Graduate Certificate in Project Management
The School of Business' Project Management certificate program combines a rich mix of traditional coursework with the most current information and best practices in the field.
Our online graduate certificate in Project Management is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), a professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world.
Project Management Courses (18 credits)
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MBA 594 Enterprise Resource Planning 3
The primary objective of the course is to analyze, design and propose IT solutions for the integration of business process throughout the enterprise. The emphasis will be on re-engineering, integration, standardization, and methodologies of ERP systems. The course will cover fundamentals of ERP systems, business functions, processes, data requirements, development, and management of ERP systems for sales, marketing, accounting, finance, production, supply chain, and customer relationship management.
Prerequisites: MBA 533 - Human Resource in Management, MBA 560 - Financial and Managerial Accounting and MBA 565 - Marketing
PRM 516 Project Process Groups and Project/Product Life Cycles 3
This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the five process groups of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing a project. Students will participate in activities associated with project selection and initiation principally. In addition, students will learn how the project life cycle (established phases to move a project from start to completion) can intersect with a product lifecycle at various stages of development from concept to retirement.
PRM 518 Initiating, Planning and Executing a Project 3
This course builds upon prior student development in initiating and planning a project by concentrating on project execution/control. Students will acquire skills necessary to execute the planned project tasks/procedures aimed at producing the deliverable: a product or service. In addition, students will employ procedures to manage, measure, and control project performance associated with risks/changes to cost, scope, schedule, and quality.
Prerequisites: PRM 516 - Project Process Groups and Project/Product Life Cycles
PRM 520 Monitoring, Controlling and Closing Projects 3
Students learn how to monitor, control, and close a project. Students are taught how to use tools and techniques to oversee the successful implementation and follow-through of the project management plan and its sub-plans, which include the communications plan, risk management plan, quality management plan, human resources plan, and procurement plan. In addition, students will learn how to effectively monitor and control the “triple constraint” which is measured in the scope, costs, and time/schedule baselines.
Prerequisites: PRM 518 - Initiating, Planning and Executing a Project
PRM 522 Best Practices in Project Management 3
This course introduces the nine project management knowledge areas which include integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement. Students will apply the nine knowledge areas within a best practices project framework to manage the project and product life cycle. Students will attain a thorough understanding in how to use the various tools to manage the “triple constraint” for effective and efficient project completion. Lastly, the student will learn to apply a global perspective during the project’s initiation, implementation, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closing activities.
Prerequisites: PRM 520 - Monitoring, Controlling and Closing Projects
PRM 524 Applied Project Management Case 3
A project management capstone course which requires that students use the project management skills and abilities acquired in their previous courses to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close a successful project with the use of the project management information system (PMIS) called Microsoft Project. Project information is supplied to students throughout the course based on real-world scenarios in which the student must deal with all aspects of project management. The student is given a specific project with specified stakeholders and faces problematic issues including schedule delays, costs increases, human resource shortages, and equipment failure to name a few. The student must demonstrate his or her competency by using the skills and abilities attained throughout the course to lead the project to a successful completion. Upon completion of this course, the student will be prepared to successfully manage a complete project.
Prerequisites: PRM 522 - Best Practices in Project Management
Electives (0 Credits)
Total Credits 18