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Project Management Graduate Certificate

School of Business and Technology

Overview

The project management profession is continually growing, and the need for trained project managers is increasing. Projects come in all shapes and sizes and can involve any number of people, which is why the role of a project manager is valued by organizations worldwide that are looking to deliver results on time and on budget.

Capella University's online Project Management certificate prepares you to lead complex IT projects using collaboration skills and IT tools. This certificate helps you develop the competencies associated with "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK) from the Project Management Institute (PMI®). It is designed for technology professionals who already have a bachelor's degree and want to develop the skills needed to complete complex projects on time, on budget, and to specification.

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Credible

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. We are also nationally recognized and our programs are professionally aligned, ensuring every degree is relevant and respected.

Flexible

Capella’s flexible online learning approach provides a degree structured to fit your needs. Our competency based curriculum incorporates both theory and practice and gives you the most direct path to your goals.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 5 core courses

Classes Start October 7th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 application fee (waived w/promo SUMMER)

Cost & learning format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$13,900 estimated tuition*
$695 per credit, 20 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits
Project Management Certificate Online Program - Capella University

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

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Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% military discount

If you're an active-duty military service member, spouse, or veteran, discounts may be available.

Employer & association discounts

If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.

Employer reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees. Ask your manager about options.

Sample courses

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PM5331 *
Project Management Fundamentals

This course focuses on the processes and knowledge areas found in the project management profession. Learners develop and demonstrate their understanding of the project management concepts as defined by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK© Guide), which includes knowledge of the ten project management knowledge areas, including the domains of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects, along with professionalism and ethics.  Prerequisite(s): MS in Information Technology learners must have completed ITEC5030.

4 quarter credits
PM5332 *
Project Management, Planning, Execution, and Control

This course covers the components of project management within the project planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling process groups. Learners identify project requirements and develop a project plan that considers project scope, time, and cost in managing competing project requirements. Learners also demonstrate the application of various project management tools including activity estimation, resource assignment, work breakdown structure (WBS) creation and the development of a project management schedule. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in PM5331. 

4 quarter credits
PM5333 *
Project Budgeting, Procurement, and Quality

This course focuses on project cost, quality, and procurement in business or information technology (IT) project context. Learners examine the fundamental concepts and principles of the following project management knowledge areas: project cost management, project quality management, and project procurement management by demonstrating the application of tools, techniques, and methodologies within these areas of study. Learners apply various tools and techniques, in an integrative manner, to manage interdependencies among project management process groups. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in PM5332.

4 quarter credits
PM5334 *
Project Risk Assessment and Control

Learners in this course examine and demonstrate their knowledge of the components of project risk management including assessing project risk identification and mitigation strategies; evaluation of risk impact analysis methods; and evaluation of risk analysis techniques to ensure project success. Learners also assess project risk management certifications and professional development activities to identify future project risk management professional opportunities.  Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in PM5333.

4 quarter credits
PM5335 *
Project Leadership and Management

In this course, learners examine the role and skills required of project leaders across organizations by exploring a wide range of leadership roles, including manager, problem solver, facilitator, trainer, communicator, and advocate. Learners analyze how each of these roles affects the ability to create a cohesive project team, and synthesize a step-by-step approach to leadership and team-building. Finally, learners demonstrate an understanding of leadership ethics, leadership and project strategy, and the relationship between leadership and project management politics. Prerequisite(s): PM5334.

4 quarter credits

Faculty & support

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