Are you interested in project management? Being involved with real organizations as an undergraduate level comes with benefits such as great experience, networking oppotunities, and even co-ops and internships. Professor of Operations Management, Dana Johnson, works with students in BUS4950 (prerequisite: OSM 3200) who are interested in project management each year. Deadline is mid-October so apply early and contact Dr. Johnson directly for more information.
Learn more about THE Project 2013, the top prize is $2,500, 2nd place is $1,000, and 3rd place is $500. Students will travel to Grand Rapids in early April to participate in the competition.
THE Project History
When people hear the word “manager”, they think of a supervisor or someone in charge of making a schedule. Images of Bill Lumburgh from Office Space talking about memos and reports come to mind.
However, in recent years, Project Management has grown into an important profession and Michigan has begun to take notice. Spectrum Health, Steelcase, Amway, the Grand Rapids Business Journal and other local businesses have partnered with the Western Michigan chapter of The Project Management Institute (WMPMI) to host an intercollegiate project management competition simply known as THE Project.
“Our teams have been preparing over the past two semesters to present project management plans at the competition,” said Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management Dana Johnson. “Being able to use the skills and tools that students learned in class will help them prepare for their future careers.” Read more about THE Project 2012 Competition.