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    In the Executive MBA program, you will get a complete Anderson MBA in an experience specifically designed for working professionals. This isn't your typical part-time MBA; the Anderson Executive MBA is New Mexico's premier MBA program.

    Information Sessions

    If you're interested in an accelerated MBA focused on executive leadership and general management, consider coming to an Executive MBA Information Session.  At our information sessions, program staff will discuss the Executive MBA Program in detail, explaining everything from the application process to the lockstep, cohort style program. Current students, alumni, and faculty will be on hand to offer their insights into the program and answer any questions you may have.

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    • Phone: (505) 277-0670
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    MBA in Education Leadership

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    UNM is partnering with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation on a unique and innovative master's degree: an MBA in Education Leadership. This interdisciplinary program between the School of Business and the School of Education combines the best practices in business and education leadership within an educational context.

    About the Partnership

    The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership recruits and prepares outstanding leaders for schools and districts in participating states. The goal: to address the United States' twin educational achievement gaps—the one between the nation's lowest performing and its best schools, as well as the one between the nation's best schools and their top international competitors. The Fellowship seeks both to prepare leaders who can bring all American schools up to world-class levels of performance and to develop a new gold standard for preparing education leaders.

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    Anderson's Career and Professional Development Programs are designed to expand your mastery of current competencies and help you develop new ones. While you won't get a grade, you will acquire new knowledge and a certificate of completion that demonstrates to others your continued desire for self-improvement.

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    Summer 2015 Program Offerings

    Grant Skills Workshop
    Dates: Wednesdays, June 10 – June 24, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    HR Straight Talk Series
    Dates: Wednesdays, June, 10, 17, 24, 2015
    Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

    Effective Facilitation
    Dates: Thursdays, June 4 – July 30, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    Custom Programs & Consulting Services

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    UNM's Anderson School of Management offers a wide range of custom programs, training and consulting services that provide result-based impact with an emphasis on short term gains and long-term sustainability. We are committed to sustained growth of all of our clients and it is our mission to provide the best in quality training services by understanding their unique vision.

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    UNM's Anderson School of Management offers customized training services to organizations and businesses throughout New Mexico.

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  • CFO Academy

    CFO Academy

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    Established in 2009, the CFO Academy is a prominent community of finance leaders and decision makers who provide trusted knowledge, pertinent resources and peer-to-peer collaboration to New Mexico’s financial professionals. We help our members become effective leaders while driving both their personal and their organizational results. Our professional network connects members with other financial professionals, valuable information, distinguished organizations and engaging discussions.

    CFO Academy Professional Development Series

    CFO Academy Professional Development Series is series of training and networking events providing continuing professional education on the latest technologies, laws, and trends in accounting and tax rules influencing financial professionals.

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Practical Project Management

Pracctical Project Management

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Course Information

This course began Friday, February 6 and registration is now closed. Check again soon for upcoming classes.
Time:  8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:  UNM Graduate School of Management, Room 302 -  Click here for map

It’s no surprise that the demand for effective Project Managers is continuing to rise. As businesses grow, managers are expected to complete increasingly complex projects with greater efficiency. Effective project managers manage risk, enhance customer satisfaction, promote growth, and improve the quality of products and services.

Practical Project Management covers both the theories behind project management and the practical application of those theories. This interactive, 10-week program will give you the skills necessary to keep projects on task, on time, and on budget.

Program Fee:

  • $1045
  • Early Bird Discount - $50 off
  • Group Discount - $100
  • UNM Alumni, Faculty, and Staff qualify for the Group Discount
  • Tuition Remission Accepted

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Professionals in need of tools to complete complex projects
  • Current project managers who want to learn new skills and best practices
  • Senior project managers who would like to apply for PMP certification

What You Will be Able to Do:

  • Initiate, Plan, Execute, Control, and Monitor & Close a project
  • Bring projects in on time and within budget
  • Improve performance and increase job security in your organization

How You Will Benefit:

  • Drive your business forward by taking home a whole new set of tools and techniques
  • Certification demonstrates proficiency in project management
  • Many certified individuals see a salary increase following certification

When you complete this course, you’ll be ready for your role as Project Manager and you’ll receive the 35 educational professional development units (PDUs) required to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or to maintain your PMP Certification. This is a non-credit course; no letter grades are awarded.

PMP Certification Requirements

To apply for the PMP, you need to have either:

  1. A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education OR
  2. A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

Maintain Your PMP Certification

As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMP credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle.

For more information regarding PMP Certification, please visit pmi.org.


Participants must attend 8 of the 10 sessions.


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  • "A great choice of teaching techniques, which were very well balanced.  I stayed involved, engaged, and empowered throughout the entire session.   The time flew by quickly.  Great, great, great learning session!!!"  -  Natalia Pearlman, Strategic Contracting Representative at Sandia National Labs
  • Learn the definition of a project
  • Develop strategies to Initiate, Plan, Execute, Monitor, Control, and Close a project
  • Introduction to PMBOK’s 10 knowledge areas

Covers key areas of stakeholder management, including:

  • Definition of a stakeholder
  • Identifying project stakeholders
  • Introduction of Stakeholder Register and Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Skills needed when working with a stakeholder
  • Learn how individual strengths of a team, organization influences, types of organizations, and process assets affect the completion of a project

Learn to schedule a project by:

  • Breaking the project down
  • Task relationships and sequencing
  • Calculating the initial schedule
  • Assigning and leveling resources

Lean key techniques to budget management, including:

  • Top-down and bottom-up budgeting
  • Golden rules of estimating
  • Using the WBS to establish baseline
  • Planning the scope and contract of procurement
  • Identification of contracting types
  • Contract administration

Develop strategies for managing risk:

  • Identifying risk
  • Analysis and priority setting
  • Developing a response
  • Establish contingency and reserve
  • Continuous risk management
  • Discover how change is managed on the project
  • Learn the purpose for monitoring and managing change closely
  • Develop tools for optimal project performance
  • Assure performance quality
  • Control performance quality
  • Calculate earned value

Learn about project integration topics, including:

  • Project integration definition
  • Project charter
  • Project management plan
  • Other important documents
  • Business requirement criteria

Learn about topics regarding project reporting:

  • Closing the project or phase
  • Release of contracted and internal resources
  • Close procurements
  • Contract closure
  • Procurement audits
  • Documentation