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Project management is one of the fastest growing professional disciplines in business. Modern business projects are complex and challenging, requiring a fine balance between meeting user needs, sticking to allocated budgets, optimizing resources, staying within scope, maintaining quality, and completing tasks on time. Without a structured approach to all these factors, it becomes nearly impossible to deliver a successful project. The right techniques and methods can reduce costs, improve efficiencies, enhance customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and create a competitive advantage for your business.
This certificate focuses on the principles, concepts, tools, and techniques that can improve procurement, risk management, project control and performance, and organizational effectiveness. You’ll examine all aspects critical to the success of company projects, including cost estimates, budget management, cost control, risk assessment, bid negotiation and contracts, and performance reporting.
- A baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
For the Post-Baccalaureate in Entrepreneurship, you must complete four courses and 12 credit hours. The estimated time needed to complete this certificate is 9 months.
Project procurement management includes the processes necessary to acquire the materials for a project team to achieve their mission. In this course, you’ll explore the contract management practices and change control processes required to administer contracts and purchase orders issued by members of your project team.
Every business project comes with a variety of uncertainties (events or conditions) that can have either a positive or negative effect on the success of the project. In this course, you’ll learn and practice the processes involved with project risk planning, identification, analysis, mitigation, monitoring, and control.
In this course, you’ll explore the monitoring components and control measures used to manage a company project. You’ll monitor project progress in order to identify variances from the initial project plan, and you’ll identify corrective actions to take in order to meet project objectives. You’ll also learn to identify and quantify control concepts along with pricing and estimating methodologies to create a quality management plan for any project you intend to manage.
This course explores techniques and skills that can mitigate human resource problems in the project and program environment. Such problems can cause delays, erode quality, increase costs, and result in stress for everyone on the project team. You’ll explore the soft skills useful in management, leadership, and team building to help manage tough human resource issues as they pertain to project success. Finally, you’ll learn to integrate current tools and environments into your project management, including social media, virtual team management, and techniques for managing multicultural teams.
- Apply the concepts and practices of entrepreneurship
- Effectively communicate and conduct sound, open-minded research
- Address business opportunities and issues critically and reflectively
- Create solutions to problems based on knowledge, research, critical thinking skills, and collaboration
- Demonstrate a commitment to the highest business ethics through accreditation
- Foster effective discussion of theoretical and real-world business problems
- Nurture a commitment to lifelong learning
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