Project Management Certificate
College: College of Business, Economics, and Computing
There is a growing industry demand for qualified project management professionals in a range of sectors within the United States and globally. This Graduate Certificate in Project Management (PM) is designed for those wishing to formalize their Project Management knowledge and advance their careers in Project Management. Through four different courses, students will be exposed to the Project Management discipline from an academic and practice standpoint. Students will also learn how to critically apply technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills that optimize the successful delivery of projects.
The graduate Certificate in Project Management (PM) is being offered through the established MBA-Program and Project Management (PPM) concentration degree program. The certificate will include existing courses from the MBA-PPM program. This certificate differs from the undergraduate-level Project Management certificate in terms of expected knowledge, experience, managerial role, and level of problem-solving. The courses and textbooks used are different at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Critically analyze the impact of leadership and change in the context of project management.
- Appraise resource scheduling and budgetary allocation requirements within project environments.
- Critically evaluate the major concepts and principles of different project management methodologies.
- Investigate factors (individual, group and organizational) required to develop and lead high performing project teams.
Students cannot earn both a certificate in Project Management and an MBA degree with Project Management concentration.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Project Management
The following students are eligible for the graduate level Project Management certificate:
- Current UW-Parkside MBA student with any concentration except Program and Project Management.
- Students with an undergraduate degree with GPA 2.75 or higher from an accredited institution AND 5 years of relevant professional experience (resume required).
- Students with an undergraduate business degree with GPA 2.75 or higher from an accredited institution.
- Students with any Master’s degree from an accredited institution AND 2 years of relevant professional experience (resume required).
- Students with Master’s degree in Business field from an accredited institution.
Students cannot enroll for a certificate in Project Management if they have already earned a UW-Parkside MBA degree with Program and Project Management concentration.
Successful completion of the certificate requires a grade of C or better in each of the certificate courses and a certificate GPA of 3.0 or better.
|Agile and Waterfall Project Management
|Resource Management and Budgeting
|Project Leadership and Change Management
|Team Building and Communications in Projects
University Requirements for Graduate Certificates
Graduate certificates are designed for students at one of the following levels:
- Students who have completed a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution and are enrolled for graduate credit
- Students who are enrolled simultaneously in a graduate degree program
Students must meet the admission requirements of a degree seeking or non-degree seeking graduate student to be eligible to earn a graduate certificate. At least 75% of the credits must be earned after completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree and students must attain a GPA of 3.00 within the certificate courses.
Certificate programs are designed to develop a particular expertise or set of skills. Graduate certificate programs will require a minimum of 8 graduate-level credits. For graduate certificates, at least 50% of the credits must be at the 700 level. At least 60% of the credits for the graduate certificates must be earned at UW-Parkside for program residency. Individual departments and programs may require more than 60% of the credits to be taken at UW Parkside.
Certificate programs should not be confused with certification or licensure programs which lead to certification by an outside agency.