For any organization, a skilled project manager is worth their weight in gold!

A successful Project Manager will use their skillsets to develop a strategic plan, develop a budget and training schedule, identify processes, mitigate risk, and create a thought-out plan that will lead to predicable results.  Through stakeholder involvement and effective communications, the project manager can carry a project to completion in an orderly and methodical way.

The Carlow Project Management Certificate track will prepare you for this challenge by providing conceptual and hands-on experience of project management best practices through further research of current trends and issues.  This certificate program will also prepare the student to sit for the nationally recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) examination offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

This Project Management Certificate is completely online.  To enroll or get answers to your questions, please contact Laura Kawecki at 412.578.8867 or by email at lmkawecki@carlow.edu

Requirements

  • August and January Start Dates
  • Interested students must have a completed Bachelor's Degree with a 3.0 QPA
  • $4995 (employer reimbursement encouraged)

The coursework may include weekly readings, videos, written assignments, and discussion board postings. Student are responsible for viewing all posted materials and completing and submitting all assignments on time via the CelticOnline course site, and for any announcements or additional class information or resource materials.

Next Steps: Students completing this graduate certificate are encouraged to consider entry to the MBA graduate programs as these 9 earned credits may be applied to the Carlow MBA.


Course Information

  • MBA734 Project Management
    Students examine contemporary issues in project management, such as governance and operational design, in a variety of industries including information systems, healthcare, and construction. Using case studies and simulations, students gain a deeper understanding of the field and then use the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the semester in a project management simulation exercise.
  • MBA735 Project Management-Body of Knowledge
    Students learn about the five process groups (Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project) and nine knowledge areas (integration, project scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk and procurement management) of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Students develop project management expertise through theoretical discussions and hands-on applications, and examine specific aspects of project management through simulated projects.
  • MBA761 - Capstone Experience - Project Management
    Prepares the MBA student by combining experiential learning with academic theory. The experiental learning component will be obtained through a capstone project consisting of 200 hours in a professional management setting. The student must propose the capstone project with the current employer or an established organization, and the project must be approved by the course instructor. The capstone project must consist of at least one of the five main groups of project processes as defined by Project Management Institute (PMI). The student will perform the capstone project under the instructor's supervision and will relate the capstone experience to project management theories through assignments and the final paper