SLU Launches New Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management
The new Bachelor of Science in Project Management (PM) begins in August 2017 and is one of only a few offered in the United States, and the only PM program available in St. Louis.
The PM degree is offered entirely online and is the first of its kind at the university to combine both a degree with certifications that are in demand by employers. Students take a series of undergraduate courses in the School for Professional Studies and also have the option to gain specialized industry certifications simultaneously through Center for Workforce and Organizational Development. Such certifications include Project Management Professional (PMP) or Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) series.
The new PM program focuses on providing students with the knowledge and training necessary to be competitive in a wide range of project management careers. Courses are offered in a flexible online format that is ideal for working professionals looking to further their education while working full- or part-time. The school has offered a minor and certificate in PM since 2010 and is looking to expand its reach by creating a bachelor’s program. The foundation of this program is the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide that is recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as the global, gold standard for project management.
“We are very proud of what our Jesuit community is able to offer in both quality of education and supporting a growing global need for trained project managers,” said Andrew Molnar, director of the Project Management program at Saint Louis University. “We strive to become a PM Center of Excellence as the bachelor’s degree is building on our strong foundation of existing project management programs and faculty expertise in this area. This new degree will give students the management, leadership, interpersonal and critical thinking skills needed to manage complex projects and deliver innovative business solutions.”
SLU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is also a Recognized Education Provider (R.E.P.) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
The next term of classes begins August 1, 2017. Anyone interested in this program can complete the free online application for admission today to get started. For more information about the Project Management program at SLU, visit slu.edu or call (314) 977-2330 or (800) 734-6736.
The University will also be hosting its inaugural SLU PM / IT Summit on October 12, 2017. This event will feature emerging topics on Leading Projects, Inspiring Innovation and Driving Growth through technology. For more information about this event, email mailto:PMSummit@workforcecenter.slu.edu.
About the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University: Classes in the School for Professional Studies are typically offered in accelerated eight-week sessions and are designed for busy adults with affordable tuition rates as well as convenient, online classes. In Saint Louis University’s tradition of excellence, the School for Professional Studies caters to nontraditional students so they can pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s programs from globally-recognized SLU.
About the Workforce Center at Saint Louis University: SLU’s Workforce Center provides flexible, high-quality workforce training and development programs to business professionals and organizations nationwide. The Center offers over 400 short courses annually in IT, project management, leadership and professional development and features certificate programs, certification prep courses as well as private customized training. Courses are delivered during the day and night, and instruction methods include online, virtual and live.