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Project Management, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
University rank #39 (BCR) Online
The Boston University Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management is an opportunity to study alongside motivated professionals as you master tools and techniques to help you deliver solutions on time and within budget—and to achieve the career advancement you seek in today's competitive project management environment.

About

Under the guidance of distinguished faculty, you will examine detailed case studies, conduct project simulations, and gain both theoretical and practical expertise in:

  • Project planning and control
  • Project management life cycle
  • Methodologies of effective leadership and motivation
  • Essential project management tools and techniques
  • Cost-management and risk management
  • Project quality management and procurement management

Successful graduates will be prepared to move forward in a wide variety of project management related careers, and will have gained excellent preparation for PMP® Certification from the Project Management Institute.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Project Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in developing a project management life cycle.
  • Proficiency in all basic project management tools and techniques, with an emphasis in communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control.
  • Knowledge of tools for project scheduling, templates for project management and communication, and techniques to measure cost variance, schedule variance, and earned value.

This certificate may be of special interest to those currently enrolled in one of our online Master of Science programs.

Accreditation

Boston University Online is a unique collaboration between the Office of Distance Education and faculty members throughout the many Schools and Colleges that comprise Boston University.

As part of Boston University Extended Education , the office consists of a team of instructional designers, video producers, and support staff who specialize in online education. The Office serves as a resource for Schools and Colleges that seek to develop online programs, and works closely with faculty to ensure that the Boston University Online experience is of the high caliber for which Boston University is regarded throughout the world.

The faculty and staff who design and create Boston University Online programs share a philosophy that your computer is a unique and powerful educational tool. We seek to maximize the capabilities of today’s technologies in order to engage the full learning potential of each student. To do so, we strive to create an exciting and interactive online instructional environment that incorporates simulations, video, audio, multimedia, and group activities such as discussion boards.

An online degree from Boston University represents achievement of a high academic standard. Our programs are accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.

In addition to academic rigor, a vital component of all Boston University Online programs is the availability of outstanding Student Services. The Office of Distance Education assures that Boston University Online students receive prompt and attentive assistance throughout their learning experience, from application and registration to technical support to graduation details.

Boston University is proud to be a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of six regional accrediting organizations in the United States, and has been accredited by NEASC since 1929. More information on BU’s accreditation can be found here .

Boston University Online is an active member in the online education community. We are member of, and participate regularly with, the following associations:

  • Educause
  • European Association for International Education
  • University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
  • The Sloan Consortium
  • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Project Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk and Cost Management
  • Program Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 9 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    16 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation. It is required that one be an academic reference if you graduated or engaged in post-graduate education in the past three years
  • You must supply the names and email addresses in order to submit your application. 
  • A self-evaluation 
  • A current résumé
  • Official transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended
  • A nonrefundable $25 application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency is required of all applicants by submitting official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    465 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 465 USD per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • National Applies to you

    465 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 465 USD per year and a duration of 9 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Courses Numbered 100–599: $465 per credit for 1–12 credits

Courses Numbered 600–999: $880 per credit for 1–11.5 credits

Funding

The following programmes may provide loans, scholarships, and grants to Boston University Online students.

  • Undergraduate Degree Completion Program (UDCP)
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Computer Information System
  • Master of Science in Health Communication
  • Master of Science in (Specialty) Management
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Arts in Art Education
  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

In addition, Student Accounting Services offers assistance with:

  • Payment plans
  • Payment options
  • Agency sponsorship
  • Loans
  • Refund requests
  • Tuition invoices
  • Payment deadlines

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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