As businesses continue to search for ways to do more with less, project managers must manage increasingly complex portfolios with fewer resources at their disposal.
The 30-credit Stevens master's degree in Enterprise Project Management emphasizes a strategic perspective that’s crucial to modern project management. The program, which is accredited by the Project Management Institute, prepares forward-thinking leaders through courses in strategic perspectives, project planning, project portfolio management and cross-project leadership, ensuring graduates can direct complex, enterprise-level initiatives on time and on budget. The curriculum is unique for its concentration on business, analytical and leadership skills, and is designed to both prepare technical professionals to become skilled managers while offering the opportunity to pursue a concentration in a field where industry desperately needs leadership, such as software engineering and construction management.
An important advantage of studying project management at Stevens is the university's status as a registered education provider with PMI, in addition to being accredited by the leading organization in project management. This means courses in the degree program must meet the demanding standards of PMI, and incorporate both project management expertise and leadership development. Courses taken through the School of Business can be applied to Project Management Professional certification or certification maintenance.