Project Management Adv. Cert.

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Matt Stever

Department Contact

Peter Boyd

Online Program Available

This program may be completed online. Visit RIT Online for additional information.

Please contact the admissions counselor below for additional information about applying to the online program.

Matt Stever

Admission Deadlines & Requirements

Program Available Online? Yes
Application Deadline Rolling
Admit Term Fall/Spring
Entrance Exam None
English Language Exams:
TOEFL (Internet) 79
PTE Academic 58


Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.

Program overview

In today’s business-oriented society, project-based organizations and project management have become much more than just a way of conducting business. New growth within these organizations has changed the shape of project management to reveal what is becoming an exciting new career path for many individuals. Project managers have quickly become a necessary asset for many businesses.

The goal of a project manager is to successfully plan, organize, and accomplish a specific project or one-time effort. Encountering the challenges of cultural and social differences, along with an assortment of industrial focuses, the project manager must be aware of a project’s goals on a daily and, sometimes, hourly basis. Completion of any project is achieved via a well thought-out project plan. The advanced certificate in project management teaches students how to plan, develop, and implement successful projects from initiation to completion.

RIT's School of Individualized Study is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider.

Plan of study

The program consists of three core courses and one elective.


Project management, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
BUSI-710 Project Management 3
  Approved Graduate Elective  3
BUSI-711 Advanced Project Management 3
BUSI-712 International Project Management 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 12


School of Individualized Study
TCOM-621 Creating Technical Proposals
College of Applied Science and Technology
HRDE-720 Theory of Organizational Development
HRDE-722 Talent Development
HRDE-731 Team Process and Facilitation Skills
HRDE-750 Theories of Career Development
SERQ-710 Evolving Contexts in Service
SERQ-712 Breakthrough Thinking, Creativity and Innovation
SERQ-722 Customer Centricity
Saunders College of Business
BLEG-745 Legal and Ethical Issues in Technology-intensive Environments
MGIS-715 Information Technology and Globalization
MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
MGMT-741 Managing Organizational Change
MGMT-745 Social and Political Environment of Business
MGMT-755 Negotiations
MGMT-756 Power and Influence
MGMT-762 Managing New Process and Product Development
MGMT-775 Business Ethics


Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in project management, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college. 
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Submit a personal statement of educational objectives 
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.

Additional information

Study options

The certificate can be completed entirely online, on campus, or through a combination of both options.

Gainful employment

Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed at

Career Outcomes

The RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education website provides information pertaining to student skills and capabilities, salary data, career information, job outcomes, and contact information for the Career Services Coordinator by program.

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