Project Management Adv. Cert.

A graduate credential driven by real-time employer demand

These jobs will grow 15% by 2030, outpacing overall labor market growth.

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Program Highlights

The advanced certificate in project management is a graduate-level credential designed to provide you with the in-depth knowledge and skills to be a successful project manager in any industry. Designed for working professionals and part-time study, in this program you will develop the leadership skills needed to effectively manage a team and achieve your project objectives. This graduate credential follows industry project management standards. RIT's School of Individualized Study (SOIS) is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Authorized Training Partner. 

What you will learn

  • The tools and techniques to manage the comprehensive project management life cycle for a project - from initiation through closing
  • How to balance the critical tradeoffs of time, cost and scope to meet customer expectations
  • How to lead a project to success, and how to capitalize on the leadership and behavioral facets to do so
  • How to navigate the social and cultural aspects, legal and regulatory practices, technology and infrastructure


Credits 3
This course addresses project management from a multidisciplinary perspective, covering the fundamental nature of and techniques for managing a broad range of projects. Topics cover the Project Management Life Cycle from Planning to Termination. It also addresses the behavioral and quantitative facets of project management, as well as the use of methods, tools and techniques for the initiation, planning, and execution of projects. Introduces the standard framework, processes and knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute. *Note: Bachelors degree or minimum of 5 years of work experience in a project related business environment. Recommended education or work experience in organizational behavior, mathematics and basic accounting. *Note: BUSI-510 may not be substituted for BUSI-710 in a graduate concentration or the advanced certificate in project management. Additionally, a student may not register for and receive credit for both BUSI-510 and BUSI-710, whether taken as an undergraduate or graduate student.
Credits 3
Business agility allows organizations to quickly adapt to new markets. In a fast paced ever changing world of highly competitive products and services, organizations need to be able to deliver solutions to market quickly in an uncertain environment. Agile Project Management provides an iterative and incremental framework to explore and deliver high risk solutions efficiently in a rapid response timeframe. We will explore Agile Project Management practices across multiple industries including Agile project roles following the Project Management Institute® Agile Practice Guide.


Graduate Electives
Credits 6

A foundation for the MS Professional Studies

With your advanced certificate in project management, the master of science in professional studies is within your reach. The 12 credits/four courses will count toward your master’s degree. 

Admission Requirements

  • 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.


The online advanced certificate in project management requires 12 credits and costs $1,191 per credit hour (Academic Year 2020 – 2021). This tuition reflects the RIT Online discount of 43% off the traditional campus-based program cost. 

Keep in mind that there are many options available that may help you lower your costs including: 

  • Military tuition benefits
  • Support from employers 
  • Private scholarships 
  • Financing 
  • Payment plans 

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