Online Undergraduate Certificate in Project Management

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Take the Next Step Up in Your Project Management Career

Project managers are an essential part of any organization, and almost every industry. While responsibilities change with your specific setting and role, advanced project managers can expect some of the following responsibilities:

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Contribute to overall strategy in terms of timeline, resources, and tasks.

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Define and oversee priorities utilizing organizational skills.

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Manage and collaborate with team members.

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Work well under pressure while owning projects from start to finish.

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What will I learn in this degree?

If you want to increase your project management skills and showcase your knowledge and experience to your current (or another) organization, the Undergraduate Certificate in Project Management can help you get there.

This program gives students the opportunity to analyze and apply theories and concepts to organizations where resources are limited and time is crucial. Using a variety of essential project management skills and approaches, students refine and heighten existing knowledge for professional advancement. Specific topics include…

  • Management of risk
  • Project control
  • Project monitoring
  • Earned value methods
  • Total quality management

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Courses in this Degree

This 18 credit-hour, stand-alone program consists of six, three credit courses:

  • PJM310* Introduction to Project Management
    This course provides the student with a high-level overview of project management. Student will cover project management techniques such as project selection, management, organization, planning, conflict, negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, control of the project, and termination of the project. Students cannot receive credit for both PJM310 and MGT410.
  • PJM330 Effective Project Scheduling and Control
    This course explores, examines the effectiveness, and applies project scheduling techniques and practices. Projects are all unique and face time, resource, and budget con-straints. You will learn approaches to scheduling and control with an emphasis on those skills that are critical to the project manager. Through a web-based immersive simulation, you will have the opportunity to act as the project manager to schedule projects, monitor project progress, identify variances from the project plan, and recommend corrective actions to maintain time and reach the project goals. The simulation gives you a real-world experience managing a project. After completing the course, you will have gained competencies related to several aspects of project management, including project planning, components of project scope, project cost estimation, cost con-trol, schedule control, trade-off decision making, learning curve theory, quality management, controlling scope creep, and communication management.
  • PJM380 Project Management Tools
    This course explores project scheduling and monitoring techniques used by successful project managers. Students assume the role of project manager in a 7-week web-based simulation and apply the concepts conveyed in the course to an international software development project. Through this experience, competency is developed in the areas of project planning, scope definition, cost estimation, cost control, schedule control, trade-off decision making, learning curve theory, quality management, controlling scope creep, and communication management.
  • PJM400 Project Procurement and Contract Management
    This course examines the necessity of managing resources on a project to ensure its success. A critical component is obtaining the appropriate resources from external and internal vendors, which is the responsibility of the project manager. Students will learn the process of acquiring external resources through the vendors and the legal requirements associated with contracts. Students will have an opportunity to study the best practices regarding contract management and purchasing within a project management environment.
  • PJM410 Assessing and Managing Risk
    This course equips future project managers with the skills necessary to identify, analyze, assess, categorize, control, and mitigate project risk. Students learn how risk is being managed across industries, the factors that produce risk, and are presented with the tools necessary to reduce risk as much as possible.
  • PJM440 Total Quality Management
    This course introduces the concepts and benefits of having a systematic approach to business process, and project quality management that involves all employees in continuous improvement for the purpose of improving quality and reducing waste. Students will study Six Sigma, re-engineering, TQM strategy, TQM data capture, Theory of Constraints, and effective communication techniques used to integrate the quality principles into the culture and activities of the organization.

REGIONALLY ACCREDITED

Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your certificate comes from a top quality, trusted university.

RANKED #1 BY TOP MANAGEMENT SCHOOLS

CSU-Global’s School of Management and Innovation is ranked #1 by Top Management Schools in their Top 25 Online Bachelor’s in Project Management ranking.

PMI ALIGNED

CSU-Global project management curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading project management organization.

RANKED #5 BEST ONLINE BACHELOR’S IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The Best Schools ranks CSU-Global’s online Bachelor’s in Project Management program #5 out of 20.

RANKED #3 BEST COLLEGES IN COLORADO

Best Value Schools ranks CSU-Global third in their Best Colleges in Colorado lineup.

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Why You Should Earn Your Online Undergraduate Certificate

In today’s evolving and unpredictable economy, stackable credentials are an important tool you can utilize immediately, while also building credits toward a full degree. With an undergraduate certificate from CSU-Global, you prove proficiency in a specific subject with your stand-alone, transcribable, nationally recognized credentials. Get promoted, switch industries, or work toward a full degree. And with our Tuition Guarantee, your affordable tuition rate won’t increase over time. Now is the time to get the career respect you deserve by increasing your market competitiveness.

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Learn Valuable Skills

As an undergraduate student earning your certificate in project management you will gain and apply project leadership theories and practical applications for individual and organizational success. Additional learning outcomes include the following:

  • Apply effective written and research skills.
  • Examine management control, monitoring, and value methods.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills for effective analysis in decision-making.
  • Assess costs, risks, and benefits of total quality management.

Career Outlook

PMP Certification and Discounted Exam Preparation

CSU-Global’s project management certificate is aligned with PMI’s Body of Knowledge and prepares students for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate exam. Students also get access to a discounted PMP exam preparation program.

90% of Alumni Working in Their Field

Bachelor’s of Project Management alumni from CSU-Global report extremely high rates of working in the field of project management after completing the program.

$77,477.00 Estimated Starting Salary

Bachelor’s of Project Management alumni from CSU-Global report an estimated annual starting salary above $75k.

Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Engineer

Top three titles as reported by Bachelor’s of Project Management alumni from CSU-Global.

Finish Faster and For Less with Alternative Credit Options

Credit by Exam

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Self-Study Assessments (SSA)

CSU-Global will help you prepare to earn course credits for taking a proctored exam for specific content areas.

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CSU-Global Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

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