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Howe School of Technology Management
Graduate Programs

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Business success in the 21st century will be increasingly dependent on the strategic development and use of technology. This is a complex challenge since the solutions to many business problems rely on the convergence of a number of technologies and their proper alignment with customer requirements and various other business elements. Therefore, the ability to manage and market technology creatively is essential for enhancing business competitiveness. The Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management has been designed to meet this need. It features an array of customer-oriented curricula to help students gain knowledge and expertise in important technology management concentrations and research endeavors.

Currently, the School of Technology Management offers many graduate degree programs: the Master of Science in Management, the Master of Science in Information Systems, the Master of Business Administration in Technology Management, the Master of Technology Management for Experienced Professionals, the Master of Business Administration in Technology Management for Experienced Professionals, Master of Science in Service Management and Engineering, and the Doctor of Philosophy Degree with concentrations in Information Management, Technology Management, and Telecommunications Management. In addition, the School participates in several interdisciplinary graduate programs: a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management (with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department), a Master of Science in Information Systems with technical interdisciplinary tracks: Computer Science, Quantitative Software Engineering, Information Security, E-commerce (with the Computer Science department), Integrated Information Architecture (with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department), and Systems Engineering (with the Scholl of Systems and Enterprises).

Stevens Undergraduates in Simultaneous Degree or Deferred Graduate Credit Programs

Undergraduate students with junior or above standing who have at least a 3.0 GPA may obtain permission to take graduate courses by completing a study plan with the Program Director and submitting it to the Registrarís Office. Registration in graduate courses requires permission of the course instructor. Undergraduate students are not permitted in the Master of Science - Information Systems program or courses. Students must obtain a signed certification of standing prior to seeking permissions. This form is available from the Registrarís Web site.

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Master of Science in Management

Master of Science in Management

The Master of Science in Management program focuses on the practice of management and is grounded in a variety of analytic and administrative approaches drawn from the fields of management, economics, applied psychology, and quantitative methods. The philosophy of the program is that knowledge of these areas is only one of the components of an educated manager. In addition to knowledge, it is the steady development of conceptual reasoning that signals the growth of integrative critical thinking and judgment the hallmarks of professional management practitioners. To accomplish this educational goal, all students take a set of common core courses and select additional courses based upon their chosen concentration. The Master of Science in Management core includes coursework in technology and innovation management and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities which reflect the focus of both the Howe School and Stevens Institute of Technology.

This 12-course, 36-credit program leads to the degree of Master of Science in Management and is designed for working professionals with at least two years of work experience. Applicants who do not meet this work experience requirement, but have outstanding academic records, may be considered for admission. Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree with at least a "B" average, and two letters of recommendation. Prerequisites may include a semester of microeconomics (MGT 503 or equivalent) and a semester of introductory calculus (MA 501 or equivalent). Students are encouraged to apply at any time during the year. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide to you as to the minimum expected qualifications necessary to be considered for admission.

Once accepted, students must discuss their program plans with their advisors, whose names are listed on the letter of acceptance from Graduate Admissions. Advisors will be able to recommend appropriate choices and may be able to waive required courses depending on previous educational accomplishment. Upon evidence of satisfactory prior completion of a required course, students may, with academic advisor approval, substitute an elective.

A student cannot apply courses taken to degree programs for which they were not admitted at the time the courses were taken except that, at the sole discretion of Stevens, up to three courses may be applied to degree programs if the student is later admitted to the degree program. No degree will be granted to a student who was not formally admitted in writing to the degree program at the time courses were taken.

All international students who are applying who have English as a second language will need a TOEFL score of 550 (213 for computer-based, 80 for internet-based) and must take a Stevens English test upon arrival, which will include both the TOEIC (Test for English for International Communication) and a written essay exam.  If, as a result of these exams, the student is not exempted from developmental English, he or she will be placed in an appropriate English course offered by Stevens. Following completion of the course(s), the student must pass a post-test in order to be exempt from future language courses. Satisfaction of the language skills requirement must occur within the first year of study at Stevens. International Students are also required to submit GMAT (or GRE) test scores.

