Graduate Certificate program in Project Management at Boston University

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Online Project Management Graduate Certificate


Successful graduates will be prepared to move forward in a wide variety of project management related careers, and will have gained excellent preparation for PMP® Certification from the Project Management Institute.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Project Management will be able to demonstrate:.

Proficiency in developing a project management life cycle.

Proficiency in all basic project management tools and techniques, with an emphasis in communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control.

Knowledge of tools for project scheduling, templates for project management and communication, and techniques to measure cost variance, schedule variance, and earned value.

Boston University certificate programs comprise just four courses (16 credits) and provide essential skills and capabilities in high-growth industry areas. Certificate programs also provide a pathway to Metropolitan College management degree programs.

Develop the ability to manage project resources by learning the tools and techniques needed to monitor and track complex projects and schedules.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Edition.

Between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across seven project-intensive industries. Along with job growth, there will be a significant increase in the economic footprint of the profession the project management profession is slated to grow by USD $6.61 trillion.

Double-digit growth ( than 12 percent) in demand for project management professionals is expected between 2010 and 2020, resulting in almost 6.2 million jobs in 2020.

Project Management Institute Project Management Talent Gap Report.

These rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education.

Comprehensive financial assistance services are available at MET, including scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans. There is no cost to apply for financial assistance, and you may qualify for a student loan regardless of your income.

Students with PMI® certifications can earn up to 45 PDUs per course.

Students interested in further study may transfer credits earned for the Graduate Certificate in Project Management toward degree requirements for the Boston University Master of Science in Project Management, or another of our PMI® accredited programs.

The course explores modern project management by providing an enterprise level, experiential view of the discipline focused on connecting projects to the organization mission, vision, and values. The theme of the course is applying key project management tools and techniques, through case-based group work, which will help students identify, analyze, and develop practical proposals to real-world issues. Groups select, plan, report, and then present on their project scope, schedule, cost, risk, quality, and communications elements using tools such as the WBS, network diagram, PERT estimate, Gantt chart (including the use of MS Project), risk register, and heat map. Students also gain familiarity with important new concepts in project management: Agile frameworks, actionable sustainability thinking, and Benefits Realization Management, all of which will be important for their success not only in other graduate courses, but as they lead projects for their organizations so as to provide lasting, triple-bottom-line value. Guide from the Project Management Institute. [4 credits].

This course examines the increasing importance of leadership and communications in projects. Since project outcomes and the delivery of value are accomplished through teams of people, the course aims to improve the capability of a project manager to become a project leader and to excel at motivating and inspiring their teams. Students begin by gaining a better understanding of their own social, leadership, and communications styles. Self-awareness is key to the course. We investigate motivation, conflict management, negotiation skills, and the Agile principles of stewardship and servant leadership. Grounded in the use of tools, the course will provide students with templates to enhance team collaboration and communication. The course also addresses contemporary issues in PM, including resolving ambiguity and complexity, the use of improvised working styles, sustainable PM, and issues around power and politics within the project. [4 credits].

And two additional courses chosen from the following:.

Prere MET PM100 This course introduces students to macro and micro approaches to project cost estimation. Case studies of both pre-project and in process estimating examine some of the common perils of human irrationality associated with project estimation to help develop sensible, achievable project outcomes. Students learn manage both project cost and schedule objectives throughout their projects using the Earned Value and Earned Schedule Measurement Systems. Students then study risk management through an examination of both individual and overall project risk and apply their learnings using advanced risk management software in an actual case study. Students also study project quality management, procurement contract management, and project ethics and professional conduct using case study scenarios. [4 credits].

Prereq PM 100, PM200 The course focuses on the relationship among portfolios, programs, and projects, and the important strategic objectives of each endeavor. The course is designed to assist students in developing a program management framework, policy, and organizational structure. Students will develop skills and techniques for chartering constituent projects, directing and managing program execution, and managing the program team and stakeholders. The global legal, economic, cultural, and political environments in which projects operate will be contrasted, and mechanisms for resolving conflicts will be addressed. [4 credits].

Prere MET AD642 This is a comprehensive course on project and program monitoring, evaluation, and governance. Students will also understand enterprise wide-project interdependencies and determine the optimal pacing for a program to enable appropriate planning, scheduling, executing, monitoring, and controlling of the projects within a program in the future. It covers governance and evaluation methods that will be useful at various levels of large projects, including government and nonprofit organizations. This course will help project and program managers, analysts, consultants, educators, and managers in government, nonprofit, and private institutions to assess program results and identify ways to improve program performance. Other topics include: evaluation for small nonprofit organizations assessing and improving planning, implementation and effectiveness governance methodology and models using evaluation tools and applications to assess factors linking projects under one program and provide the best allotment of resources between those projects monitor complex, multi-project programs, and drill into current project details enable collaboration and stakeholder alignment throughout a project life-cycle. Other topics include: creating a transparent and accountable organization with well-defined roles and one that is based on transparency, resource allocation and decision making and enterprise project management. [4 credits].

Prere MET PM100 The course provides an understanding of how new Agile principles and practices are changing the landscape of project management. The course is designed to give project managers fresh new insight into successfully blend Agile and traditional project management principles and practices in the right proportions to fit any business and project situation. The course provides a deep understanding of Agile project management principles and practices in order to see them as complementary rather than competitive to traditional project management. Topics include: Agile fundamentals, principles, and practices roots of Agile in TQM and Lean Manufacturing adapting an Agile approach to fit a business environment planning and managing an enterprise level Agile transformation scaling agile to an enterprise level using enterprise-level Agile frameworks and Agile Project Management tools. [4 credits].

Or any approved IT Project Management course from the Metropolitan College Computer Science.

Completed Application for Graduate Admission and application fee.

PhD, Capella University MBA, Framingham State University BS, Suffolk University.

Someone will be in touch to answer any questions you may have the program and detail the next steps in earning your degree. You can also start your application or register for a course at Metropolitan College.

No Information Duration
16 Credit hours
Yes GRE Required
Yes Scholarships Available

Composition of student population

19 Post-master's certificate
4 Postbaccalaureate certificate

Tuition for Project Management graduate program at Boston University

$57,666 In-state Tuition & Fees
$57,666 Out-of-state Tuition & Fees

How does certificate program tuition for Boston University compares with other universities in Massachusetts?

Boston University is a private university with an average tuition of $57,666 per year. This tuition gives it an affordability index of #12 among all universities in the Massachusetts, and an affordability index of #257 among all the universities in the US.

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