Thomas Edison State University

Introduction

Thomas Edison State University has a national reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity. The University is one of New Jersey's 11 senior public institutions of higher education and one of the first schools in the country designed specifically for adults. The University provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults and offers degree programs and certificates in more than 100 areas of study.

About Us

Thomas Edison State University's flexible learning methods range from online courses and prior learning assessment to credit transfer and credit-bearing exams. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs, and professional certificates tailored to the needs of adults, whether it is for professional advancement or personal fulfillment. Named for the famous American inventor who acquired knowledge outside of the traditional classroom, Thomas Edison State University provides higher education for adults with higher expectations.

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Mission

Thomas Edison State University provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults.

Purpose

Thomas Edison State University was established by the State of New Jersey and chartered by the New Jersey Board of Higher Education in 1972. The University was founded for the purpose of providing diverse and alternative methods of achieving a collegiate education of the highest quality for mature adults. To this end, the University seeks:

  1. To provide curricula and degree opportunities of appropriate level and composition consistent with the aspirations of our students, the public welfare, and the highest qualitative standards of American higher education.
  2. To create a system of college-level learning opportunities for adults by organizing collegiate and sponsored non-collegiate instruction into coherent degree strategies.
  3. To make available educationally valid learning opportunities which serve as alternatives to college classroom study and which are appropriate to the varied needs and learning styles of adults.
  4. To develop and implement processes for the valid and reliable assessment of experiential and extra-collegiate college-level learning, and to provide appropriate academic recognition for knowledge so identified consistent with high standards of quality and rigor.
  5. To serve higher education and the public interest as a center of innovation, information, policy formulation and advocacy on behalf of adult learners.
  6. To fulfill the public service obligation inherent to American institutions of higher education.
  7. To conduct its affairs in a manner which acknowledges the maturity, autonomy, and dignity of its students; assures a portal of access to higher education for adult learners; and celebrates the values, diversity and high qualitative standards of American higher education.
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Master in Applied Science and Technology in Nuclear Energy Technology Management

Online Part time 2 years Open Enrollment USA Trenton

The Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology (MSAST) degree is an online program designed to meet the advanced, multi-disciplinary educational requirements of students interested in obtaining leadership positions in a variety of technical professions. [+]

The Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology (MSAST) degree is an online program designed to meet the advanced, multi-disciplinary educational requirements of students interested in obtaining leadership positions in a variety of technical professions. The program focuses on developing the research analysis and critical evaluation skills necessary to support decision-making and problem-solving required to lead today's technical enterprises. The core curriculum provides advanced learning in the modern tools of business management, leadership, applied science and technology. Students select from one of four areas of study: Clinical Trials Management, Information Technology, Nuclear Energy Technology Management and Technical Studies. Core Course Requirements Credits I. Core courses 15-18* ORR-510 Organizational Research (3) THC-625 Technology and the Human Community: Challenges and Responses** (3) APS-600 Productivity Measurement and Continuous Improvement (3) PJM-510 Project Management (3) APS-601 Technology Innovation and Commercialization (3) CSR-610 Corporate Social Responsibility (3) MSI-501 Foundation of Information Technology* (3) II. Areas of Study Clinical Trials Management Information Technology Nuclear Energy Technology Management Technical Studies 12-15* III. Master's Project APS-700 Master's Project in Applied Science & Technology 6 Total: 36-39 *The Information Technology area of study requires students who are not working IT professionals to take MSI-501 Foundation of Information Technology as part of the core requirements, bringing the total credits needed to earn the degree to 39 credits. Students who are IT professionals at the time they are admitted into the program will not be required to take MSI-501, pending a review by the dean. **Students who select the Information Technology area of study are not required to take THC-625: Technology and the Human Community: Challenges and Responses Master of Science in Applied Science & Technology Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology degree program will be able to: Demonstrate mastery, orally and in writing, of the knowledge, techniques, skills, modern tools, and advanced technologies of the appropriate discipline Initiate, design and conduct research Integrate theoretical concepts and research findings into product and/or process innovation Incorporate productivity measurement and project planning tools to plan, manage, and evaluate constant improvement projects that support organizational goals Demonstrate leadership in the workplace through the use of advanced technological and management tools and techniques Evaluate the impact of ethical and cultural influences on organizational interactions and/or decisions [-]

