Project Management (Certificate Program)

The undergraduate Project Management Certificate is designed to enable students through a combination of business, management and operational courses to implement a streamlined project management approach. The certificate program will provide newcomers to the workforce, as well as those with previous education and work experiences, the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to emerge as successful project management professionals.

Students enrolled in this certificate program are required to follow courses in the sequence set out for the program.

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 18 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

At the successful completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the nature of project management development, including people-based project management.
  • Describe scheduling development and analysis and 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 Areas.
Core Professional Competencies

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

  • Communication – Formulating and expressing thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills in person, in writing and in a digital world.
  • Distributed Collaboration – Working effectively across distributed locations and asynchronously to achieve a common goal through relationship-building, shared responsibility, empathy and respect.
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities – Engaging in social responsibility through seeking justice, valuing diversity, respecting the environment; demonstrating professionalism through integrity, mutual accountability and ethical behavior. This includes considering the social and global impact of individual and organizational decisions and an awareness of and adherence to regulations, professional standards and industry best practices.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – Using analytical reasoning when gathering and evaluating relevant information to effectively formulate possible solutions for an issue, problem or a variety of issues. This includes the ability to recognize potential consequences of a decision.
  • Career Management – Identifying knowledge, skills, abilities and personal strengths and experiences necessary to pursue career goals. Recognizing areas for professional growth, how to navigate and explore job options and to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  • Data Aptitude - Developing information literacy and the capacity to manage data with subsequent finding, structuring, evaluating and interpreting in order to provide meaningful analysis to accomplish a specific purpose.

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: 18
Total Credit Hours: 18
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 18
Course: Title: Credits:
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: MA215 Title: Business Statistics Credits: 3
  This course applies descriptive and inferential statistics to solve business problems. Student 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. NOTE: Credit may not be awarded for both MA215 and MA230.
Course: HU260 Title: Strategies for Decision Making Credits: 3
  This course examines critical thinking and the analysis of arguments in terms of premises, reasons, and conclusions. Course topics include obstacles to critical thinking, diagramming arguments, belief and doubt, logical fallacies, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, inferences, and judging scientific theories.
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
  This course is an analysis of quality management as a statistical base of quality control. Students will be shown applications of these tools design: the implementation of a quality management system will be demonstrated. The course will likewise address 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.

Prerequisites are not required for MSSB certificate students, though courses must be taken in their prescribed sequence. All courses must be completed at Grantham. No transfer credit is allowed.