Institute for Professional Studies: Project Management

Gain the Skills and Practices of Today’s Successful Project Managers

Project management skills are in high demand.  Regardless of industry, organizations are always working on projects that need skilled project management staff.  Understanding how to communicate, manage conflict, negotiate, budget, lead, organize and problem solve will be skills very valuable to any organization.

The Graduate Project Management Certificate is a set of 13 credit hours explicitly designed for working adults to develop proficiency with effective project managers’ latest tools and techniques. Students study current industry practices, examine in-depth case studies, review team interactions, and assess project management technology. This curriculum prepares the student to take industry exams for certification; also, these hours count toward the M.A. degree in Management.

Program Highlights

  • Five Courses – 13 credit hours
    The Practice of Project Management
    Tools and Technology of Project Management
    Case Study & Application of Project Management
    Six Sigma
    Portfolio
  • Project-based – Experiential Learning Experiences
  • Build your reflective portfolio demonstrating your skills to employers
  • Network with professional peers and mentors
  • 100% online, taught both asynchronously and synchronously
  • Prepares students for industry-specific PMI project management certifications
  • Project Management certificate is eligible to apply towards Avila’s MA in Management.

“The staff at Avila was incredibly flexible to create an opportunity for a group of professionals in a very high-demanding atmosphere.”

Kari Taube, Senior eLearning Specialist, Cerner

“They truly understood the complexity of this unique group. They created an exceptionally soft blend of content, course work, and scheduled assignments that enabled synchronous, and asynchronous collaboration, depending upon each contributor’s demanding work-life schedule.”

In every industry, project managers are performing their jobs for years with very little formal training. And while this has served the organizations in the past, today’s innovative organizations are looking to build systematic project management processes and practices. This is creating a heavy demand for employees with specific project management degrees and certificates. For many companies, these are a pre-requisite to hiring and promotion.

Most people working on corporate projects will find certification benefits their career. A certificate in project management provides more weight to your resume, not to mention to your compensation. It can help you advance quickly as a project manager or land an elevated position with a larger company handling high-budget projects. Dedicated programs like Avila’s that prepare you to take the PMI certification exam can also benefit other professionals, including team leaders, quality-control experts, analysts, consultants, and C-Suite executives.

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