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The College of St. Scholastica has been granted accreditation by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). GAC accreditation ensures the quality of academic degree programs and their graduates to meet the standards of the rapidly growing field of project management.

Global and Strategic Project Management Certificate

The Global and Strategic Project Management Certificate is for experienced project managers and offered 100 percent online. This graduate-level certificate is designed for professionals seeking increased knowledge and experience in leading globally distributed projects and teams, as well as managing change projects within an organization.

Graduates of the certificate will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate leadership and project management theories and practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in:
    • the processes and techniques used in organizational change management
    • the skills required for leading culturally diverse teams and projects
    • in leading globally distributed teams, organizations and projects

Who should take this certificate program?

This certificate is intended for professionals with the PMP certification, more experienced project professionals or professionals already completing the foundational certificate. Similar to the existing foundational certificate, a bachelor’s degree from any field is required for entry.

How long will it take to earn the certificate?

The 12-credit certificate program can be completed in one year and consists of one existing foundational and three existing advanced courses from the Master of Science in Project Management curriculum. These courses cover topics related to writing and communications, leadership, managing change projects and leading culturally diverse and distributed teams.

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Expand and Collapse Required Courses

Expand and Collapse CIS 6101 - Leadership Communication

An examination of the importance of leadership theories and styles, and the essential importance of communication. Oral and written communication methods will be studied to determine how effective communication is integral to the success of IT initiatives. Topics include communicating complex ideas, collaboration in a team environment, and using communication to lead a team and work effectively with complex interpersonal and team processes. (8 weeks)

Expand and Collapse PRM 6556 - Organizational Change Leadership

A study of projects in the context of the organization. Students will apply the project portfolio management approach to view projects in terms of contribution of value to the organization. The course also provides an in-depth discussion on the methods used to ensure projects deliver effective and enduring change.

Expand and Collapse PRM 6567 - Global & Cultural Competency

Exploration of the business, cultural, and economic environments of organizations and societies. Students are provided with an awareness and appreciation of the similarities and differences of cultures across the globe and the means to effectively and ethically operate in the global environment.

Expand and Collapse PRM 6586 - Leading Global & Distributed Teams

An in-depth study on leading project teams whose members exist in multiple locations and in locations across the world. The course provides insight into effective communication and management of distributed teams and discusses effective practices for motivating, guiding, and evaluating project teams.

The courses that comprise this certificate program may be applied toward the Master of Science in Project Management degree program.

Application Information

Students can apply to start the Global and Strategic Project Management Certificate in the fall. Interested students should contact Julio Garcia, Admissions at, schedule a meeting or (651) 403-8654.

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This certificate program is pending Education Department approval for Federal Financial Aid.

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Tuition: $565/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2020-21 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.