Use the foundation of project management skills to understand, implement, and assess projects from start to finish. Develop your analytical skills to determine and improve a project's quality, team input and output, communication levels, and individual workloads. Learn how to decipher risks and opportunities, and then focus your lessons in an elective of your choice from five courses. Whether becoming a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) or taking your enhanced skill set back to work, project management expertise applies in every industry, every level of management, and every task and campaign.
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Total Units 18 Units
Anyone looking to focus on their project management potential
Anyone wanting to become a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
Anyone looking to pursue a degree in project management
Anyone already working in their career field and wanting to grow their capability in project management
Foundational project management approaches from proposal to post-project analysis
Methods to assess various qualities of a project like scheduling, risk management, budgetary limitations, workloads, and quality assurance
The process of project procurement, including vendor contracting and related costs
Your choice of a special topic in project management to focus your area of career interest or growth
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
High school education or equivalent
According to the Project Management Institute (PMI):
Top executives report that project management is becoming increasingly important to their companies
Project managers can improve business performance in any industry
Industries with project management demand: agriculture, healthcare, government and real estate
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International students can complete our programs online from their home country, or, travel to the US and take courses with us in-person.
For those who wish to study online from their home country, you can enroll directly on our website for the program of your choosing.
For those wishing to travel to the US to study, please see admission requirements below.
Admission Requirements: International applicants are required to demonstrate English language fluency and must attain minimum scores of TOEFL PBT 550, iBT 80, IELTS 6.5; or the equivalent.
Immigration Information: This is a full-time program, and you must obtain an F-1 (student) visa.
NOTE: We are currently issuing electronic form I-20s for all in-person programs per SEVIP guidance.
Project Scheduling and Risk ManagementFrom project inception through implementation and analysis, this course explores basic concepts of structured project management, including scheduling, budgeting and risk management from both opportunity and threat perspectives.
Quality and Performance ManagementHow to develop a high-quality project plan, establish quality assurance/quality control guidelines and manage procurement of the resources necessary to complete a high quality project on time and on budget.
Elective (3.00 Units )
Introduction to Agile Project ManagementThe course provides an overview of agile project management, defines key terminology, describes the four agile methodologies, outlines the agile lifecycle, and explores the primary areas of expertise necessary to manage agile projects successfully.
Lean Principles and PracticeThis course provides an in-depth examination of the basic principles for Lean Six Sigma projects and programs within an organization.