Advanced Business Certificate in Project Management

Today’s business projects run the gamut from relatively straightforward local endeavors to complex ventures involving multidisciplinary teams across broad geographic locations. Efficiently managing all types of projects is crucial to the competitive well-being of any firm. Business professionals who are technically competent in project management and successful in working with diverse teams to drive project deliverables are in great demand.

This graduate-level certificate is designed for business professionals who wish to enhance their project management skills.

Quick Facts


Delivery Format

Delivery Format
In-Person

In-Person


Locations

Locations

Choose one of two in-person campus locations:

UConn Graduate Business Learning Center
100 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

UConn Stamford Campus
1 University Place
Stamford, CT 06901

Choose one of two in-person campus locations:

UConn Graduate Business Learning Center
100 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

UConn Stamford Campus
1 University Place
Stamford, CT 06901


Length

Length
Four courses (12 credits)

Four courses (12 credits)


Term

Term
Fall, Spring, Summer

Fall, Spring, Summer


Course Fees

Course Fees
Commensurate with MSBAPM course fees

Commensurate with MSBAPM course fees


Required Courses

This graduate-level certificate in Project Management requires 12 credits (3 required courses, 1 required elective) as follows:

OPIM 5270. Introduction to Project Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to MBA and MSBAPM students, others with consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines the project management process and the management of a portfolio of projects, with focus on techniques to overcome the pitfalls and obstacles that frequently occur during a typical project. Designed for business leaders responsible for implementing projects, as well as beginning and intermediate project managers.

OPIM 5668. Project Risk Management and Agile Methodologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 5270; open to MBA and BAPM students, others with consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces the art and science of risk management, as well as continuity and cost management, to projects. Risk management encompasses many methodologies, all of which ensure a project is completed through general and severe business disruptions. Identifying, analyzing, and responding to project risks are all examined through actual case studies utilizing various risk management techniques spanning concepts such as cost estimation, cost control, procurement, contracts, project selection, and project quality. This course also features an introduction to Agile project management, covering several topics such as Agile values and principles, Agile planning, Scrum, user stories, Kanban, and product backlogs.

MENT 5620. Project Leadership and Communication

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to MBA students.

Grading Basis: Graded

Comprehensive and in-depth coverage of project leadership and communication designed to increase the student's ability to be a successful project manager. It covers critical competencies for leadership, critical components of communication, key roles involved in taking charge of an organization, building and using networks, motivation and influence, and authority and non-authority bases for power. Students will identify ways to further develop their own leadership potential and their own communication style. Formerly offered as MGMT 5620.

Elective Courses

One elective from the following list, or 3 credits of other OPIM 5000-level coursework, with permission of Department.

OPIM 5507. Advanced Project Management Topics: Agile

Contact us for more information on this course.

OPIM 5894. Special Topic*

*Special topic courses vary, upon selection must be approved by OPIM department head.

Application

Pre-requisites
Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Applicant must have already earned a graduate degree (Ph.D., MD, JD, Master's) from a fully accredited university or college.
  • Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree are eligible if they are working professionals in the areas related to project management.

Process
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Please review the Application Instructions before starting your application.