Project Management, Graduate Certificate

Technical and managerial employees at all levels of organizations are being asked to manage small and large projects. Many of these professionals have not been specifically trained to effectively and efficiently manage projects. The task of managing projects has its own body of knowledge. This program seeks to provide the practical and theoretical knowledge for which the Project Management Institute tests, and it is expected that individuals who successfully complete this program will be capable of fulfilling the education requirements of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.

This certificate program in project management is designed with sufficient course flexibility to accommodate professionals with various levels of project management experience. Project management principles are applicable to both manufacturing and service industries, including professionals in fields such as software engineering, construction management, and financial services.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

Note: Foundations of Project Management (PJM 5900) is required for students who do not have at least two years of professional experience working on projects. This course is intended only for those who are not familiar with professional project work. Students with two years or more of professional project experience should not take this course:

PJM 5900Foundations of Project Management4
PJM 6000Project Management Practices3
PJM 6005Project Scope Management3
PJM 6025Project Scheduling and Cost Planning3
PJM 6015Project Risk Management3

Project Management Electives

Complete two of the following. Note: Students who take PJM 5900 are required to take only one course in this section:6
Project Evaluation and Assessment
Project Quality Management
Managing Troubled Projects
Communication Skills for Project Managers
Introduction to Program and Portfolio Management
Principles of Agile Project Management

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

18 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required