Master of Science in Project Management--its rationale and content

Western Carolina University's (WCU) School of Business has worked closely with PMI for several years in developing numerous professional activities. This article details WCU's effort to establish the United States' first nationally accredited Master of Science in Project Management degree program. In doing so, it describes the rationale behind the program's founding as well as its function and purpose. It then details the process WCU used to develop the program, from its October 1983 proposal presentation to the PMI board of directors to its three-phase 1984 market research study to its work in outlining the program's objectives, content, and admission criteria. It also details the program's graduation requirements and its core courses.
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