A new partnership
between the University of New Brunswick Saint John and the provincial project
management association will provide students and working professionals with new
opportunities.

Dr. Henryk Sterniczuk, director of the MBA program at UNB Saint John and Warren Long, P. Eng, PMP, president of the PMI-NB chapter.

The partnership
between UNB Saint John and the Project Management Institute – New Brunswick
chapter (PMI-NB) – allows Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students at
UNBSJ to participate in activities that will help them achieve project
management credentials such as Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®,
Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and Program Management
Professional (PgMP)®.

The partnership will
also benefit working professionals by providing them with additional course
options through UNBSJ and professional development credits required to both
obtain and maintain certification.

“This is a win for
our MBA students and it’s a win for those already in the workforce,” says Dr. Henryk
Sterniczuk, director of the MBA program for the faculty of business on the
Saint John campus. 

“Becoming an
accredited project management professional will help our MBA students stand out
even further against their counterparts and will provide them with additional
tools to be successful in the workplace.”

UNBSJ and PMI-NB
signed a Memorandum of Agreement on August 11 outlining the new partnership.

“The expanding relationship with the
university is a key part of our strategy in providing value for our members,
the project management profession and business community” says Warren
Long, P. Eng, PMP, president of the PMI-NB chapter.

 ”We believe it’s
our role to work with and help facilitate quality training for project managers.
UNBSJ has also recognized this commitment to their students by entering
into this new partnership with PMI-NB.”

PMI was the first
organization to offer a credential specifically for project managers, and their
certification program remains the global standard.

PMI-NB serves the
professional, business and educational communities of New Brunswick through the
advancement and improvement of project management.

“We’re so pleased to
have this relationship with PMI-NB,” says Dr. Regena Farnsworth, dean of the Faculty
of Business on the Saint John campus.  “It
will benefit students, employers and the local community. It’s a great example
of how our university is helping to build a better New Brunswick.”