New York City Schools with Project Management Degree Programs
Individuals who are interested in earning a degree in project management face limited options in the New York City area; however, there are several schools that offer degree programs with relevant coursework. This article explores three of those schools, none more than five miles from the heart of the city, and the relevant programs they offer. At the end of the article is a table of information about each school, such as size, acceptance rate, tuition and the percentage of students who graduate on time. This is displayed in a way that allows prospective students to easily compare each school.
- Pace University, less than a mile from the city center, offers a bachelor's degree in information technology that includes coursework in project management.
- Students at the Stevens Institute of Technology have the option to pursue a bachelor's degree in information systems, which features project management in its curriculum, as well as a master's degree program in enterprise project management. This school is in Hoboken, New Jersey, about five miles from downtown New York City.
- New York University, around two miles from downtown, offers a project management concentration through its master's degree program in management found in the Polytechnic Institute.
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Comparison of Schools
The following table displays statistics about each school. Prospective students should consider this data in order to make an informed decision regarding their education.
|Pace University||Stevens Institute of Technology||New York University|
|School Type||4-year; private not-for-profit||4-year; private not-for-profit||4-year; private not-for-profit|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||12,857*||6,125*||49,274*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large suburb||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2012-2013)||$41,333 (undergraduate)*||$47,190 (undergraduate) and $33,350 (graduate)*||$40,984 (graduate)*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2014)||97%*||97%*||60%*|
|Undergraduate Acceptance Rate (Fall 2014)||85%*||44%*||35%*|
|Retention Rate (2014)||76% for full-time students and 79% for part-time students*||96% for full-time students*||92% for full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (for students who began in Fall 2008)||55%*||82%*||83%*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator
Pace University dates back to 1906, and the school enrolls nearly 13,000 students annually. The school has 100 undergraduate majors from which to choose, as well as master's and doctoral degree programs. The university's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems offers a bachelor's degree program in information technology that requires coursework in project management.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
This program includes hands-on projects that help students apply the technical knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world problem solving. This program requires the completion of 128 credits with core courses in mathematics, statistics and an introduction to information technology, as well as major coursework in information management, project management, database programming and data analysis. A capstone experience is also required, which takes the form of either a project or an internship in the field.
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology is a private, research university located just outside of New York City in nearby Hoboken, New Jersey. Both undergraduate and graduate programs featuring project management coursework are available at the institute's Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management.
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
Students in this bachelor's degree program gain valuable technical and business knowledge in an environment focused on research and entrepreneurship. The program is designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles in technology and management. The curriculum of this program includes business, liberal arts, information systems and practical requirements. Required coursework includes programming, marketing systems analysis, accounting, finance entrepreneurship and project management. The practice requirements emphasize real-world application of skills to business projects and hands-on work with experienced faculty.
Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management
This master's degree program was introduced at Stevens Institute of Technology in 2012 and focuses on project planning and leadership in the field. Students in the program take 36 credits of courses in topics like strategic perspectives and project management. Small class sizes and frequent collaboration on projects provide students with the opportunity to expand their professional networks and make valuable connections for the future.
New York University
The master's degree program in management is offered through the Department of Technology Management and Innovation within the Polytechnic Institute. Students in this department also have the opportunity to pursue research endeavors in areas that include communicative practices, managing emerging technologies and knowledge management.
Master of Science in Management - Concentration in Project Management
This 36-credit master's degree program is designed for current managers. Core courses in the program cover such topics as marketing, organizational behavior, technology strategy and economics. Students will also complete 15 credit hours in their concentration area and a capstone project course.