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Spring 2015 Project Management certificate program grads  with Project Risk & Change Management Instructor Nancy Hillanbrand, PMP (left)

 

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The Project Management Certificate Program is a structured sequence of courses that prepare students for careers in the planning and business fields. It is designed for managers and supervisors involved in engineering, research and development, data processing, construction, facilities management, manufacturing, corporate planning, finance, and marketing.

Penn State is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). We are committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of PMI® Members, PMI-certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®), and other project management stakeholders. We also offer Project Management Supplemental topics.

Course Format

Each project management course is approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to receive one Professional Development Unit (PDU) for each contact hour (21 PDUs per course). PDUs are necessary for individuals who wish to maintain their status of Project Management Professional (PMP®) and for individuals who wish to register for the PMP® certification exam. 

Certificate Requirement - four courses

A Penn State Great Valley certificate is awarded upon completion of the four required courses. Courses MUST be taken in sequence and CANNOT be taken concurrently.  If you have PMP designation through the Project Management Institute, course prerequisites are not mandatory.  You may take any course in this program that interests you.

Continuing Education Units 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs), based on a standard of one unit per 10 hours of classroom contact, are awarded.

For additional program information call 610-648-3281 or email gvskills@psu.edu.

This  is a PDO (Professional Development Opportunity) eligible program.

Register online below or find
out more about registration options and the withdrawal/refund policy.

 - For the Project Management Certificate at The Philadelphia Navy Yard, see Navy Yard schedule.


Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Penn State Great Valley Project Management Certificate program, a student will be able to apply project management practices such as project initiation, planning and scheduling,  project cost management, and project risk management, to achieve success in a wide variety of fields, including; marketing, financial services, information technology, government, construction and others.


Class Full
Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Cohort



Course #

Course Title (click course # for description)

Sessions

 Times Spring I Spring II
BUSAD 5540
21 PDUs
Project Costing & Control
Prerequisite: Project Initiation & Planning, and Project Scheduling & Integration
7
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thurs.,
1/14 - 2/25
$515
 -
BUSAD 5541
21 PDUs
Project Risk & Change Management
Prerequisite: Project Initiation & Planning, Project Scheduling & Integration
and Project Costing & Control
 7 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  - Thurs.,
3/10 - 4/21
$515
Register online

Class Full
Spring /Summer 2016 Cohort

Course # Course Title (click course # for description)

Sessions

Times

Spring I

Spring II

BUSAD 5538
21 PDUs
Project Initiation & Planning

7

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thurs.,
1/14 - 2/25
$515
 _
BUSAD 5539
21 PDUs
Project Scheduling & Integration
Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning

7

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. -

Thurs.,
3/10 - 4/21
$515
Register online

Course #
Course Title (click course # for description)

Sessions

 Times Summer I
Summer II
BUSAD 5540
21 PDUs
Project Costing & Control
Prerequisite: Project Initiation & Planning, and Project Scheduling & Integration
7
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thurs.,
5/12 - 6/23
$515
Register online
 -
BUSAD 5541
21 PDUs
Project Risk & Change Management
Prerequisite: Project Initiation & Planning, Project Scheduling & Integration
and Project Costing & Control
7   
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Thurs.,
6/30 - 8/11
$515
Register online


SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES relevant to Project Management (The following courses are not a part of the Project Management Certificate Program.):

Course # Course Title 
Sessions Times Spring I
BUSAD 5518 Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation  7  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Tues.,
1/12 - 2/23
$395

BUSAD 5593 Certified ScrumMaster

2

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Schedule information
Supplementary Courses Schedule

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses owing to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

Student Testimonial

"I made up my mind to join the Project Management Program at Penn State Great Valley and it helped me in so many ways!  The courses took me through the Project Management process from Initiation to Closing, while also helping me to apply those learnings to my day-to-day work and get more efficient at my role.  When I began preparing for PMP during the last session, all the topics made sense as I went through those processes/phases for the project exercises we did throughout the program.  I found the classroom environment to be full of motivated students coming from different industries and backgrounds.  Lastly, apart from the wealth of knowledge on class topics, the instructors helped boost your knowledge while working towards a PMP!"
-
Anjali Jain, PMP

Instructor Testimonial

“As an instructor in Penn State Great Valley's Project Management program, I witness the professional growth of my students as they learn and refine the high caliber skills required to become an effective project manager. Our students come from a vast array of educational backgrounds and industries, which set the stage for a dynamic learning environment and a true learning experience.”
-Adam Selverian, PMP, PMI-RMP, Lead Instructor, Project Management Certificate Program

On-site Programs - Develop a stronger workforce for the future

Companies and organizations can have these programs conducted on our campus or at another location. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company.  Call 610-648-3281 for information.