses may be chosen from within the Howe School of Technology Management or from other Schools at Stevens.

Within the Howe School of Technology Management

Qualified students may choose any three courses from another Howe School degree program.   This provides an opportunity to take a concentration offered by another Howe School degree program.

From Other Schools at Stevens Institute of Technology

Alternatively, qualified students may choose to take up to three courses in another school within Stevens. Examples include:

School of Systems and Enterprises

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Security
  • Software Engineering

School of Science and Engineering

  • Computer Science
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology

Students may also elect to take a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) course (MGT 702) which involves an educationally relevant, practical assignment aimed at augmenting the academic content of the student's program. Students engage in a company project related to the focus of their academic program. The project is conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor and an industry mentor. The CPT is intended to provide students with practical experience which complements their academic knowledge through active learning under real-world conditions.

The courses that are available in each of these areas are described later in a separate section of the catalog.

Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management (MS-EPM)

The Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management (MS-EPM) is a 36-credit degree program that blends courses in strategic perspectives, project planning, project portfolio management, and cross-project leadership for an applied curriculum that teaches you to manage and serve as a leader at an enterprise level.

This curriculum encompasses a strategic approach to project management which goes beyond the traditional tools, tactics, and PMI Certification preparation taught in most PM programs. The Stevens EPM program prepares students to:

  • Lead transformational, large-scale projects and project teams across units, enterprises and multiple organizations;
  • Gain insight and skills pertaining to leadership, cultural and behavioral project environment
  • Lead change and span boundaries across complex enterprise systems
  • Bridge cultural and organizational gaps

The program offers a unique blend of small class sizes, intense collaboration, and global professional networking opportunities.  Graduates will leave Stevens with better communications, interpersonal and team skills enabling them to plan, implement and manage complex enterprise level projects.

Degree Requirements: The MS in Enterprise Management degree comprises 12 courses (36 credits). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to graduate.

Admission Requirements: The Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management is designed for working professionals who want to excel in managing enterprise-level projects, programs, portfolios, and project management offices. Applicants should have a minimum of one year work experience.

Applicants who do not meet the work experience requirement, but have outstanding academic records, may be considered for admission. Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree with at least a "B" average, and two letters of recommendation. Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide to the minimum expected qualifications necessary to be considered for admission.

International students for whom English is a second language need a TOEFL score above 85 for the internet-based test to be considered for admission to the graduate program.  All students admitted to Stevens graduate programs are given a test in the English language during orientation week. Students are classified according to the results of the test as EL70, EL80 or EL90. The classification determines how many courses students can take in their first semester in addition to an English language class which all international students must take. Students having EL90 status can enroll in three or more courses. Those having EL80 status can take up to three courses with the approval of their advisor. Those with EL70 status are limited to two courses in their first semester.  International students are also required to submit GMAT (or GRE) test scores.

Students can apply at any time during the year. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

CURRICULUM OF THE MS-EPM PROGRAM

The Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management (MS-EPM), a 36-credit degree program (12 courses) that encompasses courses in strategic perspectives, project planning, project portfolio management and cross-project leadership for an applied curriculum that  teaches you to manage and serve as a leader.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  • MGT 615 Financial Decision Making
  • MGT 689 Organizational Behavior and Design
  • MGT 609 Project Management Fundamentals
  • MGT 612 Leading People and Projects
  • MGT 611 Project Analytics
  • MGT 641 Marketing Management
  • MGT 613 Project Portfolio Management and the Project Management Office
  • MGT 610 Strategic Perspectives in Project Management
  • MGT 619 Leading across Projects and Programs
  • MGT 614 Advanced Project Management
  • MIS 710 Process Innovation
  • MGT 699 Strategic Management

Master of Science in Telecommunications Management (Telecom)

The Telecommunications Management graduate program is an interdisciplinary program between the School of Technology Management and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the School of Engineering and Science. The Howe School of Technology Management administers the program. This program is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)-designated by the Department of Homeland Security. A CoOP is an available option for students seeking work experience.

The Telecommunications Management curriculum addresses the demanding requirements of the global communications industry, businesses, and government for technical expertise combined with business skills. The program provides students with advanced technical knowledge of applied communications integrated with business management.

