Project Management Graduate Certificate

Advance Your Career with a Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Learn to deliver projects on time, on budget, and on spec with a Graduate Certificate in Project Management. The Project Management Graduate Certificate prepares you to lead a project through its entire life cycle-from initiation to planning to execution to monitoring to completion. This certificate program is taught by practicing business professionals immersed in the field each day. They understand what’s working, what’s not, and what trends and technology are on the horizon likely to impact project managers. By blending theory with practical application, the Graduate Certificate in Project Management program prepares you to make an impact.

SNHU is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), and graduates of this program meet the educational requirement needed to take the PMP® exam. Project managers are increasingly turning to R.E.P.s for certification training and maintenance. PMI® is the world's largest project management member association, representing more than 600,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. Students must take the QSO 645 Project Management for PMP® Certification course in order to satisfy the educational requirement needed to take the PMP exam.

Gain the Leadership and Analytical Skills
Companies Need

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management program teaches the concepts, strategies and tools that today's project managers need to be successful. You will graduate with a greater understanding of scheduling, planning, cost and risk assessment, budget management, negotiation and conflict resolution, communications, securing resources, presentation and evaluation. The Project Management Graduate Certificate also helps prepare you for the Certified Associate of Project Management and the Project Management Professional certification exams conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Prepare Yourself to Compete for Project
Management Jobs

Because the skills you acquire from the Graduate Certificate in Project Management program can be applied toward a number of careers, it's impossible to accurately gauge job growth for project managers. However, there are several positive signs that offer some insight into potential careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2010-2020, management, scientific, and technical consulting services are expected to grow a staggering 83 percent, the fastest of any industry, and construction project management positions by 17 percent (faster than the average). And when you factor in that $12 trillion is spent worldwide on fixed capital and infrastructure projects, according to PMI, earning a Graduate Certificate in Project Management appears to be a sound investment.

Project Management Required Courses

QSO-510: Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in statistics, or the equivalent.
QSO-640: Project Management
This course includes the study of concepts, tools, and practices of project management. The course adopts a managerial process approach to Project Management, which consists of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the project. Major topics will include project scope, project time, project cost, project quality, project risk, project resources, project communications and how to be an effective project manager. Cases are utilized to integrate the learning in the course and provide decision- making experience for the student.
QSO-680: Seminar in Project Management
Project management is a core skill in today's fast-moving business environment. Project managers are required to manage complex, time- pressured projects and programs using advanced tools and techniques for maximum effect. Through this course, the students will learn advanced methods to initiate, plan and control projects. They will gain experience planning complex projects using both manual and PC-based tools.

Select Two of the Following:

QSO-520: Management Science through Spreadsheets
This is an application-oriented course that will provide students with a working knowledge of the most commonly used Management Science/Operations Research techniques such as linear programming, integer programming, goal programming, nonlinear programming, network modeling, queuing theory and simulation. The students will learn how to combine the power of the management science and spreadsheets to model and solve a wide variety of business problems.
QSO-620: Six Sigma Quality Management
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the design and implementation of quality control and improvement systems. It is an introduction to current quality management approaches, statistical quality control and quality improvement techniques. ISO-9000 also will be discussed. Case studies and the use of computer technology will be integral to the course.
QSO-510 or QSO-530
QSO-630: Supply Chain Management
This course analyses the role and activities of those involved in supply chain management decision making. It emphasizes the importance of transportation planning, inventory control, warehouse management, development of customer service standards, and procurement in the design and operation of supply and distribution systems. The importance of information systems and the internet in supporting such activities is also discussed. Special attention is given to the close working relationships with managers in other functional areas including information systems, marketing, and international operations.
QSO-645: Project Management for PMP Certification
This course teaches the following concepts contained in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013: the five process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing), the ten knowledge areas (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, Procurement, and Stakeholder), process inputs and outputs, process tools and techniques, and professional and social responsibilities. The course is designed to help students prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. The course satisfies the educational requirement of 35 hours of project management education for the PMP exam. However, it does not guarantee success on the PMP exam (PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.).
QSO-710: Internship in Operations/Project Management
This course will enable the School of Business graduate students to gain valuable work experience within the operations or project environment. The objective is to give the students an opportunity for practical application of operations/project management concepts and techniques learned in the classes and complement the course work.
PMP®, CAPM® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute Inc.

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