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Graduate Certificate in Project Management

FSU Certificate                  Broad New Opportunities            AACSB Accreditation

 

FSU Course Offered Brief Description Key Topics
CPM 610: Introduction to Project Management

Fall Semester

This course focuses on how projects contribute to the strategic goals of the organization.  The linkages of integration include the process of selecting projects that best support the strategy of a particular ogranization and that in turn can be supported by the technical and managerial processes made available by the organization to bring projects to completion.

Topics include:

  • The complete life cycle of projects including defining, planning, execution, and delivery
  • Estimating time and cost
  • Managing resources
  • Risk management
  • International issues
  • Future trends
CPM 620: Communication and Procurement in Project Management

Prerequisite: CPM 610

Fall Semester

This course looks at purchasing and contracting of goods and services and how appropriate terms and conditions can favorably impact objectives.  The course also examines the impact of leadership on attainment of goals; with particular emphasis on consensus versus autocratic styles, transparency of decision making, and accountability from the leader.

Topics include:

  • Human resource policies and their relationship to defined projects relative to typical manufacturing and office environemnts.
  • Ethics and moral issues will also be explored in context of different motivations of labor and management.
  • Cultural challenges will also be explored for multinational environments.
CPM 630: Tools and Techniques of Project Management

Prerequisite: CPM 610

Spring Semester

This course starts with manual techniques to manage time, costs, human resources, and quality control, and then proceeds to explore current software solutions.

Topics include:

  • Forecasting, estimating, budgeting, and auditing methods both from a theoretical and practical basis
  • Analysis techniques used to evaluate compliance to objectives
  • How to correct for deviation from plan

CPM 640: Project Risk Management

Prerequisite:  CPM 610

Spring Semester

Students will learn to explore the internal and external variables that will impact the successful execution and completion of the project.  Risks will be evaluated to determine what effect they will have on the key elements needed for the succes of the project.

Topics include identification and quantification of such risk factors as:

  • Manpower
  • Cost factors
  • Technology
  • Quality
  • Politics
  • Logistics

 

The Graduate Certificate Program in Project Management is available online, and is designed for working professionals and military personnel who organize, secure, and manage resources to achieve organizational goals.  Admission to the certificate program requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75, and two years of work experience.

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