Careers & Student Outcomes

Stevens Online Master’s in Management Ranked No. 5 in U.S.

Blend of Business, Analytics and Tech Skills Stands out for College Choice Reviewers

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Management programs at Stevens emphasize how leaders can use analytics and data to make smarter strategic decisions. The online master's in Management has been ranked No. 5 by College Choice.

The master’s degree in Management at Stevens has scored another top 10 national ranking. 

In October, College Choice, a service aimed at helping potential students choose the schools best suited for career placement and promotion, ranked the Stevens online Management degree No. 5 on its list of management degrees. That puts the School of Business in the company of distinct universities like Indiana University, Boston University and Penn State’s world campus, and is the top ranking in New Jersey.

In selecting Stevens as No. 5, the selection team at College Choice noted the Management program’s unique blend of strengths that prepare graduates to make an immediate impact on the job. Specifically, it pointed to the program’s interdisciplinary curriculum and the collaborative emphasis of coursework, and its emphasis on technology and analytics — along with the fact that the degree takes just a year to complete.

“The school has been highly successful at placing students after graduation,” the editors wrote in the ranking. “In fact, the Stevens School of Business has one of the highest returns on investment of any program on our list … a degree from the institution is a valuable asset.”

Creating creative, innovative leaders

The Stevens Management master's degree is designed to meet the needs of recent college graduates who want business and management training to complement their undergraduate science, engineering or arts degrees, and become standouts on the job. Chris Colon, who completed his Management degree in 2015, is now a senior manager at Verizon. 

“The Stevens Management program has helped me be more creative, innovative and goal-oriented at work,” he said. “My degree has given me the confidence to pursue new opportunities.”

Graduate programs at the School of Business teach future managers how to make strategic decisions with an eye to data and analytics, said Brian Rothschild, director of graduate management programs at the school. 

“The Stevens School of Business has one of the highest returns on investment of any program on our list ... a degree from the institution is a valuable asset.”

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“By understanding analytics, managers can ask better questions of their teams and make smarter strategic decisions,” Rothschild said. “Graduates of the Management program are able to frame problems more effectively, think quantitatively about possible outcomes and make evidence-based decisions — all attributes that help them reach new heights in their careers.”  

College Choice isn’t the only ratings group impressed by the Management degree. The program shows up annually in TFE Times’ rankings of top management programs in the United States; for 2015, the program was ranked No. 8. And the ranking comes just weeks after U.S. News & World Report rated Stevens No. 71 among Best National Universities in its 2017 Best Colleges report. 

In addition to the 30-credit Management degree, the School of Business offers eight master’s programs, seven four-course graduate certificates and a doctoral program in Business Administration. Most degrees can be completed fully online, as well as on campus or through a mix of both.