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Master the Art and Science of Project Management

As a project manager, you are responsible for all stages of a project’s life cycle.  If you are working toward the PMP® exam, you can earn PDUs in the Mini Master of Project Management and the Project Management Certificate Series. We are a PMI® Global Registered Education Provider.

Mini Master of Project Management

The Mini Master of Project Management covers all 12 “must know” project management topics as outlined by the Project Management Institute®. This program focuses on the proven processes and practices defined by the globally-recognized Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide, and employs terminology used for applying project management concepts. This course is offered in evening and week-long formats, and includes 35 contact hours for the PMP® exam. 

Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM)

The Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM) program covers the practical applications of a project from initiation to closure. This course focuses on effective management skills and the “soft skills” of project management while also outlining practical tools needed to implement a successful project.  This program is offered in evening and week-long formats, includes 35 contact hours for the PMP® exam, and requires a four-hour exam administered outside of class.  

Advanced Certified Professional Project Manager (ACPPM)

If you have at least five years of project leadership and management experience, The Advanced Certified Professional Project Manager (ACPPM) program is the next step to take in your project management training. This program is designed to enhance the skills of experienced project managers through expertly taught lectures, group exercises and practice on Microsoft Visio®.

Project Management PREP

The Project Management PREP is ideal if you need preparation for the PMP® exam from the Project Management Institute®. This program provides a review of PMP® exam materials, reviews test-taking strategies, provides sample exam questions, and uses in-class exercises to instill PMI® concepts. Previous completion of either the MMPM or CPPM courses are preferred but not required. This four-day course includes 28 contact hours for the PMP® exam. 

Microsoft® Project for Program and Project Managers

Microsoft® Project for Program and Project Managers. Work on one of your own projects – learn advanced formatting techniques, customize fields and reports to meet your organization’s needs, and learn how to get the most out of your project management software.

Differences Between the CPPM and Mini Masters Programs

UST Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM)

The UST Certified Professional Project Manager program provides an in-depth review of key project management processes and tools. The class offers training in the sociocultural dimensions of project management needed to become a successful project leader. Subjects including leadership, negotiation, culture, and politics are covered to prepare participants for the real-world challenges of project management. This program concludes with a required four-hour exam that participants complete outside of class.

Mini Master of Project Management
The Mini Master of Project Management proves a broad review of every process and practice documented in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). Implementing these practices enhances your chances of project success and introduces participants to the vocabulary and techniques used by project managers. The terminology, processes, and practices covered in this program are the basis for the globally-recognized CAPM and PMP® certification exams. 

Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policies

How to Register:

To register online:

  • Select "Registration Information" from the navigation panel at the top right of any page in a program microsite. This takes you to the Registration page for that program
  • Click on either of the "Dates and Registration" buttons on the page
  • On the next page, select the session you wish to attend by clicking "Select & Continue"
  • Once you've filled out the registration page, you'll be directed to online payment
  • Register and pay online, OR
  • Register online and pay with a check or P.O. by mail

Payment Options for Your Education

We are flexible when working with individuals to ensure ease of payment in a variety of situations. The most common methods of payment are described below.

Employer Reimbursement 

If your company will pay for your continuing education, get approval from them for the specific program(s) you want to attend. You can register for the program and either pay for the program on your company card, with a PO request and check from your company, or pay with your own funds and file for reimbursement. Those are the most common methods of company payment, but be sure to talk to your supervisor or HR department to find out the specifics in your company.

Tax benefit:* If you receive educational benefits from your employer, you can exclude up to $5,250 each year from your taxes. Schooling that is job related does not count against the $5,250 cap. Educational assistance of less than this amount should not be included in your compensation statement received from your employer (IRS, p970/ch11).

Personal Investment 

In order to move ahead in your career you may need to invest in professional development. Think of this as an investment because it will open up new opportunities for you now and in the future.

Tax benefit:* The IRS offers a Lifetime learning credit which covers continuing education courses taken by employees for a 20% credit on up to $10,000 of tuition in one year [Subject to certain limits.] (IRS, p970/ch03).

Workforce Development Centers

Layoffs and cut-backs in companies across the country can be disheartening. However, people can take advantage of government funded programs through Workforce Development Centers to enroll in professional development programs. Some job transitioners use this opportunity to refine their skills in a familiar area, while others choose to learn a new skill set that can make them more marketable to potential employers.

We have experience working with these centers and try to make the process as easy as possible for you. First, meet with a counselor in a workforce development center to determine what will be of the most benefit to you and your professional development and get their approval to take a program. Next, call us and let us know you are working with one of these centers. Your counselor will then send us their official authorization and payment directly.

* Examples provided here are for informational purposes only. The tax benefits mentioned here might not apply to your situation. The University of St Thomas does not provide legal, tax, accounting or other advice. Please consult with an appropriate professional to discuss how this applies to you.

Payment and Cancellation Policies

The full fee or approved purchase order is due at the time of registration. Registration cannot be processed if payment is not enclosed. Call (651) 962-4600 for information. Substitutions or transfers can be made up to the day of the program.

If you need to cancel, please call our office at least five working days before the beginning of the program to avoid a 10 percent processing fee.

Cancellations made after the program begins are subject to the full fee. Additional registration materials, maps to the location, etc. will be sent to you after we receive your registration.

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