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Lawrence Tech offers new degree in global operations and project management

Release Date: April 19, 2010

Southfield, Michigan – Lawrence Technological University has introduced a Master of Science degree in Global Operations and Project Management. The degree program is designed to give graduates a solid understanding of how business processes and systems are designed, developed, and implemented in a sustainable environment.  Graduates will also have the foundation to pursue certification as a project management professional (PMP).

The core curriculum of 21 credit hours and nine credit hours of electives can be completed in less than two years. Several of the courses can be taken online.

The program prepares students for the increasingly global scope of many industries, as well as the growing demands to make conservation of human and natural resources an essential part of business operations. Global organizations are looking for a new kind of manager who understands complex systems and can develop and implement sustainable business practices.

“The increased emphasis on a sustainable environment makes business operations in global markets even more challenging,” said Louis DeGennaro, dean of the College of Management at Lawrence Tech.

Project management has become a critical function for many companies, and the demand for professionals with this skill set has grown in recent years. The average compensation for experienced project management practitioners in the United States is $101,505, according to a recent PMI Project Management Salary Survey.

Lawrence Technological University, ltu.edu, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.