Inside Rensselaer
Volume 6, No. 11, June 15, 2012
   

Hartford Campus Responds to Needs of Corporations in Three Growth Areas

The Hartford Campus continues its mission to deliver Education for Working Professionals (EWP) by offering new focal areas of study for fall 2012. Changes to technology and the global business environment are moving quickly 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, professor of practice and assistant dean for academic programs at the Hartford campus, “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, he says.

“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, professor of practice and area coordinator for the Hartford department of 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 Rainey, 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. EH&S mandates have always been complex,” Rainey said. “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 program.

Students interested in pursuing any of these master’s degree programs are encouraged to contact Enrollment Management at the Hartford campus for more information and to begin the application process. Call (800) 306-7778, email info@ewp.rpi.edu, or visit www.ewp.rpi.edu.

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