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Certificate Overview

The new Project Management Certificate (online) prepares aspiring and practicing business and technology professionals interested in project management with the practical knowledge and skills required to coordinate, facilitate, manage, and lead projects and other initiatives. In today’s competitive business, the discipline of project management is viewed as the best and most effective way to implement one-time endeavors that are often large scale, complex, and cross-functional.  

Skills Learning Outcomes

  • Learn and practice the essential project management skills, knowledge, tools, and techniques.
  • Develop the mindset of being a professional project manager including balancing the need for action with planning, making difficult trade-off decisions, navigating through organizational barriers to change, and analyzing risks.
  • Practice and demonstrate the ability to create and present professional project deliverables based on the latest industry best practices. This includes (but not limited to) project schedule, charter, roles and responsibility matrix, comprehensive status reports, project management plans, stakeholder analysis, and other important project management deliverables
  • Understand the various project management approaches such as predictive (e.g. waterfall), adaptive (e.g. Agile), and hybrid.
  • Fulfill the educational requirements of four globally recognized project management certifications: Certified Associates in Project Management (CAPM®), Project Management Professional (PMP®), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) credentials.


The academic program for this certificate is composed of seven, one and half credit graduate-level courses or 10.5 credits.

MGMT 565, Project Management (1.5 sh)

This is an introductory course to project management with a focus on providing students with real world knowledge of managing projects in today’s competitive environment. Throughout this course, we will introduce project examples from a wide variety of industries and functions including information technology, marketing, organization capability enhancement, training, etc.

MGMT 576, Advanced Project Management (1.5 sh)

Topics in this course include project organization, communication planning, risk and issue management, quality management, supply chain management, conflict and governance management, and leading projects.  This course is further aligned within the broader context of business execution, which includes program and portfolio management, organization change, strategic business implementation, and project management office. Collectively these disciplines strive to achieve tangible business results.

MGMT 571, Leadership (1.5 sh)

Successful leaders must understand how to influence individuals in order to meet organizational and project goals. This course reviews classical and modern approaches to leadership with a focus on the application of these theories to organizations and projects.

INFO 572 - Business Requirements Analysis (1.5 sh)

The focus of this course is on how to transform business needs of customers into the business and systems requirements that can be further taken into the design and implementation phases in the development of projects. This course will address a variety of processes, tools, and techniques such as conducting feasibility analyses, developing requirements, and creating traceability matrices that are essential for business analysts.

INFO 579, Agile Systems Development Management (1.5 sh)

This course is designed to provide the students an ability to understand the methods, processes, and tools for managing agile systems design and development projects.

MGMT 587, Risk Analysis and Management

The class will address a wide array of project risks and related challenges by focusing on developing a system and process approach to tackling uncertainties.  Students will develop a deep understanding of core risk concepts, apply processes, and apply various quantitative and qualitative tools in risk prioritization.  Collectively, students will be able to analyze the complex business and project problems in an intuitive and  informative manner.

MGMT 582, Contemporary Topics in Project Management

This course explores contemporary topics in project management collectively representing the latest challenges and opportunities in project management.  These topics includes but not necessarily limited to: strategic business execution, program management office, organization change and transformation, working in virtual teams, managing conflicts, and enterprise project management.

To learn more about the Graduate Project Management Certificate program, please contact the MBA and Graduate Programs Office at pm@montclair.edu or 973-655-4306.

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