Undergraduate Project Management Certificate
REQUIRED CREDITS: 25
LOCATIONS and START DATES: Online: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Is the Project Management certificate program for me?If you want a career as a project manager with a desire to enhance your skills within the industry, this program is a great way to go. And you can also use the PM certificate program as a great stepping stone to an undergraduate program if you haven't yet earned your bachelor's degree. The Project Management certificate is an online certificate program. While you earn your Project Management certificate online, you'll still have access to all CityU's great resources on "Blackboard" - our virtual classroom. Use this program to log in to get assignments, discuss topics with your classmates, collaborate on projects and check your grades. Basically, everything you do in class but without the commute. With online education, you can advance your career without taking time away from current responsibilities.
What will I learn in the Project Management certificate program?In CityU's Project Management certificate program, you'll learn how to organize, lead and schedule projects. These topics (and more) will be covered:
What can I do with my Project Management certificate?Project managers are everywhere - agriculture, health care, software development, marketing, manufacturing, academia and consulting, to name just a few. The skills you'll pick up in this program translate to virtually any area of business, public or private.
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Content Area (25)
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.
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. Prerequisites: PM 401, PM 409 and PM 410.
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.
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. Prerequisites: BC 302, PM 401, PM 410 and PM 409.
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.