Railway Management Certificate Program (April - November 2018)


This comprehensive course for the railway industry (operating companies, suppliers and shippers) is designed for employees that show potential for professional growth and increased management capabilities to middle and upper management levels.  Content is predominantly focused on the needs of managers rather than operators or engineers.  The course was developed and evaluated by MSU Railway Management Program staff, working closely with Class I and Class II railroad education and training directors, as well as the AAR, ASL&RRA, and FRA decision makers, and other transportation industry leaders.  Content is regularly updated to include topical items impacting the railway industry.  The program consists of four weeks’ content that covers the breadth of today’s railway industry.  Lecture-style presentations, from distinguished MSU professors and recognized industry subject matter experts, are balanced with field visits to rail and associated sites to help put the conceptual and classroom sessions into practice.


  • Module 1: Railway Business Administration & Leadership (RMCP 301)
    April 16 - 20, 2018 – East Lansing, Michigan (MSU Campus)
  • Module 2: Railway Operations (RMCP 302)
    June 4 - 8, 2018– Pueblo, Colorado (Home of TTCI)
  • Module 3: Railway Engineering and Technology (RMCP 303)
    September 24 - 28, 2018 – Chicago, Illinois (railway “heart” of the USA)
  • Module 4: Railway Regulation, Safety & The Industry (RMCP 304)
    November 12 - 16, 2018 – Washington, DC Area


Four U.S. locations


For railroad employees who show potential for professional growth and increased management capabilities.

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