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Graduate Certificate in Project Management

The VIU Certificate in Project Management is uniquely different from the Master’s Degree in Project Management or the MBA with a concentration in Project Management in two areas: The focus of a Graduate Certificate in Project Management is on strategic outcomes rather than organizational strategic outcomes, and certificate courses are aligned principally to the core processes and knowledge areas found in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Students in the certificate program gain in-depth analytical skills, stakeholder communication techniques, strategic planning and implementation skills, as well as managerial and leadership insight.

Students must complete the six courses (18 credit hours) listed below.

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PMP 605 Project Management Systems 3
PMP 610 Quality Project Management Practices 3
PMP 615 Risk Project Management 3
PMP 620 Contract & Procurement 3
PMP 625 Advanced Project Management Practices 3
PMP 650 PMP Exam Preparation 3

The following is a sample schedule of the possible sequencing of courses in the MS in Project Management program.

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
                 First Semester
PMP 605 Project Management Systems 3
PMP 610 Quality Project Management Practices 3
PMP 615 Risk Project Management 3
                 Second Semester
PMP 620 Contract and Procurement 3
PMP 625 Advanced Project Management Practices 3
PMP 650 PMP Exam Preparation 3

PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

* The School of Business at Virginia International University is an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.