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Project Management and Quality Assurance Certificate
Managers are expected to wear many hats in modern organizations and are expected to have a multitude of skill sets. One of the most important skill sets businesses look for in managers is their capability to understand complex project requirements, delegate efficiently and ensure timely delivery with a keen eye on avoiding overages and defects. Managers that possess these skills are hard to come by and businesses are not hesitant to pay top dollar for those who do. This course would be a great first step for your career in project management and also help your resume stand out from the rest when you seek a managerial position.
Graduate certificates represent a level of achievement of technical competencies and project experience which relate to specialized fields of practice. This certificate is designed to introduce learners to project management, as well as six sigma and quality management tools and enhances the student’s information security skills.
Admissions Requirements: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution, or an appropriately certified foreign institution. A Grade Point Average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
- 2.5 GPA at the bachelor’s level, or
- 3.0 GPA for the last 9 credit hours of graduate coursework, or
- Students with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 must demonstrate at least 3 years of relevant professional experience. Professional experience will be evaluated by the Chief Academic Officer to ensure relevancy
MB6800 Project Management (PMP Bootcamp)
Students taking this course will examine the practices, processes, and concepts of project management. Students will review steps and procedure when managing a project in a global environment as well as the planning and management of risk and constraints that are a part of all projects. Students have the option of completing the PMP practice examination in week 8 (no credit). Students may want to take it in order to be better prepared for the actual PMP test they can register for and take with the Project Management Institute. (3 credits)
Indeed.com ranked PMP amongst The 20 Most-Requested Certifications by Employers in 2020.
MB6350 Six Sigma Lean (Green Belt)
Students will be are presented with the concepts and methodologies that encompass a Six-Sigma / LEAN projects and how they are used to reduce waste and improve quality and safety within business processes. With the successful completion of this class and the final examination in week 8, students will earn their Six Sigma Green Belt certification. The final “Six Sigma Green Belt certification examination” is optional. (3 credits)
MB6850 Managing Quality (White Belt)
This course will cover principles of quality management and will focus on continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, delivering quality processes and/or products through continuous improvement and employee involvement. With the successful completion of this class and the final examination in week 8, students will earn their Six Sigma White Belt certification. The final “Six Sigma White Belt certification examination” is optional. (3 credits)