Project Management (Graduate) (Certificate Program)

The Project Management (Graduate) program is designed to enable students who are managers, through a combination of business, management and operational courses, to implement a streamlined project management approach. The certificate program will provide experienced managers with a complex project management skill set that will align to organizational strategic goals to increase visibility and value within the organization.

The completion of a bachelor’s degree is required for admission to this certificate program.

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

Grantham has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI). The skills you learn will put you well on the way toward acquiring certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

What will I learn?

You’ll learn how to manage a project from idea to completion – all while ensuring cross-departmental communications, hitting check points and overcoming roadblocks.

What careers can I pursue with this certificate?

From pharma to IT to manufacturing, business leaders with strong project management skills are needed to ensure consistent and sustainable success. Or you could pursue a graduate-level business degree, transferring credit from your online project management courses directly into an MBA program.

How long is this program?

At 18 credit hours, the online Project Management (Graduate) Certificate program is designed to be completed in 12 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 graduate rate is $350 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Project Management (Graduate)

Project Management Outcomes

After successfully completing your graduate-level online project management training coursework, you will be able to:

  • Effectively manage multiple, interrelated, complex project components, including scheduling development and analysis, and specific quantitative techniques developed for analyzing projects
  • Implement enterprise-level project portfolio management (PPM) that aligns with the organization’s strategic plans and goals
  • Construct and distinguish the aspects of project management development, including people-based project management
  • Avoid common project management pitfalls through effective forecasting of time, resource and budgeting requirements for a project to coordinate the work within a project team and meet project objectives
  • Explain the Ten PMBOK® Knowledge Areas

Core Professional Competencies

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of 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 (Graduate) (Certificate Program)

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

Program Core Credits: 18
Total Credit Hours: 18
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 18
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: PRJ515 Title: Project Management Essentials Credits: 3
  This course completes the topics presented in the Project Management Institute?s Project Management Body of Knowledge and includes project cost quality procurement and risk management. Students are provided with opportunities to apply these concepts using real-life exercises examples and software tools.
Course: IS649 Title: Information Technology Project Management Credits: 3
  In today's fast-paced and dynamic environment innovative information technology and system development projects are critical to many companies' success. The emphasis on such projects creates greater demand from senior management to deliver quality information technology projects on time within budget and which add functionality and value to their customers and clients. IT Project Management will teach the project manager how to integrate sound project management principles in the information technology project's development profile in order to assure every aspect of the project is under control and delivers the technical objectives. This course will also cover the IT project's life cycle from initiation through closeout and address all the components of project management as they relate to IT projects based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Course: PRJ636 Title: Project Management Organization Framework and Risk Credits: 3
  This course furthers the fundamental concepts of scope time management and human resource planning and project communications as presented in the Project Management Institute?s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Emphasizing both theory and practical application students are provided with an opportunity to apply these concepts using real-life exercises examples and software tools.
Course: PRJ656 Title: Project Management Integration Framework Credits: 3
  This course introduces students to the fundamental elements of effective project management. It provides students with the opportunity to apply these elements using exercises and examples based on real-time projects. The required tools and techniques used to plan measure and control projects and the methods used to organize and manage projects are discussed.
Course: RCH520 Title: Quantitative Analysis Credits: 3
  This Quantitative Analysis course addresses managerial decision analysis using quantitative tools. Topics include a general framework for decision analysis decision tables and trees forecasting inventory control linear programming transportation and assignment networks project time management waiting lines (queuing) and simulation. After the course the student will be able to use a broad array of powerful analytical tools to make business decisions.
Course: PRJ695 Title: Project Management Capstone Credits: 3
  This capstone course requires students to demonstrate an understanding and application of material explored during the Project Management programs in both the Mark Skousen School of Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science. Additionally this course will prepare students for the Project Management Institute?s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examination. Preparation includes utilization of study guides and practice exams.

This program is approved for Title IV funding.