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    May 25, 2024  
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog

Project Management Graduate Certificate


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Program Information


This certificate provides a concentrated course of study for students seeking to build their career in the growing profession of project management. Graduates leave with the following knowledge and skills: beginning and advanced project management technical skills based on the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), agile management framework and tools, and the complex leadership and organizational skills to manage virtual and in-person project teams.  The completion of just one GGU class fulfills PMI®’s education requirement to apply for either the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) exams.

See Certificate Program Admission Policies  for more information.

All courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 (“B” average) or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. See Graduate Student Academic Standing Standards  for more information.

Course prerequisites are indicated in the course description for each course and must be satisfied prior to enrolling in a given course. Prerequisites may be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework from external institutions or by taking the courses at GGU.

PMP®, CAPM®, PMBOK® and PMI® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this certificate program will be able to demonstrate:

  • Managerial and leadership skills, e.g., leadership, team collaboration, planning, problem solving, communication, staffing and budgeting.
  • Project-management skills, including planning, scope management, stakeholder analysis, quality assessment, risk management, team building and scheduling.
  • Program and portfolio management skills, including understanding issues in project selection, vendor relationships, outsourcing, finance, purchasing and contract negotiations, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.

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