Executive Master of Professional Studies in Program & Portfolio Management

Explore the Degree

Georgetown’s Program & Portfolio Management program emphasizes a strategic approach to managing programs and portfolios, focusing not only on their interdependencies, but also on their contributions to organizational objectives. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to contribute to an organization’s strategic and competitive advantage by prioritizing the right mix of projects and programs, effectively allocating and controlling resources, and leveraging agile approaches to implement change initiatives.

The Student Experience

The degree is ideal for mid- to senior-level professionals across a wide breadth of industries who want to build their knowledge of strategic planning and prioritization, allocation and management of budgets and resources, high-level work oversight, problem solving, program reporting, and generation of new business for a given portfolio. Throughout the program, students cultivate their skills through a combination of online learning and two on-site residencies. Students will graduate with a strong skill set that enables them to strategically plan, implement, and manage complex programs and portfolios across any industry.

2016-2017 Program Calendar*

On-Site Residencies Dates Location
First Residency September 26 – 30, 2016 Washington, D.C.
Second Residency August 7 - August 11, 2017 Washington, D.C.

Program Outcomes

Strategic Planning Leadership and Goals Financial and Risk Management Business Acumen
  • Validate program requirements and success criteria
  • Align scope and strategic objectives to realize outcomes
  • Evaluate performance value of various projects and programs
  • Reduce barriers to execution and improve organizational alignment
  • Prepare individuals and teams to accomplish goals
  • Influence project, program, and portfolio decisions
  • Develop a high performance project-based work flow
  • Validate the necessity for compliance and governance in measuring performance
  • Analyze problems and risks, strengths and weaknesses, and program evaluation techniques
  • Track and mitigate portfolio risks
  • Manage corporate assets to gain the greatest ROI
  • Optimize resource allocation and time investment
  • Introduce best practice frameworks to address execution challenges
  • Apply process to strategy execution creation, including alignment of smaller, achievable initiatives
  • Develop relationships and communicate effectively with senior management and clients

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*Although this calendar was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication, all information, including statements of tuition and fees, course offerings, locations, dates, and deadlines is subject to change without notice or obligation. Please contact the program for updates.

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