Lakeland College adds new concentration to MBA program
Adult Education - posted on 5/8/2007
Companies face a never-ending battle to make themselves more competitive, and Lakeland College is lending a hand through a new project management concentration as part of its master of business administration degree.
Beginning this fall, Lakeland MBA students can take three courses and earn a project management concentration, and position themselves as valuable employees as companies work to become more effective and efficient.
"There are a number of factors that can interfere with successful completion of a project, anything from weather-related delays to a spike in material costs to unexpected project re-designs," said J. Garland Schilcutt, chair of Lakeland's business division.
"Good project managers anticipate and prevent these factors and work to make sure projects come in on time and within their budget. They are great planners and communicators, and they are highly valued in the business world."
Schilcutt said project management can lead to a lean, efficient environment within a business, which is increasingly a priority for companies of all sizes.
"Project managers help companies streamline operations by identifying excessive costs and areas that can operate more efficiently," Schilcutt said. "Students who complete this concentration will help their companies become more competitive in the workforce because they'll understand how to lower the cost per unit which helps companies compete on price in the marketplace."
Lakeland MBA students who focus on this new concentration will take 27 credits of core coursework that focus on financial and quantitative skills, and three 3-credit courses entitled Fundamentals of Project Management, Managing the Project Teams and Project Procurement & Contract Management.
"This additional concentration will further help make Lakeland's MBA program distinct and will strengthen the overall program by giving students more options that will better suit their educational needs," Schilcutt said.
Lakeland offers its MBA program at all seven of its Kellett School of Adult Education centers including the Central Wisconsin Center in Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield, the Chippewa Valley Center in Chippewa Falls, the Fox Cities Center in Neenah, the Green Bay Center, the Milwaukee Center in West Allis, the Madison Center and the Sheboygan Center. Lakeland's MBA degree, including the new project management concentration, is also available entirely through Lakeland College Online™. Many MBA classes are also offered BlendEd®, which allows students to choose each week to attend class either in a traditional classroom or online.
Lakeland had 681 students enrolled in its graduate program this year, including 312 students in the MBA program. Lakeland also offers a master of education, a master of arts in counseling and a master of arts in theology.
For more information about Lakeland's MBA program visit Lakeland on the web at www.lakeland.edu/MBA
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