This residency creates opportunities for executive-level peer-to-peer learning and consists of a distinguished leadership-coaching component. The course also includes on-site visits to organizations in Washington, D.C.
To earn an EMPS in Program & Portfolio Management, you must successfully complete 8 courses (33 credits total). The curriculum combines online learning activities with weeklong on-site residencies. You will progress through the 21-month program as a cohort, with classes beginning in the fall of the academic year.
Fall Semester 1: Leadership & Strategy
- Ethical Leadership (6 credits; includes residency)
- Strategic Management (3 credits)
Spring Semester 1: Alignment & Prioritization
- Strategy Implementation & Organizational Design (3 credits)
- Project Portfolio Management (3 credits)
Summer Semester 1: Delivery
- Program Management & Benefits Realization (6 credits; includes residency)
Fall Semester 2: Delivery
- Procurement: Outsourcing & Contract Management (3 credits)
- Agile Frameworks for Lean Enterprises (3 credits)
Spring Semester 2: Operation
- Capstone: Governance, Performance Measurement, & the PMO (6 credits; includes residency)
During three of the courses, the cohort comes together for a one-week residency that integrates critical-thinking exercises, hands-on practice, and engagements with top industry experts and organizations. In between these residencies, you’ll engage in online study, developing a deeper understanding of key concepts and industry best practices through individual coursework, readings, and group discussions.
Residency Travel Schedule 2018–2020*
This residency provides students with an opportunity to address challenges and identify opportunities in a real-world program or megaproject selected by industry advisors and program faculty. It includes on-site visits to organizations in a European country.
This final residency consists of one-on-one preparatory and coaching sessions. Students will formally present their final capstone project, produced under the advisement of an industry advisor and program faculty. The residency includes on-site visits to organizations in an Asian-Pacific country.
To participate in the program, you must be on site for each weeklong residency. Seven nights of lodging and some meals are covered by regular tuition; however, you will be expected to make and finance your own transportation arrangements for each course’s on-site venue.
*All information—including statements of tuition and fees, course offerings, locations, dates, and deadlines—is subject to change without notice or obligation.