Clarkson University’s Beacon Institute offers unique M.S. degree for technical professionals

Business Council member Clarkson University’s Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries offers employers a unique management development opportunity for employees with technology and engineering backgrounds — an M.S. in engineering management.

The 21-month, 30 credit program is a hybrid of intensive weekend of classes at the Beacon Institute, in Beacon, N.Y. or Burlington, Vt., at the beginning of the semester and a combination of online classes some of which are hosted by instructors and others that are self-guided.

The focus of the program grounds technical professionals in both engineering innovation and best practices in business.

Advisory partners with Clarkson University in the Beacon Institute program include IBM and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

The first cohort of students in the program will be entering the final, capstone, phase this May. The capstone phase allows students to apply what they have learned in a project that they complete in conjunction with their employer. Several members of The Business Council including IBM and Central Hudson Gas and Electric are sponsoring employees in the program.

You can get more information about the program here.

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