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Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Hartford - Graduate Programs

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The programs offered by the Lally School for the Education of Working Professionals at Rensselaer are the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Science (M.S.) in Management. Dual degrees with the Department of Engineering and Science are also available.  The M.S. in Management program contains two different focal areas: Enterprise Management and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  In its programs, the Lally School strives for a balance between theory and practice, and between rigor and relevance.  The programs place heavy emphasis on the application of knowledge through team-based projects.

Dual Master’s Programs

The dual degree option offers students the opportunity to receive two master’s degrees in a shorter period of time than if the degrees were pursued independently.  The objective is to combine technical expertise in information technology, engineering, or computer science by obtaining an M.S. degree in one of these disciplines with an M.S. in Management or an MBA degree.

The dual MBA/M.S. option allows the student to concurrently complete both degrees by taking a total of 72 credit hours (the MBA alone is 51 credits).  The dual M.S./M.S. option allows the student to complete both degrees by taking a total of 54 credit hours (the M.S. in Management alone is 30 credits).

Upon acceptance to both programs, students confer with academic advisers in both disciplines to determine their Plans of Study.  The Plans of Study are submitted for both degree programs and separate diplomas reflect a degree in each discipline.

Students should contact their adviser for the name of the dual degree faculty coordinator.


The Capstone Course Requirement

All students enrolled in the MBA and M.S. programs in the Lally School of Management and Technology are required to complete a three-credit Capstone course.  The Capstone serves as an opportunity for students to synthesize the body of knowledge gained during their course of study and is ordinarily completed in the final term of the degree program.


Capstone Course Requirement for the MBA Program
The Capstone course requirement for the MBA program is satisfied by students taking the required course MGMT 7030 Strategy, Technology, and Competition.

Capstone Course Requirement for the M.S. Program
The Capstone course requirement for the M.S. program can be satisfied by either:

  • Taking MGMT 6680 Strategy, Technology, and Global Competitive Advantage.
  • Conducting an independent research project (MGMT 7980) with the approval of a full-time faculty adviser.  The independent research should result in a high-quality research paper that is suitable for publication in a journal.  Such efforts are to be separate and independent of course work used to satisfy other M.S. program requirements.

Special Graduate Opportunities

International Scholars Program

The International Scholars Program (ISP) is a 10-week intensive educational experience at the graduate level that includes four-week-long visits to Rome, Italy, and Shanghai, China, for a total of eight weeks aboard. It is offered during summer term. The 12-credit-hour course load can be used as part of a number of degrees at the Master’s level, mainly in the Schools of Management and Engineering. It can be used as part of a co-terminal degree.

The ISP has two tracks to choose from: (1) Global Enterprise Management, and (2) Energy Systems Engineering. Each track includes nine credit hours of course work and a three-credit-hour project. Many projects have corporate sponsorship, and numerous site visits and local guest speakers are integrated with the curriculum. Rensselaer Professors travel with the students and interact often with them in both classroom and informal settings.

Some degrees that can incorporate the ISP are: Master of Business Administration, M.S. in Management, M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, The M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering, and the M.Eng in Systems Engineering & Technology Management. The department offering the targeted degree should be contacted for further information.

Hartford Campus Faculty

Professors of Practice

Albright, R.—Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh); human resources, strategy.

Kelly, L.J.—Ph.D. (University of Connecticut); operations management.

Maleyeff, J.—Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts); operations management (Area Coordinator).

Rainey, D.L.—Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts); technology, innovation, and environment.

Stodder, J.P.—Ph.D. (Yale University); economics.

Triscari, T.—Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute); information systems.


Gingerella, L.W., Jr.—MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute); finance.

Peters, L.B.,—Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Peteros, R.G.—J.D. (Western New England College School of Law); finance.

Wall, K.F.—J.D. (Suffolk University Law School); finance.

Adjunct Faculty

Ahmed, A.—M.S., Ph.D (BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Worcester Polytechnic Institute).

Anthony, J. —M.S.C.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Araujo, R.J.—M.S., MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University of New Haven).

Ardito, M.—M.A., Ph.D (The Fielding Graduate Institute).

Bell, D.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Bengea, S.—Ph.D. (Purdue University).

Berke, D.J.—M.S. (Central Connecticut State University).

Bialecki, D.M.—MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Instititute).

Case, M.B.—M.S., Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University of Rhode Island).

Corona, M.—MBA, J.D. (Quinnipiac University; Quinnipaic University, School of Law).

Courtney, P.J.—MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Cousins, W.—M.S., Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University).

Dabbs, T.C.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Dansereau, R.—MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Dellarippa, E.P.—MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Instititute).

Dennis, A.—Ph.D. (University of Connecticut).

Dimodugno, L.M.P.A. (University of Oklahoma).

Gerlach, D.—M.S., Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana).

Ghosh, A.—Ph.D. (University of Washington, Seattle).

Ghoshai, A.—M.S., Ph.D. (University of Connecticut).

Harris, D.R.—MBA (University of Hartford).

Hasenbalg, D.—MBA (University of Connecticut).

Hasko, G.—M.M.E. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Healy, T.E.MBA, M.A. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University of Washington).

Hufner, D.—M.S., Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University of Connecticut).

Kerr, J.M.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Kling, C.—M.S., Ph.D. (University of Michigan).

Lagasse, P.—MBA, Sc.D. (American International College; University of New Haven).

Lally, R.V.MBA, J.D. (University of Hartford; Western New England College, School of Law).

Lamy, R.—MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Larity, R.—MBA (Long Island University).

Luddy, G.B.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Mahmoud, A.—M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Florida).

Mayer, P.—MBA (Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute).

Moser, B.J.—MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Instititute).

Mutchler, J.J.D. (Quinnipiac University, School of Law).

Naik, R.—M.S., Ph.D. (University of Maine; Old Dominion University).

Nigro, L.—MBA, J.D. (University of Connecticut; University of Connecticut, School of Law).

Oakes, J.—M.S.C.S (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

O’Donovan, E.G.—MBA (University of Connecticut).

O’Gara, E.—M.E. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Oggianu, S.—M.S., Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Olynyk, J.P.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Padé, V.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Patsalides, J.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Peterson, E.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Quinn, J.—M.S. (Trinity College).

Ragini, A.—M.S., Ph.D. (The Pennsylvania State University).

Resetarits, P.—Ph.D. (University of Connecticut).

Rosenthal, D.M.S.C.S, MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Roy, R.O.—MBA (University of New Haven). 

Russell, S.—MBA, M.A., Ph.D. (University of California Los Angeles ; The Fielding Graduate Institute).

Scholte, E.—Msc., Ph.D. (University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; Cornell University).

Seetharaman, V.—Msc., Ph.D. (University of Bombay; Institute of Technology, Bombay).

Shemenski, R.—MBA (University of Connecticut).

Siddiqi, S.—MBA, Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Management; Univesity of Pennsylvania).

Slimon, S.—M.S., Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University of Connecticut).

Stevens, M.M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Swarr, T.E.MBA, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Capella University).

Toranni, R.M.S. (Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn).

Vasko, T.—M.S., Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University of Connecticut).

Vidakovic, S.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Von Groeller, E.—MBA (University of Michigan).

Wagner, C.—M.S., Ph.D. (University of Connecticut).

Webster, S.—M.S.E.M. (Western New England College).

Weiss, D.J.MBA (University of Connecticut).

Young, V.J.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

* Departmental faculty listings are accurate as of the date generated for inclusion in this catalog. For the most up-to-date listing of faculty positions, including end-of-year promotions, please refer to the Faculty Roster section of this catalog, which is current as of the May 2012 Board of Trustees meeting.

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