Graduate Certificate program in Project Management at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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Program and Project Management

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This certificate provides practical knowledge in program and project management fundamentals. Topics include planning and organizing resources so that programs and projects are completed on schedule, on budget, and produce high-quality outcomes. The certificate is ideal for professionals who want to enhance their capabilities in managing complex projects and achieving cost-effective results. (12 credit hours).

A probability statistics course is a prerequisite for this certification program.

The certificate can be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

An of the project program management framework and knowledge areas including plan development and execution, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management, and procurement management. Typical program phases and life cycles observed in defense, construction, automobile, and software industries are covered along with program organizational structures, program management processes, and international project management. The role of software tools for program management and product development are discussed. Applications of Lean product development techniques are considered. Cutting waste and lead time in program management are covered. Case studies are used extensively throughout the course. (3 credits).

Project planning, scheduling, and controlling functions are discussed in detail including work breakdown structure CPM and PERT methods resource allocation and leveling techniques cost control and minimization trade-off analysis learning curves overlapping relationships and concurrent engineering multiple project execution and optimization. Applications of Lean techniques in program management are discussed as well as the role of information technology in accelerating product development and reducing the program time. The importance of integrating chain in product development is also considered. Case studies and project management software are used throughout the course. (3 credits).

Complete 2 courses from the following (6 credits):.

This course focuses on some of the central strategic and organizational problems that arise in managing global programs including cultural conflicts, developing and managing international managers, global and local brands, and organizing to resolve global-local conflicts. The course uses a combination of case studies, problems solving, lectures and discussions over a wide variety of companies and countries.

IMSE 5215: Program Budget, Cost Estimation and Control.

This course focuses on cost estimation and control for program managers and engineers. The course introduces a systematic approach for applying engineering economy techniques in cost estimating, resource planning, cost planning, cost management and control. The study of life cycle cost elements is also discussed. An introduction to decisions under risk and uncertainty, as well as an introduction to project crashing are presented. (3 credits).

Students will have comprehensive, theoretical, and practical knowledge of the foundation of program and project management.

Students will be able to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results.

Students will be able to plan and organize resources so that programs and projects are completed on schedule, on budget, and produce high-quality outcomes.

24 Months Duration
12 Credit hours
Yes GRE Required
No Scholarships Available

Composition of student population

56 Post-master's certificate
2 Postbaccalaureate certificate

Tuition for Project Management graduate program at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

$24,772 In-state Tuition & Fees
$49,548 Out-of-state Tuition & Fees

How does certificate program tuition for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor compares with other universities in Michigan?

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a public university with an average tuition of $49,548 per year. This tuition gives it an affordability index of #10 among all universities in the Michigan, and an affordability index of #246 among all the universities in the US.

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Project Management Certificate program at Davenport University$16,636
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Project Management Certificate program at University of Michigan-Dearborn$14,250

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