Meredith MBA Adds Project Management Concentration

The demand for skilled project managers is expanding dramatically across the U.S. as well as in the Triangle area. To meet this growing need for project professionals, the Meredith MBA has a new option — a project management concentration. 

“I am delighted the faculty have moved this proposal for a project management concentration forward and the institution will support it, as it fulfills a current gap in workforce needs and will help drive economic development in our region,” said Kristie Ogilvie, dean of Meredith’s School of Business. 

The project management concentration complements the MBA's core curriculum. By completing an MBA with a concentration in project management, Meredith MBA graduates will enhance their career and create opportunities for leadership and advancement.

Through the project management concentration, professionals will learn to define and plan projects; how to negotiate effectively and manage conflict; and how to identify and utilize key performance metrics that demonstrate a project’s success.

In preparation for the launch of the new concentration, Associate Professor of Business Ying Liao, business department head, worked with the North Carolina chapter of the Project Management Institute, an international group that connects project managers. According to Liao, the North Carolina chapter is one of the largest in the world — thanks, in part, to the high demand for project managers in RTP.

High demand for project-oriented professionals means that individuals with proven project management knowledge and skills are well-compensated, with both average salaries and salary growth reflecting that increased demand.

Meredith is accredited by AACSB International. Less than 5% of business programs worldwide are AACSB-accredited. The Meredith MBA is a coeducational program.

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