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Project Management
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


 

The online graduate certificate in project management from University of Maryland Global Campus allows you to develop advanced business management skills while building expertise for professional certification in project management. The curriculum is aligned with certifications from the Project Management Institute. Your courses will give you the tools you need to take on leadership roles in today's workplace. You'll also learn relevant skills you can apply on the job immediately.

 

Program Highlights
  • Initiate, plan, track, and close projects
  • Manage the schedule of a complex project and conflicts that arise
  • Perform quantitative analyses and manage risks involved in complex projects
  • Coach and mentor employees
  • Manage culturally diverse work environments
  • Assess performance at the individual, group, and organization levels
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, PMAN 634)

  • (3 Credits, PMAN 635)

  • (3 Credits, PMAN 637)

  • (3 Credits, PMAN 638)

  • (3 Credits, PMAN 639)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in project coordination, project management, and potentially program management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend a background in statistics, finance, and accounting. If you don't have recent statistics experience, we recommend you take UCSP 630. If you lack a background in finance or accounting, we recommend you take UCSP 620. We recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Information Technology with Project Management Specialization
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


The project management specialization allows you to gain advanced IT management skills while building expertise for project management certification. Your specialization courses include project risk management, project procurement management, and advanced project methods, while your core IT courses give you the tools you need to take on leadership roles in today's technology-based work environments.

The project management curriculum features a comprehensive project in an industry you select, so you can gain real-world experience. The curriculum covers project risk management, project procurement management, and quantitative methods in project management. You'll learn career-relevant skills you can apply immediately in the workplace.

Program Highlights
  • Initiate, plan, track, and close projects
  • Manage the schedule of a complex project on time and within budget, solving conflicts as they arise
  • Perform quantitative analyses and manage risks involved in a complex project
  • Apply advanced knowledge in computer systems architecture
  • Analyze, design, and implement information systems
  • Plan projects, build teams, and create and modify effective control mechanisms
Required Courses

Core Courses

Specialization Courses

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in project coordination and management and, potentially, program management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program


(3 Credits, ITEC 640) (or an approved course in finance) and
(3 Credits, MGMT 650) (or an approved course in statistics) are prerequisites to
(3 Credits, PMAN 635). If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, it is recommended to take UCSP 620. If you lack a recent background in statistics, it is recommended to take UCSP 630. Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Recognition

UMGC master's degree programs with project management specializations are recognized by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Academic Relationship

Completing this program earns you the project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam. If you are already certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, you may receive credit for
(3 Credits, PMAN 634) if you begin study for the master's degree within five years of earning certification. Academic advisors can provide more information.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Master of Business Administration

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


UMGC makes it affordable and convenient to gain the business knowledge, practical skills, and door-opening credentials you need to propel your career to new heights. Courses in the MBA curriculum use high-quality online learning resources and emphasize teamwork, information literacy, technology fluency, systems thinking, ethics, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking. Additionally, the MBA offers you the opportunity to learn from highly qualified experts with significant managerial and leadership experience in emerging areas relevant to your career growth.

Program Highlights
  • Create and implement a personal leadership development plan
  • Foster mutual respect, trust, and high standards of ethics, performance, and teamwork
  • Assess and manage critical knowledge and skill gaps related to core organizational functions and managerial responsibilities
  • Complete a comprehensive analysis of the costs of operations, pricing options, financing, product mix, distribution channels, and supply chain relationships
  • Evaluate your cultural intelligence, ethical values, and skills in decision-making, and implement specific actions to leverage your strengths and further develop areas of relative weakness
  • Evaluate your organization's policies for managing legal and ethical risks, with a focus on contracts, agency, and tort law
  • Complete an audit of the technology and information systems and processes in your organizations
  • Design and develop a marketing plan for a new product or service in both domestic and international markets
  • Prepare a detailed project management plan for an initiative in a new international location that presents business, language, cultural, legal, and other challenges for your organization
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for expanding your organization's products or services in a selected country
  • Prepare a personal professional portfolio that includes your key achievements, a brief summary of your strategic leadership skills, and your plan for goal and career advancement
Required Courses

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, PRO 600)

  • (6 Credits, MBA 610)

  • (6 Credits, MBA 620)

  • (6 Credits, MBA 630)

  • (6 Credits, MBA 640)

  • (6 Credits, MBA 670)
Career Preparation

This MBA program is designed to help you prepare for management careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations in areas such as team leadership, project supervision, and creation and implementation of business solutions.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have strong writing and analytical skills. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills. If you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take ASC 605.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

The MBA degree program requires 36 credits of coursework. Courses must be taken sequentially. An introductory course (
(6 Credits, PRO 600)) may be waived for students who already have a graduate degree. You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses.

Specialized Program Accreditation

This program has received specialized accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, known as IACBE, located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Further information on student achievement is available in the Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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