Simplilearn Partners with the University of Massachusetts Amherst to Create Post Graduate Program in Project Management

Mumbai: Simplilearn, world’s number one online bootcamp for digital economy skills training, today announced its partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) to introduce a Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Project Management. The six-month comprehensive program will provide learners with practical leadership and digital skills to lead and excel in complex transformational projects and become a digital-age project leader. This new offering is ideal for mid- and senior-level leaders in the operations field, aiming for a career progression in the digital economy.

The Post Graduate Program in Project Management is based on Simplilearn’s Blended Learning model, which offers a combination of online self-paced videos, live virtual classes, and hands-on projects. With more than 150+ hours of learning, aspirants will have access to mentorship sessions and interactive peer learning through group projects, discussions, and masterclass sessions from the University’s top faculty. The program also offers one mid-program project and one Capstone project to complete the six-month-long learning experience.

This comprehensive program covers the four pillars of digital project management: managing complexity and delivering value, cost-quality-risk tradeoff, understanding and crafting strategy, and implementing best practices. The curriculum includes core topics such as Project Management, Quality Management, and Risk Management aligned with the official body of knowledge prescribed by the Project Management Institute, and Axelos. Beyond the core topics, the program addresses essential knowledge of digital transformation and the use of design thinking to reinvent the customer experience.

Upon completing the program, the graduating participants will receive a joint certificate of completion in the Post Graduate Program in Project Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Simplilearn. They will also earn credits towards the online MBA program at the Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, and receive official membership in the UMass Amherst Alumni Association.

Industry reports estimate that there will be 22 million jobs for project management professionals by 2027. Commenting on the partnership with UMass Amherst, Mr. Anand Narayanan, Chief Product Officer, Simplilearn said, “The role of today’s project manager is evolving, with the expectations to drive growth and create disruption in a fast-paced digital world. Along with leading teams and aligning outcomes to business goals, it is essential for a project manager to possess skill sets in new-age digital tools and project management software. Through the PGP in Project Management, aspiring leaders in the field will be empowered with the framework and skills required to succeed in a digital ecosystem. We are happy to collaborate with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, one of America’s top 25 public research universities and provide our learners an online program that will help them become a digital-age project leader. We’ve trained leaders at over 1,000 companies across 150 countries with the purpose of inspiring and equipping professionals to be better and do better.”

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has collaborated with Simplilearn in the past for several other professional skilling programs. As noted by Isenberg School of Management Dean Anne Massey, “Information technology has become pivotal to the success of businesses everywhere. Accordingly, the role of the individual in charge of operational strategy has become increasingly essential and in-demand. By establishing a partnership with Simplilearn through the Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Project Management, we hope to provide learners an efficient, flexible program that gives them the ability to upgrade their skills and be even more prepared to take on today’s fast-paced global economy.”