Executive Education

Executive Education

Project Management

Master the Art and Science of Project Management.

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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.

The Mini Master of Project Management covers all 12 “must know” project management topics as outlined by the Project Management Institute®.  This Mini focuses on the “soft skills” of project management (i.e. working with people) as well as practical tools to implement a successful project. This program is offered in evening and week-long formats.

The Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM) program covers the practical applications of an entire project from initiation to closure. You will become familiar with the standard terminology recognized by the Project Management Institute® (PMI). If you are pursuing your PMP® designation through PMI® and plan to take the exam, you are strongly encouraged to take the basic certificate to supplement your studies. This certificate consists of four programs over five days and you will receive one PDU for every contact hour.

The Project Management PREP program. This program is ideal for you if you are looking to take the PMI Exam®.  Learn “how to think” to be successful in the exam, review the materials that the exam covers, use in-class exercises to drive home the PMI® concepts, and direct you to specific exam preparation resources.

Microsoft® Project: Integrated into the PMI Process 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 begin to get the most out of your project management software.

Differences between the CPPM and MINI

Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM)
Certified professional project managers (CPPM) command more credibility and higher salaries than their non-certified colleagues do. They appear more confident, competent, and committed to the profession—and companies reward them for it. Gain hands-on experience moving a project successfully through its life cycle with an emphasis on project management leadership.

CPPM is a case based training program targeted at novice to project manager practitioners that will allow participants to engage with a research practitioner with decades of experience in for-profit, non-profit, government, education, and service sector fields.  Participants are encouraged to bring real projects into the course for consultation with the instructor. The CPPM is more in depth on basic PMI standards.

  • Become a Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM designation)
  • Understand the latest research, theory, best practices, and tools for effective project management.
  • Understand the leadership role of project managers and project teams
    Save time, cut spending, and minimize error at all project stages
  • Supplement your studies for the Project Management Institute’s PMP®designation and earn the 35 contact hours necessary to take the exam

Mini Master of Project Management
The Mini Master of Project Management can help you become a valued project manager in any industry, whatever your title may be. The curriculum is a survey approach to the key PMI standards focusing on practitioner interaction with expert instructors in project manager.  This curriculum gives the participants and excellent overview of the skills and tools project manager need to lead effective projects.

In the current economic situation, companies want to maximize efficiency in all aspects of their business. Employees who are not technically “project managers” are being asked to more effectively manage their projects without formal training on the topic. Additionally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for project managers is expected to grow ten percent through 2016, creating 15 million jobs for project management professionals.

  • Learn the 12 “must know” topics in project management as determined by the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge
  • Know how to effectively move a project through each phase of its life cycle from initiation to closure
  • Receive hands-on practice with all levels of the project process
  • Supplement your studies for the Project Management Institute’s PMP® designation and earn the 35 contact hours necessary to take the exam.