Project Management Certificate Program

PM-9-2013

The Summer 2013 Project Management Certificate Program Grads at their Certification Night on September 19 with Keynote Speaker Jim Snyder, Co-Founder of PMI (Center), along with Instructors Nancy Hillenbrand and Bob Marini .

PMI_Provider_logoThe Project Management Certificate Program is a structured sequence of courses to 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. Courses MUST be taken in sequence and CANNOT be taken concurrently.

Certificate Requirement
A Penn State Great Valley certificate is awarded upon completion of the four required courses.

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

Act 48
The required courses listed below are approved for Act 48 credit.

Required courses and schedule below.  Required courses must be taken in sequence and not concurrently.  For more information call 610-725-5377.

Spring/Summer 2014 schedule
Cohort II begins Spring 2014

Register for the Spring 2014 session online below or call 610-648-3274.  * PDO  (Professional Development Opportunity) eligible program.

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.,
1/16 - 2/27
$510

 
BUSAD 5539 
21 PDUs
Project Scheduling & Integration - Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning

7

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  

Thurs.,
3/13 - 4/24
$510

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.,
5/15 - 6/26
$510
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.,
7/3 - 8/14
$510
Register online

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Schedule

Course # Course Title (click course # for description) Sessions

Times

Fall I Fall II
BUSAD 5538 
21 PDUs
Project Initiation & Planning   

7

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thurs.,
8/28 - 10/9
$515

 
BUSAD 5539 
21 PDUs
Project Scheduling & Integration - Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning

7

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  

Thurs.,
10/23 - 12/11
(no cass 11/27)
$515

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.,
1/15 - 2/26
$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.,
3/12 - 4/23
$515

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.

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

Course # Course Title (click course # for description)
                     
Sessions Times Summer I
BUSAD 5518  Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation

7

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thurs., 5/15 - 6/26
$395
Register online 
BUSAD 5593  Certified ScrumMaster

2

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

 

“As an Instructor in Penn State Great Valley's Project Management program, I witness the professional growth in 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

For registration optionsclick here.

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

Students with disabilities

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Student Services at 610-648-3242 in advance of your participation or visit. Click here for more information.