Update 12/2015: The programs have been approved by the State of New York.
New Rochelle, NY (November 20, 2015) – Iona College’s Board of Trustees has approved six new undergraduate and graduate programs slated to begin in the fall of 2016. The School of Arts and Science will offer undergraduate BA and BS and graduate BA/MS, BS/MS, MS programs in computer science with a concentration in game development. The School of Business will offer a master of science in project management.
The game development concentration at both the undergraduate and graduate levels will provide students with the opportunity to acquire strong skills in general software development and also prepare them for careers in the game development industry.
“These concentrations are designed to appeal to students interested in the modern age of technology including mobile as well as console applications,” said Vincent J. Calluzzo, Ph.D., interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Courses provided will ensure Iona students are well prepared for this job market.”
The Master of Science in project management will prepare professionals of any function or discipline with the wherewithal to plan, execute and manage projects of any type or size in any industry.
The MS will also prepare students for the certification examination as a project management professional of the Project Management Institute (PMP Certificate). The MS in project management has been designed to provide today’s project managers with the tools to balance the complexities of modern project management which include identifying business value, risk, quality, safety, cost, finance and technology.
Founded in 1940 and celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout 2015, Iona College is a private coeducational institution 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan with a total enrollment of more than 3,900 students and an alumni base of 40,000-plus across the world. The College is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona’s Hagan School of Business is accredited by AACSB International – a highly acclaimed distinction awarded to just 30 percent of business schools worldwide. In late 2014, PayScale ranked the MBA program in the Hagan School as a national top 50 program for return on investment.
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