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Management Specializations


Each student must select an area of specialization.  The specialization consists of 5 classes for a total of 15 credits.

Finance

What Is The Finance Specialization About?

The finance specialization of the MSM includes course options in Corporate Finance, Derivatives, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Analysis and International Finance. They include the expertise of asset management, portfolio management, and financial analysis and management of the operations.

Who Is It For?

People who are interested in financial management, Investment banking and portfolio management. Many students who select Financial Management have undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Mathematics, and Financial Engineering and are seeking a career focused more on financial planning and management.

Where Can It Take Me?

Career paths begin with positions in managing financial functions or systems and move to leading groups of finance professionals.  This concentration is also ideal for preparing graduates for positions in investment banking and brokerage. Sustained career progress tracks to the CFO position.

Information Systems Management

What is Information Systems Management about?

The MIS specialization is focused on designing, building, implementing, maintaining and evaluating information systems that underpin core business processes. They include the full suite of enterprise resource planning functions such as customer relationship management systems, executive information systems, financial management systems, supply chain management systems, and logistics systems.

Who is it for?

People who are interested in the processes through which organizations convert data into information and knowledge to gain competitive advantage. Many students who select the MIS specialization have undergraduate degrees in computer science and are seeking a career focused more on management issues such as knowledge management and data mining. 

Where Can It Take Me?

Career tracks begin with managing focused projects and then move to working on larger mission critical systems. MIS professionals would then move into managerial roles and run MIS departments and functions. Sustained career progress tracks to the CIO position.

Global Project Management

What is Global Project Management about?

The Global Project Management specialization is focused on Manufacturing, Construction, Supply Chain, Businesses Process, and Project Management. They include the expertise of the engineering resource planning function such as Production Planning, Global Project Planning, Engineering Management, and Construction Planning and Control.

Who is it for?

People who are interested in the field of complex Project Management, relationship facilitation and coordination between project teams and customers, and harmonizing the demands among project scope, time, expenditures and quality of the end product. Many students who select the Global Project Management have undergraduate degrees in International Business, Civil Engineering, Architecture, and are seeking a career focused more on corporate and project management fields.

Where Can It Take Me?

Career tracks begin with managing focused projects and leading to work on larger international and national projects. Global Project Management professionals would then move into managerial roles and run Operations departments. Sustained career progress tracks to the COO position.

Environmental Management 

What is Environmental Management about?

The Environmental Management specialization is focused on green technology and business, environmental policy and analysis, effects of the environmental policy on ecological systems and society. They include expertise of the environmental effects on the economical conditions, effect on the ecological condition from politics and policy, and analysis of the social effects of global environmental changes.

Who is it for?

People who are interested in a Ecosystem conservation and management, sociological effects of environmental management and policy. Many students who select Environmental Management have undergraduate degrees in Biological Science, Political Science, Environmental Science, Psychology and who are seeking careers focused on environmental analysis and management fields.

Where Can It Take Me?

Career tracks begin with managing focused projects with governmental or non-governmental organizations.  Environmental management professionals would then move into managerial roles and run policy development teams. Sustained career progress tracks to Director, advisory board memberships and Chief Scientist positions.

Business Analytics 

What is Business Analytics about?

The Business Analytics specialization is focused on business development, solutions, product development and analysis of the customer requirements. They include expertise in business forecasting, project costing and accounting, business development, and structured solutions to customer complex business problems.

Who is it for?

People who are interested in the business solutions, consultation, business development and strategies, and infrastructure and planning management. Many students who select business analytics have undergraduate degrees in Engineering, Technology, Applied Science and are seeking career focused on business solution development and management.

Where Can It Take Me?

The career track begins with managing focused projects as business analysts with technological, solution provider, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Business analysts then move into managerial roles and run business development team. Sustained career progress tracks to the director of operations, COO and CTO.

Web Systems and Media Management

What is Web Systems and Media Management about?

The Web Systems and Media Management specialization is focused on the development of a revolutionized way of web applications and social media applications. They include expertise in marketing strategies, front end – user experience analysis, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) management, and working closely with development team for final product design.

Who is it for?

People who are interested in the web development, graphics development, media and journalism, and online marketing strategy development. Many students who select Web Systems and Media Management have undergraduate degrees in Information Technology, Computer Science, Journalism, Graphic design, and professional and technical communications.

Where Can It Take Me?

The career track begins with work on focused projects as front end developer or content developer with web development team. Web Systems and Media Management professionals then move into managerial roles, leading project development team. Sustained career progress tracks to the project lead and CTO.

Network and Telecommunication Management

What is Network and Telecommunication Management about?

The Network and Telecommunication Management specialization is focused on the improvement of the enterprise level development of network applications and management. They include expertise of the network administration, network security design, data center operations engineering, and Telecommunication system analysts. They include expertise of the network design and architecture development, network security applications and data center operations applications.

Who is it for?

People who are interested in system administration, network application development, and telecommunication application development. Many students who select the Network and telecommunication specialization have undergraduate degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Telecommunication engineering.

Where Can It Take Me?

Career track begins with focused project assignment as system administrator and network design analyst. Network and Telecommunication Management professionals then move into managerial roles and lead project development teams. Sustained career progress tracks to the project lead, lead network administrator and CTO.

Architecture and Business

What is Architecture and Business about?

The fact that more and more, certainly larger firms, deal with not only design but also with project management demonstrates that architects who wish to be successful at running firms, need the additional knowledge that a business degree affords.

Architecture firms are finding that to thrive they have to hybridize their services and offer more than the traditional architectural services of planning, design, and construction management.  High-level Project Management, encompassing finance, economics, policy, governance, supply line economics, and marketing, allows architecture firms to increase their value and revenues.

Who is it for?

The typical Architecture curriculum provides exposure to financing and other business skills; certainly architects can benefit from an enhancement of their business acumen as the evolving business landscape demands.  Even when learning about construction cost estimating, the architect pursues this direction in isolation to the larger concerns of finance and macro drivers of a project.

Where Can It Take Me?

Successful architects understand how to meet a client’s bottom line dollar needs (business) with their need to have creative reign over the project –a huge frustration with newly minted architects. And for those who wish to do international work, the business knowledge aspect is key, as it affords a "language" they will need to be able to navigate well beyond the syntax of design and construction.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

What is Innovation and Entrepreneurship about?

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSM specialization is designed to help students learn how to transform ideas into marketable innovations.  The skills needed to commercialize new technologies will be valuable for students whether they want to work for a large organization or startup their own company.

Who is it for?

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSM specialization is designed to help students learn how to transform ideas into marketable innovations.  Courses cover new venture management and financing, product design, and legal and strategic issues.  Students work in a virtual laboratory with the 90+ companies of the Enterprise Development Center, NJIT's technology business incubator. The skills needed to commercialize new technologies will be valuable for students whether they want to work for a large organization or startup their own company.