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Project Management Graduate Certificate

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John DuBard
john.dubard@cci.fsu.edu
(850) 644-8746

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The importance of Project Management has grown substantially in the past decade as the size and complexity of projects have increased. Projects are often delivered late (or not at all), and budgets are exceeded, which affects profitability these difficulties underscore the need for well-trained, certified project managers. The graduate certificate program provides the foundation necessary to plan for these difficulties and achieve success as a project manager. Students who obtain the Graduate Certificate in Project Management will have a set of skills and knowledge that prepare them to excel at managing projects as well as preparing them to take the international Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam (if corresponding elective taken) offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time to Completion

2-3 semesters (4-6 hours per semester); maximum 3 years

Careers

Students will be prepared to take the international Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam (if corresponding elective taken).

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • COM5126 Organizational Communication Theory and Practice (3)
    This course provides an overview of the major organizational communication theorists and shows students how they can be used to diagnose and solve communication and performance problems.
  • COM5450 Introduction to Project Management (3)
    This course covers the processes, tools and techniques for managing projects of any size while preparing students to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.
  • COM5451 Advanced Topics in Project Management (3)
    This course covers the theories of several important project managers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, including Edward Deming, Peter Drucker, Thomas Peters, Eli Goldratt, Philip Crosby, and others.
  • COM5452 Agile Project Management (3)
    This course covers the key concepts and approaches of Agile Project Management and prepares students to sit for the PMI-ACP certification exam.

Total Credit Hours

12

Prerequisites

Applicants must have earned a Bachelor degree prior to admission.

Application Procedures

Students must submit a separate application to the School of Communication for the Project Management Certificate Program. The Project Management Application is available online.

Program Requirements

In order to fulfill the certificate requirements, students must complete 12 approved semester hours with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 and no grade lower than a "B-." The program of studies must be completed within a three-year period. Upon successful completion of the program of studies, students are required to complete a certificate request form, available online and in the main office of the School of Communication.

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

  • COM5450 Introduction to Project Management (3)
    This course covers the processes, tools and techniques for managing projects of any size while preparing students to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.
  • MMC6469 The Diffusion of Innovations (3)
    This course is an examination of various theoretical and practical issues pertaining to communication's roles in the diffusion of innovations.

Spring 2017 Course Offerings

  • COM5126 Organizational Communication Theory and Practice (3)
    This course provides an overview of the major organizational communication theorists and shows students how they can be used to diagnose and solve communication and performance problems.
  • COM5450 Introduction to Project Management (3)
    This course covers the processes, tools and techniques for managing projects of any size while preparing students to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.
  • COM5451 Advanced Topics in Project Management (3)
    This course covers the theories of several important project managers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, including Edward Deming, Peter Drucker, Thomas Peters, Eli Goldratt, Philip Crosby, and others.


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