RITx MicroMasters Program in Project Management

An industry that is adding 1.5 million jobs globally each year.

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What you will learn


The tools and techniques to manage the comprehensive project management life cycle for a project - from initiation through closing.


To balance the critical tradeoffs of time, cost and scope to meet customer expectations.


The ability to apply best practices across a variety of industries and businesses.


Lead a project to success, and how to capitalize on the leadership and behavioral facets to do so.


To navigate the social and cultural aspects, legal and regulatory practices, technology and infrastructure that influence projects’ success in the global market.

Program Overview

The Project Management MicroMasters program from RIT is a graduate level series of courses designed to provide you with the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to be a successful project manager in any industry. This online sequence is a semester’s worth of work from RIT's Master's degree and consists of three courses and a final capstone exam.

By earning the MicroMasters program certificate you will develop the leadership skills needed to effectively manage a team that will meet the expectations of your customers and business goals

Several calendar pages.

Time to completion

8 months
8-12 hours per week

Pathway to Credit 

Upon successful completion of the Project Management MicroMasters program, you will be prepared to advance in the workforce, and may also build on your work by applying to RIT. Admitted students may be awarded credit for their MicroMasters program certificate toward the advanced certificate in project management and/or the master of science in professional studies at RIT, resulting in an accelerated graduate degree.

Job Outlook

Project management positions are growing at 1.5 million opportunities per year.

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Median salary for an entry level project manager is $84,000.

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Exciting career opportunities across industry domains as project manager, project consultant, project analyst, program manager.

Corporate Endorsement

“In an ever-changing business and economic environment, the skills of a project manager are essential to companies like ours – and any organization, for that matter. Employees with these skills will be prepared to successfully navigate complex workplace challenges.”

Laurie L. Zaucha
VP, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Paychex, Inc

Courses

Learn how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing.

Learn about project management from a multidisciplinary perspective, as we cover fundamental tools and techniques for managing a broad range of projects.

You will learn about the project management life cycle from initiation to closing. We will address the behavioral and quantitative facets of project management, as well as the use of methods, tools and techniques for the initiation, planning, execution and closing of projects. The course will be divided by the project life cycle phases.

Enroll in the Project Management Life Cycle course on edX

See more details about this Project Management Life Cycle course on edx.org, including pricing, prerequisites, and more.

Learn how to create an organizational environment that supports project success.

Project management plays a key role in supporting a business's success. In this project management course, you will learn what's required from an organization for projects to excel. You will learn how to turn project management principles and theory into practice.

Enroll in the Best Practices for Project Management Success course on edX

See more details about this Best Practices for Project Management Success course on edx.org, including pricing, prerequisites, and more.

Learn what makes global projects uniquely challenging and how to successfully manage projects based in different industries and countries.

Managing global projects presents unique challenges. This course addresses the knowledge, skills and behaviors required to successfully manage projects that span organizations, national boundaries and cultural differences.

Enroll in the International Project Management course on edX

See more details about this International Project Management course on edx.org, including pricing, prerequisites, and more.

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the Project Management MicroMasters program, and prepare for graduate level program options at RIT.

The capstone exam includes the evaluation of the competencies and performance tasks, which define a successful project manager.

Enroll in the Project Management MicroMasters Capstone Exam course on edX

See more details about this Project Management MicroMasters Capstone Exam course on edx.org, including pricing, prerequisites, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and in-demand skills to employers and can help you get started on a path toward completing an advanced degree.

To earn the program certificate, learners must successfully earn a verified certificate in all three project management courses, and pass the final comprehensive capstone exam.

Upon successful completion of the Project Management MicroMasters program, you may build on your work by applying to RIT. Admitted students may be awarded credit for their MicroMasters program certificate toward select graduate programs at RIT.

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