Undergraduate Project Management Certificate
City University of Seattle’s Undergraduate Certificate program in Project Management teaches students the essentials of project management from conception to closure. In this accredited, five-course program, you’ll learn how to organize, lead and schedule a diverse projects across a variety of industries. Coursework will cover the following concepts:
- strategic planning
- cost management
- project control
- team building and team work
- leadership and partnership
- risk management
- conflict resolution
- change management
CityU of Seattle’s project management training courses are built around the competencies in “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK® Guide), a globally recognized standard for project management. And CityU is registered as a Global Education Provider with the Project Management Institute® (PMI), so you get continuing education credits that count toward your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
This undergraduate project management certificate program is offered fully online, helping you increase your project management proficiency and immediately apply what you’re learning in your regular work environment. Work with our School of Management advisors to see how you can earn your project management certification online in as little as two quarters.
The CityU project management certificate program can help you whether you’re working toward your PMP certification, adding project management to your skills set, or just getting your feet wet in the field. Because we’re fully accredited, all of your courses count toward a bachelor’s degree at CityU.
The skills you’ll pick up in this program translate to virtually any area of business including agriculture, healthcare, software development, marketing, manufacturing, academia and consulting.
*As of July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose specific information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” City University offers a number of undergraduate and graduate certificates that lead to gainful employment. Information for each certificate program for the latest reporting year is available here.
PM 401 Introduction to Project Management (5)
Introduction to Project Management utilizes a real team project to manage a project's life cycle. Emphasis is placed on activity networks, managing resources, and creating control mechanisms that minimize risk. Project leadership is explored in the context of building effective project teams and maintaining stakeholder relationships. Students will learn and apply basic project management concepts including time and resource constraints, planning, scheduling, work breakdown structure, Gantt Charts, network diagrams, and project control.
PM 404 Project Scheduling and Cost Management (5)
Project Scheduling and Cost Management exposes students to the techniques and tools for project scheduling and cost management. This course includes detailed discussions and a series of related learning exercises on the sequence of project activities, including creating work breakdown structures, creating integrated networks, scheduling, and project cost and schedule controls. Cost management introduces the basic approaches and methods associated with cost management, from the establishment of budgets and cost accounts to the monitoring, interpretation, and use of cost data throughout the life cycle of the project. Required prerequisites: PM 401. Recommended prerequisites: PM 409, PM 410.
PM 406 Project Risk and Change Management (5)
This course utilizes a simulated project to teach students how to manage risk and crisis occurrence through a project's life cycle. Strong emphasis is placed on integrating SWOT, Risk Breakdown Structure, and Risk Mitigation into the overarching project life cycle. Project leadership is explored in the context of building effective project teams and maintaining stakeholder relationships, especially in times of uncertainty and crisis. Students will learn and apply basic project management concepts related to identifying, classifying, and mitigating risk. Prerequisites: PM 404 and PM 408.
PM 408 People and Communication in Projects (5)
This course provides an overview of people and communication factors in managing projects. Topics include human resource planning; how teams work; managing conflict; social and relationship capital in the context of projects; managing behaviors; diversity; leadership pitfalls; and communication factors within a project environment. Required prerequisites: PM 401, PM 409. Recommended prerequisites: PM 404, PM 410, BC 302.
PM 409 Leadership and Teams (5)
In this course, students will explore techniques for effective leadership and team management. Students will examine how to lead and participate on teams and manage change. Special emphasis is placed on team development and the ability to lead and work on geographically distributed teams. This course focuses on how to build and sustain alignment among team members by focusing on improved coordination, communication, and collaboration among team members regardless of geographical location.