Hoboken, N.J. — Feb. 26
In a partnership with the corporate training company Novations, Stevens Institute of Technology will offer United Technologies Corporation (UTC) personnel the chance to earn project management master’s degrees online.
The innovative program acknowledges the quality of corporate training.
After an intensive review by Stevens faculty of Novations courses, the school allows UTC employees, after they complete seven courses, the opportunity to earn master’s degrees, taking only eight Stevens graduate courses instead of the 12 required.
“Stevens special agreements with Fortune 500 companies credits the intensive training employees receive,” said Stevens Professor Audrey Curtis. “These highly skilled personnel can then go on to pursue internationally acknowledged academic rewards at Stevens.”
Curtis is executive director of the university’s Telecommunications Management and Project Management programs.
To qualify for academic credit, employees must pass a special exam. For admission, an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better at an accredited school is also required.
UTC personnel accepted into the program can take courses from anywhere in the world online though Stevens award-winning unit, WebCampus.
A similar program is under way with Boeing and was initiated earlier with AT&T.
Among only seven schools in the US accredited by the Project Management Institute, Stevens is one of the oldest and most venerated engineering and technology management schools in the country.
Named the “Best Online University” in the nation by the Sloan Foundation, WebCampus has also received the prize as the “best online graduate school” by the U.S. Distance Learning Association.
In addition to providing project management training to Fortune 500 companies, Novations also offers coaching and mentoring, communications skills, competency modeling, customer service and sales training and other services.