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.

How long is this program?

At 18 credit hours, the online Project Management Certificate program is designed to be completed in 8 months.

How much will it cost?

The undergraduate rate is $295 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.

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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® Guide Knowledge Areas.

Core Professional Competencies

UA Grantham prepares graduates to succeed in a different professional and civic settings by incorporating these 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.
  • 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.

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Project Management (Certificate Program)

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

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: BMA215 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 provides a framework for supply chain management that requires integrative approach from all functions of the business within the company and across the network of companies that make up the supply chain. It strikes a balance between quantitative and qualitative techniques of operations needed to provide operations and supply chain managers for the challenges and opportunities they face. Students are introduced to analytical tools that operations managers use for decision making in product development, process innovation, supplier strategies, sourcing and outsourcing, strategic alliances, inventory management, and forecasting. The course also emphasizes the importance of managerial issues such as designing processes, working with people, building relationships, and managing information flows. Amongst topics covered are managing operations and supply chain, operations and supply chain strategy, managing inventories, managing process and capacity, lean systems, and demand planning
Course: MGT456 Title: Quality Management Credits: 3
  This course focuses on Six Sigma and process improvement as a way to continuously improve quality within an organization. Six Sigma is an effective and validated approach in manufacturing and service organizations to improve products, services, and processes. Although Six Sigma brought a new direction to quality and productivity improvement, its underlying tools and philosophy are grounded in the fundamental principles of total quality and continuous improvement that have been used for many decades. Students are introduced to the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge promoted by the American
Society for Quality (ASQ), assess the importance of metrics and measurement in Six Sigma, evaluate the DMAIC problem-solving methodology that forms the framework for project organization, process measurement, process analysis, process improvement, and process control. The course also covers the topic of the growing importance of Six Sigma in service organizations and for gaining competitive advantage. This course is highly recommended for students who are interested to pursue a career in operations management, industrial engineering, quality and performance management, as well as for professional development in their respective careers.
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, though courses must be taken in the order listed above. All courses must be completed at University of Arkansas Grantham. No transfer credit is allowed.

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