Successfully lead large projects with the certificate in project management.

The graduate certificate in project management from University of Maryland University College allows you to develop advanced business management skills while building expertise for project management certification.

About the Project Management Graduate Certificate

The project management certificate curriculum is aligned with certifications from the Project Management Institute. Your courses will give you the tools you need to take on leadership roles in today's workplace. You'll also learn relevant skills you can apply on the job immediately.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Initiate, plan, track, and close projects
  • Manage the schedule of a complex project and conflicts that arise
  • Perform quantitative analyses and manage risks involved in complex projects
  • Coach and mentor employees
  • Manage culturally diverse work environments
  • Assess performance at the individual, group, and organization levels

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Complete a team project using cash flow analysis, scheduling projects based on resource availability, resource leveling, expediting projects, quantitative risk analysis, and techniques for estimating actual versus expected project duration and cost
  • Proactively manage issues that adversely impact the successful scope, scheduling, control, and completion of a project

Project Management Graduate Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

  • UCSP 615
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
  • PMAN 634
  • PMAN 635
  • PMAN 637
  • PMAN 638
  • PMAN 639
  • PMAN 634 is a prerequisite to all other PMAN courses and must be taken as the first course.
  • MGMT 640, TMAN 625, or ITEC 640 (or an approved course in finance) and MGMT 650 (or an approved course in statistics) must be taken before PMAN 635. 
  • PMAN 635 must be taken before PMAN 637 and PMAN 639.

Overall Certificate Requirements

  • To pursue a certificate program, you must be admitted as a UMUC student.
  • You are responsible for notifying UMUC of your intention to complete certificate work before completion of your last course.
  • If you apply credits from your graduate certificate to a related master's degree, then you must apply for your certificate once you have completed its requirements before finishing the master's requirements.
  • All required coursework for the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of B (3.0). Certificate courses cannot be taken pass/fail.
  • All graduate certificate requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years. Any transfer credits, if applicable, must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate certificate.

Quality Assurance Recognition

Individuals who complete this program earn project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam.



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