Curriculum

To receive a Master of Science in Management degree, you are required to complete 12 courses, for 36 credits with a B average or better. The credits are distributed among:

A maximum of 9 transfer credits may be granted for graduate courses taken elsewhere prior to enrollment in this program, but only after the credits have been evaluated by an adviser.

Core Courses (18 Credits)

These 6 required core courses provide an 18-credit foundation upon which you can pursue cutting-edge specializations within the degree program. They will expose you to the disciplines required of a professional manager. If you have taken these courses elsewhere or previously at the School of Engineering, or have had equivalent experience, you may apply to substitute elective courses for such core courses; however, you are required to complete the degree’s 36 credits. It's recommended that you take the core courses as early in your program as possible.

Required Core Courses

Concentration Areas (15 Credits)

You must formally choose and declare a 15-credit area of concentration (called an MSM Concentration), which can be from among those listed below or, with the MSM Program Director's pre-approval, a set of courses that meet individual needs through a Custom MSM Concentration.

Where and when applicable in the MSM Concentrations, students may select 3 credit courses-of-interest with an MG-GY or FRE-GY or IE-GY or MN-GY prefixes. FRE-GY courses may require pre-approval from the FRE Department. IE-GY and MN-GY courses may require pre-approval from the MS in IE and MS in MN Program Director.

Where and when applicable, one optional minimum 3 credit MSM Restricted Concentration Elective is permitted as a course-of-interest selection in an MSM Concentration, if the specific concentration permits it An MSM Restricted Concentration Elective is defined as any graduate management course of at least 3.0 credits from any NYU School. The student's course selection requires written pre-approval of the MSM Program Director.

Construction Management

The Concentration in Construction Management enables engineers and other construction-industry professionals to understand relevant managerial and physical infrastructural-technological developments. The concentration also helps you become effective and innovative by integrating construction and management.

Required

Select 3

Design Innovation

This is an inter-disciplinary, multi-department MSM Concentration which is configured for students and professionals alike interested in pursuing management positions in industrial design environments. There is an emphasis on product design. This MSM Concentration is coordinated jointly with the MS in Management and the MS in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Programs of TM&I. To follow this Concentration, prior approval from both MSM and IE/MN Program Directors is required. Students are advised that modules must be followed in sequence (module 1, 2, and then 3).

Required: 9 Credits (Design Foundations: Module 1)

Take both:
Choose one:

Required: 3 Credits (Specialization: Module 2)

Students must select one 3-credit course from the list below.

Required: 3 Credits (Experiential: Module 3)

Students must select one 3-credit course from the list below.

Electronic Business

The Electronic Business Management Concentration focuses on the arena of electronic business and the Internet. You will study the process of digital-intensive market creation and the key aspects for managing a firm that operates increasingly in digital space. Relevant methods and concepts for effective electronic business decision making are explored and applied.

Required

Select 3
Select three 3-credit courses of interest with an MG or FRE prefix

Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Concentration is offered for the manager, professional, or specialist interested in entrepreneurial management — as an entrepreneur starting a new business, as an “intrapreneur” in a large, established firm, or as a professional (e.g., venture capitalist) interested in playing a role in new enterprises. This concentration develops a valuable entrepreneurial state of mind for any business setting. Modern entrepreneurial concepts and cases are learned and applied.

Required

Select 2

Select 1
Select one 3-credit course of interest with an MG or FRE prefix

Human Resource Management

The Concentration in Human Resource Management will prepare you for today’s technology-intensive environment. It provides the knowledge and techniques to deal with human-resource issues and to achieve high-quality innovation and productivity in often-turbulent organizational settings. The changing nature of work and shifting professional expectations are explored.

Required

Select 1

Select 3
Select three 3-credit courses of interest with an MG or FRE prefix. It is recommended that they be from the Technology Management Department's organizational behavior program.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

This multi-disciplinary industrial engineering MSM Concentration is designed for students and professionals interested in pursuing management positions directly related to industrial and/or manufacturing environments. This concentration is coordinated jointly with the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and MSM Programs in the Technology Management and Innovation Department.

Required (9 credits)

Select 2 (6 credits)

Information Management and Telecommunications Management

The Concentration in Information Management and Telecommunications Management is for professionals in information technology (IT), telecom and networking, programmers, systems experts, and others with IT-related career goals and experience. You will learn to understand how IT and networking enhance the effectiveness of modern firms and the ability to manage creative and professional people.

Required

Select 3

Select three 3-credit courses of interest with an MG or FRE prefix

Project Management

The Concentration in Project Management is for managers who manage, finance, or facilitate projects in modern enterprises. This concentration will provide you with the latest managerial knowledge and methods to manage an array of projects effectively.

Required

Select 3

Select three 3-credit courses of interest with an MG or FRE prefix

Technology Management

The Technology Management Concentration is for managers, engineers, and other professionals in technology-intensive environments and for those involved with technology-intensive products, processes or services. The concentration provides the modern methods and concepts necessary to make strategic technology-investment decisions; to understand technology and innovation strategy, product-life cycles and competitive factors; and to develop special skills need to manage creative people and professionals.

Required

Select 3

Select three 3-credit courses of interest with an MG or FRE prefix

Capstone (Project) Course (3 Credits)

The required 3-credit MG 9073 Project in Strategy and Innovation Management capstone course is recommended for your final semester.

In special cases, MG 9973 Thesis for Degree of Master of Science may be substituted for MG-GY 9703 by students wishing to produce a major research work in a specialty area with the pre-approval and permissions of the MSM Program Director and the Technology Management and Innovation Department Chair. Such a student must follow the Master's Thesis course requirements.

Footnotes

1) MG-GY 6053, DM-GY 9103: May require special pre-approval from Integrated Digital Media Program Director. This course currently is NOT cross-listed with Management.

2) MN-GY 7943: This course may be selected only with the permission of MSM & MN/IE Program Directors.

3) MSM students are permitted to choose one optional MSM Restricted Concentration Elective in their MSM Concentration course-of-interest selection as per the following guidelines: An MSM Restricted Concentration Elective is defined as any graduate management course of at least 3.0 credits from any NYU School. The student’s course selection requires written pre-approval of the MSM Program Director

4) MG-GY 9683: This course may be selected only with express written pre-approvals by both MSM and IE/MN Program Directors.