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.
These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2019–2020 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section.
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
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.
- 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 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.
This program is designed to help prepare you for work in project coordination, project management, and potentially program management.
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program
We recommend a background in statistics, finance, and accounting. If you don't have recent statistics experience, we recommend you take UCSP 630. If you lack a background in finance or accounting, we recommend you take UCSP 620. We recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.
UMUC's master's degree programs with project management specializations are recognized by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Completing this program earns you the project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam. If you are already certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, you may receive credit for PMAN 634 if you begin study for the master's degree within five years of earning certification. Graduate advisors can provide more information.
About the Faculty
Our world-class faculty members combine academic credentials with a wealth of experience in the field.
Faculty members in this program hold or have recently held positions including
- Chief executive officer
- Program manager
- Project manager
- Quality assurance manager
- Risk manager
Our faculty work or have worked at organizations including
- Bell Labs
- General Dynamics
- National Defense University
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Department of Defense