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Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management

Online | 6-month program

Manage. Lead. Master Your Career

Take on the complex challenges of a dynamic workplace with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management. Build information technology and management skills to structure, manage, and drive change for any project. Hone your leadership acumen as you manage a technology implementation project from start to finish.

Innovative courses meld industry and practitioner-based readings with scientific-based research to foster strong critical thinking skills to keep pace with any fast-changing environment.

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to this graduate certificate program.

Fast Facts:

Complete the certificate in as few as 6 months.

Apply all 9 credits of your certificate to Excelsior’s MBA, MPA, MS in Management or MS in Cybersecurity programs.

Research from PMI Institute indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year within the next 6 years.

Skilled project managers are in high demand in the fields of IT, business service, oil and gas, finance and insurance, manufacturing, construction, and utility industries.


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Online Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management Program Details

Focus on the leadership process within the broad context of organizational dynamics. Explore leadership from diverse perspectives. Learn to apply theories, concepts, and models to real-world professional situations.

Information Technology
Examine the strategic, operational, and ethical uses of information technology. Explore global and electronic markets, data management, and how IT can support customer and supply chain management.

Project Management
This course is built for business leaders who are involved in completing special projects and want to master the latest project management methods and techniques. Learn to apply tools and strategies to real-world projects with opportunities to practice your skills through high-level, hands-on training on Microsoft Office Project 2007.


Technology and Project Management
This course explores the use of project management methods and processes applied to information technology, maintenance, and innovation — including issues of strategy, change, risks, and ethics. Students will examine the challenges of managing current organizational technology platforms, product choices and new implementations, and opportunities for innovation.

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Common Careers with an
Online Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management

  • Project Administrator/Coordinator
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Digital Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Human Resources Manager

Alumni Spotlight

“Project management is as simple or as complicated as the project, and the skill set starts with being intellectually curious,” says Kane Tomlin.
Tomlin is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional who oversees the project management office of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement where he works as a special programs administrator.

Recognitions & Accreditations

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Institutional Accreditation

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 (267-284-5011) The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Phase: Accredited
Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Accreditation Granted: 1977
Last Reaffirmation: 2017
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022

All of Excelsior College’s academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.