The Project Management Certificate Program
This program offers a structured sequence of courses to prepare students for careers in the planning and business fields. It is designed for managers and supervisors involved in engineering, research and development, data processing, construction, facilities management, manufacturing, corporate planning, finance, and marketing.
Penn State is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).
We are committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of PMI® Members, PMI-certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®), and other project management stakeholders. We also offer Project Management Supplemental topics.
Courses MUST be taken in sequence and CANNOT be taken concurrently. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded for each contact hour (2.1 CEUs per course). Professional Development Unit hours are necessary for individuals who wish to record the status of professional development requirements.
A Penn State certificate is awarded upon completion of the four required courses.
Continuing Education Units
Continuing Education Units (CEUs), based on a standard of one unit per 10 hours of classroom contact, are awarded to Project Management students.
The required courses listed below are approved for Act 48 credit.
The University reserves the right to cancel courses because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
Fall 2014 Schedule of Courses
BUSAD 5538: Project Initiation and Planning
This course is an introduction to project management and explores the role of the project manager, project communications, and project leadership as well as the planning process, including objectives, scope, and success criteria. This is the first of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management.
Tuesdays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 21, 2014
BUSAD 5539: Project Scheduling and Integration
Topics include the work breakdown structure, project schedule, PERT/GANTT/CPM methods, and project integration. This is the second of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management.
Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning.
Tuesdays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 9, 2014
Spring 2015 Schedule of Courses
BUSAD 5540: Project Costing and Control
This course continues the project cycle and introduces selection criteria, procurement, cost estimating, and control mechanisms. This is the third of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management.
Prerequisites: Project Initiation and Planning, and Project Scheduling and Integration.
Tuesdays, Jan. 6 through Feb. 17, 2015
BUSAD 5541: Project Risk and Change Management
This is the fourth of four required courses and introduces risk and change management, team conflicts, quality, ethics, and closeout.
Prerequisites: Project Initiation and Planning, Project Scheduling and Integration, and Project Costing and Control
Tuesdays, March 3 through April 14, 2015
Students with Disabilities
Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please email the Penn State Beaver Office of Disability Services or call 724-773-3867. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education, 724-773-3700.
Office of Continuing Education
102 Ross Administration Building
Penn State Beaver
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.