October 1, 2013
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The University of New Haven will offer its fourth annual certificate program in project management in New London beginning October 10th. The program is also regularly offered each spring in West Haven, Conn.
The 30-week, non-credit program is designed for local professionals looking to gain comprehensive training in project management, one of the fastest growing business disciplines. Students who have attended the course find that it made a big difference to them.
"I enjoyed the program very much. I learned different ways of managing projects that I can apply to and supplement my own process. Participation in class activities at times brought me out of my comfort zone. The knowledge of the instructors was impressive," said Catherine Klassen of West Haven, CT.
Another student who completed the course, Douglas Phillips, said he “found it the most valuable training of my professional career."
The course will help make graduates more attractive to employers since projections show that openings for project managers will continue to grow in the next five years, said Michelle Mason, executive director of corporate enrollment. “Jobs are typically highly competitive and well-paying.”
In fact, U.S. News & World Report has ranked project management among the top three skills most wanted by employers (along with leadership and business analysis).
The UNH program is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading professional organization for project management.
“This program teaches students the skills and tools they need to be effective project managers in the field, with real examples of what’s working and not working in the field,” Mason said.
The program will cover management of projects within various industries and varying degrees of complexity. Project managers must deliver projects on time, within budget and to specification for their clients.
Topics include project framework, scope and lifecycle, project initiation, team effectiveness, leadership, activity sequencing, risk management, quality management, project monitoring control, negotiation, and managing conflict.
The program’s instructors are certified Project Management Professional’s (PMP®) who are also project management consultants.
Candidates for admission to the program are required to have a minimum of two years of professional experience. No undergraduate degree is required, so applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
There are a total of five modules within the program, and classes are held once a week for six weeks per session.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.