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September 11, 2003

Management certificate program started

To address Pittsburgh’s need for technical professionals with management and communications training, Pitt is offering an engineering and technology management graduate certificate beginning this fall. The program enrolls students through the Department of Industrial Engineering in the School of Engineering, in partnership with the College of General Studies Learning Solutions.

The 15-credit program prepares technically trained professionals to lead multidisciplinary teams, bridging the gap between operations and management. School of Engineering faculty teach the core and elective courses, which are offered as three tracks: quality management, engineering and product management, and emerging technology management.

“The program is a great opportunity for working adults who are busy and have no time to commit to a master’s degree program for three years,” says Kim Needy, associate professor in industrial engineering and co-director of the program. “Through the program, professionals can complete the certificate of five classes in a year and a half through part-time study.”

Pitt Learning Solutions responds to the professional needs of employees within the growth industry sectors in the region.

“One of the unique things about our approach to developing post-baccalaureate and graduate-level certificates through Learning Solutions is that the credits earned can later be applied to a degree program at the University, assuming the admissions requirements are met,” said Susan Kinsey, dean of the College of General Studies.

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