A formal education experience for project managers

Given the general lack of project management degree programs in the United States, many people attracted to the project management field have opted for MBA degrees. However, Web-based project management programs are increasing, and this article provides guidelines for choosing a quality on-line project management program. The strongest feature of an online program is its ability to reach previously isolated markets with the latest information; the biggest weakness is the lack of face-to-face contact with an instructor. This article discusses five quality issues to consider when selecting Web-based project management degree programs: 1) the quality of faculty; 2) the quality of the curriculum; 3) the willingness to tailor a program to suit a student's needs; 4) the currency of the course materials; and 5) the relevance of the program to the student's career.
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