A Groundbreaking Business Education
Think of the most cutting-edge and successful businesses today. Who are they? Facebook, Google, Apple - they all rely on technology to drive their performance. And it isn't just the new-generation companies. Even the gold-standard investment bank Goldman Sachs invests the majority of its budget in technology.
Stevens' business programs offer a groundbreaking approach to your education, preparing you to be a leader in the intersecting worlds of business and technology. Consistent with other elite business programs, you will take a Business Core, which includes courses in classical business disciplines (for example, finance and marketing) as well as a business concentration in one of those disciplines. A key differentiator for Stevens' business programs is that technology is at the core of every one of our business programs.
A substantial part of your coursework will be focused on helping you understand the "big picture" - how the various facets of business and technology fit together.
Stevens' business students train to become well-rounded professionals ready to tackle today's complex and highly technical business challenges. They regularly land highly paid internships and full-time jobs at top firms.
Stevens offers five business majors. Courses are taught by professors who are accomplished academics and leaders in their respective industries, from former CEO's to technological inventors. Class sizes are small, allowing for one-on-one exchanges of ideas. Stevens' business programs focus on innovation and big impact, while fostering a learning environment where everyone knows your name.
Flexibility is at the heart of this major, the largest business major offered at Stevens. Students combine a rigorous business curriculum with technology coursework in engineering or another specialty outside the Howe School to create a concentration area tailored to their career aspirations.
A thorough understanding of how technology influences the study of economics prepares students in this major for careers in business, finance, banking, consulting, policy analysis, public administration and the law. This program focuses intensely on developing quantitative and analytic skills, giving students specialized training that’s applicable even in industries that are somewhat removed from economics, such as engineering and medicine. Classes emphasize international trade, global financial systems, labor markets and economic development.
To understand where the financial industry is going, professionals must be well versed in technology, which continues to revolutionize the field. That’s why a Stevens finance major is so valuable — in addition to traditional courses in economics and corporate finance, students get hands-on with the technology that’s guiding investment and risk strategy. Students seeking certification as financial analysts, planners or risk managers will benefit from a curriculum that prepares students to obtain these designations. Courses make generous use of the state-of-the-art Hanlon Financial Systems Lab, with access to the tools most familiar to traders across the river, and those Wall Street firms — such as Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase — come to campus to hire our students as interns and employees.
Information systems is one of the hottest areas in the job market right now, with employers struggling to find job candidates who understand analytics and can use technology to augment innovation. Those in this major graduate prepared to develop and commercialize technological innovations, owing to Stevens’ rigorous business core and the expertise in technology management students cultivate in the classroom. Students will graduate ready to work as software engineers, data architects, systems analysts and data scientists, and also are qualified to create and develop their own startup companies.
Managers who can operate across a spectrum of disciplines are of increasing value in a workplace that’s constantly being moved and shaped by technology. That’s what makes the Stevens management major so distinct. The focus here is on flexibility: Students tailor their course requirements to their professional interests, getting exposure in entrepreneurship, strategic management, organizational behavior, operations management, corporate social responsibility and leadership.
Technology has opened a window into consumer behavior and purchasing trends that represents unmatched potential for companies — but only if they understand how to interpret the data to craft the kind of message that will resonate with customers. The Stevens marketing major puts the most advanced technological tools to use in the classroom, giving students the social network and new media training that’s at the heart of modern corporate marketing strategies.
It’s rare to learn the kind of quantitative financial analysis that keeps Wall Street humming at the undergraduate level. Stevens pioneered the idea in 2009 by creating an undergraduate major in QF to prepare students for careers at hedge funds, exchanges or their own businesses in finance. Students are taught to apply scientific methods and techniques to transform financial markets through a curriculum that leans heavily on input from New York City financial firms and our state-of-the-art Hanlon Financial Systems Lab.
Minors are also available to non-business majors in the following areas:
For more information about business programs at Stevens, visit the Howe School of Technology Management's undergraduate programs site.
Job Placement and Internships
Students in Stevens' business programs have an outstanding success rate for obtaining internships and securing full-time jobs.
Business students at Stevens are extremely successful in obtaining summer internships with many of the world's leading companies. Stevens' location just across the Hudson River from New York City places students a ten-minute ferry or train ride from the hub of world commerce. Stevens' Office of Career Development has relationships with hundreds of companies who recruit Stevens' students precisely because their rigorous, one-of-a-kind business training has a proven record for helping companies achieve their corporate goals. Many student internships lead directly to permanent placement upon graduation.
Stevens' business students have secured full-time positions at top companies in many different industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, government, and manufacturing. Examples of companies that have hired Stevens' business students include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, and Johnson & Johnson, to name a few. Even in this tough economic climate, the average starting salary for a Stevens business graduate is 22% higher than the national average.
Upon graduation, Stevens business students have a 95% full-time job placement rate and earn salaries 22% above the national average. Also, 90% of our students secure internships opportunities during their academic career.