Industry-focused graduate business programs offered by School of Continuing and Professional Studies, to begin Fall 2006

NEW YORK November 3, 2005 – New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies ( is launching two new Master’s degrees, an M.S. in Fundraising and an M.A. in Graphic Communication Management and Technology, expanding to 14 the School’s roster of specialized, industry-focused graduate programs. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2006.

“In the workplace today, employees must be able to produce immediately for their organization or company without prolonged on-the-job training,” says NYU SCPS Associate Dean Dorothy Durkin.

“Thus, business education curricula such as those offered by NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies must address both critical theory and practical knowledge, applicable to students’ work immediately. As well, our graduate programs are part-time and allow students to work while they earn an important career-advancing credential,” she said.

The M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technology focuses on management practices, cross-media technology and communication theory within the publishing and printing industries. The new M.S. in Fundraising concentrates on the critical skills needed to be effective fundraising and grant-making professionals.

NYU SCPS also offers graduate degrees in such areas as real estate, construction management, hospitality industry studies, direct marketing, publishing, tourism and travel management, sports management and global studies. The School’s award-winning M.S. in Management and Systems is offered wholly online. In Fall 2005, NYU SCPS launched graduate programs in Human Resources Management and Development and in Public Relations and Corporate Communications.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies ( is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1934, NYU SCPS educates some 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students each year and enrolls over 44,000 in its noncredit programs. A national leader in adult and professionally-oriented education, NYU SCPS programs include non-credit courses that span more than 125 fields, 14 industry-focused master’s degree programs, and nine bachelor’s and six associate’s degree programs specially designed for working adults. As well, NYU SCPS is home to NYU Online, the University’s first online bachelor’s program.

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