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"The fundamentals class alone will prepare a student for the PMP exam. That class [DNSC 6261 Introduction to Project Management] is also where we are first introduced to Prince2 and other methodologies. From that foundation, the lectures and projects in each successive course take the students to an amazing level of PM education. Some of the homework projects are more complicated that any real projects a lot of the students have ever seen before."
- Craig Baker, MSPM Alumni, Pittsburgh, PA
MSPM alumnus Angelo Goodwyn said it best: "With my (MSPM) degree, I was able to pick and choose from a list of jobs and I finally settled on a position with the Department of Homeland Security." With an MSPM, project managers find greatly improved prospects for advancement and career change. Students graduate from GW’s MSPM program with the tools to be the most effective project managers with increased opportunities.
A master's certificate in project management can seem like a quick route to a foundation in project management principles. Certificate programs cover some of the main principles of project management, but are not able to provide the depth and detail that students receive in a master's program due to limited time. Certificates can also provide basic project management training. They do not, however, provide the knowledge to become an advanced, efficient, and successful project manager.
Achieving a PMP certification from PMI is a valuable career pursuit for many project managers and is a requirement when working in certain industries, such as government contracting. The PMBOK provides a common language for project managers and a baseline of knowledge, which is useful on projects and when looking for a job.
The PMP has become an industry standard. What sets project managers apart is the knowledge and skill set acquired in an advanced degree program. Consider the following:
Founded in 1996, GW's MSPM program is one of the oldest project management specific master's degree programs in the world. An MSPM from GW offers students unparalleled benefits such as:
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Dr. Doug Guthrie, Dean, Professor of International Business and Professor of Management at The George Washington University School of Business is an expert in the fields of economic reform in China, leadership and corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. More