Five concentrations are available: General Management, Healthcare, Leadership and Management, Pharmaceutical Management, Project Management and Technology Management. Students considering doctoral study are encouraged to complete a master's thesis as part of their degree.

Common Core Courses for Master of Science in Management

Additional core courses are specified for each concentration.

General Management Concentration

The General Management concentration provides students with a basic grounding in the finance and marketing functional areas of management. It also requires students to apply their broad-based understanding of organizations to specific problems of project management and strategic management. In addition to the common core courses, all students who choose the General Management concentration are required to take additional concentration courses as follows:

Concentration Core Courses

Electives (Choose Two)

Healthcare Leadership and Management Concentration

This concentration focuses on the significant dynamics unique to the healthcare work environment, and provides strategies for meeting the daily challenges of managing and leading in healthcare organizations. The objective of this concentration is to provide the knowledge necessary for healthcare leaders and managers to enhance their effectiveness in improving work performance in all segments of the organization.

Concentration Core Courses

Electives (Choose One)

Pharmaceutical Management Concentration

The pharmaceutical industry operates in a difficult environment that becomes more complex each year. The industry needs managers and leaders who understand not just the science and technology, but also how to manage the discovery, development, and commercialization of science and technology, whether the science and technology comes from in-house laboratories or is licensed or acquired externally. Most pharmaceutical companies engage in numerous strategic alliances and partnerships that involve the sharing and management of science, technology, and the development of a therapeutic or diagnostic candidate, or the marketing of an appropriate drug, diagnostic, or device.

This program is targeted at professionals across the whole of the pharmaceutical industry whose jobs require that they understand business and management in addition to science and technology. This includes most of the functional areas in today's pharmaceutical companies, such as discovery research, clinical research and operations, regulatory affairs, market research, marketing and sales, and quality assurance. The program also is useful to professionals in contract research organizations (CROs), contract laboratories, consulting firms, and other businesses that supply services to the pharmaceutical industry, such as law firms and accounting firms.

Concentration Core Courses

Electives (Choose One)

Project Management Concentration

The Stevens Project Management Concentration provides education and training in project management at the graduate level. While pursuing the M.S. Management degree, students can also earn the Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GC/PM) as they prepare to achieve the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification independently administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The Project Management concentration presents the theory and practice of project management in modern organizations. Generally accepted and innovative practices in project management are presented in a manner that links project planning and execution with the achievement of strategic business goals. The Project Management concentration teaches new concepts in strategic project management and leadership that were developed by Howe faculty and have achieved international acclaim.

In addition to the core requirements, all students who choose the Project Management concentration take additional core and concentration courses as follows:

Concentration Courses

Technology Management Concentration

Managing technological resources and processes in organizations is increasingly important as more firms utilize technology to create value or attain strategic goals. The Technology Management concentration focuses on the tools and issues involved in managing these critical resources. Students will develop awareness of the management and strategic implications of technology and innovation processes in product and service firms. They will also gain knowledge of the enterprise as a whole, with particular emphasis on the link between technology and business.

In addition to the core requirements, all students who choose the Technology Management concentration take additional core and concentration courses as follows:

Concentration Core Courses

Electives (Choose Two)

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Master of Business Administration - Technology Management

The MBA in Technology Management at Stevens is not just another MBA, where the focus is primarily on business disciplines. The Stevens techno MBA does include those disciplines, but it also focuses on the determinants of real value for the firm, such as product, services and process innovation, technology management and strategic project management.  We also emphasize the development of communication and leadership skills through innovative pedagogical techniques and small class sizes that create close relationships between students and faculty members.

The MBA in Technology Management (TM) degree combines general management skills with a knowledge of technology management provided by our M.S. degree programs. Graduates from the MBA in Technology Management program will be able to use their business and technology management skills, together with people skills to align technology trends with customer needs, and lead their organizations in an increasingly complex and competitive world.

