The School of Systems and Enterprises was founded on a principle we call the Open Academic Model , the intent of which is to blur the boundaries between academia, industry and government by conducting academically rigorous, yet industrial relevant research and education. We seek to bring a fresh perspective to industry and government in an executable form, such as a specific method, tool or template. In addition, we want to bring industry and government reality into academia in the form of a researchable problem, guest speakers and case studies. To accomplish these ends, we have established and are expanding a broad network of partnerships and alliances: with companies in the defense, aerospace and commercial sectors; with defense and civil government agencies; and with other academic institutions in the U.S. and around the world.
Our program was created in collaboration with Lockheed Martin MS2 and the U.S. Department of Defense (AT&L), cosponsors of our first course in spring 2001 and contributors to the development of our initial core curriculum. These early partners have since been joined by such companies as SAIC, LMCO, IS&GS, GDEB, Rockwell Collins, Sandia National Lab, SES Americom, TASC, UTC, ITT, IBM (Global Services), Boeing, Northrop Grumman (Bethpage, NY and El Segundo, CA), General Dynamics, L-3 Communications and Nokia. Government sponsors include the U.S. Navy (Lakehurst, NJ and Patuxent River, MD), the U.S. Army (ARDEC and CECOM), the U.S. Air Force Center for Systems Engineering, Defense Acquisition University, the National Security Agency, NASA and the FAA. In addition, we have established academic partnerships with ITESM (Mexico), Vaxjo University (Sweden), Buskerud University (Norway), the Embedded Systems Institute (Netherlands), and we are in the process of formulating an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.
The School of Systems and Enterprises is interested in developing partnerships with other universities around the world who desire to collaborate in the creation and delivery of competency development solutions for multi-national companies.
If you are interested in developing a relationship with the school, please contact: Dr. Anthony Barrese, Associate Dean and Chief of Staff, and Distinguished Service Professor, at Anthony.Barrese@stevens.edu.