Midland University Announces New Partnership with PMI Heartland Chapter

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Midland University MBA Program is proud to announce a newly-reached partnership agreement with the PMI Heartland Nebraska/Iowa Chapter. This partnership will help both organizations grow, promoting professional development for PMIH and expanding real-world learning opportunities for the Midland MBA.

Project Management professionals affiliated with the Heartland Chapter will mentor advanced MBA students in the Global Consulting Capstone. By this point in the MBA, students have developed a broad set of skills and the capstone project draws on all of these skillsets, something that project management professionals do well on a daily basis. As local experts in Project Management techniques, PMI Heartland Chapter members are uniquely qualified to help students through these often complex projects to successful completion.

"Midland University's relationship with our local PMI chapter allows our students direct access to a global network of project management professionals," said Debora Sepich, Ed.D. MBA, Director of the Dunklau School of Business. "Our relationship with PMI Omaha has developed into dedicated mentors who are PMI certified and supporting our efforts in global consulting in the MBA classroom."

PMIHC and Midland University are both very excited about this opportunity as it directly aligns with several key values of both organizations. It also adds employment to the greater Omaha area as Midland University will employ four PMI Heartland Chapter members as part of the 2017 capstone projects.

"We are a professional volunteer organization whose members serve our community by delivering the value of project management," said Kirk Nothelfer, PMP (PMIH VP Professional Development). "This partnership with Midland University aligns perfectly with that purpose. Not only will our volunteers assist in the development of Midland's business professionals, but this opportunity also represents an investment in our chapter's long-term growth."

This partnership opportunity grew out of the MBA courses developed by Andrew Sherwood, a project manager and chapter ambassador with Mutual of Omaha, active member of PMI Heartland, and lead faculty for the Midland University Project Management Certificate. He saw the opportunity for both organizations to contribute, showcase, and act on their organization's goals and values. Because of Andrew, and many other individuals and teams, the skills students develop in the Midland MBA and the Project Management Graduate Certificate program will continue to grow. Additionally, this partnership will create new networking and employment opportunities for all Midland MBA graduates.

To learn more about the MBA program, Project Management Certificate program, or development opportunities for project management professionals, please contact the Midland University MBA office at Admissions@MBA.MIdlandu.edu or call 402-941-6226.