Project Management Certificate
Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, College of Information Science & Technology
The goal of the ISQA graduate certificate program is to allow post-baccalaureate students and working professionals to expand their educational background and complete work that could count towards a graduate degree. Earning the graduate certificate will enhance skill sets; provide exposure to new information technologies, theories and practices; allow individuals to work towards various professional certifications; increase growth potential with employers; and increase prospects of obtaining a graduate degree. The graduate certificate programs offer existing technical and managerial professionals the chance to improve and hone their communication skills to aide in their professional development.
The project management certificate will provide students with the technical, organizational and managerial background to become project managers, project leaders, information technology managers, and software engineers.
Program Contact Information
Martina Greiner, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
282B Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
Ms. Leslie Planos, Advisor
176C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
Ms. Vanessa Hatfield-Reeker, Advisor
175C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: December 1
- Summer: April 1
Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English. Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the U.S., OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission. A minimum score of 563 on the written TOEFL, 85 internet-based, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 on the PTE is required for this program.
- The minimum undergraduate grade point average requirement for the project management certificate program is 3.00 or equivalent score on a 4.00 scale. Applicants should have the equivalent of a 4-year undergraduate degree.
The following courses are prerequisites for the required courses. Elective courses may have additional prerequisites. All prerequisites must be completed with grades of "B" or better.
|ISQA 8030||INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ETHICS||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-6|
|AN OVERVIEW OF SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT|
|INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS|
and SYSTEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
|Select one of the following:||3|
|DATA ORGANIZATION AND STORAGE|
or ISQA 3310
|MANAGING THE DATABASE ENVIRONMENT|
|ISQA 4900||INTERNET SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT||3|
|ISQA 8210||MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT||3|
|ISQA 8810||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT FUNDAMENTALS||3|
|ISQA 8820||PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|PROCESS REENGINEERING WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY|
|ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN|
|MANAGING THE I.S. FUNCTION|
|INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 1|
|SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 1|
Completion of the Certificate
During what is expected to be the semester the certificate is completed and prior to the posted deadline, students should apply for the certificate through MavLINK on or before the deadline. Information can be found here. If you complete the application form and do not complete all of the requirements for the certificate, contact the Office of Graduate Studies as soon as possible. You must reapply during the next semester in which you expect to complete the certificate; no additional fee is charged to reactivate your application.
The following requirements are due 12 working days prior to commencement:
- “Incomplete” and “NR” grades from previous terms must be removed so that the grade will be in the Office of Graduate Studies.
- All fees, fines, and other obligations due the university must be settled.
For students currently enrolled in courses that are a part of their plan of study, enrollment must be maintained in order to complete the certificate. A grade for any current enrollment must be received by the Registrar's Office no later than the close of business on the fifteenth working day following the end of a semester.
Awarding of Graduate Certificates
The Office of Graduate Studies will mail the certificate to students when all requirements are completed and all obligations to the university are satisfied. The Graduate College will not approve any changes in the student's permanent record once the certificate is awarded.