The graduate certificate in project management is a 12-credit stand-alone program that provides students with the business and management skills necessary to evaluate, synthesize, analyze, and apply the concepts required when leading unique projects within the context of large, global organizations.
Project management best practices are acknowledged and applied throughout the program including the planning and execution of projects, the management of contracts and asset procurement, and the skills needed to lead complex projects and manage teams in a dynamic environment.
Advanced topics include decision sciences, risk management, project control and monitoring, and financial metrics.
- Employ the knowledge and skills needed to identify and solve organizational problems using a systematic decision making approach.
- Demonstrate advanced principles of project management, business analytical skills, and organizational development knowledge to execute and manage projects.
- Articulate the importance of strategic planning, cost and risk management, financial metrics, change management, execution, and monitoring tools, and evaluation best practices in terms of successful project management.
- Communicate and demonstrate the importance of ethics, quality, testing, metrics, reliability, and validity in relationship to project success.
- Outline and explain the additional requirements and considerations that should be considered when managing international and multinational projects.