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The University of Maryland’s Clark School offers one of a handful of programs
accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management
Education Programs within an engineering school.
How can professionals in project manage- ment set themselves apart from the crowd? Their ranks are growing rapidly, and their ability to outlearn the competition is probably the only
sustainable advantage. They need to become masters
of project management knowledge. The A. James Clark
School of Engineering’s project management program
offers technical professionals the chance to gain that
knowledge from anywhere in the world.
It was the sixth program worldwide accredited
by PMI’s Global Accreditation Center. The program
is also designated by PMI as a Global Registered
Education Provider, and in 2004 it became a
founding member of the International Project
Management Educational Union.
The project management program at the
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland,
USA offers courses on campus and online, and
strives to differentiate itself from other graduate
programs in project management.
1. The program is designed by and for engineers,
architects and other technical professionals.
It resides in the Clark School of Engineering,
while most other project management programs
are in business schools or continuing education
2. The program was designed in response to sig-
nificant input from customers. The school also
n Other graduate-level programs
n A Guide to the Project Management Body of
Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
n Literature reviews
n Input from practicing professional project
n The Clark School faculty.
3. The program has a continuous improvement
mechanism built into routine operating procedures.
4. The student population is from around the
world. Their diverse educations, backgrounds and
experiences contribute in a meaningful way to the
classroom discussions and team projects.
5. The faculty brings extensive real-world experience to the classes and is devoted to teaching
excellence, working with students and the pursuit
of knowledge through research.
online Master’s in project ManageMent
The professional master of engineering in project
management is available online. It is a practice-oriented, part-time graduate program designed to
assist engineers and technical professionals in their
career development and to provide the expertise
needed in the rapidly changing business, government and industrial environments.
Students in the program have the opportunity
to enhance their knowledge in their discipline and,
in some cases, launch a new career path.
The online program uses digital technology to
capture classes on campus and make them available
online. In addition, weekly teleconferences provide
live interaction between students and professors.
n Introduction to project management
n Management of project teams
n Project cost accounting and finance
n Project performance measurement
n Legal aspects of engineering design
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