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Learn Critical Management Skills

Have you recently been promoted to a leadership position--or are you working toward it? Master the transition from technical expert to manager, and polish your communication skills in the ‘language of business’ through engineering management courses from UW-Madison. You will also learn how to successfully manage your team while taking the lead in your technical projects, ensuring you can complete them on-time, in budget, and with confidence. Consider a course from UW-Madison today.

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Tony Milczarek grew up loving fighter jets. His passion led him to a career in aerospace engineering--and leadership. As Milczarek’s career progresses, he looks for ways to add new leadership skills to his toolbox. In 2010, he graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s in Engineering Management and is working toward the Technical Leadership Certificate.

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