Project management is one of the fastest growing career fields in business. Organizations are increasingly using projects as a means of achieving their strategic objectives.
In response to this need, the College of Management is offering a graduate certificate and concentration in Project Management. The required courses prepare students for the challenging field of Project Management by providing them with tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to initiate, plan, and implement projects successfully.
Some of the major skills areas covered include:
- Project planning, implementation, and control using Microsoft Project
- Request for Proposal (RFP) formulation
- Earned Value Analysis
- Computer-aided problem solving and decision making methodologies
- Systematic approaches to risk identification, risk modeling, risk impact assessment, response planning, and documentation
- Simulations using Microsoft Project, Crystal Ball, and Excel
- Techniques in data mining and visual display of quantitative data
- Team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution in projects
- Project management organizational options
Students completing the Project Management certificate will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- prepare, evaluate, and make proposal decisions
- develop, monitor, and implement project plans, using appropriate tools and techniques
- apply critical thinking, analyses, and strategies to complex business problems
- negotiate and manage conflicted situations
- identify, model, assess, and document risk management factors and
- present, explain, and market project-related information.
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To be considered for admission to the Project Management Graduate Certificate Program, you must submit evidence of the following:
- A bachelor's degree earned from an accredited institution
- At least one year of full-time professional work experience
- Principles of management and basic statistics and a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Applicants should allow 7-10 business days for review once all required application materials are received and sent to the College of Management Graduate Admissions Committee.
To be considered for admission you must submit:
- Graduate Application
- Non-refundable application fee (waived for graduates of Metropolitan State University)
- Official Transcripts
- Assessment Scores
- Current resume
- Goals Essay
See Applying to the Program for application packets, details on the requirements, deadlines and International Student application requirements.
Courses are accepted in transfer upon the approval of the Graduate Programs Director in consultation with discipline coordinators. A course is accepted in transfer only if it has been completed within the last five years from an accredited institution, no degree was granted, and a letter grade of B or better was earned in the course.