Welcome to Business and Workplace Education!
As of Spring, 2012, we’ve changed our Program name from “Business Education” to”Business and Workplace Education” in an effort to better reflect the diversity and richness of our MA and certificate programs and the locations where our graduates work.
Our master's degree program focuses on the study of effective adult learning and development support strategies for teaching and learning business concepts and skills in public and private organizations and postsecondary education institutions. Our graduates usually come with solid business content and are able to specialize further and learn theoretical concepts related to adult learning, workplace learning, lifelong learning, instructional design and delivery, curriculum development, and research, preparing them for important educational roles. Job titles of alumni and current students include:
- Community College Instructor (accounting, finance, marketing, management)
- Senior Learning Specialist
- Corporate Sales Trainer; Manager of IT Training & Knowledge Management
- Director, Program Design
- Curriculum Developer
- Workplace Learning Consultant
- Organizational Development and Productivity Specialist
The Outlook for Business and Workplace Education
Facts and Challenges
Opportunities for educators of adults in organizational and academic settings are immense. Thirty-eight percent of all college students are now 25 or older, according to a recent U.S Census Bureau report. The minimum skills once adequate to survive in the workplace for workers of all ages and levels are changing at a dizzying pace. Moreover, globalization and new technologies are changing the very nature of what we learn, how we learn and where we learn. Today, lifelong and continuous learning are critical and learning professionals need new ways to understand and react to these changes.
In the MA program, opportunities exist for in-depth study in educational foundations (history, philosophy, applied psychology, and sociology) as well as higher education, educational technologies, and/or management practices. Our master's program is the only one in the country that focuses on global issues related to business and workplace education by creating a dialogue between those in education for and about business (academics) with those working in organizational settings (practitioners). Join us and prepare yourself to become a leader in this environment.
- Business and Workplace Education, MA
- Advanced Certificate in Workplace Learning (post bac.)
- Advanced Certificate in Business and Workplace Education (post masters)
Business and Workplace Education
Our master's degree program is committed to the study of effective adult educational support strategies for careers teaching in higher education and as workplace learning leaders in organizations.
The MA curriculum provides a focused yet flexible pathway to developing an understanding of the changing nature of what, how, and where adults learn. With required foundational courses in learning theory and research methods, the 36-point master's program includes opportunities to build on your business background to develop a learning portfolio that demonstrates competencies for roles related to:
- Assessing learning needs
- Designing both classroom- and non-classroom- based teaching and learning strategies
- Supporting learning outside the academic and the organizational classroom
- Developing and applying teaching skills
- Designing and developing curricula
- Evaluating learning outcomes, instructional strategies, teaching performance, and curricula
The following four segments comprise the MA degree in Business Education. The post-baccalaureate Workplace Learning Certificate Program of 18 credits is made up of courses selected from Part 3. Courses taken for the certificate program may be applied to the MA program.
|Professional Education and Level of Service (Restricted electives by advisement; 9 points)|
Coursework selected from applied psychology, educational sociology, philosophy of education, history of education, or higher and postsecondary education.
|Content (Restricted electives by advisement; 9 points)|
Content courses may be taken at the Stern School of Business, or in NYU Steinhardt in the student's field of specialization. Examples: information systems, organizational behavior, management, marketing, business communications, educational technologies.
|Specialization (Required courses; 15 points)|
Research Approaches and Techniques in Postsecondary Education
|HPSE-GE 2010 *||Informal Learning in Organizations|
|HPSE-GE 2122||Classroom Learning in the Workplace and Higher Education|
|HPSE-GE 2046||Curriculum Development in Organizations and Postsecondary Education|
|HPSE-GE 2020||Colloquium in Workplace Education|
|HPSE-GE 2081||Designing & Managing Organizational Learning Programs|
|HPSE-GE 2086||Evaluation of Learning in Postsecondary Education|
|HPSE-GE xxxx||(by advisement)|
|Terminal Experience (required; 3 points)|
|HPSE-GE 3004||Readings in Business and Workplace Education|
|HPSE-GE 2105||Internship in Business and Workplace Education I/II|
|HPSE-GE||Internship in College Teaching|
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Workplace Learning
The support of learning is a critical function in any organization. As a learning professional, you support your organization by understanding the needs of your particular industry as well as the adult learners who are your clients. You are a team player, coach, mentor, course and curriculum developer, and administrator. You are aware of the need to understand the role of technologies in instruction and administration as well as trends in your communities, your organizations, and in society at large that affect your workplace.
And while many of you have very responsible positions, only a small percentage of corporate learning professionals have had formal education in adult learning and designing and managing organizational learning/training programs. However, you may have years of work experience and degrees in other areas. This Program is targeted at you. We believe that by bringing together individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree and have at least one year work experience in the field, there will be an opportunity for high level investigation and discussion of research and workplace learning practices that impact our profession.
The purpose of this program is to provide meaningful learning opportunities for training professionals to study in an integrated curriculum that has immediate applicability to their professional responsibilities.
At the conclusion of the program, graduates should be able to:
- Apply innovative, empirically sound techniques to assess workplace learning needs
- Design and implement workplace learning interventions, both live and mediated
- Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate workplace learning interventions
- Discuss and apply theoretical foundations of adult learning to effective workplace learning interventions
- Identify and evaluate current literature and practices in workplace learning
This certificate program provides a post baccalaureate route consisting of 18 credits that focus solely on the competencies listed in the M.A. Curriculum. It is appropriate for those who are currently in workplace learning leadership roles and wish to enhance their knowledge base of the field and hone their skills.
Use the program code BEWL to apply.
Please contact us to discuss which certificate program is right for you. E-mail inquiries to Professor Bridget O'Connoror contact us via:
Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education
Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology
East Building, 239 Greene Street, Suite 300
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 212 998 5520
Fax: 212 995 4041
- Learn more about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.
Post-Masters Certificate in Business and Workplace Education
A Master's degree and three years of satisfactory professional experience (in some cases experience can be concurrent with program of study). All courses are strictly chosen by advisement.
A minimum of 15 points from among Business and Workplace Education courses, including:
- HPSE-GE 2010 Informal Learning in the Workplace
- HPSE-GE 2081 Designing and Managing Organizational Learning Programs
- HPSE-GE 2088 Research Approaches and Techniques in Postsecondary Education
- HPSE-GE 2122 Classroom Learning in the Workplace and Higher Education
- HPSE-GE 2046 Curriculum Development in Organizations and Postsecondary Education
- HPSE-GE 2086 Evaluation of Learning in Postsecondary Education
- HPSE-GE Electives in program area
Broad Professional Area
Coursework selected from among, but not limited to, educational communications and technology, speech communications, business communications, business management higher education, and/or administration and supervision.
Coursework selected from among, but not limited to, educational psychology, educational sociology, philosophy of education, history of education.
Final Integrative Experiences
Coursework by advisement; recommended courses include:
- HPSE-GE 2020 Colloquium in Workplace Education
- HPSE-GE 2004 Readings in Business and Workplace Education
Total Points: 30