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Project Management (Graduate Certificate)

This certificate program addresses the demand from professionals seeking to enhance their project management leadership skills in a variety of technology-focused organizations. The certificate will include concepts, management tools, and processes designed for overseeing projects in the workplace. Several key areas in the certificate are agile project management, the systems approach to planning projects, project monitoring and control, project management evaluation, capital budgeting, and leadership for engineering managers. Graduates will gain skills and knowledge to oversee a wide variety of technology-focused projects in business and industry, military, government, and education. They will be able to oversee projects from launch to completion. They will manage capital budgets that are part of these projects, and apply agile approaches to their work.

Project Management (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Project Management Certificate at ODU like?

This certificate program addresses the demand from professionals seeking to enhance their project management leadership skills in a variety of technology-focused organizations. The certificate will include concepts, management tools, and processes designed for overseeing projects in the workplace. Several key areas in the certificate are agile project management, the systems approach to planning projects, project monitoring and control, project management evaluation, capital budgeting, and leadership for engineering managers. Graduates will gain skills and knowledge to oversee a wide variety of technology-focused projects in business and industry, military, government, and education. They will be able to oversee projects from launch to completion. They will manage capital budgets that are part of these projects, and apply agile approaches to their work.

Program Highlights


What makes Project Management Certificate at ODU unique?

  • Our online Project Management Certificate includes all concepts, management tools and processes required for project managers who oversee projects in the professional workplace.

  • Allow students to apply as a non-degree seeking student, which limits students to 12 graduate credit hours.

  • Non-degree applicants do not need to submit credentials such as transcripts or test scores until completing a degree-seeking application

  • Provides the core knowledge and meets the required 35 hours of project management education needed to successfully pass the PMP® Exam

  • The eight-week accelerated format for each course is perfect for working adults with busy schedules and allows you to complete two courses in one regular semester (Spring & Fall).

  • The asynchronous, online format consists of recorded lectures, live online discussions, course projects (individual and/or group), and tests/assessments

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Information Technology Project Managers

$91,080

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

Management Analysts

$93,440

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Project Management Certificate at ODU?

ENMA 510:
Agile Project Management


This course focuses the management of projects using an agile approach to respond to the continuous changes that affect project capabilities and performance. Although any project can be manage using agile project management, projects with high degree of uncertainty obtain the most benefits from this approach |e.g., R and D projects). The course covers Scrum and expands it by articulating the human and business factors that make successful agile project management. Case studies and/or short-projects are required. Prerequisites: ENMA 401 or equivalent.

ENMA 604:
Project Management


Exploration of the systems approach to planning, scheduling, control, design, evaluation, and leadership of projects in technology-based organizations. The fundamental tools and techniques of project management; role of the project manager; project management systems; project selection; project life cycle; project monitoring and control; project management evaluation and auditing; project risk and failure analysis; contextual nature of project management; project knowledge.

ENMA 700:
Economic Analysis of Capital Projects


This course is targeted at engineering managers who actively participate in the capital budgeting process and project justification. Topics include capital budgeting techniques |including multi-attribute decision making), utility theory, justification of new technologies, and current research in engineering economics. Reading and application of current research in the field is stressed. Case studies are used. Oral presentations and term project required. Prerequisites: ENMA 600.

ENMA 780:
Leadership for Engineering Managers


Seminar discussions and team projects. This course is designed to expose students to the concepts, skills, characteristics and emotional composition of effective and successful leaders in the 21st century. The course is intensive and requires students to immerse themselves in the course material and classroom discussion to derive meaning and value from the topics. The course objectives will be achieved by classroom discussion of the assigned material, candid self-assessment, experimental exercises and analysis of the actions of leaders, as described in case studies and literature. Areas of exploration include the fundamentals of leadership, ethical leadership, social capital, emotional intelligence and three-dimensional leadership. Prerequisites: ENMA 601 or Ph.D. status.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Project Management Certificate at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Project Management Certificate should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Non-degree seeking students are required to have these same credentials, though documentation is not required. Ultimately, students must apply to the program in order to obtain the certificate.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Financial Aid for Graduate Students


Financial aid is available to graduate students at Old Dominion University. Financial aid may be available in the form of University fellowships, tuition grants, and research assistantships. In addition to the financial aid offered by the University, graduate students may be eligible for aid and student loans administered by other agencies. For information about part-time employment, scholarships, and student loans, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Next Steps


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International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

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Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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