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.
The coursework for the Business & Technology major combines a focus on providing students strong technical expertise and a entrepreneurial mindset. The curriculum features four primary components: the Business Core, the Liberal Arts & Science Core, The Business & Technology Major, and the Practice Core. All students who major in Business & Technology will take major coursework comprised of 2 concentrations – a business concentration and a technology concentration.
The Economics major at Stevens is designed to help students gain an in-depth understanding of national and international economies and markets and is differentiated from other programs by its use of technology and big data analytics. The rigorous curriculum includes courses related to macro and micro economics, international financial economics, behavioral economics, econometrics, banking and credit, and capital markets. Most courses involve hands-on work in the Hanlon Financial Systems Lab, one of the most state-of-the-art labs of its kind in the nation that provides access to extensive domestic and international economic databases and analytical technology. Before taking their major curriculum, students first take Business Core and Liberal Arts & Science Core, which gives students a broad foundation and important context for understanding economics.
The Finance program focuses on the core discipline of finance with a special emphasis on the latest technology influencing financial decision-making. Major topics include capital markets, investment management, security analysis, derivatives, and banking and credit. Students benefit from the use of the Financial Systems Center as a featured part of their studies and hands-on experiences.
The Information Systems program arms students with skills to create and manage information technology applications, systems, and solutions. Program graduates garner applied IT experience and management insight. Upon completion of the program, they are equally poised for careers as information leaders in start-up enviroments or established Blue Chip companies across a spectrum of industries.
Flexibility and leadership are some of the top tenets of management and what you’ll find in our Management program. The program, led by world-class professors, offers flexibility for students to study various aspects of management through track specializations that emphasize topics including project management, crowd sourcing, strategy, leadership and human resources.
Keeping pace with the dynamic world of marketing through technology is at the core of the Marketing program. Today, more than ever, technology is essential to understand consumer behavior, purchasing trends and entertainment habits. The marketing major provides the most sophisticated tools and approaches to help prepare students for a marketing career.
Stevens Institute of Technology offers one of the first four-year undergraduate program of its kind, in Quantitative Finance. B.S. in Quantitative Finance provides students with the skill levels equivalent to what would be expected from the graduate of a premier masters degree program in financial engineering. A relatively young field, Quantitative Finance is just 10-15 years old and until now has been offered exclusively at the Master’s and PhD level. Stevens’ revolutionary undergraduate program is designed specifically for students wishing to apply scientific and engineering methods and techniques to transform financial markets. Applications of Quantitative Finance include:
- The use of mathematical models to support more accurate asset pricing
- Stock selection, asset allocation and investment portfolio analysis
- Computerized trading to replace the traditional “trading pit”
- The quantification of statistical parameters, such as volatility and correlation of returns, leading to new ways to assess risk and design effective hedging strategies
Graduates of the Quantitative Finance Program are prepared for such leading-edge roles as trading assistants, risk managers or analysts.
Minors are also available to non-business majors in the following areas:
- Quantitative Finance
- International Business
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.