Certificate of Professional Practice

Objectives

The Professional Practice of Architecture graduate certificate is designed to build the next generation of leaders in the professional practice of architecture through creative skills for managing people, projects and budgets.  This 9 month, 15-credit online program will give a student the foundation of solid business skills while enabling them to explore creative and visionary ways to think about the contemporary practice of architecture.


Program Flow

The program follows an academic-year model. Students begin the program in August and end the following May.  After acceptance, the students should register for the course(s) offered in the upcoming semester through the Extended University website.  

Fall: August-December (20 week course)

MSEM 501Leading Human & Fin Ent9

Spring: January-March (10 week)*

ARCH 510Leadership in Prof Practice3

*This online course presents leadership strategies in the professional practice of architecture, how architecture fits among associated professionals and the opportunities for professional engagement relative to the encapsulated expertise of an architectural office. The course topics will be delivered in an integrated fashion using multiple instructors and guest interviews with expertise in several areas.

Spring: March-May (8 weeks)*

ARCH 519Synthesis of Arch Practice3

*This course is online, however it will conclude with face-to-face presentation of the capstone project to a diverse audience of industry leaders. It is also the capstone of the Professional Practice of Architecture Graduate Certificate Program and is intended to synthesize the learning acquired in the two previous courses (Leading and Managing the Human and Financial Enterprise and Leadership in Professional Practice) in a manner that culminates in the development of a transformative business plan for existing or anticipated architectural practice opportunities. The course topics will be delivered in an integrated fashion using multiple instructors and guest interviews with expertise in several areas.


For More Information

Contact Lisa Brown, Program Manager, at lisa.brown@montana.edu or 406-994-3062


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