College of Engineering Launches Online Certificate in Project Management

Greg Parnell, program director for the Master of Science in Operations Management
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Greg Parnell, program director for the Master of Science in Operations Management

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Students and professionals can learn to complete projects within scope, time and budget through an online certificate program offered for the first time in fall 2017 by the Industrial Engineering Department of the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas.

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed for people with a bachelor’s degree who want the skills needed to effectively manage projects and understand the global project management language.

Greg Parnell, program director for the Master of Science in Operations Management, explained the need for the new program.   

“We developed this graduate certificate program to give students the knowledge to become better project managers and prepare them for Project Management Institute Certification,” Parnell said.

The 12-credit-hour program can be completed in two to four eight-week sessions. The courses are designed to prepare students to take the Project Management Professional exam through the Project Management Institute, an internationally recognized professional institute.

Courses are taught by College of Engineering and adjunct faculty who have industry and government experience in project management. These courses may be applied toward online master’s degree programs, also offered by the College of Engineering.

More than 40 online degree programs, certificate programs and additional licensure plans are showcased on the University of Arkansas ONLINE website.

About the College of Engineering: The University of Arkansas College of Engineering is the largest engineering program in the state of Arkansas. Over the past decade, the college has experienced unprecedented growth. Undergraduate enrollment has doubled since 2007, and total enrollment in the college now has over 4,000 students. The College of Engineering offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in nine engineering fields, as well as incorporating distance learning and interdisciplinary programs. Faculty in the college conduct research in many key areas, including electronics, energy, healthcare, nanotechnology, transportation and logistics.

About the Global Campus: The Global Campus supports U of A colleges and schools in the development and delivery of online, distance and workforce education programs and courses. It provides instructional design services, technology services and assistance with marketing, recruiting and strategic academic development.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Camilla Shumaker, director of science and research communications
University Relations
479-575-5697, camillas@uark.edu

Kay Murphy, director of communications
Global Campus
479-575-6489, ksmurphy@uark.edu


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