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Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management

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History

Enrollment figures in the above capsule are approximate. Stevens Institute of Technology, founded in 1870, is a private, coeducational institution. The 55-acre campus is located in an urban area on the Hudson River overlooking New York City. Total undergraduate and graduate enrollment is approximately 4200.

The Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management was founded in 1996 and is located on the main campus, in its own building, the Babbio Center. Courses also are offered in numerous New Jersey locations at corporate sites and on-line through WebCampus. The basic educational approach is to combine theoretical learning with an emphasis on practical application of knowledge, such that students are prepared to be leaders in their fields.

Academics

The Howe School offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Administration for Experienced Professionals (EMBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Technology Management for Experienced Professionals (EMTM), Master of Science in Telecommunications Management (MSTM), and Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) as well as a doctoral program in information management and technology management and a joint degree in construction management through the Schools of Technology Management and Engineering. Other programs include interdisciplinary programs, cooperative learning programs with Fordham University and New York University, work-study, foreign exchange with Germany, internships, and joint research. The strongest areas of study are economics, organizational behavior, management information systems, project management, quantitative methods, and technology management. The most popular course is Project Management. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus.

Twenty total courses are required to complete the MBA in Technology Management, including 2 elective courses. Required courses for the MSM include:

  • Organization Theory and Design
  • Managerial Accounting and Economics
  • Statistical Models
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Policy Dynamics
  • Project Management

Required courses for the MSIS include:

  • Project Management
  • Financial Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Analysis and Development of Information Systems
  • Strategic Management of Information Technology
  • Management of Information Technology Organizations

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time or part time is 1 </1/2> years; maximum, 6 years.

There are 24 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 83% hold a doctorate; there are 21 part-time faculty, of whom 33% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category llA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 30.

Admissions

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0 and a GMAT score of 600. Most important admissions factors are grades in upper-level courses, letters of recommendation, and work experience. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 1847; 1312 were accepted; 1050 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.3; average GMAT score was 625. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores (for MBA), a nonrefundable application fee of $55, 2 letters of recommendation, and have at least 2 years of work experience. The application deadlines are open. Students are notified of the admission decision within 2 to 3 weeks. Once accepted, students may defer admission upon request.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA and the previous year’s tax return are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $825 per credit. On-campus room and board costs approximately $8926; books and supplies, $900. Graduate student housing is generally available. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.

Students

Twenty percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 80% have had an average of 5 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from New Jersey (85%). Thirty-five percent are women, 33% are minorities, and 10% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 25; ages range from 21 to 65. Ten percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 5% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 44%, social sciences; 20%, engineering; 13%, math and science; 10%, business; 8%, economics; and 6%, computer science. About 2% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 98% remain to receive their degree. In 2006, 586 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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