BOULDER - The University of Colorado-Boulder is offering a management-consulting certificate through the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program.

CU-Boulder is partnering with the Institute of Management Consultants USA on the new courses. The Washington, D.C.,-based institute is the certifying body and the industry association for management consultants and management-consulting companies.

The certificate prepares students to serve in a consulting role for companies in various technical industries, according to a CU press statement.

The graduate credit-eligible certificate in management consulting is ideal for working professionals who want to refine their expertise in consulting," said CU instructor Steven Ouellette.

While tuition rates vary, in general, Colorado resident students pay $2,160 for each course they take in the program. Out-of-state students pay $4,857 per course. Students who want to take the course online pay $2,433, regardless of whether or not they're Colorado residents. All classes are broadcast live so that students who are not in the classroom can interact with the professor and classroom students.

The certificate curriculum is a four-course, 12-credit-hour series taught by CU-Boulder faculty. The courses are: Project Management Systems; Quality, Strategy and Value Creation; Leadership; and Management Consulting. Certificate courses can be applied toward completion of the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management degree.