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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [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 60 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 courseMGMT-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 or MGMT 7540 Leadership and Organizational Improvement.
  • 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.

Hartford Campus Faculty

Clinical Professors

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

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

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

Clinical Associate Professors

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

Arnheiter, E.D.
—Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts); operations management.

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.

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

Adjunct Professors

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

Ardito, M. - Ph.D. (Fielding Graduate Institute).

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

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

Case, M.B.—Ph.D. (University of Rhode Island).

Corona, M. - J.D. (Quinnipiac University).

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

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

Downe, E.D.Ph.D. (New School University).

Ghash A. - Ph.D. (University of Washington).

Greene, L.MBA (Northwestern University).

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

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

Lagasse, P.—Sc.D. (University of New Haven).

Lally, R.V. - J.D. (Western New England College).

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

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

Mastrianna, W.F. Jr.,M.S. (Radford University).

Mutchler, J.J.D. (Quinnipiac University).

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

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

Petti, J.—MBA( University of New Haven).

Rosenthal, D.M.S.C.S and M.B.A. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

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

Russell, S.—Ph.D. (Fielding Institute).

Saddiqi, S.Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania).

Sparzo, G.M.—M.S. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Stec, D.MBA (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

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

Swarr, T.E.MBA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

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

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

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 2008 Board of Trustees meeting.

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