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Graduate Certificate in Project Management Online

Level Up in Project Management with Industry-Specific Knowledge

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Explore the online Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Gain valuable insights and the ability to overcome logistical challenges with our 100% online Graduate Certificate in Project Management program. You will focus on procurement management, defining the scope of complex projects, identifying risks, scheduling and budgeting—including the proactive actions that can reduce costs, managing conflicts and difficult stakeholders, and tracking performance. This program also helps you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam.

Designed and taught by practitioners with both industry and certification training experience, each course provides foundational and graduate-level knowledge for both the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and the Project Management Professional (PMP) that can be added immediately to your portfolio. You need a bachelor’s degree to apply for this program, and the credits earned may be applied directly toward a SOSU MBA degree.

Tuition
$4,044* Total Tuition, Including Fees
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as few as 12 months Program Duration
Credit Hours
12 Credit Hours
Tuition
$4,044* Total Tuition, Including Fees
Calendar
as few as 12 months Program Duration
Credit Hours
12 Credit Hours
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In this online program, you will learn:

  • How to apply project management knowledge to pass the PMI exam
  • Policies, procedures and documentation required to plan, develop, manage, execute and control project schedules
  • The relationship between schedule management and cost management
  • Effective communication tactics concerning internal and external stakeholders
  • Sprint management and Agile approach to project management, including scrum concepts

This graduate certificate online program will prepare you for careers such as:

  • Senior Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Consultant
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Owner
  • Manager
  • Construction Manager

The John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition

Benefit from affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition

SOSU is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give you the best value and flexibility.

Tuition
$337 Per Credit Hour
Tuition
$4,044* Total Tuition, Including Fees

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Additional Fees

Application: $25
International Student Application: $65
*University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Financial Aid

Note: Approval of awarding Financial Aid from the Department of Education for this new program is pending.

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Student Financial Aid Office
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Phone: 580-745-2186
Fax: 580-745-7469
Email: [email protected]


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There's no better time to begin your Graduate Certificate – Project Management program than now. We offer the convenience of a simple application process and multiple start dates—you don't have to apply months before you want to start earning your certificate.

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Admissions

Read the details of our admissions criteria for the online project management certificate program

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online graduate certificate programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

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Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree
Minimum GPA Minimum 2.5 GPA
No GMAT No GMAT
Online Application Online Application
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree
Minimum GPA Minimum 2.5 GPA
No GMAT No GMAT

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To meet the admission requirements for SOSU's online graduate certificate program, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND at least three years of continuous professional work experience, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND a portfolio consisting of a letter of application which outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives and how a graduate certificate will enhance them; a current resume, three professional letters of recommendation, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 9 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university.
  • No GMAT is required for the Southeastern Oklahoma State University online graduate certificate.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application. There is a non-refundable $65 application fee.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar-MBA
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]


Courses

Gain graduate-level skillsets with these online courses

For the Graduate Certificate in Project Management online program, you must complete the following coursework, which consists of four core courses.

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BUS 5463: Project Management Coordination

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the processes and activities used by the project manager and team to identify, define, combine (integration requirements), unify and coordinate project work, such as developing the project management plans. Further, special attention is given to the planning, executing and controlling of project scope. Finally, students will learn the processes, policies and procedures that must be implemented to meet the quality requirements.

BUS 5473: Project Management Control

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the policies, procedures and documentation required to plan, develop, manage, execute and control the project schedule. In addition, learners will leverage the schedule baseline when creating the project budget. An important takeaway is the relationship between schedule management and cost management. In addition, learners are exposed to the procurement management knowledge area, which focuses on the processes required to acquire products, services and results from external vendors.

BUS 5483: Project Management Strategy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the criticality of effective and efficient communications from the project manager to both internal and external stakeholders. In addition, stakeholder identification and engagement are examined relative to the communications strategy. The learning underscores the value of effectively managing resources that are assigned to projects, with an emphasis on how they are planned, estimated, acquired, developed, managed and controlled. Finally, the risk management process is evaluated to include risk planning, identification, analysis, and response planning.

BUS 5493: Agile Project Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called sprints to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. Organizations with an Agile mindset have a distinct advantage in this rapidly changing world. They shorten time to market, improve product quality and create more value for customers. This course is designed to teach students to identify and manage products that are suited for the Agile approach. These projects are typically ambiguous in scope, such as initiatives launched in the IT field. Students will learn the Agile Manifesto and the different agile methodologies, including Scrum, Extreme Programming, Crystal, and Lean Development. Special attention is given to the Scrum ceremonies, such as sprint planning meeting, daily standup, spring review meeting, sprint retrospective and grooming the prioritized product backlog. Students will learn the similarities and differences between Waterfall and Scrum projects.

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