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The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was established in Arlington, Virginia in January 1998. UMT is chartered by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV, www.schev.edu ) and accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC, www.deac.org ). UMT's degree programs in project management also are accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI, www.pmi.org). UMT is an institutional member of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA, www.chea.org ) and a Global Registered Education Provider of PMI.

UMT is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to provide Federal Student Aid (FSA) to eligible students enrolled in eligible programs at UMT. UMT is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to accept F-1 visa students. UMT is authorized by U.S. Department of State to sponsor J-1 visa international exchange students.

UMT is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for purposes of various veterans' education benefits programs. In addition, UMT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and it is authorized to accept funds from the DoD Tuition Assistance Program.

UMT has entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with certain organizations. In 2004, UMT and Defense Acquisition University entered into an MOU related to acquisition management and project management programs. In 2006, UMT and National Technical Information Service entered into an MOU related to online degrees and certificates in project management and acquisition management.

UMT offers undergraduate-level and graduate-level education to men and women desiring to obtain up-to-date knowledge, skills, and insights in management and technology needed to operate effectively in modern, fast-paced, and complex enterprises. UMT is committed to excellence in management and technology education. Its courses focus on contemporary management and technology issues. Faculty members are carefully screened to assure that UMT instructors possess a balance of scholarly and practical insights on current management practice and technology applications. The members of the UMT community believe firmly that universities must stay on the cutting edge of technological change. UMT is committed to employing modern teaching delivery technology to offer its students the best management and technology education available.

UMT faculty and staff have extensive management and education experience working with major universities, companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. These entities include government branches, such as The White House, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Department of States, the National Health Institute, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Social Security Administration; large corporations, such as AT&T, Lucent Technologies, NCR, SITA (France), ABB (Switzerland and Sweden), IBM, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Verizon; and international organizations, such as the World Bank. UMT's faculty and staff possess extensive international experience having worked in more than twenty countries and recognize that management today requires a global outlook.

Through online education, students throughout the United States and in sixty-nine countries are enrolled at UMT. With its global outreach, UMT is committed to bringing the best knowledge, practice and professional skills to students everywhere.

UMT is located in Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia, just minutes from downtown Washington, DC. Rosslyn is a busy commercial and federal government agency district. Rosslyn is easily accessible throughout the greater Washington metropolitan area by Metro and is convenient to air transportation via Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

For additional information about UMT's programs, accreditations, ownership, and governing structure, please contact the Dean's Office.


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