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Learning Center Experience
Are you a take-charge person? Do you love to plan, organize, and manage resources to successfully complete specific project goals and objectives?
If you hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, earning a Graduate Certificate in Project Management could provide you with the critical knowledge and skills to grow and expand your talents, and prepare you to advance your career.* You will study project initiation; project planning and execution; project cost and scheduling; and project risk, quality, and assessment. Upon completion of the program, you may also be eligible to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.†
The Graduate Certificate in Project Management program consists of a minimum of 16 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
The Graduate Certificate in Project Management’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:
Earning this certificate could help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.†
This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek mid-level employment as a project manager.*
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Jun 12, 2013
This course covers project management from a
strategic perspective. The course emphasizes the life cycle
project phases and processes advocated by the Project Management
Institute (PMI) and defined in the Project Management Body of
Knowledge (PMBOK). It stresses the planning, executing, and
controlling phases of a project life cycle. The course also
covers how these phases relate to the initiation and closing
phases, and further examines the impact of various project
management techniques on schedule, budget, and performance
Completion of all core
Total Program Credits: 16
This course provides an analysis and
evaluation of the theories and practices for managing projects in
effective organizations. The student will analyze and evaluate
strategies, tools, software, and management approaches to
effectively complete and evaluate the effectiveness of projects.
Topics in this course include: setting project goals and
objectives; preparing a project plan; conducting feasibility
studies; measurement tools, including the most current and best
software tools; strategies for effective human resource
allocation; and approaches to gauging the worth of the project
deliverables and the effectiveness of the project management
This course provides an analysis of the principles, tools, and techniques for controlling project cost and schedule. The student will use tools, software, and techniques to establish a project baseline and control cost and schedule. Topics in this course include preparing PERT/CPM networks, estimating time and resources, creating the project baseline, controlling the baseline, crashing the network, optimization and heuristics techniques for resource allocation, earned value management, and statistical control tools.
Completion of all core courses and GM 592
This course provides an integrated approach to
risk, quality, and procurement. This course demonstrates how to
incorporate quality throughout the project. The student explores
use of contract types in managing risk and quality. Topics in
this course cover all phases of contracting, including
procurement planning, solicitation planning, solicitation, source
selection, contract administration, and contract close-out. The
student will then explore methods of analyzing make-or-buy
decisions, as well as legal and ethical considerations in
contracting and procurement. Students will construct an element
of their Self-Directed Learning Plan from this course, as well as
add materials from the course to their Presentation
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships and that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including active-duty, spouse, and veterans military tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for active-duty servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
† Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams.
‡ This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.