Applicants to the MBA in TM program are required to have completed a four-year bachelor?s degree and have at least two years of work experience.  All applicants must submit transcripts showing academic achievement in prior studies, two letters of recommendation, a resume, and a minimum GMAT score of 500. A comparable GRE test score is also acceptable in lieu of the GMAT if taken previously. International students must also meet minimum TOEFL requirements (IBT score >80). Students currently enrolled in a Howe School M.S. degree program may apply to join the MBA in TM program prior to obtaining their M.S. degree by submitting a written application together with their GMAT or GRE score.

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide that outlines the minimum qualifications expected of applicants in order for them to be considered for admission.

Courses taken in a Howe School M.S. program may count towards the MBA degree. Similarly, students who are currently enrolled in the MBA in TM program may apply to enroll in one of the Howe School?s M.S. degree programs prior to obtaining their MBA in TM degree by submitting a written application. A student cannot apply courses toward a degree in a program to which he/she was not admitted at the time the courses were taken except that, at the sole discretion of  the program director, up to three courses may be applied to a degree program if the student is later admitted to that program. No degree will be granted to a student who has not been formally admitted in writing to the degree program.

To obtain the degree of MBA in Technology Management, students must take 20 3-credit courses (60 credits).

Eight majors are available in the MBA in Technology Management program:

  • Engineering Management
  • Financial Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Project Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technology Management
  • Telecommunications Management

MBA in Technology Management with Engineering Management Major
The Engineering Management major prepares students for the role of "Engineering Manager" in a technology-based company. Students in this major take twelve MBA core courses, three engineering management courses, two systems courses, and three electives. Prerequisites for this major include a semester of microeconomics (MGT 503 or equivalent) and a semester of introductory calculus (MA 501 or equivalent).

MBA Core Courses for the Engineering Management Major

MBA Breadth Courses for the Engineering Management Major

Engineering Management Major Requirements

*Select one of these two courses
- Plus two Engineering Management electives

MBA in Technology Management with Financial Engineering Major
Less theoretical than competing financial engineering programs, the Financial Engineering (FE) major provides students with both managerial and analytical skills specific to the world of finance. Students in this major take eleven MBA core courses, two preparatory courses in mathematics and probability, six courses specialized in financial engineering, and one elective course. Prerequisites for this major include a semester of microeconomics (MGT 503 or equivalent) and a semester of introductory calculus.

MBA Core Courses for the Financial Engineering Major

MBA Breadth Courses for the Financial Engineering Major

Financial Engineering Major Requirements

MBA in Technology Management with Information Systems Major
Students taking the MBA in TM Information Management major take a number of general management courses in addition to the courses required for the M.S. in Information Systems degree.

Prerequisites for this major include a semester of introductory undergraduate calculus (MA 501 or equivalent) and MIS 502 Selected Topics in Economics, Statistics, and Accounting, for students not having previous coursework in these areas. For people with little or no information systems professional experience, MIS 501 Information Management is a prerequisite.

MBA Core Courses for the Information Systems Major

MBA Breadth Courses for the Information Systems Major

Information Systems Major Requirements

Plus three advisor-approved electives or a master's thesis.

MBA in Technology Management with Pharmaceutical Management Major
The Pharmaceutical Management major provides a solid foundation in business fundamentals, an in-depth understanding of the operations and strategic management of the pharmaceutical industry, including regulatory issues and the opportunity to develop additional breadth in areas such as new business ventures, global innovation management, and TQM, to name a few. The Stevens MBA in Pharmaceutical Management is unique in its focus on both business disciplines and the exploitation of technology and innovation for business success. Prerequisites include a semester of introductory undergraduate calculus (MA 501 or equivalent) and a semester of microeconomics, such as MGT 503 or equivalent.

MBA Core Courses for the Pharmaceutical Management Major

MBA Breadth Course for the Pharmaceutical Management Major

Plus three advisor-approved electives.

