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Acquisition, Program and Project Management Professionals: Earn Degrees and Professional Certificates Through the University of Management and Technology (UMT)

A Leader in Project Management, Program Management and Acquisition Management Education and Training

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Access to UMT's Entire Catalog of degree and professional development program

Federal, State, and Local Government Employees now have access, via NTIS, to UMT's degree and professional development programs. Through this partnership with NTIS, UMT offers government agencies and employees substantial savings on the cost of its degree programs and certificate programs.

  

Benefits of taking UMT courses:

  1. Access to courses developed and provided by a world leader in the areas of project management, program management, and acquisition management
  2. The opportunity to earn an Executive Certificate in Project Management or Executive Certificate in Acquisition Management
  3. The opportunity to earn a graduate degree in project management or acquisition management through instructor-led, self-paced online courses
  4. The opportunity to complete the undergraduate degree through instructor-led, self-paced online courses

  

The UMT Advantage:

UMT has the largest enrollments in project management, program management, and acquisition management of any university. Headquartered in Arlington, Va, UMT has deep roots in the Federal sector.

  1. Study courses developed by world-class leaders in project and acquisition management, including Dr. J. Davidson Frame and Dr. James Lewis – UMT core faculty have published 22 project management books in the past few years.
  2. Gain knowledge to help you get up to speed on acquisition reform in the Federal government – meet training and educational requirements to achieve certification as acquisition professionals
  3. Earn a degree in the hot management areas of project management and acquisition management
  4. Complete your undergraduate degree in order to advance your career

Government Initiatives in Project Management, Program Management, and Acquisition Management

Since the 1990s, the Federal government has recognized that for the government to function effectively, civil servants and contractors must become proficient in project management, program management and acquisition management. All Federal agencies are now required to establish career tracks in acquisition management – which require employees to develop advanced skills in areas such as project management, program management, contracting, and logistics. As a Strategic Partner of the Defense Acquisition University, UMT has developed programs to help government employees and contractors to pursue careers that will enable them to take advantage of current developments in the Federal sector.

  

Available Certificate Programs

Executive Certificate in Acquisition Management

Courses in the Acquisition Management certificate program enable government employees and contractors to get up to speed on current developments in acquisition reform. Congress has mandated Federal agencies to develop strong capabilities in acquisition management through the passage of a number of laws, including DAWIA (1990), the Clinger-Cohen Act (1996), and the Service Acquisition Reform Act (2003). The Office of Federal Procurement Policy put teeth in the implementation of these laws with the publication of Policy Letter 05-01 in 2005. Federal employees may use the courses in this program to meet their Level I, II, and III certification requirements. Government contractors can get up to speed on the latest government requirements pertaining to major systems acquisition. More Info »

  

Executive Certificate in Project Management

Project management is an important component of effective acquisition management. Project management is hot in both the public and private sectors because it enables organizations to achieve their goals quickly and effectively. Courses in the Project Management certificate program are all compliant with the project management standards promulgated by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Consequently, students going through this program will be in good shape to pass PMI’s certification examination to become certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs). More Info

 

PM Suites Course Offerings

For students who want to take individual executive development courses in project management, program management, acquisition management or other management support areas, they can enroll in individual courses of interest to them. UMT’s PM Suites offerings are comprised of 21 online, self-paced courses. The individual courses can be incorporated into an Executive Certificate program if students decide to do so. More Info »

  

  

Available Degree Programs

MBA, Project Management

The MBA degree, with a project management concentration, is comprised of 15 three-credit hour courses. It reflects the fact that much of business management today is project based. The program is offered entirely online. It is self-paced, which means that students can go through their program at their own speed. Students who study hard are able to complete the degree faster than through a traditional semester-based program. It is also instructor-led, which means students have their papers graded by highly capable faculty. More Info »

  

MS, Project Management

The MS degree, with a project management concentration, is comprised of 11 three-credit hour courses. It is geared toward individuals whose jobs require them to develop solid project management skills. It emphasizes the development of a broad set of project management skills and tools to help people be more effective in planning and controlling their projects. The program is offered entirely online. It is self-paced, which means that students can go through their program at their own speed. Students who study hard are able to complete the degree faster than through a traditional semester-based program. It is also instructor-led, which means students have their papers graded by highly capable faculty. More Info »

 

MS, Acquisition Management

The MS degree, with an acquisition management concentration, is comprised of 11 three-credit hour courses. Its focus is on the management of complex programs. Students develop skills in three key acquisition management areas: program management, contracting, budgeting/finance. In addition, they develop general business skills. The program is offered entirely online. It is self-paced, which means that students can go through their program at their own speed. Students who study hard are able to complete the degree faster than through a traditional semester-based program. It is also instructor-led, which means students have their papers graded by highly capable faculty. More Info »

  

MS in Information Technology, IT Project Management

More projects are carried out in the IT arena than all other business areas combined. The MS in IT, with an IT Project Management concentration, is geared toward individuals who want to lead IT project efforts in their organizations. Special attention focuses on bridging the business-technology gap – students not only develop good project management skills, but business analyst skills as well. In this program, project management is viewed in the context of the software development life cycle (SDLC). The program is offered entirely online. It is self-paced, which means that students can go through their program at their own speed. Students who study hard are able to complete the degree faster than through a traditional semester-based program. It is also instructor-led, which means students have their papers graded by highly capable faculty. More Info »

 

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Government employees may find that their career progress is stymied owing to the lack of an undergraduate degree. UMT offers self-paced, online courses that enable students to earn the associate’s degree in business administration or computer science; or the bachelor’s degree in business administration or computer science. Recognizing that adults learners have often taken a substantial number of courses at various schools, and have accumulated substantial work experience, UMT offers liberal transfer credit terms, enabling students to complete their degrees quickly – at their convenience and at their own pace. More Info »

 

For more information, contact NTIS at (703) 605-6123 or umt@ntis.gov.