Graduate Certificate in Business Project Management

Graduate certificate program in Business Project Management prepares individuals for project management team work and to be project managers with specific emphasis on the integration of information systems and business processes. This certificate program will address the importance of project management education and address the need for trained professionals in project management.

The objectives of the certificate program include: Provide knowledge of the theoretical and practical concepts of managing IT projects, Understand and be able to perform project management activities, Understand and be able to use project management tools and techniques, Understand the role of project managers in the modern organization, Explore unique and particular challenges resulting from rapid technological change in dynamic business environments, and Exploring the role of the IS business professional in change management

Admissions Requirements

  1. Same as College and University requirements.

  2. The certificate can be pursued concurrently with other graduate programs at the University.

  3. Non-degree seeking applicants must submit a brief (1-2 pages) statement that describes educational and work experiences in business, including their background in project management. GMAT and GRE scores are not required. However, acceptance into the certificate program is not an implied acceptance into any master's degree program.

Program Requirements

Please visit the Business Project Management entry in the graduate catalog for more information on these courses. This program requires completion of 12 semester credit hours, as follows:

Required Courses

One course from this group:

    • MIS 7605 - Bus Database Systems **
    • COMP 7115 - Database Systems

One course from this group:

    • MIS 7610 - Sys Analysis & Design **
    • COMP 7012 - Fndtns/Software Engr
    • COMP 8012 - Fndtns/Software Engr

Both courses below:

    • MIS 7671 - Project/Change Mgmt **
    • MIS 6672 - Project Mgmt Tools/Lead

Graduation Requirements

The student must complete all 4 required courses with an average grade of B (3.0) or higher, for a total of 12 credit hours.

In the semester of graduation, the student must submit an Intent to Graduate form to the Graduate School and a Graduate Certificate Candidacy form to the College Director of Graduate Studies by the deadline specified by the Graduate School.

For all graduation requirements visit here.

Course Descriptions

Please visit the Business Project Management entry in the graduate catalog.

Contact Us

To apply or for more information, please contact:
Dr. S. J. (Sandy) Schaeffer, III
Email | 901.678.2608

To apply, please visit the Graduate Admissions website.

* Means that a class can be substituted out to replace that class, if given permission.

** Means the course can be offered online some semesters.