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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Stetson University Project Management?

For you!

You are absolutely investing in yourself by taking this internationally recognized program! In this program, you will earn a professional credential, reach your educational needs to take the PMP or CAPM exams and get a Stetson University transcript.

  • Those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification (PMP Survey results).
  • The median annual salary, across all countries, roles and experience levels is $81,000 (USD).
  • Twenty-seven percent of participants reported salary increases of at least 5% in the year before they completed the survey.
  • Number of years of project management experience continues to have an impressive impact on salaries across the globe—in Singapore, for example, the median salary ranges from $47,657 (USD) for those just starting out in the project management field to $131,972 (USD) for those who have been in the field for 20 years or more. This represents an increase of 177% from low to high experience in the field.

For Organizations

More and more, organizations are turning to project management to deliver business results. The global economy is chaotic and ever-changing. Organizations must keep up and apply effective change management in order to stay competitive. "Companies are clearly seeing the payoff from investing time, money, and resources to build organizational project management expertise: lower costs, greater efficiencies, improved customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater competitive advantage." - PMI®

For Current Project Managers

Those who are project managers and have the working experience, but not the proper fundamental knowledge of the practice of project management will benefit greatly. A one-on-one approach is taken each day to deliver the knowledge of the PMBOK® Guide to ensure each student has a firm grasp of core concepts, theories, and best practices of project management. Not only will you learn the fundamentals, but you will also understand how to apply tools and techniques of the trade - delivered by seasoned project managers with years of comprehensive experience. To become certified as a PMP® by the PMI®, you must be prepared - a goal the Project Management program fulfills.

For Prospective Managers

If project management is a career field of interest to you, you are in the right place. Stetson offers a fundamental approach to the core concepts, theories, and best practices of project management. Not only is the approach to learning unique at Stetson, but as a student of the program, you will also be able to get your qualifying education requirements to sit for the CAPM® Certification Exam. An entry-level certification, becoming a Certified Associate of Project Management® is a great start to your career path!

Can you tell me more about how earning the Stetson Project Management program and the PMP® credential will benefit me?

Certainly! Here are just a few reasons:

  • The PMP credential is recognized worldwide.
  • In a tight job market, more and more employers are demanding certification as a mark of skills and potential.
  • Credentials will differentiate you from others who are not credentialed.
  • The PMP credential can increase your salary rate.

Is the Project Management program a prep course for the PMP® Exam?

No. The course is designed for students to acquire an understanding of the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK® Guide) so students can apply the best practices to achieve project management success. Upon completion of Stetson's Project Management program, you will receive a certificate of completion - signifying the understanding and readiness for the actual PMP® or CAPM® Exam.

Why not just study on my own for the PMP® Exam?

You have the option to study on your own with a number of exam prep books you can purchase. However, our program consists of skills-based courses that cover the foundations and topics anticipated to be on the exam. Individuals who study on their own take the risk of not truly grasping the concepts, which can make the nuances of the test questions difficult to discern. In addition, Stetson's program provides you with real-world case studies to help you integrate what you are learning into your daily life.

At what level, academically, is this program taught?

Stetson University teaches this program at an accelerated level. The nature of the courses in this professional development program is specific to a field of study, project management and requires students to provide the insight and relevant experiences necessary for further exploration through research and classroom discussion. Courses are conducted at the upper echelons of Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Domains (syntheses, analysis, and evaluation) and are, therefore, akin to graduate-level studies.

Will I need to purchase books or materials for the courses?

No. Books and materials are included in the cost of the full Project Management Program.

Are the courses graded?

Yes. Our desire is to ensure our graduates can use their new skills and abilities effectively. Evaluation helps us measure the effectiveness of our efforts. The course is graded using the A-B-C-D-F grading scale. A grade of "C" or higher constitutes successful accomplishment of the objectives. If a letter grade is neither required nor desired, participants may request in advance that course administrators evaluate performance solely on a pass-fail basis.

Is there homework?

Yes. The Stetson University Project Management Course does have homework because of the 4-week session. We want you to learn as much as possible during the time we have with you! If you do get stuck or feel overwhelmed, please do not hesitate to contact your instructor!

What does CAPM mean?

CAPM or Certified Associate in Project Management is a credential, regardless of your current career phase, that will help you stand out from other potential job seekers. CAPM provides global credibility to show you have effectiveness while working on or with project teams.

What does PMP mean?

PMP or Project Management Professional is the premier credential for experienced Project Managers. The PMP credential is internationally recognized and provides clout to those seeking a new position. PMP holders can increase your earning potential by a factor of 20% more than their non-certified peers.

PMP is a global language. Earning this credential connects individuals with peers, experts and businesses all over the world.

Currently, I do not have enough project management experience to meet this requirement for the PMP® Exam. What can I do?

Come to our classes and meet the education requirement for PMI®'s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, a beneficial entry-level credential for project managers. Designed for individuals with minimal project experience, the CAPM demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology, and processes of effective project management.

Can I obtain Continuing Education and Outreach Units (CEUs) from your courses since I have earned the PMP® certification?

Yes. Since the Stetson University Project Management program's curriculum has been developed by a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP), the program can be used as Continuing Education and Outreach Units (CEUs) for continuing certification requirements. A total of 72 hours of work is expected from this course inside the classroom and out. Therefore, the Project Management program consists of 7.2 CEUs.

What do I receive after completing the program?

After completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion and official transcripts from Stetson University.

Is financial assistance available for the Project Management program?

Financial assistance for certificate-type programs may be secured through private lenders. 

How do I register for the Project Management program?

Our Project Management Schedule and Fees page provides session information and the link to the registration form.

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of the Project Management program or the registration process, please contact Professional and Corporate Education at 321-939-7619.