Lally School of Management and Technology at Hartford

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs:  John Maleyeff, Ph.D.
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The primary purpose of the Lally School of Management and Technology is to educate business leaders and professionals in the strategic use of technology to create corporate value and sustainable competitive advantage in the global business environment. The mission of the Lally School is to develop technically sophisticated business leaders who are prepared to guide their organizations in the integration of technology for new products, new businesses, and new systems. The Lally School has a vision to be pre-eminent among educational institutions in integrating management and technology for innovation and value creation. The values that the Lally School holds are:

  • Passion for lifelong learning.
  • Dedication to the idea that management and technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship are critical to improving the quality of life.
  • Vibrant relations with our business partners.
  • Rigor and relevance in intellectual contributions and business practice.
  • Highest standards of ethics, responsibility, and respect for individuals.
  • Creative solutions through interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Commitment to serving our stakeholders.
The Lally School comprises two departments; one based in Hartford, Connecticut, and the other in Troy, New York. The programs, degree requirements, and course offerings included in this section specifically pertain to the Hartford department.


Full-Time Faculty
The Lally School full-time faculty possess a broad range of academic and business experience. The diverse backgrounds of the faculty help ensure that students receive high-quality academic experiences that are also grounded in the practical realities of business. The faculty is focused on delivering an educational experience that is relevant to the needs of full-time working professionals.

Faculty Position Degree & Institution Teaching Area
Albright, Robert R., II
Professor of Practice
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Strategy, Organization, Marketing
Gingerella, Louis W., Jr.
MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Accounting, Finance, Financial Management
Associate Dean for Academic Programs,Professor of Practice
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Decision Science, Operations Management
Peteros, Randall G.
Professor of Practice
J.D., Western New England College School of Law
Finance, Taxation, Business Law
Peters, Lael Lecturer Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Organizational Behavior and Information Technology
Rainey, David L.
Acting Dean,
Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Technology, Innovation, Business Policy
Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Yale University
Economics and Finance

Adjunct Faculty
The Lally School adjunct faculty includes leading business practitioners whose in-depth knowledge of current business practices enhances student's learning experience. The current Rensselaer adjunct faculty includes the following:

Adjunct Faculty Position Degree & Institution
Araujo, Robert J.
Adjunct Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MBA, University of New Haven
Bialecki, Dennis M.
Adjunct Professor
MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Harris, Dale Adjunct Professor MBA, University of Hartford
Mayer, Peter L. Adjunct Professor MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mutchler, John Adjunct Professor J.D., Quinnipiac University
Nigro, Laura Adjunct Professor J.D., University of Connecticut
O'Donovan, Edward G.
Adjunct Professor
MBA, University of Connecticut
Poieier, Alan Adjunct Professor MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Swarr, Thomas E. Adjunct Professor MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The programs offered by the Lally School for the Education of Working Professionals at Rensselaer are the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Science (M.S.) in Management. The M.S. in Management program contains two different focal areas: Enterprise Management and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

In its programs, the Lally School strives for a balance between theory and practice, and between rigor and relevance. The programs place heavy emphasis on the application of knowledge through team-based projects.
The Lally School and all its programs are based on three core principles:

  • Technology and innovation are the primary lifeblood of the business enterprise and its competitiveness in business and commerce.
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation involve the constant search for new and better ways of achieving sustainable outcomes.
  • Management and leadership mean being on the leading edge of the changes in the business environment and inspiring people within and outside the corporation to realize the vision and passion of the organization.

Graduate Programs

Evening MBA
The Lally School offers an evening version of its full-time daytime (Troy, NY) MBA program which focuses on innovation, globalization, and entrepreneurship. The evening MBA provides students the same 45-credit integrated learning experience of the daytime cohort in a convenient evening setting.

The Plan of Study includes:

Core Courses (33 Credit Hours)
MGMT-7740                  Accounting for Reporting and Control
MGMT-6040                  Creating and Managing an Enterprise I
MGMT-7730                  Economics and Institutions
MGMT-6100                  Statistics and Operations Management I
MGMT-7050                  Design, Manufacturing, and Marketing I
MGMT-7060                  Design, Manufacturing, and Marketing II
MGMT-6140                  Information Systems for Management
MGMT-6060                  Business Implications of Emerging Technologies I
MGMT-6020                  Financial Management I
MGMT-6840                  Practicum in Management
MGMT-7030                  Strategy, Technology, and Competition I

Concentrations (12 Credit Hours)
Although electives may be chosen from multiple disciplines offered by the Lally School of Management and Technology, concentrations are available for individuals who wish to pursue an in-depth study within a specific discipline. Successful completion of four courses within the same subject area will award students a concentration, demonstrating mastery in a certain field. Sample concentrations include:

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Global Enterprise Management

Cohort MBA Program
In the Cohort MBA Program, students can earn an MBA degree in a 36-month period of accelerated instruction. Classes are conducted one evening per week and every other Saturday, consisting of two courses a term for four terms a year, designed to enhance cumulative skill building and learning.

The accelerated schedule is designed to appeal to students with significant work experience who are unable to attend classes during the week; who are interested in joining a group of mature students attending classes and working and studying together; and who desire an opportunity to earn the MBA degree at an accelerated pace. The objective is to form a diverse weekend class of broadly experienced middle managers and professionals.

For more information concerning the Cohort MBA Program, contact Amy Cunningham at (860) 548-5346; (800) 433-4723, ext. 5346; or email: .

Executive MBA (EMBA)
Rensselaer offers an Executive MBA program for those individuals with at least six or more years of work experience in a management capacity. The typical EMBA student is one who is both motivated to assume senior management responsibility and willing to make a strong commitment to the program of study.

Executive MBA classes are scheduled Friday afternoon and Saturday on alternating weekends over 21 months. Participants are expected to continue in their full-time employment and are encouraged to apply, in their work environments, techniques and theories they learn as they progress through the program. Upon successful completion of the program, the participant receives the Master’s of Business Administration degree from Rensselaer, a degree that is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

The program curriculum has been carefully designed to achieve a logical sequencing and integration of subjects. Students proceed through the program in a cohort and are assigned to small study groups. The faculty team is experienced in executive education, as both tenured and clinical faculty collaborate in delivering the program in a highly interactive mode.

Considering the growing importance of the global marketplace, the program features an international residency. The residency entails an intensive eight-day module in a European or Asian Pacific venue where students visit companies, meet government officials, and receive instruction on topics that cultivate appreciation of doing business on a global scale.

The following courses make up the program curriculum:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Organizational Design and Leadership Development
  • Business Economics
  • Accounting and Finance Basics
  • Ethics, Law, Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Managerial and Cost Accounting
  • Financial Management I
  • Leadership Development
  • The Macro Economy and Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Using Data to Structure and Solve Problems
  • Operations Strategy
  • Strategic Use of IT
  • Managing the Enterprise in Global Political, Financial and Economic Environments
  • Leading Issues in Sustainability
  • Financial Management II
  • Negotiations
  • Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
  • Developing and Managing the Innovation Function
  • Strategic Leadership
  • The Business Ecosystem
  • Monitoring and Exploiting Technological Change
  • Impact Project
    Participants are challenged to tackle a large, complex problem and propose solutions that can have an impact at a global level. Topics are integrative and ambitious, and are agreed upon by students and involved faculty at the end of year one. Knowledge gained through first-year coursework will be leveraged, as well as the learning opportunities provided during the international residency, to address the problem.

Information concerning the Executive MBA may be obtained by contacting Amy Cunningham at (860) 548-5346; (800) 433-4723, ext. 5346; or email:

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