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2023-2024 SGPP Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 SGPP Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Project Management Certificate


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Program Description

The Project Management Graduate Certificate is designed for those seeking knowledge and skill in project management. The program provides individuals with the foundational skills needed to excel in project management positions, including project initiation, planning, executing, and monitoring and controlling.  Specific topics discussed include stakeholder analysis, requirements identification, project charter, schedule management, resource management, cost management, quality control, and risk management.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Evaluate the business and project environment to optimize value in a predictive approach
  2. Analyze and implement appropriate project management principles and performance domains throughout a project.
  3. Evaluate and apply various methods of quality control to a project.
  4. Implement risk management principles and practices.

Program Structure and Delivery

The Project Management Certificate is delivered fully online.

Certificate Requirements


Students who hold PMP Certification at the time they are admitted to the program may waive the PRM600 Foundations of Project Management with program director permission and substitute another 3 credit course from the list provided below.

Faculty


The faculty members for this program have earned doctorate or master’s degrees. Faculty are selected for their combination of educational and professional experience and expertise.

Admission Requirements


Applicants may apply for admission to master’s degree programs at any time during the year. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and maintained an overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants must demonstrate the language proficiency necessary for successful graduate coursework. Applicants may complete an interview with a program administrator as part of the admission process.

Application Process


Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel and their immediate family) and,
  2. An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated on a course by course basis by a university accepted evaluation service, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).  Evaluations from an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES.org) will also be accepted. 
  3. A personal statement which includes:
  • brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience and,
  • statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and his or her reasons for seeking admission to the program and,
  • description of the areas the applicant considers to be his or her strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities and,
  • personal information the applicant wishes to share.
  1. Names of two people (including title, organization, email, phone number) who could serve as professional references, if needed, during the application review process. The best references are those who know you in a professional capacity, such as current or former supervisors.
  2. A current résumé listing educational background and work experience.

See individual programs for additional application requirements.

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities Campus.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55404

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