The program offered by the Lally School for the Education of Working Professionals at Rensselaer is the Master of Business Administration (MBA). In its program, 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.
Capstone Course Requirement for the MBA Program
The Capstone course requirement for the MBA program is satisfied by students taking the required course MGMT 6840 Practicum Management.
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 abroad. It is offered during the summer term. The 12- or 15-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 9 credit hours of course work and a 3-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, M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering, and M.Eng in Systems Engineering and Technology Management. The department offering the targeted degree should be contacted for further information.
Hartford Campus Faculty
Professors of Practice
Rainey, D.L.—Ph.D. (Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute); technology, innovation, and environment; (Acting Dean).
Stodder, J.P.—Ph.D. (Yale University); economics, analytics.
Peteros, R.G.—J.D. (Western New England College School of Law); finance, business law.
Araujo, R.J.—M.S., MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University of New Haven).
Bialecki, D.M.—MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Instititute).
Mayer, P.—MBA (Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute).
Mutchler, J.—J.D. (Quinnipiac University, School of Law).
Nigro, L.—MBA, J.D. (University of Connecticut; University of Connecticut, School of Law).
O’Donovan, E.—MBA (University of Connecticut, Storrs).
Poirier, A.—MBA (Rensselaer at Hartford).
Rosenthal, D.—MBA, M.S.C.S. (Rensselaer at Hartford).
Torrani, R.—M.S. (Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn).
* 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 2015 Board of Trustees meeting.