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The Project Management Certificate Program

This program offers 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

Courses MUST be taken in sequence and CANNOT be taken concurrently. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded for each contact hour (2.1 CEUs per course). Professional Development Unit hours are necessary for individuals who wish to record the status of professional development requirements.

Certificate Requirement

A Penn State 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.

Note

The University reserves the right to cancel courses because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

Fall 2014 Schedule of Courses

BUSAD 5538: Project Initiation and Planning

This course is an introduction to project management and explores the role of the project manager, project communications, and project leadership as well as the planning process, including objectives, scope, and success criteria. This is the first of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management.

Tuesdays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 21, 2014
6-9 p.m.
Fee: $510

Register on-line

BUSAD 5539: Project Scheduling and Integration

Topics include the work breakdown structure, project schedule, PERT/GANTT/CPM methods, and project integration. This is the second of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management.
Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning.

Tuesdays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 9, 2014
6-9 p.m.
Fee: $510
Register online

Spring 2015 Schedule of Courses

BUSAD 5540: Project Costing and Control

This course continues the project cycle and introduces selection criteria, procurement, cost estimating, and control mechanisms. This is the third of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management.
Prerequisites: Project Initiation and Planning, and Project Scheduling and Integration.

Tuesdays, Jan. 6 through Feb. 17, 2015
6-9 p.m.
Fee: $510

BUSAD 5541: Project Risk and Change Management

This is the fourth of four required courses and introduces risk and change management, team conflicts, quality, ethics, and closeout.
Prerequisites: Project Initiation and Planning, Project Scheduling and Integration, and Project Costing and Control

Tuesdays, March 3 through April 14, 2015
6-9 p.m.
Fee: $510

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 email the Penn State Beaver Office of Disability Services or call 724-773-3867. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education, 724-773-3700.

 

Office of Continuing Education
102 Ross Administration Building
Penn State Beaver
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Phone: 724-773-3700
Fax: 724-773-3769 
BeaverCE@psu.edu

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8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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