Pharmaceutical Management Major Requirements

* Choose one

MBA in Technology Management with Project Management Major 
Excellence in project execution is the hallmark of successful companies. This major teaches new concepts in strategic project management and leadership that were developed by the Howe faculty and have achieved international acclaim. Students in the MBA in TM with a PM major take a number of project management courses in addition to the courses required for an M.S. in Management degree. Prerequisites for this major include a semester of microeconomics (MGT 503 or equivalent) and a semester of introductory calculus.

MBA Core Courses for Project Management Major

MBA Breadth Courses for the Project Management Major

Project Management Major Requirements

Plus two advisor-approved electives or one elective and a master's thesis.

MBA in Technology Management with Systems Engineering Major

MBA Core Courses for Systems Engineering Major

MBA Breadth Courses for Systems Engineering Major

Systems Engineering Major Requirements

* Choose 1 

Plus two electives.

MBA in Technology Management with Technology Management Major

MBA Core Courses for Technology Management Major

 

MBA Breadth Courses for Technology Management Major

Technology Management Major Requirements  

MBA in Technology Management with Telecommunications Management

Major Wireless, IP, and traditional communications technologies are the foundation for electronic commerce and global operations in every industry. This unique major provides both technical and management skills for tomorrow's telecommunications leaders.

Students taking the MBA in TM with a Telecommunications Management major take a number of general management courses in addition to the courses required for an M.S. in Telecommunications Management degree. Prerequisites for this major include a semester of undergraduate introductory calculus (TM 500 or equivalent) and a semester of microeconomics (MGT 503 or equivalent). Students who lack an introductory telecommunications background may be required to take TM 550 Introduction to Telecommunications Concepts.

MBA Core Courses for Telecommunications Management Major

MBA Breadth Courses for Telecommunications Management Major

Telecommunications Management Major Requirements

Plus two advisor-approved electives or a Thesis

***May be replaced with a TM elective

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Master of Science-Master of Business Administration in Technology Management

The MS-MBA is a coordinated degree program that requires students to take 24 courses (72 credits). Students graduate with both a Howe School MS degree and an MBA in Technology Management degree.  Combinations where the MS is in one concentration, (major) the MBA in another can be obtained within the  24 courses  although  a few may require an extra course to meet the requirements of both concentrations (majors).

The combination of an MS and MBA in TM courses provides in-depth preparation for graduates wishing to assume either general management or technology-related managerial positions in organizations. The program is designed to allow students to specialize in areas that are relevant to their careers.

The application requirements are the same as those listed above for the MBA in TM program. Current MS or MBA in TM students must apply in writing before they can be admitted to the MS-MBA degree.

The MS-MBA has the same majors as the MBA program. To satisfy the requirements for the MS-MBA degree, students must satisfy all the requirements listed above to obtain an MBA in TM degree in one of the eleven major areas. In addition, students must take an additional four courses approved by an academic advisor.

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Master of Science in Information Systems

Rapid advancements in technology, dynamic markets, and the changing global business environment have created increased demand for professionals who can lead, manage, and deliver information systems. This demand has accelerated new competition, shorter product life-cycles, outsourcing, and more complex and specialized international markets. Information systems professionals are required to lead and evolve information resources while partnering with corporate management. Organizations can ill afford IT professionals that are not effective at working closely with their business partners to identify innovative opportunities for leveraging IT for competitive advantage. Likewise, business people need to be more effective as they work closely with their IT partners.

This program is designed for information systems professionals seeking to advance their careers in IT, for business professionals looking for ways to leverage their IT resources, and for academics that are preparing students for the challenges that await them.

