IMC-CO agreement press release
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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The Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program at the University of Colorado Boulder with the Institute of Management Consultants to Offer Certificate Program
Certificate program will help foster leaders within the management consulting profession, reinforce commitment to ethical business practices
WASHINGTON, DC – The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA), the certifying body and professional association for management consultants and management consulting firms whose Certified Management Consultant® has earned the prestigious International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO/IEC 17024-2003accreditation, today announced a formal alliance with the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), The Management Consulting Certificate is designed to prepare students to serve in an internal or external consulting role for various technical industries. The content is integrated into a four-course, 12-credit-hour series taught by award-winning faculty at CU-Boulder. The certificate courses are being delivered both online and on-campus in Boulder, Colorado.
As the undisputed leader in the field, the mission of IMC USA is to promote excellence and ethics in management consulting through certification, education and professional resources. The new alliance with Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is in lockstep with that mission. IMC USA and the university will develop the certificate program in accordance with the standards and best practices established by the IMC. The certificate courses are being delivered both online and on-campus in Boulder, Colorado.
"Our graduate credit-eligible certificate in management consulting is ideal for those who want to refine their expertise in consulting,” said CU-Boulder instructor Steven Ouellette. "The flexible distance delivery format is perfect for working professionals, while our partnership with IMC prepares students for real-world consulting and to pass IMC’s Certified Management Consultant exam”, explained Dr. Jeff Luftig, program director and core faculty member.
"Strong academic programs like the one starting at University of Colorado Boulder are a vital part of IMC USA. This program will provide an effective conduit to the management consulting profession. That conduit, facilitated through the Certificate in Management Consulting that we are starting there, is of benefit to the profession, to Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program students, to those who buy consulting services and to IMC USA,” stated David Norman CMC® chairman of IMC USA.
About the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program
The Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is the MBA alternative for engineers, scientists and technical professionals who want to move into management. The program facilitates technically minded people to learn and practice data-driven management, develop leadership capabilities, and apply proven principles for business performance improvement.
University of Colorado Boulder (www.colorado.edu) is a Tier 1 research university, and the College of Engineering and Applied Science (www.colorado.edu/engineering) is ranked among the top 40 engineering graduate schools in the nation.
About the Institute of Management Consultants USA
IMC USA is the certifying body and professional association for management consultants and firms in the USA. The IMC USA mission is to promote excellence and ethics in management consulting through certification, education, and professional resources. IMC USA awards the profession's internationally-recognized designation of the CMC® (Certified Management Consultant®) and CMC FirmÔ(Certified Management Consulting FirmÔ). The CMC®designation is recognized in 48 countries, including 17 of the G20, and is the highest earned recognition that can be achieved in the management consulting profession. It is a standard for excellence competence and ethics in consulting. The CMC® designation acknowledges extensive experience, technical competence, peer reviews, client satisfaction, and oral and written examinations of and adherence to the IMC USA Code of Ethics.For more information about IMC USA, please visit www.imcusa.org.