This program prepares students to plan, implement and manage leading edge communications capabilities. The goal of this student is to become a technical business and management professional responsible for planning communications products and services; for leading the resources required to implement the plan, including people, product, networks, and systems, and for the  decisions and budgeting for development, acquisition, installation, and maintenance of products and services. Each sector of industry (government, regulatory, service providers, financial, equipment vendor, consultant, and R&D) will have corresponding profiles of professionals who need such technical expertise and management skills. This degree program builds an advanced foundation for more specialized study while enabling professionals from all industry sectors to understand and interact with customers and communications professionals who make the decisions on how businesses will exploit communications capabilities for.

Specialized courses are available in the areas of management of wireless networks, broadband communications, communications security, and project management.

In addition to off-campus (corporate-sponsored) programs, Telecommunications Management is offered on campus on weekdays and via the WebCampus platform. Courses are offered year-round, in fall, spring and summer semesters.

Degree Requirements: The MS in Telecommunications Management degree comprises 12 courses (36 credits). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to graduate.

Admission Requirements: Admission to the Master of Telecommunications program requires a bachelor's degree with at least a B average, including a semester of calculus. For students who lack this prerequisite, Stevens offers a non-credit calculus course for telecommunications management (e.g., TM 500).

International students for whom English is a second language need a TOEFL score above 85 for the internet-based test to be considered for admission to the graduate program.  All students admitted to Stevens graduate programs are given a test in the English language during orientation week. Students are classified according to the results of the test as EL70, EL80 or EL90. The classification determines how many courses students can take in their first semester in addition to an English language class which all international students must take. Students having EL90 status can enroll in three or more courses. Those having EL80 status can take up to three courses with the approval of their advisor. Those with EL70 status are limited to two courses in their first semester.  International students are also required to submit GMAT (or GRE) test scores.

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students can apply at any time during the year. 

Prerequisites may include a semester of microeconomics ((TM 500 or equivalent.)

STRUCTURE OF THE TELECOM PROGRAM

The MS in Telecommunications Management program has 3 components:

  1. Common Business Core (3 courses)
  2. Degree Requirements (6 courses)
  3. Concentrations (3 courses)

1.  COMMON BUSINESS CORE

  • MGT 609 Introduction to Project Management
  • MGT 615  Financial Decision Making
  • MGT 689 Organizational Behavior and Design

2.  TELECOM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  • TM 601 Principles of Applied Telecommunications Technologies
  • TM 605 Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • TM 610 Business Information Networks
  • TM 612 Regulation & Policy in the Telecommunications Industry
  • TM 615 Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing
  • TM 630 Broadband Networking: Services & Technology

3.  TELECOM CONCENTRATIONS

The final 3 courses are selected from one of two specific concentrations within the MS Telecom Management program, or from within a general concentration category designed to accommodate a broad choice of electives.

The MS Telecom Management program offers two concentrations.

  • Management of Broadband and Converged Networks
  • Management of Wireless Networks

The courses required to complete each of these concentrations are listed below.

Management of Broadband and Converged Networks

Students selecting this major will be eligible for a Graduate Certificate in the Management of Broadband Communications and Converged Networks.

  • TM 617 Next Generation Wireless Networks
  • TM 631 Broadband Service Management
  • TM 632 Communications Industry Strategy & Structure

Management of Wireless Networks Concentration

Students selecting this major will be eligible for a Graduate Certificate in the Management of Wireless Networks.

  • TM 616 Global Wireless Industry
  • TM 617 Next Generation Wireless Networks
  • TM 618 Performance of Emerging Wireless Networks
    OR
  • TM/EE 584 Wireless Systems Security

Elective Options

Students may also choose broad range of electives to meet a student's specific growth objective in other domains intended to broaden his/her perspective while complementing the MS Telecom Management degree.  This option requires approval of a faculty advisor.

Courses may be chosen from within the Howe School of Technology Management or from other Schools at Stevens.

Within the Howe School of Technology Management

Qualified students may choose any three courses from another Howe School degree program.   This provides an opportunity to take a concentration offered by another Howe School degree program

From Other Schools at Stevens Institute of Technology

Alternatively, qualified students may choose to take up to three courses in another school within Stevens. Examples include:

School of Systems and Enterprises

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Security
  • Software Engineering

School of Science and Engineering

  • Computer Science
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology

Students may also elect to take a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) course (MGT 702) which involves an educationally relevant, practical assignment aimed at augmenting the academic content of the student's program. Students engage in a company project related to the focus of their academic program. The project is conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor and an industry mentor. The CPT is intended to provide students with practical experience which complements their academic knowledge through active learning under real-world conditions.