To meet the increasing need for professionals with the experience necessary to enable these important functions, Stevens offers a multi-track Master of Science program to help achieve your Information Technology career objectives. This program prepares students for careers such as:

  • Academician
  • Business Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Internal Consultant
  • IT Liaison
  • IT Management
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Management
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Integrator
  • Technical Specialist
  • Vendor Liaison 

In addition to strong practical, real-world IT and management skills, graduates of the program leave with improved communication, interpersonal, and team skills. The M.S.I.S. is a professional degree that integrates information and organizational cultures with emphasis on IT professionals that can contribute to the business.

Stevens offers a multi-track M.S. program to help you achieve your Information Technology career objectives. Students choose one of the following 21 career tracks to complete the MSIS degree:

Managing the IS Organization Tracks

  • Entrepreneurial Information Technology
  • Global Innovation Management 
  • Information Management
  • Information Technology Outsourcing
  • Legal Issues in Information Technology
  • Project Management

Process and Service Management Tracks

  • Business Process Mgt.& Service Innovation
  • Information Technology Services
  • Management Consulting 
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management

Industry Tracks

  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Information Technology in Financial Services
  • Information Technology in Manufacturing
  • Information Technology in Pharma/Biotech

Technical Tracks

  • Computer Science
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Information Security 
  • Integrated Information Architecture
  • Internet Applications
  • Knowledge Management/Data Mining
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications Management

In addition to offering courses during the week in Hoboken, all non-core courses (e.g., electives) are open to all graduate students on Saturdays. On Saturdays we run a lock-step Masters of Science in Information Management Degree Program with a concentration in Information Management Track which is only open to students sponsored by their company.

To ensure quality and continuous improvement, participants are asked to appraise their courses twice each semester. These results are reviewed by the faculty and are made available to both participants and their sponsoring organizations.

Degree Requirements:

Twelve graduate courses (36 credits) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the degree of Master of Science or twenty graduate courses (60 credits) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the degree of Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.).
Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Management, Computer Science, and/or equivalent experience. Students without programming experience must take a programming course.

For people with little or no information systems professional experience, MGT 501 Information Management is a prerequisite for all M.S.I.S. courses.

Students considering doctoral study are required to complete a masters thesis as part of their degree.

Required Core Courses:

Managing the IS Organization Tracks

Entrepreneurial IT Management - Concentration Courses

Plus One Elective.

Typical admission profile includes career advancement in information technology e-related business, general management in e-business, entrepreneurship or consulting, and three or more years of information technology/business experience.

Global Innovation Management - Concentration Courses

Plus One Elective.

Typical admission profile includes non-technical information technology leadership in a global environment, three or more years of information technology/business experience, and a Bachelor's in business, information systems, political science, or international relations.

Information Management - Concentration Courses

Choose Four Electives.

Students will choose four electives or write a thesis with the approval of their academic advisor.

This is the most popular program because it offers the most flexibility in elective choices. It is recommended that students focus their electives on one of the following concentrations/tracks/specializations. Once completed, students can complete the respective concentration (take an additional 1-2 courses to complete the four-course track) and in addition to being awarded a master's degree they can also receive a Stevens Graduate Certificate in the respective concentration.

The typical admission profile includes career advancement in general management, non-technical information technology leadership, technology leadership or consulting, three or more years of information technology/business experience, and a Bachelor's in business/management, sciences, or liberal arts.

IT Outsourcing - Concentration Courses

Current MSIS students are expected to have completed the majority of their required course work before taking these concentration courses. All certificate students should have a solid foundation in IT management concepts, organizational theory, and basic financial functions. Students lacking these basics will be asked to take additional courses prior to completing the certificate.

Legal Issues in IT - Concentration Courses

Project Management - Concentration Courses

Plus One Elective.

Typical admission profile includes career advancement as information technology project leader or functional area project leader, three or more years of information technology/business experience, and a Bachelor's in information systems, computer science, business/management, sciences, or liberal arts.

Process and Service Management Tracks

Business Process Management and Service Innovation - Concentration Courses

Plus One Elective.

The typical admission profile includes career advancement in general management, non-technical information technology leadership, technology leadership or consulting, business analysis and change management, three or more years of information technology/business experience, and a Bachelor's in business/management, sciences, or liberal arts.

