LANL’s Steve Renfro and Rob Kramer, UNM-LA’s Cindy Rooney and UNM Anderson School of Management’s Steve Walsh met earlier this summer to discuss using UNM-LA classroom with Zoom technology for Project Management classes. UNM-LA’s Bill Gilson, on screen, demonstrated the classroom. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
The University of New Mexico (UNM) Anderson School of Management will offer project management classes at UNM-Los Alamos this fall, taught by professors affiliated with the Anderson School of Management. Many of the individual classes have been developed by UNM for positions at LANL, utilizing the collective experience of LANL project management professionals.
From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, a few of the professors who are developing and teaching the courses will be in Los Alamos at the Oppenheimer Study Center Room JRO-3. Dr. Nick Flor, Dr. Reilly White, Dr. Raj Mahto, Dr. Robert Gary and Dr. Steven Walsh, all of whom hold doctorates in their respective fields, will be available to discuss project management and how it applies to their fields.
UNM administration staff, including newly promoted Director of Students Florencio Olguin, Lisa Beauchene and graduate advisor Erick Rodriguez, will present the program and answer questions about admission to the Anderson School.
Later that afternoon, 2-4 p.m. the professors, along with advisement professionals from UNM-Albuquerque, will be on campus at UNM-Los Alamos for further discussion with interested individuals in the community. UNM-Los Alamos CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney has met with Dr. Walsh and Dr. Renfro and is excited to be offering an orientation session and the upcoming classes on the campus at UNM-LA.
“We believe there is a demand for graduate level Project Management classes in our community and we are looking forward to using the Zoom technology classroom to deliver these courses,” Rooney said.
All of these courses can be applied to a Master’s of Science (MS) Degree currently in development by UNM. Courses are taken by non-degree students can be applied to a future graduate degree if the student so desires.
Presently UNM offers an MBA in Management of Technology (MOT) with a project management concentration and a post masters graduate education certificate program. All courses taken in the post masters graduate education program can be applied to the proposed Masters in Science Project Controls, Project Management and Program Management as the proposed program matures.
Dr. Steven Walsh, distinguished professor and holder of the creative enterprise endowed professorship, taught the first two pilot courses at LANL and will teach the class this fall. Dr. Walsh, co-director of the UNM Anderson MOT program, along with Interim Dean Dr. Shawn Berman are the PI and Co-PI of the MS initiative.
Because Anderson MGMT courses are traditionally restricted to students admitted to the Anderson school, applicants who have not been admitted to Anderson will need to complete the UNM course override form https://masters.mgt.unm.edu/forms/pdf/MBACourseOverride_NonDegreeCourseRequest.pdf. This form can be faxed to 277-8436 or emailed to email@example.com.
The Non-degree application for UNM is available at the admissions site (http://www.unm.edu/apply/ ). On the left-hand side of the page, under the block labeled “Before Applying” there is a small red box that says Non-Degree Application.
For further information, contact Steven Renfro, deputy principal associate director for Capital Projects at 505.665.5047, Robert Kramer, Manager of Functions (MOF-DO), at 505.667.9765 or Dr. Steven Walsh at 505.681.4835.