In the Graduate Certificate in Project Management, learners will apply the project management life cycle to mirror the way a project would be executed in today’s business environment. They will explore the various concepts and essentials discussed in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to prepare them to take the PMP and CAPM certification exams through the PMI. Learners will also compare operational and strategic change management in contemporary organizations of both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. They will learn how to manage conflict and effectively interface with organizational executives and stakeholders to obtain the project objectives. Learners will also review different methodologies for applying the various project management knowledge areas, skills, and processes in different orders and degrees of rigor to meet the requirements of the customer and other stakeholders, while managing expectations. The Project Management Capstone course provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate they have achieved an acceptable level of academic and practical knowledge relative to the skills and discipline required for effective and efficient project management.

Quick Facts:

  • Credits required: 18
  • Cost per credit: $545
  • Program length: 1 year (full-time status)

Time to degree completion can be accelerated by taking multiple courses in a term and through credits accepted in transfer.

What you’ll learn

Apply the project management life cycle to mirror the way a project would be executed in today’s business environment.

Explore the various concepts and essentials discussed in the Project Management Body of Knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to prepare them to take the PMP and CAPM certification exams through the PMI.

Compare operational and strategic change management in contemporary organizations of both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises.

Manage conflict and effectively interface with organizational executives and stakeholders to obtain the project objectives.

Review different methodologies for applying the various project management knowledge areas, skills, and processes in different orders and degrees of rigor to meet the requirements of the customer and other stakeholders, while managing expectations.

The Project Management Capstone course provides the Learner with an opportunity to demonstrate they have achieved an acceptable level of academic and practical knowledge relative to the skills and discipline required for effective and efficient project management.

Career Outcomes

Opportunities in the following areas:

Project Management

Operations Management and Supervision

Logistics and Materials Management

Certificate in Project Management Requirements

Certificate Requirements Credits
Required Courses (6) 18
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE CBPM 18

Courses + Credits

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Project Management is an 18-credit program comprised of the following six (6) required courses:

Required Courses

  • MGT 86529 Project Management — 3-credits
  • PM 86900 Project Management Concepts and Essentials — 3-credits
  • PM 86901 Project Management Strategic Design— 3-credits
  • PM 86902 Project Management Organization — 3-credits
  • PM 86903 Project Management Integration — 3-credits
  • PM 86910 PM Capstone — 3-credits

Download the University Catalog for full course descriptions, prerequisite information, and program details.

The faculty mentors are very knowledgeable and available when you needed assistance. My academic advisor was also very helpful and ensured that I stayed on track throughout the entire process.

– Geneva Nathani, School of Business and Management

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Call us at: 1.800.477.2254 | Email: admissions@calsouthern.edu

Accreditation & Approvals

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California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities. www.wscuc.org

California Southern University’s Bachelor, Master, and Doctor in Business Administration are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). www.acbsp.org

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