Project Management is one of the fastest growing professional disciplines in the global marketplace, and this post-baccalaureate certificate explores the principles, concepts, tools and techniques to improve project performance and organizational effectiveness. You will examine all aspects of contemporary company projects, including cost estimates, budget management, cost control, risk assessment, bid negotiation and contracts, in addition to performance reporting integral to the success of any enterprise. You will also be immersed in procurement, project monitoring and control.
Courses in this certificate count as Professional Development Units for PMI® certification. Northcentral University is recognized as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) at the Global Provider Enrollment Level by Project Management Institute (PMI)®. See Registered Education Provider Certificate. Learn More
Basis of Admissions
A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Post-baccalaureate certificates transfer into a master’s degree sequence.
Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates
Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Business and Technology Management are eight weeks in length.
Project Procurement Management
Project Procurement Management includes the processes necessary to acquire the materials necessary for the project team to perform their mission. This course includes contract management and the change control processes required to administer contracts or purchase orders issued by project team members.
Project Risk Management
Project risk is an uncertain event or condition that can have either a positive or negative effect on a project's objectives. This course includes the processes concerned with conducting project risk management planning, identification, analysis, mitigation and monitoring and control.
Project Monitoring and Control
In this course the student will explore the components of project monitoring and control measures in project management. Students will monitor project progress in order to identify variances from the project plan. Corrective actions will be identified in order to meet project objectives. Students will identify and quantify control concepts, pricing and estimating methodologies in order to incorporate these concepts in to a Quality Management Plan for the project.
Management Leadership and Team Building in the Project and Program Environment
This course will explore techniques and skills that can mitigate human resource problems in the project and program environment. Such problems can cause delays, erode quality, increase costs, and result in high levels of stress for everyone on the project team. This course will introduce and investigate soft skills utilized in management, leadership, and team building that can be applied to managing tough human resource issues.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about NCU School of Business and Technology Management's post-baccalaureate certificate costs below:
- Per credit cost: $743
- Per 3 credit course cost: $2,229
- Program cost: $8,916
- Average book cost per course: $110
- Application Fee: $0
- Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $250
- Registration Fee: $0
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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.
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- Regionally Accredited
- No Physical Residency Requirements
- One-to-One Teaching
- 100% Doctoral Faculty
- Flexibility of Online Learning
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