Expands Management Education in Northern Virginia
Of Commerce To Offer I.T. Masters Degree, Darden School Expands
Management Excellence Series
11, 2001-- The University of Virginias McIntire
School of Commerce is launching a new section of its masters
degree program, Management of Information Technology, in Northern
Virginia to meet the needs of I.T. professionals in the Washington
area. Classes will begin in late spring 2002.
than a third of our current students are commuting to classes in
Charlottesville," said Carl Zeithaml, dean of the McIntire
School. "Our move to the Dulles Technology Corridor will bring
us closer to one of our key constituencies while providing easier
access for students who fly in for class from outside the area."
program will be introduced at an informational session to be held
jointly with U.Va.s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
on Oct. 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the Accenture Building, 11951
Freedom Drive, 18th floor, in Reston Town Center. The
event is free and open to the public.
representatives also will be on hand to discuss Dardens current
programs in northern Virginia -- which include a Management Excellence
Series and a Business Insights Series.
is trying to reach out to companies and individuals who want to
take advantage of what we have to offer, but who cannot afford the
time to make the 200-mile round-trip commute to Charlottesville,"
said Mark R. Eaker, Dardens faculty director for Northern
programs in Northern Virginia include:
Excellence Series Programs that bring nationally recognized
Darden faculty to the metro-Washington area. The next program,
"Decision Traps and Social Dilemmas: Making Better Decisions,"
is scheduled for Dec. 12 at the Bechtel Conference Center in
Business Insights Series A speakers series that addresses
timely business issues. The next program, "Post-Merger
Integration," will be held Nov. 1 at the Hyatt Regency
Reston. Future topics include strategic alliances, leading innovation
and risk capital.
Leaders Program Part of the Management Excellence Series,
this is an intensive, seven-weekend program designed for high-potential
managers who need to broaden their leadership and management
capabilities to become general managers but who cant
afford to take time away from the office. The first program
will be offered in late summer 2002.
new 16-month masters degree program in Northern Virginia is
designed for professionals from a broad range of industries with
a minimum of two years of professional work experience, including
significant managerial or technical involvement with an information
technology project or product. Classes will meet every other Saturday
in the Bechtel Conference Center, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive in Reston.
faculty will offer the same high-quality curriculum in Reston as
in Charlottesville," Zeithaml said. "They will use a problem-solving
approach based on an integrated curriculum of information technology
and graduate business topics -- while offering more flexibility."
12-month Charlottesville program meets in two-day blocks, on Fridays
and Saturdays, every other week, with students using groupware technology
to work with other team
and faculty between class sessions. Entering students arrive with
an average of eight to 11 years of work experience and average GMAT
scores of 620.
Charlotte Crystal, (434) 924-6858, Jim Travisano, (434) 924-7005,
Beth Schmid, (434) 924-7502