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Project Management Adv. Cert.

Center for Multidisciplinary Studies
(585) 475-2234, cms1@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/cms/graduate-certificates

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.

Curriculum

The program consists of three core courses and two electives.

Project management, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
BUSI-710 Project Management 3
  Approved Graduate Electives  6
BUSI-711 Advanced Project Management 3
BUSI-712 International Project Management 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 15

Approved electives

Course
Center for Multidisciplinary Studies
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:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • Have a course or background in statistics
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit a current resume,
  • Submit a personal statement,
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, and
  • Complete a graduate application.

Additional information

Study options

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

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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.

Curriculum

The program consists of three core courses and two electives, which may be chosen with the approval of the student's adviser.

Project management, advanced certificate, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
3081-710 Introduction to Project Management 4
3081-711 Advanced Project Management 4
3081-712 International Project Management 4
  Two electives 8
Total Quarter Credit Hours
20

Electives

Many of these electives are available through online learning. Other electives may be used with an adviser’s approval.

3088-732 Managing Technical and Scientific Communications
3088-721 Creating Technical Proposals
0626-703 Facilitation Skills
0626-782 Human Performance Management Practices 
0625-844 Breakthrough Thinking: Creativity and Innovation
0102-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
0625-849 Service Performance Metrics

Admission requirements

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

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • Have a course or background in statistics
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit a current resume,
  • Submit a personal statement,
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, and
  • Complete a graduate application.

Additional information

Study options

The three required core courses may be completed either on campus and through online learning.