Offers New Masters Degree In Northern Virginia
2, 2000 -- The University of Virginia has launched
a new masters degree program in Northern Virginia that will
help technical professionals and business executives mine and analyze
data to identify new business opportunities.
executive masters degree in systems engineering -- offered
by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Department
of Systems Engineering -- provides advanced training that will enable
graduates to build sophisticated analytical computer models to sort
through mounds of data, identify critical facts and trends, and
lead to better business decisions.
in consultation with Northern Virginia business executives, the
program is taught by full-time U.Va. faculty from the Engineering
School and the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
using the case-study approach. The curriculum draws material and
methods from the fields of business, systems engineering and information
technology and encourages classroom discussion of students
real-life business challenges.
are pleased to offer this cutting-edge program to help businesses
in northern Virginia retain top talent while developing the skill
sets they need to continue competing successfully in a fast-paced,
technology-driven business environment," said Richard W. Miksad,
dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
executive-format, residential program is designed for full-time
professionals who have a solid grounding in technology. Held at
Xerox Document University west of Herndon, the program runs on alternating
weekends (Fridays and Saturdays) for 20 months.
students enrolled in the first class last fall. Enrollment is now
open for the second class, which will matriculate in September 2000.
The current capacity is 30 per class.
more information, contact Christina Mastrangelo, program executive
director, at (804) 924-4488 or at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Bill Scherer, program academic director, at (804) 982-2069 or email@example.com.
Visit the program web site at: http://www.sys.virginia.edu/weekend/
Charlotte Crystal, (804) 924-6858