Project Management (Certificate Program)

A good project manager can mean the difference between a successfully implemented project, product or process … and failure. These professionals know how to plan, implement, ensure quality control, track and provide status reports on any given project, all while managing a variety of people in different roles. If this sounds like your kind of career, start with a certificate in project management from Grantham University.

What will I learn?

Through a combination of business, management and operational coursework, this program offers the scheduling, analysis and project management skills you need to implement a streamlined project management approach to workplace assignments.

What careers can I pursue with this Project Management certificate?

From construction to IT, the field of project management is wide open and filled with opportunities. Or you could pursue an online business degree, transferring your project management training credit into an associate or bachelor’s degree program with Grantham.

Here’s something else for your resume: Grantham has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

How long is this program?

At 16 credit hours, the online Project Management Certificate program is designed to be completed in 8 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will it cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Scholarships are also available for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, which means we are ready to get started when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs such as the Project Management Certificate Program, opportunities for financial assistance, or the enrollment process.

Project Management (Certificate Program)

Project Management Outcomes

After successfully completing Grantham University’s Online Project Management Certificate Program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the nature of project management development, including people-based project management
  • Describe scheduling development and analysis, as well as specific quantitative techniques developed for analyzing projects
  • Identify the techniques used in earned-value analysis and work breakdown structure
  • Explain how to manage project and practical project performance while identifying project risks
  • Describe project management professional responsibilities
  • Explain the Ten PMBOK® Knowledge Areas1
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham prepares graduates to succeed in a different professional and civic settings by incorporating these critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – the ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity –  an awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and the ability to apply an ethical framework to decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives
PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Project Management (Certificate Program)

Grantham University’s 100% online and professionally relevant coursework is designed to help you prepare for your next career.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 16
Total Credit Hours: 16
Accreditation(s): DEAC

Textbook Information

Program Core: 16
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU100 Title: Student Success Credits: 1
  This required one-credit hour course introduces Grantham students to various strategies for learning and helps develop skills essential for succeeding in an online education program. Students complete self assessments to become familiar with their learning styles and how to use their learning styles in online studies. Students successfully completing this course are more proficient in time management, reading skills, writing techniques, memory abilities, and test-taking strategies. Students learn how to navigate within Grantham University's online course learning environment, submit assignments, and where to go for academic assistance. GU100 is normally taken with level 100 or 200 courses that offer the most common challenges in working in an online learning environment. Students complete assignments in both courses simultaneously as a learning strategy for general education and entry-level knowledge acquisition while developing successful online study skills. Successful completion of
Course: MA215 Title: Business Statistics Credits: 3
  In this course students learn to apply descriptive and inferential statistics to solve business problems. Students perform statistical analysis of samples, compute the measures of location and dispersion, and perform linear and multiple regression and correlation analysis. Other topics include constructing a hypothesis, performing one-way and two-way analysis of variance, and making decisions under risk and uncertainty.
Course: MGT150 Title: Principles of Business Management Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides students with a practical and concrete explanation of the concepts and techniques they will need as managers in today's new organizations. The sequence of topics follows the familiar pattern of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Throughout the course, the manager's role in leading and accommodating change is emphasized. The course also introduces the student to the issues of managing global businesses, especially the ways in which managers need to develop a global perspective in order to be successful. Issues in strategy, diversity, and entrepreneurship are covered extensively.
Course: MGT335 Title: Introduction to Operations Management Credits: 3
  This course is an introduction to operations management that strikes a balance between both the managerial issues and quantitative techniques of operations. There is an increased emphasis on information technology and the effect of the Internet and e-business on operations management. Important changes taking place in operations, such as supply chains, e-business, and information technology are integrated with more traditional topics in operations such as strategy, quality, and competitiveness. Topics include the strategic importance of operations, designing the operating system, managing the supply chain, and ensuring quality.
Course: MGT456 Title: Quality Management Credits: 3
  Students analyze quality management as a statistical base of quality control. The applications of these tools design and implement a quality management system, while also addressing the underpinnings of quality theory and quality philosophy through basic mathematical equations of quality control, and develop methods for applying these tools to design, manufacturing, and inspection procedures. By examining the means used by quality managers, students unveil how members of the organization perform in their tasks in such a way that promotes quality in its processes and ensures continuous improvement in its performance.
Course: PRJ450 Title: Project Management Credits: 3
  This advanced course identifies the components of modern project management and shows how they relate to the basic phases of a project, starting with conceptual design and advanced development, and continuing through detailed design, production, and termination. Topics covered include project organization and structure; project planning and control; human behavior in the project setting; and project management information systems. The course places stress on integrative concepts rather than isolated methodologies. It relies on simple models to convey ideas and avoids detailed mathematical formulations, though some of the more important mathematical programming models are presented.