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Sep 27 2013

Vancouver Campus Offers New Master's Programs

Vancouver, Canada (Sept. 27, 2013) – New York Institute of Technology is adding new Master’s degree offerings to its programming at the Vancouver campus. The Minister of Advanced Education of British Columbia has granted consent for NYIT to offer a program leading to a Master of Science in Information, Network, and Computer Security (M.S.-INCS) and to add two optional concentrations, one in Finance and one in Tourism, to the Master of Business Administration that the university has delivered in Vancouver for the past decade.
 
“Cyber security is regularly in the news as a major concern for all organizations that rely on computer systems and computerized databases, from national governments and multi-national corporations to small single-person companies,” said Martin Gerson, Ph.D., Executive Director and Dean of NYIT-Vancouver.  “As a world leader in cyber security studies and research, NYIT hosts an annual cyber security conference in New York and has offered the M.S.-INCS program at its New York campuses for almost a decade. We are very excited that this leading-edge program will be available to students in Vancouver.”  
 
The M.S.-INCS degree, offered by NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, will be one of only three such programs in Canada, and the only one in Western Canada, offering a master’s degree specifically designed to prepare graduates to address cyber security issues either by taking on leadership roles within IT departments of larger organizations or to work as consultants who help small companies ensure a secure IT environment. The program is accepting applications now for its first intake of students in March 2014.
 
Gerson also said the MBA finance and tourism concentrations, offered by NYIT's School of Management, are tied to NYIT's mission to offer career-oriented education. 
 
“As Vancouver increases its position on the world stage—and as more and more of the world’s business and financial elite are making Vancouver their choice of city in which to live and from which to do business—an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance is becoming increasingly in demand.  And Vancouver’s position as one of the world’s great tourist cities makes the concentration in tourism a welcome addition to our already highly regarded M.B.A.,” said Gerson.
 
Prospective students and others seeking further information should send an email message to vancouverinfo@nyit.edu.
 
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New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 13,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team. 
 
Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 95,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit New York Institute of Technology at nyit.edu.
 
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