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Project Management and Process Improvement Graduate Certificate

A certificate in project management and process improvement signals that you have the credentials related to several methodologies that provide diverse career options across a wide array of industries. Through a close collaboration with industry experts, the Marilyn Davies College of Business has cultivated a unique learning environment that exposes students to both the theoretical and practical world of projects. Completion of this certificate program acknowledges that you have completed graduate-level coursework and developed core competencies that can be applied throughout your career.

Who should attend?

For professionals that manage projects and processes in any discipline, earning this certificate will provide skills that can open new opportunities for financial and career advancement in roles such as business analyst, project manager, program manager, Six Sigma Green Belt or Lean Professional.  This program will also provide the background necessary for professionals who are interested in pursuing other advanced certifications related to project management and process improvement.

Why earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Process Improvement?

Projects are the primary avenue for organizations to execute strategic initiatives in diverse global industries and project-related skills are in high demand. The project management and process improvement methodologies covered in this program are globally recognized and support frameworks used by many world-class organizations. This program provides opportunities for students to learn the tools and techniques that are utilized daily in planning, implementing, managing and improving core business processes and operations. You can finish in as fast as one year and you can use the skills you learn today at your office tomorrow. 


The certificate consists of 19 hours. The curriculum offers six graduate level courses taken in eight-week modules over the span of twelve months, offered the same evening each week for the program’s duration. Beginning in fall 2020, courses are also available in an online format. We offer the flexibility and interaction you need and under your control to choose when you need it.  Courses include the following:

MBA 6381 Project Management Overview
MBA 6382 Project Life Cycle-Initiating, Planning and Executing
MBA 6383 Project Life Cycle-Monitoring, Controlling & Closing
MBA 6384 Change Management & Leadership
MBA 6385 Process Improvement Tools & Techniques
MBA 6386 Process Improvement Applications
MBA 6102 Graduate Colloquium (1 credit hour)