Frequently Asked Questions
To better align our educational programs with the changing needs of business and to provide a flexible educational environment that will allow students to design programs of study that satisfy their individual career goals.
It will take effect starting in the fall semester of 2011, with some elements phased in during spring 2012 (including a number of new courses.) All students beginning their programs of study in fall 2011 or later will be required to complete the new curriculum.
Students who enrolled in a Howe School graduate program before fall 2011 should continue to use their existing study plan. Students enrolling in a Howe School Graduate program should use a study plan designed for the new curriculum. (Click here to access the new study plans.)
All courses that you have taken to date in your program can be used to satisfy your degree requirements. Continuing students can chose to pursue the old curriculum or to transfer to one of the new concentrations/majors. To do so, please prepare a new study plan with your adviser.
No. Current students will be able to follow their present study plans and complete their degree as planned.
Consult with your faculty adviser, who will help you develop a new study plan.
To answer this question, please consult with your faculty adviser. The new curriculum provides increased flexibility and introduces several new areas of study such as:
- Technology Leadership
- Social Networks
- Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI & A)
- Advanced Technologies
A new finance major is also added to the MBA program.
Changing your major will not change your core course requirements. However, you should consult with your faculty adviser on any such changes.
Yes, but some courses will be phased out over several semesters allowing continuing students to meet major requirements. After the courses are phased out, equivalencies will be established to allow students to satisfy the requirements of the old majors by taking new courses in the new majors. During the phasing out of the old courses students continuing in the old majors should make the effort to take these classes before they are phased out.
Yes – please consult your academic adviser.
The requirements to obtain an undergraduate degree are not impacted by the introduction of the new graduate curriculum.
Please feel free to contact your academic adviser or the Program Director of your degree program for any questions. Contact information for each program can be found here: