Liverpool, NY, Schools with Project Management Programs
Project management differs from general management in that it is mainly concerned with temporary, non-routine endeavors. As a well-defined field of study, it stresses the importance of goals, supplies and time. Two of the schools described below offer degrees and training in project management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to the program summaries, this resource includes a comparison table with key institutional information and an overview of four other schools that offer programs relevant to project management.
- Le Moyne College in Syracuse is a private, Jesuit institution located a little over ten miles from downtown Liverpool. Although the college does not offer specific certificate or degree programs in project management, its business and administrative programs can help students develop related organizational and leadership skills.
- The main campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology is located in New York's third-largest city, about 84 miles from Liverpool's downtown. The institute offers career-oriented programs at nine colleges and two other international campuses, including a graduate certificate in project management.
- Syracuse University is a postsecondary research school located approximately five miles from downtown Liverpool, and its many notable alumni include Vice President Joseph Biden. The university's information management programs include concentrations in project management.
Comparison of Schools
The following table includes at-a-glance information about undergraduate tuition, financial aid and acceptance rates, among other figures. At well over 50%, graduation and retention rates at all three schools are relatively high.
|Le Moyne College||Rochester Institute of Technology||Syracuse University|
|School Type||4-year; private not-for-profit||4-year; private not-for-profit||4-year; private not-for-profit|
|Total Enrollment (Fall 2014)||3,381*||16,310*||21,492*|
|Campus Setting||Midsize city||Large suburb||Midsize city|
|Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)||$32,250*||$37,124*||$43,318*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014)||100%*||95%*||73%*|
|Acceptance Rate (Fall 2014)||66%*||57%*||53%*|
|Retention Rate (2013-2014)||86% for full-time students*||86% for full-time students; 81% for part-time students*||92% for full-time students; 64% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (Students who Enrolled in 2008)||72%*||63%*||80%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Le Moyne College
At the Madden School of Business, students can earn a bachelor's degree in business, finance, information systems or management, among other fields of study. In addition to coursework for the majors, all of the undergraduate programs require a common core set of liberal arts and administrative studies classes. In particular, the Bachelor of Science in Management and Leadership program covers topics in managerial analysis and finance, organizational development and team building.
At the graduate level, students can earn a Master of Business Administration and pursue studies in financial and human resources management, information strategies and operations. In addition to a bachelor's degree, admission requirements include GMAT or GRE scores, letters of recommendation and a resume.
Rochester Institute of Technology
The Center for Multidisciplinary Studies offers a graduate certificate program in project management. The school also offers other graduate certificate programs in strategic training design and technical information design. A relevant graduate program in entrepreneurship and innovative ventures that includes project management coursework is further available from the institute's E. Philip Saunders College of Business.
Graduate Certificate in Project Management
This program is designed to provide students with the training they need to organize and implement a one-time activity or project. Admission requirements include a bachelor's degree from an accredited college, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, a resume and prior experience with statistics.
In addition to an introductory course, the curriculum for the certificate program covers topics in advanced and international project management. Students can also take electives in technical communications and proposals, human performance and organizational behavior. Through the introductory course in project management, students have the opportunity to learn about budgeting, conflict resolution, resource allocation and scheduling. Individuals also learn how to work with common management techniques and tools, including Crystal Ball software applications, MS Project, PERT (Project Evaluation and Review Technique) and the Project Management Body of Knowledge guide.
Students are taught how to put concepts into practice and work as part of in-person and virtual project teams. Through the course in international project management, future global executives can study the cross-cultural and social issues that exist within corporations and between countries.
Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures
Students who want to develop their communication and leadership skills may also be interested in the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures program. This program requires 30 semester credit-hours to complete. It includes electives in branding, organizational change and project management. The capstone experience can provide students with the chance to acquire additional expertise in project management.
Syracuse University's School of Information Studies was the first institution of its kind in the United States, and the division offers undergraduate and graduate programs in information management and technology with project management concentrations. A related Master of Business Administration program is also available through the Whitman School of Management and includes an elective in project management. Graduate students may be interested in the school's 30-credit Master of Science in Information Management for Executives program, which contains a course in advanced project management.
Bachelor of Science in Information Management and Technology (Project Management Concentration)
This 120-credit program in information management and technology provides students with the opportunity to concentrate in project management. In addition to liberal studies, undergraduates must complete a management and technology core. Along with introductory courses in computer networking and database management, students learn information analysis techniques and how to manage an information systems project.
Students who specialize in project management are advised to take courses in applied economics and risk management. Through a course in information technology (IT), future project managers are taught how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis, finance a project and prepare an IT request. Additional topics in decision making and policy include computer crime, intellectual property rights and privacy. According to the School of Information Studies, within six months of completing the program, almost 100% of its graduates found jobs in their fields.
Master of Science in Information Management (Project Management and Resource Planning Concentration)
This program offers a fast-track option that allows both Syracuse University and Le Moyne College students the chance to begin their graduate studies during their senior year as undergraduates. The program requires 42 credits to complete and provides students with the opportunity to specialize in, among other areas, project management and resource planning.
The core curriculum covers topics in information management and policy. Students can also pursue a substantial number of electives, and along with those offered by the School of Information Studies, these may include up to six credits from the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Whitman School of Management or another university school.
Other School Options
In addition to the programs described above, the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University offers a graduate-level certificate program in project management. This Bethlehem, PA, university is located approximately 209 miles from downtown Liverpool, NY. About 250 miles away from Liverpool, the School of Technology Management at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, offers a Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management program. The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is also about 250 miles away from Liverpool, and students can earn a Master of Science in Project Management. Just over 50 miles from Liverpool, Utica College's Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program may be of interest to students who are looking for a more hands-on approach to project administration.