Project Management Certificate Program
Be Competitive in the Global Marketplace
Give your organization the edge it needs to be competitive in today's markets by developing your staff members in the best practices of project management. Get the best ROI for your time, money and other resources. These courses will extend the capabilities of your personnel and work toward increasing the efficiency of your endeavors.
Take charge of your professional development. Gain the skills to polish your abilities in this outstanding career field. Improve your abilities to analyze and design events, plan the work according to the objectives, assess and control risk, estimate and allocate resources, organize work, assign tasks, direct activities, manage quality, identify and address issues, and more!
An Overview of Project Management
Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Project managers require distinct technical skills that enable them to conceptualize, systematize and execute defined tasks to meet pre-defined objectives. They normally work with unique goals and are expected to produce beneficial change or added value within the given constraints, usually in terms of scope, time and funding. Outstanding project managers often hold the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Project Management Professional credential.
To earn the Stetson University Project Management Certificate, one must successfully complete the program within a two year period. When an individual has completed the requirements of the program, he or she will earn the Stetson University certificate. This certificate program is designed to meet the educational requirement to sit for the PMP® exam. Non-certificate students may enroll in individual courses.
What the Project Management Certificate Program Covers
This program covers much of the materials in the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (P.M.B.O.K.® Guide), which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management.
Recognized domestically and internationally, the PMP® credential has set a standard for excellence in project management. Upon completion of the certificate program, you will have covered topics and material expected to be on the PMP® Exam. For further preparation, students should consider also enrolling in the PMP® exam prep course.)
Why Stetson's Program? Why Earn the PMP® Credential?
The PMP® credential, established by the Project Management Institute (PMI), is one of the most valued and respected credentials in project management. Earning and maintaining the PMI credential demonstrates a solid foundation of experience in effectively managing projects.
In today's market, more and more professionals are taking the necessary steps to earn a national certification in their specialty. In addition to the new skills they will learn, certification is a mark of potential for individuals. For organizations with certified members, it is a means to be distinguished above the competition.
Other Program Benefits
Graduates of this program should be able to:
- Apply fundamental project management principles, theories and practices, including the basic concepts described in the most current version of the Project Management Institute's P.M.B.O.K. Guide®
- Use project management tools and techniques that are effective in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing a project.
- Identify characteristics of high performance teams and ways to manage stakeholder expectations.
- Select appropriate techniques to communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders.
- Meet the education requirement to become certified as a C.A.P.M.® or P.M.P.®.
- Develop an effective strategy to prepare to take the C.A.P.M.® or P.M.P.® exam.
- Use the coursework for continuing education credits for professional certifications, subject to the specific continuing education rules of the professional body.
P.M.I. and P.M.P. are registered certification marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. The P.M.B.O.K. Guide is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.