Goodwin College Graduate Certificate Program

Project Management Certificate

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Project Management Certificate

Project management as a profession has exploded onto the industry landscape, and in the process accentuated the importance of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. The PMP certification is one of the most coveted certifications in the world and has consistently ranked in the top ten most sought-after certification the past 20 years. The prep course for the certification, offered at Benedictine University, examines current topics in project management, and provides a comprehensive review of the sixth edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Topics include global project management, leadership, management, risk, communication, virtual teams, and project information systems to name a few.

Certificates can be completed as a standalone credential or while pursuing any of our graduate degree programs. All certificates can be completed within one academic year, taken one at a time each 8 week session and are all asynchronous.

The BenU Difference

Project management is an in-demand skill set, spanning all industries and sectors of business. Project management leadership is a highly sought-after skill as intense global competition demands that new projects and business development be completed on time and within budget. Courses offer the student an understanding of organizational behavior as it relates to the individual, effective team-building skills, conflict management and resolution, as well as skills to effectively manage the financial side of projects.

Courses (3-4 courses)

  • Organizational Behavior: Theory and Contemporary Practice or Organizational Behavior
  • Project Management
  • Project Cost and Scheduling

Optional Course

  • PMP Preparation

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Upon completion of this program students will have gained:

  • Traditional Project Management Framework: Understanding and applying the traditional project management framework.
  • Financial Decision-making in Project Initiation: Identifying project initiation and gate decisions concerning financial considerations.
  • Alignment with Organizational Behavior and Structure: Adapting project planning, execution, and control to fit organizational behavior and structure.
  • Earned Value Management for Cost Monitoring: Utilizing earned value management to plan, monitor, and control project costs.

Dependency and Relations: Identifying dependencies and relationships within a project schedule and reviewing project status based on financials.

In addition, PMI’s Project Management framework, which includes the three domains: People, Process and the Business Environment as well as the 10 knowledge areas, 5 process groups and 49 processes are covered in preparation for the PMP® certification exam; which is administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Lastly, those that do not immediately qualify for the PMP exam, can pursue the Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) certification.

CAPM application information page:
cost: PMI (Project Management Institute)
Member: $225.00 Non-Member: $300.00

PMP application information page:
cost: (Project Management Institute)
Member: $405.00 Non-Member: $575.00

Admission to the Goodwin College Graduate Certificate Programs:

Applicants must demonstrate proof of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and must meet with a graduate student success advisor prior to registering and upon completion of the certificate courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 in certificate-applicable coursework is required to receive a certificate, with no grade lower than “C.”

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