Project Management

Project Management  Online
Certificate
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Advisors:
Steven Schuiling
(231) 591-2437
SteveSchuiling@ferris.edu

Project management is a profession that consists of planning and executing projects within an organization. It is a field that is needed in many types of businesses including information technology, construction, health care, finance, marketing, manufacturing and others. The Project Management Certificate is a 12 credit hour certificate designed to prepare individuals for project management careers in both technical and non-technical fields.

We will provide an in-depth examination of project management practices, processes, tools and techniques. The first course in the certificate program examines the foundations of project management as defined by the Project Management Institute which is considered the global standard for project management best practices and is the certifying body for both the PMP (Project Management Professional) and the CAPM (Certified Associate Project Management) designations. During this program, you will learn the project management life cycle and explore the knowledge areas using the Project Management Body of Knowledge, course textbooks, and case studies. Agile practices, scrum, and visual management systems are introduced as emerging project management frameworks.

Following the foundation course, the remaining courses focus in more detail on specific aspects of project management including project scheduling, budgeting, risk management, communication, team management, and the procurement process.

The final course places emphasis on preparation for project management certification exams including both the PMP (Project Management Professional) and the CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management.) Completion of the project management certificate satisfies the number of contact hours required to take the CAPM and PMP exams.