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NUTC Offers Exciting New Program in Transportation Management

In addition to the academically oriented program of graduate study in transportation at Northwestern University, the Master of Project Management (MPM) program, with its adjunct faculty of about 35 practicing professionals, now offers an exciting and innovative professionally oriented program of study in transportation management.

In general, the MPM program is designed to prepare technically qualified individuals for responsible management roles in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of major engineered facilities. The program’s multidisciplinary approach combines the essential components of engineering design with concepts of business management and behavioral science to develop individuals who are versatile, technically sophisticated, and prepared to direct complex projects. As such, it is widely regarded as “an MBA for engineers and architects.”

Of the 12 courses required to earn a Master of Science in Project Management degree with a transportation management specialization, four are custom-designed for this program. In contrast to most academically oriented courses, these four courses were developed in consultation with practitioners to address the essential competencies sought by industry in their employees. Hence, the program is dynamic and directly relevant to current real‐world issues. Also included are courses in finance, accounting, communication, and negotiation, as well as a few electives to complement each individual’s background and career objectives.

The specialized courses, listed below, may be taken as part of the degree program or each may be taken individually simply to satisfy a quest for knowledge.

Transportation Context Sensitive Solutions Fall Quarter – Thursday6:30 to 9:30

Emily Kushto, Section Chief, Illinois Department of Transportation

Intelligent Transportation Systems Winter Quarter – Wednesday6:30 to 9:30

Youngjae Ju, Project Manager, Traffic Systems, HNTB Corporation

Transportation Economics and Finance Spring Quarter – Monday6:30 to 9:30

Grace Gallucci, Executive Director, Metropolitan Planning Organization of Greater Cleveland

Management of Transportation Operations Spring Quarter – Thursday6:30 to 9:30

Laurence Audenaerd, Sr. Engineer, MITRE Corporation

Michael Bolton, Deputy Executive Director, Pace Suburban Bus

Nicholas Vlahos, Principal, Cambridge Systematics

Emily Kushto, Section Chief, Illinois Department of Transportation

For additional details, please visit the MPM web site at: http://mpm.northwestern.edu  or contact Professor Krizek at: 847-491-4040 or rjkrizek@northwestern.edu

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