NJIT has developed 16 new master’s programs, designed to help professionals succeed in today’s economy. The new programs emphasize business and computing, the bio-tech field, and civil infrastructure. Each has a unique 21st century focus that draws on the rich technological expertise of NJIT.
Nine new programs culminate in a master of science degree and concentrate on aspects of business management and computing.
Business and Information Systems focuses on applications of computing and information systems in business, government, and non-profit organizations.
Computing and Business teaches students to develop, use and manage software applications and systems in a business environment.
Emergency Management and Business Continuity teaches emergency preparedness processes: planning, training, mitigation, detection, alerting, response, recovery, evaluation, and improvement.
Enterprise Development prepares graduates for careers as a small business owners, self-employed professionals, or franchise owners.
Healthcare Systems Management applies management concepts and tools for both reducing healthcare system costs and increasing the quality of healthcare in hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics, home care delivery and pharmacies.
International Business offers a foundation in international trade, multinational enterprises, foreign exchange, foreign direct investment, international financial institutions, barriers to international trade, and accounting of taxation.
Information Technology (IT) Administration and Security (September 2009, pending approval) teaches the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices needed to administer a modern IT environment and how to protect vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack.
Pharmaceutical Systems Management applies methods and tools such as analysis, planning, implementation, project management, and evaluation in the context of pharmaceutical research and processing.
Software Engineering teaches software specification, analysis, design, implementation, verification, deployment, reuse, and evolution of software products and software product lines, as well as the economic and organizational aspects of software production.
Four new graduate programs focus on innovative bio-tech and pharmaceutical specialties. Bioelectronics combines biology and biochemical interactions with electronic signal detection, processing and analysis to develop new applications in medicine, diagnostics and therapeutics.
Biostatistics applies statistical theory and corresponding computational and data-analytic practices specific to pharmaceutical companies, university research groups, hospitals, health-related industries, and other organizations.
Pharmaceutical bioprocessing teaches students to understand and apply sound engineering principles to the industrial production of therapeutics by means of biological processes. Students learn microbial and cell growth operations, recovery and bio-separation processes, bioprocess design, and validation and regulatory issues for biological production.
Pharmaceutical chemistry (September 2009, pending approval) is involved with designing, synthesizing and developing new chemical entities suitable for therapeutic use. It also includes the study of existing drugs, their biological properties, and their quantitative structure-activity relationships, as well as quality aspects of medicines and to assure fitness for the purpose of medicinal products.
Three additional master’s programs prepare graduates for leadership roles with the nation’s power grid and its physical infrastructure:
Energy and Power Systems teaches professionals to manage and operate a complex power generation, control and distribution system in compliance with technical, financial, and regulatory constraints.
Environmental Engineering focuses on the planning, design and construction of waste water and potable water treatment plants, solid waste disposal systems, site remediation and emission control measures, and other similar projects.
Infrastructure Systems prepares individuals to help to create a robust and sustainable critical infrastructure in the United States that is resilient against multiple hazards, such as natural disasters and accidents.