The courses that are available in each of these areas are described later in a separate section of the catalog

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Stevens MBA is not just another MBA focusing primarily on business disciplines. It does include those disciplines, but it also focuses on the determinants of real value for the firm, such as product, services and process innovation, technology management and strategic project management.  We also emphasize the development of communication and leadership skills through innovative pedagogical techniques and small class sizes that create close relationships between students and faculty members.

There are two MBA program options - the Flex MBA for part-time students having a minimum of two years work experience, and Experienced Professional MBA which is a weekend, cohort-based program that is offered on the Stevens campus on alternate Saturdays.  Applicants must have 5+ years of work experience.  The following sections pertain to the FLEX MBA program. The Experience Professional MBA program is discussed later in the catalog (see p. 31).

Incorporating a technology-centric approach with skills development that encompass critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity (the 4 C's), the Flex MBA program is designed to help students succeed in today's fast-paced technology-driven environments. Graduates from the program   will be able to apply their skills to contribute to excellence at the intersection of business and technology and lead their organizations in an increasingly complex and competitive world.

The flex MBA program is offered on campus on weekdays and via WebCampus. It can also be delivered off-campus in corporate-sponsored programs,

Degree Requirements: The Flex MBA degree comprises 16 courses (48 credits). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to graduate. Students with a Master's degree from the Howe School may be able to apply courses from their MS towards their MBA degree. Depending on concentration chosen, students may require as few as eight additional courses for the MBA degree.

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the Flex MBA program are required to have completed a four-year bachelor's degree and have at least two years of work experience.  All applicants must submit transcripts showing academic achievement in prior studies (bachelor's degree with at least a "B" average), two letters of recommendation, and a resume. All applicants (domestic and international) to the MBA program must submit a GMAT score (or GRE score if taken previously). Note: The GMAT requirement is waived for domestic candidates possessing an MS degree and 5 years of work experience. Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide to the minimum expected qualifications necessary to be considered for admission.

International students for whom English is a second language need a TOEFL score above 85 for the internet-based test to be considered for admission to the graduate program.  All students admitted to Stevens graduate programs are given a test in the English language during orientation week. Students are classified according to the results of the test as EL70, EL80 or EL90. The classification determines how many courses students can take in their first semester in addition to an English language class which all international students must take. Students having EL90 status can enroll in three or more courses. Those having EL80 status can take up to three courses with the approval of their advisor. Those with EL70 status are limited to two courses in their first semester.  International students are also required to submit GMAT (or GRE) test scores.

Students graduating from a Howe School MS program who wish to obtain a complementary MBA degree must submit a formal application to the MBA program.

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students can apply at any time during the year. 

STRUCTURE OF THE MBA PROGRAM

The MBA consists of a business core comprising twelve courses (including the Capstone course for the program) and five concentrations, each comprising four 3-credit courses.

1. MBA CORE REQUIREMENTS

  1. MGT 600  Financial and Managerial Accounting
  2. MGT 606   Economics for Managers
  3. MGT 612  Leading People and Projects
  4. MGT 623   Financial Management
  5. MGT 630  Global Business & Markets
  6. MGT 635   Managerial Judgment & Decision Making
  7. MGT 641   Marketing Management   
  8. MGT 657   Operations Management
  9. MGT 663  Discovering & Exploiting Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  10. MGT 671 Technology & Innovation Management
  11. MGT 699 Strategic Management
  12. MGT 798 Integration & Application of Tech. Mgt (Capstone).

2.  MBA CONCENTRATIONS

The MBA program offers five concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

The courses comprising each concentration are listed below.

FINANCE

This concentration provides the basic theory and practice of corporate financial management and examines the structure of financial markets and major financial instruments. Topics include: discounting, net present value, risk, the capital asset pricing model, diversification, the term structure of interest rates, financial markets, the efficient markets hypothesis, technical and fundamental analysis, options pricing, derivatives and portfolio management. Finance students find positions in management consulting, banking and corporate finance departments. Our close proximity to Wall St. makes this major a natural choice for many students.

