The Hartford Campus continues its mission to deliver outstanding Education for Working Professionals (EWP) by offering new focal areas of study for the 2012/2013 academic year. Changes to technology and the global business environment are moving at warp speed and companies need highly-educated employees to be at the forefront of change. Offerings to meet these needs include: an M.S. in Computer Science with a Concentration in Secure Information and Communication Systems (SICS); an M.S. in Management with a Concentration in Contemporary Financial Management in a Global Setting; and an M.S. in Engineering Science with a Concentration in Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S).
There has been a shift in U.S. corporations to
bring IT offshoring and outsourcing back in-house. According to Houman
Younessi, Ph.D., Professor of Practice and Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, “This ‘revolution’ is being driven by the very hot
concept of security, especially in emerging cloud computing. Companies need to
strike a balance between security and accessibility on the Internet.” The M.S.
in Computer Science with a Concentration in SICS addresses security issues in
the future of cloud computing.
“The M.S. in Management with a Concentration in
Contemporary Financial Management in a Global Setting takes a holistic approach
to corporate finance with an inside/outside view that is not just quantitative,
but also qualitative,” said John Maleyeff, Ph.D., Professor of Practice and
Area Coordinator for the Lally School of Management
and Technology. The program will be delivered using a blended learning
approach, linking courses together and providing flexibility and convenience
for working professionals.
David L. Rainey, Ph.D., Professor of Practice and
Acting Dean at Rensselaer at Hartford, describes the M.S. in Engineering
Science with a Concentration in EH&S as a comprehensive program offering contemporary
coverage of these far-reaching subjects. Dr. Rainey explains, “EH&S mandates
have always been complex. What has changed is the more demanding
expectations of stakeholders and society and the critical need for both large
and small companies to go beyond compliance with laws and regulations.”
Sustainability is another important aspect that will be examined in this
To learn more about these new cohort offerings, please visit: www.ewp.rpi.edu.