UMT Ranks 7 in 2018 Top Online Master's Degree in Project Management

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2018 Top Online PM Master's Program

Dr. J. Davidson Frame at UMT Commencement

Project Management is more important today than ever. We are pleased that our nearly 20 year commitment to project management education is receiving the recognition it deserves.”
— J. Davidson Frame, UMT Academic Dean

ROSSLYN, VIRGINIA, USA, April 4, 2018 / -- The University of Management and Technology is proud to announce that they are ranked #7 as one of the top 10 schools that provide online master’s degrees in project management. (SR Education Group, Each master’s program is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is ranked by the number of professional development units (PDUs) it satisfies. PDUs are required for individuals to maintain project management certification through the PMI, and are used by the institute to measure relevance of project management courses.

According to the “Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017-2027” report published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in May 2017, nearly 22 million new project management jobs will be added through 2027, a growth of 33%. This rate of growth is faster than that of the average job growth outlook of 22%, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2016-2026. Project managers also command highly competitive salaries. As of November 2017, the median annual entry level project manager salary is around $70,000.

UMT has been a key player in project management education since its founding in 1998. It has closely worked with professional associations, such as PMI, to prepare future workforce through higher education. Its faculty members are leaders in the project management education arena, having educated more than 30,000 managers in this field. UMT is one of the first universities to offer a project management program for their students, many of whom have gone on to accomplish their professional and career goals. Currently, UMT offers accredited project management degree programs such as MBA, MSM, MSIT, and DBA. UMT project management degree programs are accredited by PMI Global Accreditation Center (PMI GAC), a programmatic accreditation center for project management degree programs.

UMT courses are offered online, delivering convenience and flexibility. They allow students to self-pace their learning through the term at whatever speed they favor, balancing their responsibilities at home and on the job. Each student is assigned a student portal that provides them with one-stop shopping where they can study and learn, interact with faculty and students, as well as manage their program and courses. To make sure students have the guidance in making good choices in designing their programs, they work closely with school counselors who help them put together Individual Learning Plans geared to addressing their skills, desires, and career goals.

About UMT: The University of Management and Technology is an accredited university located in Arlington VA. Since 1998, UMT has built a strong global higher learning community through its online and distance education. Geographical boundaries do not limit UMT and its students who locate in 50 states, the District of Columbia, 4 US territories of the United States, and 78 countries worldwide. As of April 2018, UMT has provided various levels of education programs to 23,750 students. Of these, 12,600 have earned their degrees from UMT.

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