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Project Management undergraduate adult online certificate

The project management certificate at Grand Valley State University integrates industry-proven project management practices with Agile principles. Students work in small teams to effectively initiate, plan, execute, control, and bring closure to real-world projects using MS Project and other enterprise project management software.

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Program Overview

The project management program features coursework in project management, team building, and applied business solutions. This certificate complements major fields of study in other departments or schools and enables you to train for a future career in this specialty.

  • Analytical skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making
  • Interpersonal skills like communication, collaboration, and leadership and responsibility
  • Information processing skills
  • Capacity to innovate and adapt skills

Why Study Project Management at Grand Valley?

  • You will be developing professional skills that employers are looking for such as team building and project planning.
  • You will develop business talent that contributes to the economic growth of West Michigan and the Great Lakes region.
  • With a certificate, you can create stackable credentials that enhance your degree and bolster your resume.
  • Courses are offered fully online, in six-week accelerated formats, so you can complete it in one year or less.

To learn more about this certificate either as part of a degree or as a stand-alone certificate option, schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Location & Format

This program can be completed fully online.



The project management certificate is comprised of 12 credits:

  • CIS 339 - IT Project Management
  • CIS 349 - Agile Project Management
  • BUS 470 - Applied Business Solutions
  • MGT 345 - Team Building

These classes provide you with core training in the following competencies:

Career Options

According to an EMSI market analysis of job postings requiring a bachelor s degree between October 2018 and September 2019, project management is listed as a top hard skill, with 22,453 or a full 6% of all job postings requiring project management abilities. Further, a project management certification is a top qualification across all job postings, with 3,629 unique jobs requiring such certification. Project Manager is itself the 7th most popular job title in Michigan, with 4,207 unique postings.

For More Information

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