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The Executive Certificate in Project Management (Evening)

Project management has become the business world’s most sought–after skill set. As business environments become more complex, organizations are challenged with addressing a seemingly unlimited supply of new projects with fewer resources. Increasingly, a greater reliance is placed on project managers to help organizations ensure approved projects are not only delivered on time and within budget but more importantly - project results must accomplish strategic objectives. Despite this growing need for project managers, keen competition is expected for project management positions. Candidates who are certified, or have specialized training and industry experience will realize the greatest opportunities to advance and succeed. Small and large organizations alike will benefit from employees who have the critical knowledge needed to lead successful projects!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as project management becomes more widely-recognized, employers across industries are seeking employees with project management skills. Further, those with project management skills are proven to be of greater value to organizations as they coordinate and implement projects which benefit the organization as a whole.

Florida Atlantic University offers a wide selection of in-class and distance learning project management training programs, ideal for learning comprehensive project management methodology, preparing for the CAPM®, PMP® , PMI-SP® and PMI-RMP® certification exams, or maintaining your certifications with specialized courses for project management professionals who would like advanced training or need to meet continuing certification requirements.

 

Program Objectives 

Florida Atlantic University’s The Executive Certificate in Project Management uses a practical and academic approach to cover the fundamentals of the internationally-accepted A Guide to the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The curriculum covers the 5 PMBOK® process groups and 10 PMBOK® knowledge areas and explores each one and their interdependencies in the project lifecycle in depth. All participants will engage in group exercises to apply the tools learned in the classroom and are expected to complete a final project which will demonstrate practical application and mastery of project management methodology.

Participants who enroll in the Executive Certificate in Project Management also have the option to attend an intensive 21 hour preparatory course for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

An Executive Certificate in Project Management will be awarded upon completion of the program demonstration of knowledge, comprehension and understanding of the material. (The preparatory course is optional, and is intended for students who wish to pursue PMP® certification in addition to the Executive Certificate.

 

Curriculum

The curriculum covers the ten knowledge areas outlined by A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide):

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communication Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management

And, five Process Groups:

  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Controlling
  • Closing
     

Instructional Method and Format

  • Taught by a PMP® -credentialed instructor
  • Highly interactive, in-class, instructor-led program
  • Includes lectures, small group case studies and discussions, Culminates in a final project which demonstrates participants’ mastery of the material and methodology and allows each student to develop a real or simulated project from concept to closing, emulating the project management life cycle.

Florida Atlantic University is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)®, approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-SP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-PBA and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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