Graduate Certificate in Project Management
“Keller offers 4 graduate programs in Project Management that are accredited by PMI GAC.”
Project Management Graduate Certificate
With a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Keller, you can learn how to develop effective project plans that incorporate risk analysis, cost control and performance objectives. In addition, the Project Management certificate can help you gain an understanding of how to plan, budget and control multi-project programs that may involve legal and ethical issues, conflict resolution and the application of project software.
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Graduate Certificate Availability
Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 85+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 85+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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Explore online learning
At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
Project Management Graduate Certificate1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 21
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 7
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $1,225
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2012.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
Experience the real value of a graduate education
Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.
Project Management Graduate Certificate Requirements
Total length of the Project Management Certificate program varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could earn your Project Management Certificate in as few as 14 months.
Total credit hours: 21
Project Management Graduate Certificate Coursework
Our Project Management Certificate coursework is designed so that you can earn the credentials and core competencies you need to move forward in your career. You can earn a standalone graduate certificate or you can transfer the qualifying credit hours toward earning a master's degree.
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Required certificate courses (21 credit hours)
- Managing Quality (GSCM588) - 3 credit hours
- This course focuses on implementation, cost and management of the quality function in manufacturing as well as service industries. Coursework addresses quality concepts and tools, as well as knowledge required for their application in quality planning, improvement and control in both parent organizations and supplier relationships. No prerequisite
- Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MGMT591) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines inter- and intrapersonal dynamics as they affect achievement of corporate goals. Topics include theories of organizational behavior concepts and applications, including motivation, group dynamics, organizational communication processes, leadership, power, authority, team building and organizational development. Managing change in a complex domestic and international environment is also emphasized. Students are provided with a solid foundation for examining organizational behavior in a systematic manner. No prerequisite
- Project Management Systems (PROJ586) - 3 credit hours
- With an emphasis on planning, this course introduces project management fundamentals and principles from the standpoint of the manager who must organize, plan, implement and control nonroutine activities to achieve schedule, budget and performance objectives. Topics include project life cycles, organization and charters; work breakdown structures; responsibility matrixes; as well as planning, budgeting and scheduling systems. Planning and control methods such as PERT/CPM, Gantt charts, earned value systems, project management software applications and project audits are introduced. No prerequisite
- Advanced Program Management (PROJ587) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines how managers plan, budget, schedule and control multi-project programs within an organizational context. The importance of project teams and human resource management in the process is addressed. Topics include the role of projects in organizations; alternative organizational systems; program planning, budgeting, monitoring, control and management methodologies; team management and leadership; legal and ethical issues; conflict identification and resolution; and advanced applications of project management software. Prerequisite: PROJ586
- Project Cost and Schedule Control (PROJ592) - 3 credit hours
- This course stresses the need for project managers to understand and apply advanced tools and techniques to developing and managing project financial plans. Topics include cost and benefit estimation; project financial analysis; budgeting; resource allocation; sensitivity analysis; project metrics; and project cost and schedule control using earned value management systems. Prerequisites: ACCT505 or ACCT504, and MIS581 or PROJ586
- Project Risk Management (PROJ595) - 3 credit hours
- This course explores various ways to identify, analyze and mitigate the full range of project risks. Coursework also explores the six risk management processes outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control. Using a practitioner approach, students learn risk management techniques by applying them to problems in case studies Prerequisites: MATH533 and PROJ586
- Contract and Procurement Management (PROJ598) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines processes through which goods and services are acquired in the project management environment. Topics include contract and procurement strategies; legal issues; contract pricing alternatives; technical, management and commercial requirements; RFP development; source selection; invitations to bid; bid evaluation; risk assessment; and contract negotiation and administration. No prerequisite
GET QUICK ANSWERS TO TOP QUESTIONS
What's the average total number of credit hours required for a program?
The total number of credit hours that you'll be required to take varies by program, and our courses average three-semester-credit hours. Our MBA program requires 16 courses, our Specialized Master's Degree Programs require 13 - 15 courses and our Graduate Certificates require 7 - 9 courses.
Do certain programs require more credit hours than others?
Yes, credit hour requirements do vary among degree programs because the course requirements vary among degree programs. Visit the graduate degree program page and click on the degree program that you're interested in to see specific coursework requirements.
What's the benefit of the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) accreditation?
Keller's Master of Project Management (MPM) degree program has been awarded accreditation by the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center (GAC). As a GAC-accredited program, Keller's Master of Project Management (MPM) curriculum allows students to accelerate their path and provides opportunities for ongoing professional development.