Elmhurst's graduate certificate in project management uses four existing courses from the master of project management program. Students who complete the four courses for credit will receive the graduate certificate in project management, or they may complete an additional six courses to earn a master of project management.
Upon completing this program, you will be able to:
The graduate certificate in project management is a part-time, EC Flex program that can be completed in as little as one year. Students complete coursework through eight-week sessions.
Four courses are required, with one optional course:
If a student chooses to complete the master in project management, additional coursework will include: MBA 500, MPM 505, MPM 506, MBA 558 and two of the following graduate-level electives: MBA 552, MBA 553, MBA 554, MBA 555 and MBA 556.
Applicants for the graduate certificate in project management must have a bachelor's degree in business, computer science, engineering or a related field from a regionally accredited university/college.
Those who wish to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam are required by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to have a minimum of three years of project management experience consisting of at least 4,500 hours spent leading and directing projects.
To apply for the graduate certificate in project management, complete the application for graduate admission and follow the instructions for non-degree students. If you wish to complete the additional coursework to earn the master of project management, you must apply following all of the admission requirements for the master's degree program.
For more information, contact the School for Professional Studies at email@example.com or (630) 617-3300.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
This graduate certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid. Disclosure Statements about occupations, on-time graduation rate, tuition and fees, and median loan debt for this program can be found here.