Category: Project Management
Dr. Vijay Kanabar, associate professor and director of project management programs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, has received the Project Management Institute’s new Teaching Excellence Award.
The PMI® Teaching Excellence Award recognizes and honors an individual faculty member for outstanding teaching practices in project management; it also commends the recipient for a strong commitment to improving and enhancing project management curricula in higher education. “This is the ‘Oscar’ of project management,” asserts Dr. Kanabar’s colleague, Associate Professor Roger D. H. Warburton, academic coordinator for project management programs. The award was presented on June 14, 2017, at the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference, which was hosted by MET and attended by guests from more than 35 countries.
A certified Project Management Professional with expertise in business practices and computer science, Professor Kanabar is recognized as an authority on IT project management, electronic commerce, and information security. As director of MET’s long-running Project Management master’s degree and graduate certificate, he has ensured that MET’s project management programs—which also include an IT Project Management master’s concentration and graduate certificate—represent the vanguard of formalized training in the profession.
“Vijay is the first recipient of this new award, and the competitive field of candidates was drawn from all over the world,” says Dr. Warburton. “No one deserves it more than Vijay.”
This week, Boston University welcomes project managers from all over the planet as this year’s host of the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference. Taking place from June 11–14 on the University’s Charles River Campus, this year’s conference focuses on “The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks.”
Organized by MET Director of Project Management Programs Dr. Vijay Kanabar, Academic Coordinator for Project Management Programs Dr. Stephen Leybourne, and Faculty Coordinator for Online Master of Science Programs in Management Dr. Roger D. H. Warburton, the conference is sponsored by Metropolitan College, the International Project Management Association (IPMA®), and the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
This year’s International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference will take place on Boston University’s Charles River Campus from June 11 through June 14. The focus of this year’s conference is “The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks.”
Executive Petty Officer Colin Smith (MET’14) has received the Vander Putten Inspirational Student of the Year Award from the U.S. Coast Guard. According to the news release, this award “recognizes the student who clearly demonstrated sustained high standards of academic proficiency and dedication, served as a role model in off-duty education accomplishment, and demonstrated the Coast Guard values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty.”
Smith earned both a Master of Science in Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management through Metropolitan College’s military base satellite program at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he was cited for his volunteer efforts to support boating safety, watercraft firefighting instruction, and youth soccer in his community—all while on active duty at the Coast Guard’s Emerald Isle Station in North Carolina.
U.S. News & World Report has announced its 2015 rankings of Best Online Programs—and Metropolitan College has placed high with the Master of Criminal Justice (#2); the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (#3); and the master’s degree programs in management (#9). While the MSCIS and management programs were ranked last year, this is the publisher’s first ranking of Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.
“Can We Talk Rationally About the Big Dig Yet?” That’s the controversial question Boston.com staff writer Justine Hofherr poses in a January 5 editorial that draws on the first-hand knowledge of Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Roger Warburton. For more on how learnings from this landmark project enriches MET’s project management curriculum, see “Digging the Big Dig” in the winter 2012 issue of Metropolitan.
Bostonia has the story, too. Two Metropolitan College online graduate programs, the master’s program in computer information systems and the master’s programs in management, ranked in the top 10 in their categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs.
In a February 10 article, BU Today mentioned MET’s rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs. “Two Metropolitan College online graduate programs, the master’s program in computer information systems and the master’s programs in management, ranked in the top 10 in their categories…”
Read the whole story at BU Today.
In a comparison of the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs, MET’s fully online master’s in Computer Information Systems ranked #2 out of 34 programs listed, preceded only by the University of Southern California and tying with Virginia Tech.
MET’s Masters of Project Management and Masters of Gastronomy programs highlighted in Boston Globe Money and Careers Section. In a down economy many professionals are turning to alternative degree programs to gain the competitive edge.
Terry Robbins, 45, a director of operations technology at a major insurance company in New Jersey, peered into the future and realized he had many years of work ahead of him. “I was looking at the market and said to myself, ‘How can I make myself more competitive?’ ’’ said Robbins, who already has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. The answer was BU’s part-time master’s program in project management, described as an “alternative to MBAs.’’ Robbins started his graduate studies in 2009. … A resident of New Jersey, Robbins has taken all of his courses online and expects to complete his degree later this year.
Read the full article on Boston Globe.