IT Services - Concentration Courses

 Plus Two Electives.

Management Consulting - Concentration Courses
(This concentration is still under development)

Plus One Elective.

The typical admissions profile includes career advancement in a technology oriented management consulting or consulting type environment.

Strategic Supply Chain Management - Concentration Courses

The audience for this program includes IT professionals and both supply chain and non-supply chain business professionals interested in gaining a breadth of understanding regarding supply chain management and strategy and a depth of understanding regarding the principal components associated with procurement and supplier management, manufacturing and operations management, and distribution and logistics management.

Industry Tracks

Healthcare Information Technology

Information Technology in Financial Services - Concentration Courses 

Typical admission profile includes non-technical information technology leadership in a financial services corporate environment, three or more years of information technology/business experience, and a Bachelor's in business, information systems political science, or international relations.

Information Technology in Manufacturing - Concentration Courses

Information Technology in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Concentration Courses

Typical admission profile includes non-technical information technology leadership in a pharmaceutical corporate environment, three or more years of information technology/business experience, and a bachelor's in business, information systems, political science, or international relations.

Technical Tracks

Computer Science - Concentration Courses (Interdisciplinary)

Students will develop a plan of study with the approval of their academic advisor.

Typical admission profile includes information systems technical career advancement and three or more years of information technology experience. A strong mathematics and technical background is recommended.

Enterprise Systems - Concentration Courses

Plus Three Electives.

Information Security - Concentration Courses (Interdisciplinary)

Typical admission profile includes technical management and leadership or consulting, three or more years of information technology or networking experience, and a Bachelor's in information systems or computer science. A strong mathematics and technical background is recommended.

Integrated Information Architecture - Concentration Courses (Interdisciplinary)

Plus One Elective.

Typical admission profile includes technical management and leadership in systems architecture, three or more years of information technology experience, and a bachelor's in information systems or computer science. A strong mathematics and technical background is recommended.

Internet Applications - Concentration Courses (Interdisciplinary)

Select two from the following:

Plus Two Electives.

Typical admission profile includes e-commerce technical career advancement and three or more years of information technology experience. A strong mathematics and technical background is recommended.

Knowledge Management/Data Mining - Concentration Courses 

Typical admission profile: Career advancement in the management and technology of high-end data and business analysis.

Service-Oriented Architecture - Concentration Courses

Plus Three Electives.

Students will also choose three electives for a master's degree.

This track is intended for those who desire to design and manage large scale information systems.

Typical admission profile includes management leadership in project activity (design, development, or integration) and three or more years of information technology experience.

Software Engineering - Concentration Courses (Interdisciplinary)

Select four 500/600-level SSW courses (consult with your faculty advisor)

Typical admission profile includes application systems analysis or testing career advancement, three or more years of information technology experience, and a Bachelor's in information systems or computer science. A strong mathematics and technical background is recommended.

Systems Engineering - Concentration Courses (Interdisciplinary)

Typical admission profile includes technical management and leadership or consulting, three or more years of information technology experience, and a Bachelor's in information systems or computer science. A strong mathematics and technical background is recommended.

Telecommunications Management - Concentration Courses

Typical admission profile includes general management in telecommunications industry or telecommunications management, three or more years of information technology/network experience, and a Bachelor's in information systems or computer science. A strong mathematics and technical background is recommend

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Master of Technology Management for Experienced Professionals (EMTM)

The EMTM program is specifically designed for experienced professionals wishing to move to a broader role in technology and business management. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, and have at least five years work experience in a technology-related field. The EMTM program focuses on the effective management and use of technology in technology-intensive businesses. It integrates business and technology topics focused on educating participants to manage technology creatively in order to enhance business competitiveness in a global business environment. Orientation is given in general business skills, such as finance and marketing, with emphasis being placed on development of technology management skills encompassing technology strategy, emerging technology and corporate entrepreneurship to assure alignment of technology development with business strategy.

