May 31, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Management M.S.

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The M.S. in Management is a specialized 30-credit program that may be pursued via evening or daytime courses. The program is designed for students who wish to concentrate their studies in a particular area. The criteria for candidates completing the M.S. program are as follows:

  • The academic program must specialize and focus on management and technology.
  • The approved Plan of Study includes Accounting for Reporting and Control, Financial Management I, Creating and Managing an Enterprise I and II. In addition, a concentration consisting of four related courses is required.
  • The conclusion of the academic program must include a culminating experience. The recommended course is Strategy, Technology, and Global Competitive Advantage.

Concentrations in the Master of Science Program

A concentration consists of a 12-credit group of related courses. Concentrations aid students in marketing themselves to employers for internship opportunities or for employment opportunities upon graduation.

Management of Information Systems

The Lally School’s Management of Information Systems concentration is designed for professionals seeking executive positions responsible for achieving competitive advantage through the effective development and integration of information technology into organizations. The concentration courses use an interdisciplinary approach to the practices and methodologies of systems analysis, design, development, integration, and evaluation of information technology into business functions and processes.

This concentration requires students to take MGMT 6140 (Spring) if they do not have an IT background. All students concentrating in MIS should take MGMT 6180 (Spring). Students then may fulfill the remaining requirements from the list below.

Production and Operations Management

The purpose of this concentration is to provide students with an understanding of how product requirements are translated into the organizations, procedures, facilities and methods of manufacturing and service operations. This concentration prepares students for management careers at several levels of the manufacturing and service organization by developing the knowledge necessary to support and add value to the underlying strategic focus of an operating manufacturing system. Students are encouraged to assemble a set of operations courses which best facilitate their professional development and career potential.

Students take the following courses:

Marketing and New Products Development Management

This concentration is available to graduate students interested in a career path in new product development or in product management and is geared toward the special problems associated with managing high-tech products. Students focus their attention on understanding the links between an organization’s design, manufacturing, and marketing efforts for achieving successful product/market development, commercialization, and management throughout the life cycle. The Marketing and Product Development Management concentration requires students to take  the following courses. One additional course may be taken from the elective options.

One of the following two is also required:

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