UC San Diego Extension’s Professional Certificate in Project Management provides professionals with a practical, hands-on approach. Students hoping to get started in or advance their project management careers will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to plan, execute and complete complex projects within various types of organizations and industries.
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International students are welcome to participate in the program online from any location. For International students interested in joining our in-class program, please check out the full-time Project Management Program for International Students (two quarters). Participants will study alongside American students and build their professional networks.
Upon completion of UCSD’s Certificate in Project Management, 12 units can be transferred to the University of Wisconsin at Platteville’s M.S. in Project Management degree program, which is offered fully online.
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There will be a $60 fee upon acceptance into the program
Connect your classroom education with real-world experiences through a Next Steps Experience course. These specially designed classes allow students to gain hands-on experience by working closely with instructors and/or peers on simulated projects.
In the Project Management capstone course, Project Management Simulation, participants gain hands-on project management experience via a team project simulation. This course allows students to practice project management methodology and techniques in developing solutions to project management challenges. Students apply strategies to: project management prior to initiation; risk management; resource/vendor considerations; change management; portfolio management; outsourcing and contracts; team change responses; mergers and acquisitions; and global and virtual team project management.
Students are also encouraged to take a next step by taking advantage of our partnership with University of Wisconsin-Platteville, which allows graduates of our Project Management Certificate program to transfer up to twelve units toward the fully online M.S. in Project Management. If you are interested in taking this next step, be sure to check out all transfer requirements: www.uwplatt.edu/files/distance-education/PDF/Transfer-Agreements/PM/uc-san-diego-extension.pdf.
The Project Management Program consists of six required courses (17 units) and at least nine elective units. Courses are available in both in-class and online formats, and the entire certificate can be completed online. The program can be completed in one or two years, depending on whether one or multiple classes are taken each quarter.
Project Management Essentials or Project Management Boot Camp is required to advance to other project management courses. A student who has met the necessary pre-requisite, or who already has the PMP credential, is welcome to enroll in any individual class of interest. In order to request to bypass a pre-requisite, please email ProjMgtProgram@ucsd.edu.
Any student working toward the Project Management Professional Certificate must elect to take every course for a letter grade. As of Fall, 2016, a grade of Pass is not acceptable toward the certificate. If you have registered for a course and selected a Pass/No Pass grade option, and you would like to apply that course toward the certificate, you can submit a grade change request in writing to the Student Services office directly by sending an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are allowed to change their credit status for a particular course at any time, up to and including the final course meeting. Keep in mind that any work already completed in this certificate program, before Fall, 2016, will be counted, as long as long as you passed, whether you received a pass or a passing letter grade.
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UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
Courses can be used to satisfy the Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirement needed by Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holders. For information on PMP certification, the PMBOK and PDU requirements, visit PMI at pmi-sd.org.
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Yes! This program is designed for students to take online in the convenience of your home or office. All of the required courses and most of the electives can be completed in a fully online environment. For online courses, all assignments, tests and quizzes can be completed online and submitted through Blackboard, our online learning platform.
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