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.
The Certificate in Project Management is a foundational certificate, offered 100 percent online. This graduate level certificate is designed for professionals seeking increased knowledge and experience with project management processes and techniques.
Graduates of the certificate will be able to:
This certificate is primarily targeted to professionals without a PMP® certification possessing a bachelor's degree from any field.
The 12 credit certificate program can be completed in two semesters and consists of four foundational courses from the Master of Science in Project Management curriculum. These courses cover topics related to writing and communications, leadership, basic project management practices, and strategic decision making.
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)
Examines the project management knowledge areas of integration, risk, quality, communication, stakeholder, and procurement management. Students will learn the primary initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing activities associated with each knowledge area. Specific hands-on exercises will be utilized to provide students with direct experience related with project integration, risk, quality, communication, stakeholder, and procurement management activities.
Examines the project management knowledge areas of scope, schedule, cost, and resource management. Students will learn the primary initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing activities associated with each knowledge area. Specific hands-on exercises will be utilized to provide students with direct experience related with project scope, schedule, cost, and resource management activities.
An examination of the methods used to make informed and ethical strategic decisions. The course provides a review of qualitative and quantitative methods applied to the decision making process. Topics include goal setting, systems thinking, cost-benefit analysis, contingency planning, decision trees, risk assessment, and decision evaluation.
The courses that comprise this certificate program may be applied toward the Master of Science in Project Management degree program.
*Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 and 2020-21 academic years. 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.