In this post-master’s certificate, you will focus on training in planning, project control, effectively working with teams to improve performance, providing leadership, and delivering projects on time and on budget. You will learn to apply principles, concepts, tools and techniques to improve project performance and organizational effectiveness, becoming more proficient in project management as a whole.
Courses in this certificate count as Professional Development Units for PMI® certification. Northcentral University is recognized as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) at the Global Provider Enrollment Level by Project Management Institute (PMI)®. See Registered Education Provider Certificate. Learn More
Basis of Admission
A completed master's-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university.
Six Courses (18 credit hours) must be completed from the coursework outlined within the corresponding Post-Master's Certificate.
At the end of each Post-Master's Certificate (except where noted), students will complete a final written research project, demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action.
All courses are 8 weeks in length. Northcentral University allows 2 years to complete all Post-Master's Certificates.
Project Procurement Management
Doctoral students will examine strategies and materials necessary for the project team to perform their mission. This final assessment will incorporate contract management and the change control processes required to administer contracts or purchase orders.
Project Risk Management
This doctoral course examines project risk management planning strategies. students will identify, analyze, and suggest responses to processes regarding monitoring and control. students will be evaluated on response to discussion questions, subject matter related to the activity and evaluated based on written research papers.
Project Monitoring and Control
In this course the doctoral Student will explore the components of project control measures to identify variances from the project plan. Students will assess project monitoring and the controls to be applied from a more theoretical viewpoint. The student will be researching theorists and key implementers in the field. Corrective actions will be formulated in a final assessment project.
Multiple Project Management
This doctoral course provides strategies from industries responsible for management of multiple projects. students will utilize multi-project management tools, techniques and methods need to successfully manage allocated resources across various projects. students will be evaluated on response to discussion questions, subject matter related to the activity and evaluated based on written research papers.
Managerial Budgets and Project Management
Earned Value is the accurate measurement of the authorized work physically accomplished plus management's budget for the completed work. This course presents the Earned Value technique which has been around for decades. It is discussed in this course as an effective technique to manage projects.
The Learner will create a comprehensive research project that seeks to create a unique solution to a stated, real or hypothetical defined topic approved by the Mentor. Research scope and definitions must be declared before the specific approved project can commence. students will be assessed on demonstrated proficiency in designed assignments, which will culminate into a final research project.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Post-Master's Certificate in Business tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your post-master's certificate program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s post-master's certificate costs below:
- Per credit cost: $879
- Per 3 credit course cost: $2,637
- Program cost: $15,822
- Average book cost per course: $110
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of program is determined on the program and track student enters, transfer credits if any and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.
- Regionally Accredited
- No Physical Residency Requirements
- One-to-One Teaching
- 100% Doctoral Faculty
- Flexibility of Online Learning
- University Resources
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