Business

Project Management

Certificate

The 13-credit Project Management certificate provides you with the critical tools, techniques, and skills you’ll need to work in a dynamic project management environment. The foundational knowledge you gain will give you the capacity to run projects in any industry.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Project Management Certificate Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
BUS 1100
Introduction to Business Applications and Computing
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
Introduces software applications designed to increase personal and organizational productivity. Applications include Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Other topics include a survey of open-source content management systems, relational databases, web analytic tools, computer security, safety, ethics, and privacy concerns.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

BUS 1176
Project Management Software
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Uses Microsoft Project to introduce project management theory and application. Topics in this course include: creating a project to include task definition and dependencies; examination of critical path, constraints, and earned value; allocation of resources; assigning resources and project costs; tracking progress; and sharing of project information.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BUS 2021
Principles of Management
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Studies management's role in helping organizations establish and achieve their mission and goals. Assists individuals in developing the skills needed to become successful practicing managers in today's society. Major areas of focus include the historical functions of management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) as well as emerging ideas and practices that are transforming management and leadership in modern organizations.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BUS 2320
Project Management and Planning Skills
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Presents a systematic approach to managing and integrating the work of individuals and teams in their pursuit of organizational goals. Topics include defining project purpose, analyzing task and resource requirements, understanding behavioral dimensions, and using common tools for planning and controlling projects. Note: It is recommended that students take BUS 2021 (Principles of Management) before this course.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Total Credits in Project Management Certificate Curriculum 13