Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Campus Locations Boston, Online
Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 18
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter (excl F1 visa applicants)
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes

Overview

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 provides 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.


Curriculum

Required Courses (9 q.h.)

PJM 5900 Foundations of Project Management
(This course is required for students who do not have at least two years of professional experience working on projects. This course is only intended for those who are not familiar with professional project work. Student with two years or more of professional project experience should  not take this course.)
3 q.h.
PJM 6000 Project Management Practices  3 q.h. 
PJM 6025 Project Scheduling and Cost Planning 3 q.h.
PJM 6015 Project Risk Management 3 q.h.


Elective Courses (9 q.h.)

Choose three of the following courses:
(Students who take PJM 5900 are only required to take two courses within this section.)

PJM 6125 Project Evaluation and Assessment 3 q.h.
PJM 6135 Project Quality Management 3 q.h.
PJM 6140 Managing Troubled Projects 3 q.h.
PJM 6705 Portfolio Management in the Enterprise Environment 3 q.h.

 

Total Quarter Hours: 18


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Official undergraduate degree documentation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $10,692.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2014-15 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

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