Master of Science in Hospitality Management

Online Part time 8 weeks Open Enrollment USA Trenton

The Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM) degree program is designed to develop informed, competent and innovative leaders in the international hospitality industry. [+]

Preparing Strategic Leaders for the Hospitality Industry The Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM) degree program is designed to develop informed, competent and innovative leaders in the international hospitality industry. The 36-credit program features a practitioner-focused curriculum that enables student to earn the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary lead and work effectively in the core business sectors of the hospitality industry. Students will acquire knowledge, critical awareness and experience in key hospitality-centric domains, including human capital management, technology, finance and entrepreneurship. Course work focuses on globally-framed, cultural-specific models of hospitality management, including historical overview, trends and issues in the hospitality industry, gaming and resort markets and relevant business, management and operations topics. Courses are offered completely online and structured in an 8-week format. What You Will Learn in the MSHM Program Students will receive a solid grounding in relevant theory, applied practice and policy-making in hospitality management Graduates of the Master of Hospitality Management program will be able to: Analyze hospitality management within a global context. Evaluate operational requirements associated with managing multi-size hospitality enterprises. Synthesize culturally-aligned communication skills to deliver client services in multicultural contexts. Apply ethical, legal and data-informed decision making in managing across countries and cultures. Use information and web-based technologies to enable business development, growth and sustainability. Core Courses: MSH-501: Hospitality Management in the 21st Century Global Workplace FAM-540: Finance & Accounting for Managers MSH-502: Hospitality Industry Law & Labor Relationships HRM-530: Human Resource Management MKM-700: Marketing Management ETM-750: Ethics for Managers MSH-503: Strategic Planning & Operations in the Hospitality Industry MSH-504: Technology Systems & Applications in the Hospitality Industry MSH-505: Hospitality Management Seminar ORR-510: Organizational Research Graduate Electives Students can select any School of Business and Management graduate course Capstone MAN-630: Management Capstone [-]

Master of Science in Information Technology

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA Trenton

The Master of Science in Information Technology is an online graduate program that prepares students with the expertise and knowledge required for leadership roles in information technology (IT). [+]

The Master of Science in Information Technology is an online graduate program that prepares students with the expertise and knowledge required for leadership roles in information technology (IT). The 36-39-credit program can be completed in less than two years on a part-time basis and without the need for students to sacrifice their professional and personal responsibilities. All courses are offered completely online and delivered asynchronously, so students can access and complete their assignments on their own schedule and set their own pace. The program provides a solid foundation in IT and six areas of study that enable students to develop specialized, marketable skills in the area of IT that are most relevant to their careers and professional interests. Areas of study offered in the program include Cybersecurity - Critical Infrastructure; Data Management and Analytics; Health Information Technology; Information Assurance; Network Management; and Software Engineering. Curriculum Requirements I. Core courses 15-18* MSI-501: Foundations of Information Technology* : (3) MSI-502: Telecommunications and Networking : (3) MIS-503: Object-Oriented Application Development : (3) MSI-504: Information Systems Analysis, Modeling and Design : (3) MSI-505: Principles of Database Design : (3) PJM-510: Project Management : (3) II. Areas of Study : 15 credits Cybersecurity -- Critical Infrastructure Data Management and Analytics Health Information Technology Information Assurance Network Management Software Engineering III. Master's Project : 6 credits Total : 36-39 credits *This course is required for learners who need a refresher or who lack the prerequisite knowledge in IT as determined during the application evaluation period. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the program will possess the skills and knowledge to: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the broad themes in Information Technology Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of networking, data management, software engineering, computer security. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the IT methodologies and frameworks used to solve complex computing problems related to at least one IT Body-of-Knowledge Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment. Developed and implement optimal solutions to complex computing problems using industry-recognized best practices and standards. Apply ethical decision making in the development, implementation, and management of IT systems [-]

Master of Science in International Business Finance

Online Part time 8 weeks Open Enrollment USA Trenton

The Master of Science in International Business Finance (MSIBF) degree program is designed to help students develop essential skills and competencies in business finance and prepare to take on leadership positions in complex, modern organizations operating in an increasingly global business environment. [+]

