Abengoa and McDonough School of Business Partner to Create Custom Program in Project Management

January 19, 2011
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the sustainable technology company Abengoa have partnered to create a custom executive education program in project management, offered exclusively to Abengoa’s employees.
“Designed to strengthen one of the key functions at Abengoa, the basis underlying a large part of our strategic plan, this partnership with Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business aims to help participants update their expertise and develop their skills in project management, enhancing their managerial competency as well as people management skills and team leading,” said Manuel SánchezOrtega, CEO of Abengoa.
Created to provide the conceptual frameworks and practical knowledge necessary for continued expansion and innovation, the Abengoa Project Manager Program will provide a global vision of project management. The 10-month program will be offered primarily in Washington, D.C., at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and will be taught by Georgetown faculty and Abengoa executives. Through an emphasis on management ability, managerial competence, people and team management, and knowledge of Abengoa, participants will learn to apply best market practices to realistic program management challenges.
In addition to course content that will specifically address program management within Abengoa, the curriculum will provide a solid foundation for students pursuing Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute, the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession.
“I am delighted that Abengoa has chosen Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as its home for Executive Education in the United States,” said George Daly, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “Like Abengoa, we are an institution that enjoys a culture of entrepreneurial thinking, corporate social responsibility, transparency, and efficiency.”
About Abengoa
Abengoa (MCE: ABG) is an international company that applies innovative technology solutions to sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from the sun, producing biofuels, desalinating sea water, and recycling industrial waste, and adding long-term value for our stockholders through the encouragement of entrepreneurship, social responsibility, as well as transparency and efficiency in management. Rational use of our natural resources and concern for future generations mark the path of Abengoa. Furthermore, what we understand today as sustainable development does not only mean conservation of the environment and the rational use of natural resources for Abengoa, but rather we strive to go beyond this vision, strengthening our commitment to social and human aspects.
About Executive Education at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. The school is highly regarded for its global approach to executive education. Its Custom Programs division creates nondegree courses tailored to meet the needs of client organizations. Developed through consultations with client representatives and Georgetown faculty and staff, the offerings build upon the school’s strengths in the areas of leadership and management, as well as the school’s Washington, D.C., location. Clients hail from such countries as Japan, South America, Spain, Germany, and Nigeria, and have included Abengoa, Booz Allen Hamilton, and CNIA/Abu Dabi, among others.
Georgetown also offers prestigious Executive MBA and Executive Master’s in Leadership degree programs, as well as a Global Executive MBA with ESADE Business School in Spain and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.