At the School of Business, going back to school right after completing an undergraduate degree doesn't mean putting the real world on hold. As a Management student, you'll gain firsthand experience through a curriculum shaped by input from the executives on the program's advisory board. Stevens also offers the Industry Capstone Program course and opportunities to meet corporate managers, both helpful as you strengthen your professional network in search of impactful employment opportunities.
Corporate financial management requires the ability to understand the past performance of the firm in accounting terms; while also being able to project the future economic consequences of the firm in financial terms. This course provides the requisite survey of accounting and finance methods and principles to allow technical executives to make effective decisions that maximize shareholder value.
This course deals with the basic problems of managing a project, defined as a temporary organization built for the purpose of achieving a specific objective. Both operational and conceptual issues will be considered. Operational issues include definition, planning, implementation, control, and evaluation of the project. Conceptual issues include project management vs. hierarchical management, matrix organization, project authority, motivation, and morale. Cases will be used to illustrate problems in project management and how to resolve them.
MGT 506 Managerial Economics
This course introduces managers to the essence of business economics — the theories, concepts and ideas that form the economist’s tool kit. Microeconomic topics include demand and supply, elasticity, consumer choice, production, cost, profit maximization, market structure, and game theory; macroeconomic topics will be GDP, inflation, unemployment, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, and fiscal and monetary policies. In addition, basic concepts in international trade and finance will be discussed.
MGT 700 Econometrics
An introduction to the science of designing statistical models of economic processes. Students will be required to build and estimate a number of models during the term. Topics include regression theory, statistical difficulties in regression analysis, advanced topics in single-equation regression, models of qualitative choice and simultaneous equation estimation. Prerequisites: MGT 503
An interdisciplinary course which examines the elements of, and the framework for, developing and implementing organizational strategy and policy in competitive environments. The course analyzes management problems both from a technical-economic perspective and from a behavioral perspective. Topics treated include: assessment of organizational strengths and weaknesses, threats, and opportunities; sources of competitive advantage; organizational structure and strategic planning; and leadership, organizational development, and total quality management. The case method of instruction is used extensively in this course.
This course exposes students to the macro and micro aspects of organizational behavior and theory that are essential to technology management. The macro aspects will focus on structural contingency theory as an approach to effective organizational design. The micro aspects will focus on leadership, teams, and individual behavior (e.g., motivation, job attitudes). Specific issues and problems which are covered include: the relationship of the organization with the external environment, the influence of the organization's strategies, culture, size, and production technology on the organization's design, and strategies for managing organizational processes such as teams, conflict, power/politics and organizational change. Current topics, that are key to technology management (e.g., virtual teams), will be stressed.
The study of marketing principles from the conceptual, analytical, and managerial points of view. Topics include: strategic planning, market segmentation, product life-cycle, new product development, advertising and selling, pricing, distribution, governmental, and other environmental influences as these factors relate to markets and the business structure.
This course covers the general area of management of operations, both manufacturing and non-manufacturing. The focus of the course is on productivity and total quality management. Topics include quality control and quality management, systems of inventory control, work and materials scheduling, and process management.
This course introduces the student to topics in the management of technology and examines the critical role of technology as a strategic resource to enable management to achieve organizational objectives. Topics include entrepreneurship, developing and managing new ventures, managing innovation, the technology life-cycle and technology forecasting, management of research and development (R&D) personnel and projects, evaluation of R&D projects, and integrating technology strategy with the organization’s overall business strategy.