Why Choose Project Management?
Project management is a profession that consists of planning and executing projects within an organization. It is a field that is needed in many types of businesses including information technology, construction, health care, finance, marketing, manufacturing and others. The Project Management Certificate is a 12 credit hour certificate designed to prepare individuals for careers in project management in technical and non-technical fields. The certificate includes 4 courses that will provide an in-depth examination of project management practices, processes, tools and techniques. The first course in the certificate program examines the foundations of project management as defined by the Project Management Institute which is considered the premiere source for project management best practices and is the certifying body for both the PMP (Project Management Professional) and the CAPM (Certified Associate Project Management) designations. The first course consists of a review of the project management lifecycle and knowledge areas using resources such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge, course textbooks, and case studies. Following this foundation course, the next courses focus in more detail on specific aspects of project management including project scheduling, budgeting, risk management, communication, team management, and the procurement process. The final course places emphasis on preparation for project management certification exams including both the PMP (Project Management Professional) and the CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management.)
This certificate is also offered through an online delivery format.
Get a Great Job
The Project Management certificate is designed to service one of the fastest growing and largest job classifications in both technical and non-technical fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment as a project manager is expected to continue to increase at a fast rate for the foreseeable future. Several surveys of job outlooks have also rated project management within the top 5 career paths currently and into the future. Certified project managers (PMP, CAPM) earn, on average, 15.6% more than their non-credentialed colleagues who have similar experience.
New Students: 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from high school and two of the following three criteria: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or English SAT score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or Math SAT score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or Verbal SAT score of 430 or higher. ACT score requirements shall not apply to international students and non-traditional students aged 23 or older.
Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended, and the following criteria: (1) transfer equivalency for ENGL 150 or placement in ENGL 150 the first semester at FSU which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; (2) transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement in MATH 115 the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher. ACT score requirements shall not apply to international students and non-traditional students aged 23 or older.
No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in another FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in that program.
Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.
Non-Degree Seeking Professionals: Non-degree students may complete 9 FSU credits but will need to meet the criteria listed above in order to complete the last certificate course. COB certificates are a total of 12 credits.
A Ferris student will receive the Project Management certificate upon graduation with a Baccalaureate degree, and after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in Project Management certificate courses.
No more than 50% of the credits in this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will the certificate be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.
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Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
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The College of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.)