Defense Financial Management Education and Training (FMET) Program
Through our partnership with Science Applications International Corporation, the UMass Donahue Institute's Defense Management Education and Training unit worked closely with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
We developed curriculum and delivered training that enabled DoD to remain at the highest state of readiness and provided the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the world's largest finance and accounting operation, education and training services supporting their financial management operations and the quality of products and services provided to their customers.
Working with the government's subject-matter experts, we incorporated the most current information and materials into manuals and guides for classroom presentation by instructors, self-paced computer-based training, and Web-based training.
Beginning in January 1997, more than 50,000 DoD employees had participated in our financial management training courses.
Defense Leadership and Management Program
The UMass Donahue Institute developed and delivered in-residence Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP) graduate-level courses to senior Department of Defense (DoD) employees. We provided financial management and economics courses in support of DLAMP for more than three years. The courses, which we developed to the standards of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, targeted the unique needs of a highly capable, diverse, and mobile cadre of senior civilian managers and executives throughout DoD.
Courses were offered eight hours a day for two weeks making it possible for participants to engage in the learning process for short, intense periods of time. Students received time off from their regular work schedule to participate in the program.