The EMTM program consists of twelve courses that are completed in six trimesters. The courses are supplemented by ramp courses, workshops and practicums utilizing business simulation tools that reinforce classroom concepts, while providing students with experience running a high-tech company. Applicants are required to have a bachelor?s degree in a relevant technical discipline.

Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide as to the minimum expected qualifications to be considered for admission. Consideration will be given to prospective students with non-technical undergraduate degrees provided they have appropriate technology-based work experience.

Courses are scheduled on Saturdays on the Stevens campus. Class meets on alternate Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. In the final semester, the capstone course requires several consecutive weekend (Friday evening/Saturday) sessions on the Stevens campus. Students complete their EMTM degree in 21 months. 

Curriculum for the Master of Technology Management degree

MBA in Technology Management Program for Experienced Professionals (EMBA in TM)

The EMBA in TM program is designed for experienced professionals wishing to move to a broader role in technology and business management. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, and have at least five years work experience in a technology-related field. All applicants must submit transcripts showing academic achievement in prior studies, two letters of recommendation from their companies, a letter stating their career objectives, and resume. International students should also submit a TOEFL score.

Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee admission; minimum requirements serve as a guide as to the minimum expected qualifications to be considered for admission.

The EMBA-TM program encompasses the EMTM curriculum, but includes additional courses that enhance skills in business management. Students who wish to obtain their MBA in Technology Management degree through this program take all of the courses in the EMTM curriculum, and then proceed to a 5-course extension program leading to the MBA.-TM degree. The additional courses are the following:

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Master of Science in Service Management and Engineering

The Service Management program is a multi-disciplinary program that is designed for students and professionals who wish to improve the predictability, productivity and quality of services by applying management, scientific and engineering disciplines to service. The Howe School of Technology Management in collaboration with the School of Systems and Enterprises have created a unique Service Management program to address the services market and provide students with the skill to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

The objective is to provide the graduates with the requisite knowledge in the emerging field of Service Science and will quality them for a wide variety of jobs in the Service Industry. The program will produce customer oriented business leaders that are T-shaped professionals. That is, professionals that are both deep in a main discipline and broad across several disciplines, e.g., technical aptitude; business and management; organizational change; economics; computer science; information systems; systems engineering.

It is a Masters of Science degree program with a set of four 4-course graduate certificates. The degree will be a Masters of Science in Service Management and Engineering (MS-SME) with three required foundation courses; one required certificate in strategic Service Management; a choice of a certificate in  Service Management operations or System Engineering and Architecture and a Capstone course. The twelve course program addresses the key disciplines needed in the services world.

Foundation courses:

Strategic Service Management (required):

A choice of:
Service Management Operations (the follow 4 courses):

or
Systems Engineering & Architecting:
(these four courses)

The final course is a Capstone course which brings the entire curriculum together.

The delivery methods are aimed to accommodate full time students as well as professionals with full work loads. To that end courses are offer on-line; on campus; on company premises.

Master of Science in Telecommunications Management

The Telecommunications Management graduate program (M.S.,MBA, and Ph.D.) is an interdisciplinary program between the School of Technology Management and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the. School of Engineering and Science. The Howe School of Technology Management administers the program.

The Telecommunications Management curriculum addresses the demanding requirements of the global communications industry, businesses, and government for technical expertise combined with business skills. The program provides students with advanced technical knowledge of applied communications integrated with business management. Admission to the program requires a bachelors degree with at least a B average, including a semester of calculus. For students who lack this prerequisite, Stevens offers a non-credit calculus course for telecommunications management (e.g., TM 500). International students need a TOEFL score of 550 (213 for computer-based) and GRE or GMAT scores at the 50th percentile.

