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September 8, 2017

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that the Marilyn Davies College of Business would be offering a new graduate certificate. I am pleased to announce a 7 course Project Management/Process Improvement certificate opportunity as follows:

​MBA 6381
​Project Management Overview
​MBA 6382
​Project Life Cycle-Initiating, Planning and Executing
​MBA 6383
​Project Life Cycle-Monitoring, Controlling & Closing
​MBA 6384
​Change Management & Leadership
​MBA 6385
​Process Improvement Tools & Techniques
​MBA 6386
​Process Improvement Applications
​MBA 6102
​Graduate Colloquium


The Project Management (PM) segment delivers the background needed to help a professional take the initial Project Management Institute certificate course. The Process Improvement (PI) segment provides a path to being externally certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt, a highly valued designation in many organizations.

The demand for Project Management and Process Improvement expertise is best summarized by the following three (3) facts:

  1. a recent study of high demand job skills listed Process Improvement as the 5th most desirable area in terms of pay and in-demand job skills;
  2. there are expected to be 15.7 million new Project Management roles added globally by 2020 with an economic impact of $18 trillion;
  3. recent postings on Monster Worldwide and listed 153 Texas Project Management jobs and 203 Houston Project Management jobs respectively at average salaries exceeding $88,000.

One additional plus for this new graduate certificate – current and future students will be able to easily add a Project Management or Process Improvement concentration to any other graduate certificate or to their MBA by completing the specific 3 course sequence for PM or PI and filing a degree change that revises the initial concentration to one of the combined concentrations.

I greatly encourage you to attend one of our MBA Information Sessions and learn more about this exciting new graduate certificate. Additional information about the many positive attributes of Houston's largest, best valued and highest rated student satisfaction MBA program can be found at

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By: Dean Michael Fields​​

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Last updated 9/8/2017 10:54 AM