As the marketplace becomes more global—and more competitive—businesses must be poised to confront increasing logistical complexities, technological advances, and unpredictable changes.
The Graduate Certificate in Project Management delivers comprehensive knowledge of essential techniques for successful, cost-effective management of both large- and small-scale projects. Under the guidance of distinguished faculty, you will examine detailed case studies, conduct project simulations, and gain both theoretical and practical expertise that will prepare you for a wide variety of project-management-related careers.
Important areas of study include project management tools as well as the management skills of team building and communication, risk and financial management, continuity management, negotiation skills, and an understanding of issues—such as outsourcing, culture, and virtual project management—that affect the international project management environment.
Project Management Certification Preparation
Upon completion, students will have gained excellent preparation for the Project Management Professional PMP® certification exam as well as other international project management certifications to include IPMA and IT Project + certification.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Project Management will be able to demonstrate:
- Proficiency in developing a project management life cycle.
- Proficiency in all basic project management tools and techniques, with an emphasis in communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control.
- Knowledge of tools for project scheduling, templates for project management and communication, and techniques to measure cost variance, schedule variance, and earned value.
Available on campus and in the following formats:
Prior to starting a certificate course, students are required to submit a certificate application and evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited institution. Students must also complete MET AD 510 Mathematics for Management, or pass a waiver exam.
A 3.0 GPA is required for certificate award, and no course with a grade below B- may be credited toward the certificate.