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What Is Project Management?

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Nov 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A career in project management – which spans every industry – can leverage skills you already have and enable you to work in the field where your passion lies.

Working for 12 years as a director in the food services industry, James Currier was a project manager long before he took a single formal project management course or earned his online MBA in project management.

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10 Useful Blogs For Project Management Students

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Aug 3, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Supplement your learning and prepare for your project management career by bookmarking a few of these popular industry blogs.

“What can I do now, while I’m still in school, to prepare for my future career?”

Regardless of degree program or learning environment – online or on-ground – every college student asks this question.

And here’s one simple recommendation.

Read a few blogs relevant to your industry on a regular basis.

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Project Management Careers: Improving Life Aboard Ship

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 14, 2014 8:25:00 AM

Project management student says curriculum reflects real-world business environment – and has helped her advance in the marine engineering industry.

Penny Sweda has always liked to plan and schedule, as well as work with people, both in her personal and work life.

Today, Sweda not only uses those skills in the marine engineering industry to coordinate renovations of sailors’ quarters on U.S. Navy ships, she’s enhancing them by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in project management program at Saint Leo.

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Project Management Is First-Generation College Grad’s Passion

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Sep 18, 2014 7:47:00 AM

Father of three becomes first in his family to earn a college degree, moving closer to his dream job in project management.

Duon Martin never thought he’d go to college.

That’s because in the small town of Salem where he grew up in southern New Jersey, no one went to college.

We were never taught the things that really matter in life like education,” Martin says.

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Project Management Careers: Technical Communications

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Aug 14, 2014 7:24:00 AM

Combining a Saint Leo degree in project management with years of experience as a technical communicator positioned a Navy veteran for a big step up in his career.

Saint Leo University alumnus Dan Foster may be a seasoned technical communicator, but the world of project management surrounds him on a daily basis.

In fact, as he found out, the skills he has refined over time in technical communications – leadership, team building, conflict management and negotiation, to name just a few – are the same skills project managers put into practice every day.

“Project management is what we, as technical communicators, do all day long,” he says.

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5 Reasons To Choose Project Management As A Career

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jul 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Looking for a lucrative business career in a growing field? Think project management.

A generous benefactor provides funding for a new wing for a local art museum.

A large company needs to update its expense reporting system and roll it out to employees worldwide.

A targeted malaria immunization program is required in an endemic country.

A rock band wants to launch a revival tour.

In a competitive business environment where there is always more to do than there is time or resources, organizations – for-profit, non-profit, private corporations and government agencies alike – are turning to teams for the agility and flexibility needed to get things done.

Leading these fluid and diverse teams are project managers.

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Saint Leo Offers Project Management Degrees Online

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on May 22, 2014 8:38:00 AM

The university launches a new online MBA concentration in project management that helps prepare students for PMI® certification. Saint Leo's bachelor's in business administration-project management is now also available online.

To boost competitiveness, corporations in practically every industry around the globe – from health care and manufacturing to information services and business services – are becoming more project based and team oriented.

This means that the demand for project managers – business professionals with the skills and knowledge to lead complex projects for mid to large-size companies – continues to increase.

According to the Project Management Institute (PMI),® the world’s leading professional association for project management practitioners, more than 15.7 million new project management roles are projected to be created by the year 2020 globally. Approximately 700,000 of those new positions will be in the United States.

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Topics: MBA, Project Management

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