Ready to think at 30,000 feet?
IN SOME SCHOOLS, project management pro- grams are limited to engineering applications. Not at George Washington University. The
master of science in project management degree
is not discipline-specific. The program is housed in
the business school and the skills it teaches are
practiced in the real world.
For more than a decade, The George
Washington University has helped project managers explore the everyday nuts and bolts, as well
as learn to step back and take a macro view. The
school’s master’s in project management is among
the oldest and most reputable specialized degree
programs of its kind in the world. This is where
theory meets practice, and where students master
the skills to become effective managers in both
local and global arenas. And they do so in an environment that brings relevant examples from the
workplace to the classroom.
Students can pursue a degree at the main
campus in downtown Washington, D.C., USA or
choose a distance-learning option. Through
state-of-the-art technology, students can download lectures shortly after each class session,
and participate in virtual classrooms, chat rooms
and discussion groups online. The program also
offers convenient evening classes to accommodate busy working professionals.
Students in this program have diverse educational
backgrounds and possess a wide variety of professional experiences that range from business to
healthcare to engineering and beyond. No technical
domain receives exclusive representation, though
the professors conscientiously approach and
discuss solutions at the practical level.
In addition to teaching specific management
skills, this curriculum provides a new way to
approach problem-solving. Courses are taught by
leading project management scholars, and cover
both the qualitative issues and the quantitative
aspects of managing projects. In the end, students
are equipped with the skills to analyze risk, keep
within budgets and on schedule, meet specifications and maintain customer satisfaction. What’s
more, they will be thoroughly prepared to handle
all the challenges that come their way.
The George Washington University
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