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.
$1,191 per credit hour (2020-21)
12 credit hours required
A full-time student could finish the program in 1 year, and a part-time student could complete the program in 2 years. It all depends on how many courses a student takes each session.
- Project Management (3 credits)
- Advanced Project Management (3 credits)
- International Project Management (3 credits)
Choose one of the following electives:
- Program Management for Product and Service Development (3 credits)
- Special Topics (3–4 credit)
- Individual Leadership Development (3 credits)
- Proposal Writing (3 credits)
- Theories of Organizational Development (3 credits)
- Talent Development (3 credits)
- Team Process and Facilitation Skills ( credit)
- Theories of Career Development (3 credits)
- Service Design Fundamentals (3 credits)
- Breakthrough Thinking, Creativity, and Innovation (3 credits)
- Customer Centricity (3 credits)
- Leading Teams in Organizations (3 credits)
- *Alternative elective options available with approval of graduate program coordinator.
- Operations Manager
- Community Engagement
- Applications Engineer
- Project Leader
- Sr. Project Manager
- Project Manager for Supply Systems
- Program Coordinator
- Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
- GCS Systems, LTD
- Falconbridge Dominicana
- Loth Inc.
- We offer accelerated programs with 8 week courses
- 95% of RIT graduates enter the workforce or continue to go on for further education
- RIT alums hail from more than 147 countries and work for more than 3,723 employers
- Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 121,000-strong RIT alumni community
- We build programs based on real-time employer demand
- The same faculty that teach on-campus, teach online
- RIT faculty have extensive experience in the classroom, in research, and in their professional fields
- We provide the same library services and resources, including a dedicated librarian, for online students
- Our career specialists provide advisement to help you plan, prepare for, and meet your career goals
- We provide enriched personalized academic advising
- You receive the same RIT credential as traditional on-campus graduates
Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.
To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in project management program, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
- Submit a current resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation
- Have a course or background in statistics and business
- A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales.
- Certain countries are subject to comprehensive embargoes under US Export Controls, which prohibit virtually ALL exports, imports and other transactions without a license or other US Government authorization. Learners from Syria, Sudan, North Korea, the Crimea region of the Ukraine, Iran and Cuba may not register for online courses at RIT. Nor may individuals on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the United States Commerce Department’s table of Deny Orders. By registering for online courses at RIT, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.