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Perfect 10: MSM Program Ranked Among Top 10 in Nation

For the second time this month, a Stevens business master’s degree program has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation.

Just a few weeks after naming the Stevens master’s in Business Intelligence & Analytics the 10th-best degree of its kind in the United States, The Financial Engineer has named the university’s master’s degree in Management (MSM) No. 10 in the country.

The Stevens MSM program is designed for those who’ve recently completed an undergraduate degree in a technical field who want to balance that training with an understanding in business. Project management, economics, innovation management and marketing are all explored, with a particular emphasis on how technology allows savvy managers to solve complex problems in these areas. More about the Stevens MSM degree.

“Engineering and science skills are appealing in today’s job market,” said Dr. Pete Dominick, academic director of management programs. “But there is especially high demand for job candidates who combine technical training with the business and critical thinking skills emphasized in the MSM program.”

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Also important, Dominick said, is the structure of the MSM degree. This 30-credit program can be completed in as little as a year, and since work experience is not a requirement, it’s particularly suitable for those who’ve just earned a bachelor’s degree.

In ranking different schools, The Financial Engineer considered starting salaries and employment prospects, selectivity, and test scores and grades. At Stevens, graduate programs benefit greatly from the school’s proximity to New York City. The Hoboken campus is a 10-minute train ride from Manhattan, meaning companies regularly send guest speakers, recruiters, advisers and research partners to Stevens to meet with students and faculty.

That kind of real-world input and relevance is critical for a program like MSM, said Kal Vadasz, director of corporate development for Stevens’ business programs.

“Part of rounding out the education we seek to deliver here is bringing in industry professionals who describe the different roles and responsibilities available to recent graduates from their own perspective,” Vadasz said. “This provides a even more practical depth to courses that are already focused on real-world applications.”

The Financial Engineer, a news and rankings website, reports on the finance industry and ranks MBA and other master’s degree programs. The Financial Engineer’s complete list of top MSM programs.