This program provides the professional education to lead complex projects effectively from inception to close-out.
Blending theory with practice, this program is aligned with the Project Management Institute's (PMI)® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide), and emphasizes individual and organizational leadership characteristics in project management. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to plan, schedule and implement complex projects within industrial, service, governmental or nonprofit organizations.
In addition, the program covers all the discipline areas required by PMI® to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.
The University of Redlands School of Continuing Studies has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP), the School of Continuing Studies has agreed to abide by PMI® established quality assurance criteria.
PMI® , PMP® and PMBOK® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute,Inc
Required courses include (15 credits):
Project Management Principles and Practice (3 credits) [PMCS 301]
Overview of project management processes and principles used in planning and monitoring project activities from inception through closure. Topics include the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® , the role of the project manager, project life cycle and project management deliverables. Emphasizes project planning, execution, monitoring and control.
Project Planning, Procurement and Cost Management (3 credits) [PMCS 304]
Surveys the project management planning and risk management principles used in the definition of scope, time management and risk analysis. Topics include collecting the project requirements, scope development, work breakdown structures, estimation and scheduling, risk management and mitigation strategies.
Project Quality Assurance and Risk Management (3 credits) [PMCS 303]
Review of the essential project management tools and techniques used to estimate costs and manage quality. Additional topics include procurement of resources, and planning and performing quality assurance throughout the project life cycle.
Project Leadership, Teambuilding and Communication (3 credits) [PMCS 302]
Covers the essential qualitative areas necessary for effective project management including leadership, personnel and team management, communication and strategic planning. Topics include team selection and development, effective project leadership, stakeholder management and communication strategies throughout the project life cycle.
Project Management Practicum (3 credits) [PMCS 305]
Capstone experience to the project management certificate. A practical and applied approach to review and reinforce previously learned project management tools and techniques. A project portfolio with deliverables will be the final outcome of the course providing the student with a synthesis of the project management process in an applied setting.