  • MGT 638 Corporate Finance
  • MGT 626 Venture Capital
  • MGT 627 Investment Management
  • MGT 628 Derivatives 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The Information Systems concentration balances general management courses with courses that are specifically designed to provide depth in information technology and management. This is an ideal education for people wishing to advance to the highest ranks within a corporate IT department. Alternatively, this mix of skills is suitable for students wishing to be business leaders in functional departments such as marketing, finance and operations.

  • MIS 620 Analysis and Development of Information Systems
  • MIS 630 Database Systems and Decision Support
  • MIS 710 Process Innovation and Management
  • MIS 730 Integrating IS Technologies

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to assess technology-driven market opportunities and to start entrepreneurial ventures. In addition to joining or starting entrepreneurial ventures, students in this concentration can find employment opportunities in consulting and high-growth companies in a broad range of industries.

  • MGT 672 Realizing Value from Intellectual Property
  • MGT 626 Venture Capital
  • MGT 673 Global Innovation Management
  • MGT 810 Human-Centered Design Thinking

MARKETING

Advances in technology are dramatically changing the way in which products and services are marketed. This major gives you an understanding of those changes and what is driving them, and provides you with the skills and technological savvy to pursue a successful marketing career.

  • MGT 643 Consumer and Business Behavior
  • MGT 644 Marketing and New Media
  • MGT 645 Market Intelligence and Analytics
  • MGT 646 Marketing Strategy

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Excellence in project execution is the hallmark of successful companies. This major teaches new concepts in strategic project management and leadership that were developed by the Howe faculty and have achieved international acclaim. Students in the MBA in TM with a PM major take a number of project management courses in addition to the core business courses.

  • MGT 609 Project Management Fundamentals
  • MGT 610  Strategic Perspectives on Project Management
  • MGT 614 Advanced Project Management
  • MGT 619 Leading Across Projects

Master of Science-Master of Business Administration

The MS-MBA is a coordinated degree program enabling students who graduate with a Howe School MS to apply the relevant courses from their MS to their MBA degree. In most cases, the MBA degree can be obtained with 24-36 credits (8-12 courses) of additional course work depending on MBA concentration chosen.  MS graduates must apply to the MBA program. 

The combination of courses comprising the MS and MBA degrees provides in-depth preparation for graduates wishing to assume either general management or technology-related managerial positions. The program is designed to allow students to specialize in areas that are relevant to their careers.

Master of  Science in Technology Management (MSTM)

The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) program is specifically designed for experienced professionals wishing to move to a broader role in technology and business management. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, and have at least five years work experience in a technology-related field or industry. The MSTM program focuses on the effective management and use of technology in technology-intensive businesses. It integrates business and technology topics aimed at educating participants to manage technology creatively in order to enhance business competitiveness in a global business environment. Students learn general business skills, such as finance and marketing, with emphasis being placed on development of technology management skills encompassing technology strategy, emerging technology and corporate entrepreneurship to assure alignment of technology strategy with business strategy.

The MSTM program consists of twelve courses that are completed in six trimesters. The courses are supplemented by workshops and practicums utilizing business simulation tools that reinforce classroom concepts, while providing students with experience running a high-tech company. Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline. Consideration will be given to prospective students with non-technical undergraduate degrees provided they have appropriate technology-based work experience

Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide to the minimum expected qualifications to be considered for admission. Consideration will be given to prospective students with non-technical undergraduate degrees provided they have appropriate technology-based work experience.

Courses are scheduled on Saturdays on the Stevens campus. Classes meet on alternate Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. In the final semester, the capstone course requires 5 consecutive Saturday sessions on the Stevens campus. Students complete their MSTM degree in 21 months. 

