And students have been receptive. American University's Kogod School of Business, for instance, has offered a project management course for nearly a decade, but student interest has only peaked in recent years. The school has about 160 full-time students, yet more than 30 took the project management course this academic year—more than double the amount who took the class four years ago.
"There are a lot of employers that are looking for M.B.A.s that have some knowledge and experience in project management and could be certified in the near future," says Gwanhoo Lee, the associate professor who designed and teaches the project management class at Kogod. "I think students sensed that there was a huge demand out there and they responded to that demand by taking my class."
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