Sept. 25, 2012
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The University of New Haven will offer a certificate program in project management in New London, Conn., beginning Oct. 11.
The program also is regularly offered each spring at UNH’s main campus in West Haven.
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.
“Projections are that openings for project managers will continue to grow in the next five years,” said Michelle Mason, executive director of corporate enrollment at UNH. “Jobs are typically highly competitive and well-paying.”
In fact, U.S. News & World Report magazine 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 by the Project Management Institute, the world’s leading professional organization for project management. The program’s instructors are certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) who are also project management consultants.
“This in-depth education allows our students to learn concepts and skills needed to be an effective project manager. Our program is recognized throughout the country because it meets the gold standard for project management training,” 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.
Michelle Maitland, an alumna of the program, recently accepted a new position as a project manager at a Fortune 500 company in Connecticut. “I give exclusive credit to the excellent curriculum and instruction of the UNH Project Management course,” she said
Paul Felgate, also a graduate of the Project Management Certificate program, said “the class gave us both the practical and theoretical applications, made it fun and enjoyable and laid out the solid foundation for us to take it a step farther into PMP certification.”
Candidates for admission to the program are required to have a minimum of two years of professional experience. No undergraduate degree is required and applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
There are a total of five modules within the program; classes are held once a week for six weeks per session module.
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 students, 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 College of Lifelong & eLearning, 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 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.