Curriculum for the Master of  Science in Technology Management degree

  • EMT 623 Financial Management
  • EMT 624 Financial Analysis for Technological Organizations
  • EMT 642 Marketing Strategy
  • EMT 695 Leading Creative Collaboration
  • EMT 714 Technology Strategy
  •  EMT 715 Strategic Business Management
  • EMT 740 Technology Leadership Development
  • EMT 751 Project Management and Leadership
  • EMT 752 Corporate Entrepreneuring
  • EMT 630 Global Business and Markets – includes International Trip
  • EMT 758 Oral and Written Communications  (Thread course (no credit))
  • EMT 798 Integration and Application of Technology Management
  • EMT 810 Human-Centered Design Thinking

Experienced Professional MBA (EMBA)

The EMBA program is designed for experienced professionals wishing to expand their business and technology management skills beyond the boundaries provided by the MSTM program.  Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, and have at least five years work experience in a technology-related field. All applicants must submit transcripts showing academic achievement in prior studies, two letters of recommendation from their companies, a letter stating their career objectives, and resume.

Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide to the minimum expected qualifications to be considered for admission.

The EMBA program encompasses the MSTM curriculum, but includes additional courses that further enhance skills in business management. Students who wish to obtain their Experienced Professional MBA degree through this program take all of the courses in the MSTM curriculum, and then proceed to a 4-course extension program leading to the EMBA degree. The additional courses are the following:

  • EMT 606 Economics for Managers
  • EMT 638 Corporate Finance
  • EMT 635 Managerial Judgment & Decision Making
  • EMT 656 Business Law

Graduate Certificate Programs in Technology Management

The School of Technology Management offers the following programs leading to a graduate certificate of Special Study. Students are required to meet regular admission requirements for the master's program and complete the courses listed below. Each graduate certificate program is self-contained and highly focused, carrying 12 graduate credits. All of the graduate certificate courses may also be applied toward the master's degree.

Industry-Oriented Certificates:

  • Healthcare Management

Discipline-based Certificates:

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Business Process Management & Service Innovation
  • Information Management
  • General Management (a "mini-MBA")
  • Project Management
  • Technology Management
  • Telecommunications Management

Details of these certificate programs are shown below.

Healthcare Management  (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • MGT 616 Healthcare Leadership and Management
  • MGT 609 Project Management Fundamentals
  • MGT 612 Leading People and Projects

One elective chosen from the following:

  • MGT 614 Advanced Project Management
  • MIS 689 IT Management for the Healthcare Professional.
  • MGT 689 Organizational Behavior & Design

Business Intelligence and Analytics (4 courses, 12 credits)

All graduate certificate students will normally take:

  • MIS 636 Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence 
  • MIS 637 Knowledge Discovery in Databases

Practitioners will normally take 2 of the following 3 courses:

  • BIA 652 Multivariate Data Analytics
  • BIA 658 Social Network Analytics
  • SOC 653 Introduction to Text Mining and Statistical Natural Language Processing

People intending to go on to the BI&A MS Degree will normally take 2 of the following 3 courses:

  • BIA 652 Multivariate Data Analytics
  • BIA 656 Statistical Learning and Analytics
  • BIA 660 Web Analytics

Business Process Management & Service Innovation (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • MIS 690 Supply Chain Management and Strategy
  • MIS 710 Process Innovation & Management
  • MIS 712 BPM and Workflow Implementation
  • MIS 690 Supply Chain Management and Strategy
  • MIS 714 Service Innovation     

Information Management (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • MIS 620 Analysis and Development of Information Systems
  • MIS 630 Data and Knowledge Management 
  • MIS 699 Managing Emerging Information Technologies
  • MIS 760 Information Technology Strategy

General Management  (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • MGT 615  Financial Decision Making
  • MGT 641 Marketing Management
  • MGT 689 Organization Theory and Behavior
  • MGT 699  Strategic Management

Project Management  (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • MGT 609 Introduction to Project Management
  • MGT 610 Strategic Perspectives on Project Management
  • MGT 612 Leading People and Projects
  • MGT 614 Advanced Project Management

Technology Management  (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • MGT 615  Financial Decision Making
  • MGT 641  Marketing Management
  • MGT 671  Technology & Innovation Management 
  • MGT 699  Strategic Management

Telecommunications Management  (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • TM 601 Principles of Applied Telecommunications Technology
  • TM 605 Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • TM 610 Business Information Networks
  • TM 612 Regulation and Policy in the Telecommunications Industry

Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management

Gregory Prastacos, Professor and Dean

Ann Mooney Murphy, Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Enterprise

Michael zur Muehlen, Associate Dean for the Graduate Enterprise

C. Timothy Koeller, Associate Dean