Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Graduate Certificate of Completion in Project Management

Offered By: Colangelo College of Business

Earn Your Project Management (PM) Certification After Completing the Graduate Certificate Program at GCU

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? If so, Grand Canyon University's graduate certificate in project management is perfect for you. This esteemed certificate provides graduates with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to move up the corporate ladder and serve as a project manager in a variety of industries. Not only will this online graduate certificate in project management teach you how to successfully organize and manage resources, but it will also provide you with the specialized knowledge necessary to advance your career. The rigorous coursework for this graduate certificate includes concepts related to traditional and agile project management, as well as leadership and finance fundamentals.

Once you’ve completed this certificate, you’ll be better prepared to take your PMP Certification test, an industry standard certification offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Why Get Your Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management from GCU?

GCU specializes in online learning and strives to provide students with quality education that fits their life stage and schedule. GCU works with their online students to ensure that they’re offered a flexible education with affordable payment options and a plethora of useful resources. By doing this, GCU is allowing their students to take control of their schedule, finances, education and future.

Topics Covered in the Project Management Graduate Certificate

Project management courses are led by experts in their respective fields who share extensive knowledge and experience. These experts use hands-on learning techniques as a means to teach students about project management. Through these advanced learning practices, students are taught how to evaluate, analyze and apply management concepts, as well as lead large-scale projects in a global business setting. All project management courses align with key aspects of PMI®’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Version Six.

Certificate Details

This project management graduate certificate takes four courses, 16 credits, to complete. Classes include an introductory course focused on graduate programs within the Colangelo College of Business, as well as unique courses on IT management and leadership, organizational development and change, fundamentals of project management and agile project management.

Career Outlook for Project Management Professionals

Graduates are prepared to use adaptive approaches to effectively manage employees and companies on a global scale, as well as improve resource allocation and budgeting. Individuals with their graduate certificate in project management may move on to pursue important management roles within the marketing and business industries including senior project manager, program manager, principal project engineer, organizational change manager, technical project manager, business analyst, process analyst, project portfolio manager and more.

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Total Credits: 16
Online: 8 weeks
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The University will accept one course of the total certificate requirements in transfer.
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Course List

16 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
16 credits

Core Courses

Course Description

This course introduces leadership and team management skills relevant to leading information technology teams and departments. Students examine various structures of IT organizations and consider strategies and tactics for leading virtual and co-located technology teams, encouraging high employee performance, and managing conflict within dynamic business environments. Ethical issues in leadership and management are also considered.

Course Description

This course is an exploration of the behavioral forces and relationships that influence organizational effectiveness and change. It also emphasizes the study of intervention strategy and application skills related to a foundational understanding of the role of project management in the context of leading change in organizations. The course provides insights into the leadership and management of people, processes, and best practices for successful change.

Course Description

This course covers fundamental aspects of traditional project management as delineated in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This course is designed to help prepare students for the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) exams. The course also covers the basic logistics of taking the CAPM and PMP certification exams.

Course Description

This course covers agile aspects of project management including agile principles, best practices, and tools and techniques across major agile methodologies. This course is designed to help prepare students for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) exam. The course also covers the basic logistics of taking the ACP certification exam. Prerequisite: MGT-640.


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Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere.

* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.

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