Stevens Institute of Technology Launches the First Enterprise Project Management Graduate Program

4/2/2012

Hoboken, N.J. – The Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology has launched a new Master of Science (M.S.) in Enterprise Project Management, the first one in the nation designed to prepare future managers and leaders to manage enterprise-level projects.

The 36-credit degree program is unique because it focuses on educating students on the tools and processes necessary to run projects, but also on those behaviors required to be successful in a dynamic global business environment.  The program blends courses in strategic perspectives, project planning, project portfolio management, and project leadership for an applied curriculum that teaches students to manage and serve as leaders at an enterprise level. The curriculum combines business, technical and leadership skills, going beyond the traditional tools, tactics and PMI Certification preparation taught in other Project Management programs.

“The new Enterprise Project Management program couples project management and business with leadership skills and behaviors, raising the bar in project management education,” said Dominic Lepore, program director of the Stevens Project Management program. “In today’s fast changing and globalized workplace, projects are becoming increasingly complex, and managers need special skills to manage them. This valuable skill set is a part of the curriculum in the Enterprise Project Management program, vital for leaders operating in today’s volatile marketplace. This program will prepare students to lead transformational, large-scale projects and project teams across units, enterprises and multiple organizations.”

“To achieve competitive advantage and increase business value, leaders today must be adept at efficiently managing major strategic projects that run horizontally across the enterprise, impacting many areas of the organization and directly driving results,” said Linda M. Pittenger, associate dean of graduate programs at the Howe School. “The Enterprise Project Management program prepares future leaders by providing the communications, interpersonal and team skills necessary to solve today’s leadership and managerial challenges and successfully implement complex enterprise-level projects.”

Courses in the Enterprise Project Management program are taught by faculty members who are recognized researchers in project management, coupled with insights from industry leaders at Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Students benefit from small class sizes, intense collaboration and global professional networking opportunities.

The Howe School has offered project management education and research since 1986. It is one of only 18 universities nationwide with accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs, and the only PMI-accredited University in the tri-state area.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management. Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research.

The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.