Certification Overview

Project management skills are essential to anyone seeking a career in professional leadership. From departmental managers to corporate executives to business owners, the expertise of a good project manager is valued in virtually every industry. At Amberton University, we provide an opportunity to attain these skills through our graduate-level Certification in Project Management. This project management graduate course—or rather, this collection of four project management courses—will give you the tools necessary to lead a team toward the successful completion of a project. 

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What Is the Project Management Certification?

The Certification in Project Management is a certification program that provides high-level training in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Established by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the PMBOK is a set of standards that dictate which skills and knowledge a project management professional should have. The PMBOK outlines vital best practices, guidelines, professional terminology, and accepted practices that project managers can use to achieve effective leadership results. While every project manager has a slightly different leadership style—and is encouraged to develop his or her leadership strategy and methodology by tailoring the PMBOK to suit the project at hand—successful project managers should certainly have a detailed understanding of these standards. 

Above all, our project management graduate course certification program will give students a comprehensive knowledge of the PMBOK. Students will learn how to apply these practices to real-life situations in ways that promote strong teamwork, unite teams around a shared vision or mission, drive quality control on every level of the project, emphasize project completion on a deadline-driven basis, and more.

What Types of Courses Are Included in the Certification in Project Management?

This certification includes four project management graduate course curriculums, for a total of 12 graduate-level credit hours. The courses include the following:

  • MGT6151 - Project Value Delivery Strategy and Planning

  • MGT6152 - Project Performance Management

  • MGT6153 - Project Uncertainty, Measurement, and Delivery Models

  • MGT6154 - Project Delivery Applications

What Are the Requirements for the PMBOK/Project Management Certification at Amberton?

Our certifications at Amberton can typically be undertaken either as standalone paths of study or in conjunction with specific degrees. Because project management skills are so valuable in such a broad range of industries, we encourage anyone interested in this program to contact us. However, the program tends to be most popular among students who are already pursuing full graduate-level degrees at Amberton. This fact is in part because all 12 hours of credit obtained through this certification may be applied toward many of our full degree programs. Our degree courses include the MBA in Project Management, the Master of Science in Human Relations and Business, the Master of Science in Managerial Science, the MBA in Management, the MBA in General Business, or the MBA in Strategic Leadership.

Hours Required: 12


MGT6151 - Project Value Delivery Strategy and Planning

This course focuses on the project management principles, strategies, and planning techniques necessary for successful value delivery in enterprise projects. Students evaluate project models, methods and artifacts as applied to adaptive, predictive, and hybrid project approaches. Project management strategy and planning techniques are applied to appropriate project life cycles. Topics include projects as systems for value delivery, project management principles, and project life cycle selection and tailoring.

MGT6152 - Project Performance Management

This course focuses on the project management activities necessary for effective delivery of project outcomes. Students in this course identify and evaluate independent project performance domains that operate as an integrated system for the successful delivery of the project and its intended outcomes. Topics include the project principles and performance domain activities essential to the completion of project work and project value delivery. 

MGT6153 - Project Uncertainty, Measurement, and Delivery Models

This course addresses the concepts, theories, procedures, and methods involved with project complexity, uncertainty, performance measurement, and delivery life cycle model selection. Students in this course identify, evaluate, and apply project management approaches, processes, tools, and techniques in these key project delivery performance domains.

MGT6154 - Project Delivery Applications

This course provides the student with an opportunity to demonstrate academic achievement and practical knowledge of project approaches, models, and artifacts for effective and efficient project value delivery. In this course, students demonstrate their ability to integrate and utilize project management knowledge accumulated in prior coursework through the selection and completion of a course project. Students apply their knowledge by developing and presenting project justification, a project development approach, and other project delivery artifacts that describe how to manage and complete the course project.

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