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Information Technology Graduate Certificate, Project Management

School of Business and Technology

This graduate certificate is designed to prepare learners to manage larger projects using methodology based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Learners focus on developing competencies associated with the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the PMI and gaining project management knowledge and experience through practice and interaction.

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Five Required Courses



20 quarter credits

Project Management Foundations

In this course, learners are introduced to the fundamentals of project management and gain an overview of project management standards and their applicability to managing projects. This course introduces and emphasizes management methodologies and frameworks, including those defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Learners focus on the aspects of effective project management leadership including project politics and ethics, and collaboration.

4 quarter credits
PM5332 *
Project Management, Planning, Execution, and Control

This course covers the components of project management within the project planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling process groups. Learners identify project requirements and develop a project plan that considers project scope, time, and cost in managing competing project requirements. Learners also demonstrate the application of various project management tools including activity estimation, resource assignment, work breakdown structure (WBS) creation and the development of a project management schedule. Prerequisite(s): PM5018, or completion of or concurrent registration in PM5331. 

4 quarter credits
PM5333 *
Project Budgeting, Procurement, and Quality

This course focuses on project cost, quality, and procurement in business or information technology (IT) project context. Learners examine the fundamental concepts and principles of the following project management knowledge areas: project cost management, project quality management, and project procurement management by demonstrating the application of tools, techniques, and methodologies within these areas of study. Learners apply various tools and techniques, in an integrative manner, to manage interdependencies among project management process groups. Prerequisite(s): PM5018, or completion of or concurrent registration in PM5332.

4 quarter credits
PM5334 *
Project Risk Assessment and Control

Learners in this course examine and demonstrate their knowledge of the components of project risk management including assessing project risk identification and mitigation strategies; evaluation of risk impact analysis methods; and evaluation of risk analysis techniques to ensure project success. Learners also assess project risk management certifications and professional development activities to identify future project risk management professional opportunities.  Prerequisite(s): PM5018, or completion of or concurrent registration in PM5333.

4 quarter credits
PM5335 *
Project Leadership and Management

In this course, learners examine the role and skills required of project leaders across organizations by exploring a wide range of leadership roles, including manager, problem solver, facilitator, trainer, communicator, and advocate. Learners analyze how each of these roles affects the ability to create a cohesive project team, and synthesize a step-by-step approach to leadership and team-building. Finally, learners demonstrate an understanding of leadership ethics, leadership and project strategy, and the relationship between leadership and project management politics. Prerequisite(s): PM5334.

4 quarter credits






20 quarter credits

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.