Preparing Students to Lead Organizations in a Global Marketplace The Master of Science in International Business Finance (MSIBF) degree program is designed to help students develop essential skills and competencies in business finance and prepare to take on leadership positions in complex, modern organizations operating in an increasingly global business environment. The 36-credit program has a practitioner focus that facilitates the assimilation of skill sets and knowledge for those aspiring to leadership positions in organizations that require managerial expertise in financial and/or international business management, including experienced executives and mid-level managers who hold bachelor degrees in business, accounting, or finance. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in international business management with particular emphasis on the skills required for financial management in diverse cultural, economic, legal, and financial environments. Courses are offered completely online and structured in an 8-week format. What You Will Learn in the MSIBF Program Students will receive a solid grounding in relevant theory, applied practice and policy-making in international business finance and management. Prerequisites All candidates for the MSIBF are required to complete undergraduate courses in the following topics: financial accounting, microeconomics, finance and statistics. Candidates that have not completed these requirements can do so through the Graduate Business Degree Preparatory Program. Credit Distribution IBF-500: International Business Policy & Operations : 3 credits IBF-501: Comparative Economic and Political Analysis : 3 credits IBF-503: U.S. & International Accounting : 3 credits IBF-504: Corporate & Managerial Finance : 3 credits IBF-505: Statistics in Managerial Decision-Making : 3 credits IBF-506: Instruments, Options and Derivatives : 3 credits IBF 507: Financial Modeling : 3 credits IBF-508: Applied Corporate Research : 3 credits IBF-509: International Finance : 3 credits IBF-510: International Marketing : 3 credits IBF-511: International Human Resources : 3 credits IBF-512: Capstone in International Business Finance : 3 credits Total : 36 credits Program Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Science in International Business Finance will be able to: Evaluate corporate practices required for effective financial management of international businesses. Apply financial modeling and forecasting for international financial management. Evaluate multinational management of risk and return. Evaluate marketing research methods and practices in global markets. Analyze the global human resource management processes and theoretical frameworks. Evaluate ethical challenges in the global financial marketplace. [-]

Master of Science in Management

Online Part time Open Enrollment USA Trenton

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree focuses on organizational leadership, and benefits management professionals by integrating management theory and practice to a wide range of organizations. At the request of major New Jersey employers, Thomas Edison State University designed the program as an academically rigorous and practical educational experience for seasoned managers who demonstrate a promise for growth and advancement. [+]

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree focuses on organizational leadership, and benefits management professionals by integrating management theory and practice to a wide range of organizations. At the request of major New Jersey employers, Thomas Edison State University designed the program as an academically rigorous and practical educational experience for seasoned managers who demonstrate a promise for growth and advancement. The program is structured for professionals with responsibilities in management, technical and administrative positions in profit and nonprofit settings. It is an ideal program for those whose career paths include the management of people in complex, dynamic organizations that function in a global marketplace. The program has a strong focus on organizational leadership and provides the flexibility working adults need to control their own study schedules. The Master of Science in Management is offered completely online and is a 36-credit program. Core Course Requirements Core Courses 18 credits ORG-502 Leadership Management in the 21st Century (3) HRM-530 Human Resources Management (3) ORR-510 Organizational Research (3) EIO-520 Economic Issues in Organizations (3) FAM-540 Finance and Accounting for Managers (3) Select one of the following: MKM-560 Marketing Management PJM-510 Project Management (3) Electives/Areas of Study Students have the option of taking Thomas Edison State University graduate business or business-related online courses to fulfill the elective requirement. Electives not offered by the School of Business and Management must be approved by the dean prior to enrollment in the course. Students may also decide to specialize in one of the following an areas of study to develop depth in one particular area: Accounting Organizational Leadership Project Management Students may also select a Public Service area of study, which are offered in partnership with the John S. Watson School of Public Service. Students may transfer graduate credits from other regionally accredited institutions and/or apply credits recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Advisory: The maximum core course and elective course credit a student may transfer into the Master of Science in Management degree program is 12 credits. 12 Core Advanced Level Courses 6 MSM-620 Leadership, Vision and Strategic Planning (3) MAN-630 Management Capstone (3) Total: 36 *Note: Students may obtain Graduate Certificates in addition to the MSM degree. MSM Program Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Science in Management degree program will be able to: Evaluate management practices within a global context. Evaluate strategic planning models within organizations. Analyze human capital productivity data associated with business development, growth and sustainability. Apply ethical, legal and data-informed decision making in management policies, procedures and business recommendations. Analyze leadership strategies within a variety of business models. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills targeting business related purposes and audiences. [-]