This program prepares students to plan, implement and manage leading edge communications capabilities. The goal of this student is to become a business and management professional responsible for planning communications products and services; for leading the resources required to implement the plan, including people, product, networks, and systems, and for the  decisions and budgeting for development, acquisition, installation, and maintenance of products and services. Each sector of industry (government, regulatory, service providers, financial, equipment vendor, consultant, and R&D) will have corresponding profiles of professionals who need such technical expertise and management skills. This degree program builds an advanced foundation for more specialized study while enabling professionals from all industry sectors to understand and interact with customers and communications professionals who make the decisions on how businesses will exploit communications capabilities for.

Specialized courses are available in the areas of management of wireless networks, broadband communications, network management and evaluation, global innovation management, communications security, and project management. Students who wish to continue beyond their master's degree may pursue the Ph.D. program in Technology Management with a specialization in Telecommunications Management.

In addition to a number of off-campus (corporate-sponsored) programs, Telecommunications Management is offered on campus, weekdays, and via WebCampus. Courses are offered year-round, in three terms.

Core Courses - Telecommunications Management

Concentrations and Elective Courses
In designing a study plan with an advisor, students may choose any five courses from the tracks, or students may choose a concentration in a focused area of study and take the elective courses listed within the concentration.

Business Management Track (choose five)

Technical Management Track Courses (choose five)

Global Innovation Management (choose five)

Management of Broadband Communications and Converged Networks

Management of Wireless Networks (choose five)

Project Management Concentration (choose five)

Enterprise Security and Risk Management (choose five)

Satisfying Prerequisites
Students who satisfy Telecommunications Management admissions requirements but lack calculus and an introductory telecommunications background may be required to complete the following non-credit courses:

These courses are offered at least once every academic year.

Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications Management

Graduate certificate in Management of Wireless Networks (see wireless concentration courses)

Graduate Certificate in Broadband Communications and Converged Networks (see broadband concentration courses)

(All credits earned may be applied towards the masters degree and the M.B.A.)

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Graduate Certificate Programs in Technology Management

The School of Technology Management offers the following programs leading to a graduate certificate of Special Study. Students are required to meet regular admission requirements for the Master's program and complete the courses listed below. Each graduate certificate program is self-contained and highly focused, carrying 12 graduate credits. All of the courses may also be used toward the Master's degree, as well as for the graduate certificate.

Advising Innovators & Entrepreneurs

  • Competitive Business Strategy
  • New Business Ventures
  • Intellectual Property Protection & Strategy
  • Innovation Process Management

Business Process Management & Service Innovation

Plus One Elective.

Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Entrepreneurial Information Technology

General Management

Global Innovation Management

Healthcare Information Technology Management

Healthcare Leadership and Management

Required:

Choose one course from:

Information Management 

For students with little or no information systems professional experience, MIS 501 is a prerequisite for all MSIS courses.

Information Security

Information Technology in Financial Services

Information Technology in Manufacturing

Information Technology in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Information Technology Outsourcing

Knowledge Management/Data Mining

Legal Issues in Information Technology

Management of Broadband Communications and Converged Networks

Management of Wireless Networks

New Products & Services Innovation & Development

Pharmaceutical Management

Project Management

R & D Innovation & Management

Service Management

Service Management Operations

Strategic Service Management

Strategic Supply Chain Management

Systems Engineering and Architecting

Technology Commercialization

Technology Management

Technology Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Technology Start-ups & Entrepreneurship

Telecommunications Management

*Please note that students would normally take these concentration courses as part of the Master of Science in Management degree, however, students may take them as an Advanced Graduate Certificate with sufficient prior coursework. Students need to have taken either the combination of MGT 600 Managerial Accounting and MGT 607 Managerial Economics or MGT 623 Financial Management, as well as MGT 690 Organization Theory and Design.

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Master of Science in Management

Master of Business Administration - Technology Management

Master of Science- Master of Business Administration in Technology Management

Master of Science in Information Systems

Master of Science in Telecommunications Management

Master of Technology Management for Experienced Professionals (EMTM)

Master of Science in Service Management and Engineering

Graduate Certificate Programs in Technology Management

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