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Advanced Studies in Project Management

Degree Type: Graduate Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose Advanced Studies in Project Management?

Responding to industry trends, Ferris State University's College of Business Graduate Programs has created graduate-level advanced studies certificates. These four course sequences can be used to obtain stand-alone certificates or as emphasis areas leading to master's degrees in either Information Security and Intelligence or a Master of Business Administration.

The Advanced Studies Certificate in Project Management prepares students for careers in program, project, and portfolio management.   Several aspects of the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge are integrated into the courses including integration, scope, time, cost, ROI, quality, communication, human resources, risk, and procurement. Additionally, agile frameworks such as SCRUM are also explored. Students research leadership styles and learn how it differs from management. Projects are assessed for risk and risk management strategies constructed using ethical approaches.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale.

Graduation Requirements

The Advanced Studies Certificate in Project Management is awarded to individuals who have completed the 12 required credits with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and no course less than 2.0.

No more than 50% of the credits in this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor, will this certificate be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are specifically required in the students major.

More Information

College of Business Graduate Programs
119 South Street, BUS 212B
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2434
Phone: 231-591-2168

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Required Courses - 12 Credits

Project Management
Project Leadership
Project Risk and Quality Mgt
Project in Pgm and Project Mgt