New Graduate Curriculum: Current Students
The Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology is proud to announce changes to its graduate curriculum, which are designed to streamline the School’s course requirements, increase its interdisciplinary focus, and provide a path to greater business and technology breadth.
What This Means for Current Students
Current students who are currently on a path to graduate in any of the existing majors may simply stay on that path and will graduate on time. Current students also have the option to transition into one of the new revised curriculum options. Please see your faculty adviser or Program Director for additional information.
The new curriculum will be available to students who enter into a graduate program during or after Fall Semester 2011.
We have compiled some frequently asked questions for current students. This will help you understand how the change might affect you.
Why did we make changes
You told us you wanted more choices, yet simplicity, we listened. Three primary features of the School of Business’ curriculum have been restructured to achieve a highly efficient education model: streamlined curriculum requirements that provide students with greater choice and flexibility; new academic content partnerships with other University departments; and simplification of the Master of Science degree requirements across all graduate programs offered at the Howe School.
The changes are the culmination of a comprehensive strategic assessment process led by the graduate program review committee (GPRC) made up of faculty, administrators and industry experts. Over the past 16 months, the GPRC has listened closely to students and faculty. The new curriculum changes are intended to improve the student experience and produce graduates better equipped to be future business and technology leaders.
Streamlined & Expanded Curriculum
Changes to the Howe School graduate curriculum provides students with greater opportunities to maximize their educational experience. The 3-6-3 curriculum allows Master of Science and MBA students to specialize in a number of areas ranging from soft skills development (Technology Leadership) to technical specialties such as Advanced Technologies and Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI & A). Another exciting change is that students may also choose electives from other schools at Stevens.
The curriculum changes are focused on:
- Technology professionals wishing to acquire communication, business knowledge and management skills.
- Business professionals wishing to learn about technology and the management of technology.
The Howe School offers the following degree programs:
- NEW! Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) – Spring 2012
- NEW! Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management (EPM) – Fall 2012
- Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)
- Master of Science in Management (MSM)
- Master of Science in Telecommunications Management (TELECOM)
- Master of Technology Management for Experience Professionals (EMTM)
- MBA in Technology Management (Flex-MBA, MBA for Experienced Professionals (EMBA). Also offered is the MS-MBA dual degree option)
Howe School faculty members are leaders in research and academia, in the global business, and technical disciplines. Our educational programs provide students with a rigorous course of study and relevant knowledge that is required to be successful. 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 skills, team participation and leadership, and ethical reasoning.