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Project Management Certificate

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management

In today’s business climate, no one needs to tell you how critically important it is that projects run smoothly, come in on time and within budget. Most everything businesses do is a project. This means you, as Project Manager, are the lynchpin of success.

A Project Management Certificate (PMC) from Avila Advantage can ensure success. The project management certificate is a rigorous set of 13 credit hours for the adult student that develops proficiency with the latest tools and techniques of effective project managers. In the project management courses, you will:

  • Study current industry practices
  • Examine in-depth case studies
  • Review team interactions
  • Assess PM technology

The project management certification is a graduate level curriculum, specifically created to prepare you to successfully pass the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) exam for PM certification. These project management courses allow you to become versed in the PMI’s required five process areas:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Controlling and Monitoring
  • Closing

And nine project knowledge areas:

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management

Course Requirements

Course Requirements

The project management courses include 13 credit hours addressing the skills necessary for project management certification.

Project Management Curriculum

PM 600 Introduction to Project Management (1)
PM 672 Practice of Project Management (3)
PM 673 Tools & Technology of Project Management (3) 
PM 674 Application of Project Management (3) 
PM 676 Management Technology OR
PM 677 Six Sigma (3)

13 credit hours are required for your graduate Project Management certificate.


Course Rotation

Course Rotation

Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions. 

Management Courses

MG 601 Statistics - Fall Face-to-Face  
MG 601 Statistics - Spring Face-to-Face  
MG 601 Statistics - Summer Face-to-Face & Online  
MG 605 Ethics and Legal Environment - Fall (even) Face-to-Face O/L in 2016
MG 605 Ethics and Legal Environment - Fall (odd) Online  
MG 630 Financial Decision Making - Spring (odd) Online  
MG 630 Financial Decision Making - Spring (even) Face-to-Face  
MG 650 Strategic Communication - Fall Online  
MG 650  Strategic Communication - Summer Face-to-Face  
MG 670 Org Psych and Behavior - Spring Online  
MG 670 Org Psych and Behavior - Summer Online  
MG 675 Team Development - Fall Face-to-Face  
MG 675 Team Development - Spring Online F2F in  2017
MG 675 Team Development - Summer Face-to-Face O/L in 2017
MG 688 Leadership & Influence - Fall Face-to-Face  
MG 688 Leadership & Influence - Spring Online  
MG 695 Capstone - Fall 16-week  
MG 695 Capstone - Spring 16-week  
MG 695 Capstone - Summer 16-week


Project Management Courses

PM 600 Intro to PM - Fall Online  
PM 600 Intro to PM - Spring Weekend  
PM 672 Practice of PM - Fall Online  
PM 672 Practice of PM - Spring Face-to-Face  
PM 673 Tools and Technology - Spring Online  
PM 673 Tools and Technology - Summer Face-to-Face  
PM 674 Applications of PM - Spring Online  
PM 674 Applications of PM - Summer Face-to-Face  
PM 676 Management Technology - Fall (even) Face-to-Face  
PM 676 Management Technology - Summer (odd) Online  
PM 677 Six Sigma - Fall (odd) Face-to-Face  
PM 677 Six Sigma - Summer (even) Online   

Career Opportunities

Careers with a Project Management Certificate

Some fields that are experiencing continued growth and demand for project managers include:
· Healthcare
· Infrastructure development
· Green technologies
· Non-profit organizations
· Global business
· Government

Job opportunities include positions in some of the following areas:

· Consulting
· Information Management
· Regional Management
· Supply Chain Management
· Financial Analyst
· Research Associate/Analyst
· Human Resources Management
· Procurement

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  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


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