Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1
2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 52.0211
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9199

While project management has been around since the 1950s, the field has experienced an explosion of growth, both in the number of project managers being employed and in the expectations of the industry. Not only is work becoming more “projectized,” but also more organizations are using project management to achieve business results. This requires a solid foundation in business fundamentals, communication, and leadership, as well as skills in program management and portfolio management.

The graduate certificate in Project Management is designed to support the growing need for project management graduate education. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful professional and leadership careers in the rapidly-expanding field of project management and will prepare students to pursue the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
PROJ 501Introduction to Project Management3.0
PROJ 502Project Planning & Scheduling3.0
PROJ 510Project Quality Management3.0
PROJ 515Project Estimation & Cost Management3.0
PROJ 603Project Leadership & Teamwork3.0
Elective courses3.0
Select 1 of the following:
Project Risk Assessment & Management
Managing Multiple Projects
International Project Management
Project Procurement Management
Project Management Tools
Project Stakeholder Management
Managing Project Knowledge
Other graduate-level courses, with approval of student's Academic Advisor and the Project Management program (must be 5XX or higher)
Total Credits18.0

Interested candidates should visit Drexel University Online for admissions requirements and more information about how to apply.

Current Drexel graduate students and alumni should contact Mercedes Moultrie, Program Manager, at 215-571-3939 or mm342@drexel.edu, for admissions information for the Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

CAPM, PMP, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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