If you learn to guide projects well, you'll know how to guide your career well.

Managing teams through complex projects is no easy task. You need to know how to use resources wisely and strategize properly to meet desired outcomes. Besides the conflict management that can arise in leadership roles, you need to have a firm foundation in business knowledge, ethics, effective communication, and more. University of the Cumberlands' online project management certification will help you do just that.

At Cumberlands, our graduate-level online project management certification program is designed to accommodate a wide variety of people with backgrounds in business and industry who aspire to work in management-specific roles. This Kentucky-based certificate in project management online program provides you with the knowledge, experience, and tactics you'll need to guide your project management career into the future.  

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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

Project Management Certificate

Stand out from the crowd by earning a project management certificate. This program is a 12-credit hour graduate-level online certificate program designed to equip you with the necessary skills, practical knowledge, professional tools, and innovative techniques that you can leverage in your current role – or achieve the career advancement you seek in today’s project-based world. 

The coursework is industry-driven and teaches the most up-to-date project management methodology, proven strategies and, hands-on tools that meet the professional development needs of modern project managers. The project management certificate program shares courses with the Masters of Science in Project Management, which is an Authorized Training Partner (#4320) through Project Management Institute, Inc. and accredited by The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Successful completion of the program provides the educational hours needed to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exams available through Project Management Institute, Inc. Graduates of the program will also be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Project Management degree program upon completing a master’s application and submitting all required documentation.

Course Requirements

BADM 633     Planning the Project

BADM 634     Initiating the Project

BADM 635     Executing the Project

BADM 636     Monitoring/Controlling and Closing the Project

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Program Mission

The mission of the project management certification program at Cumberlands is to provide career-building online programs for project managers in a way that allows business professionals to reach their goals. Through this program, you will:

Gain innovative techniques to drive project outcomes
Gain experience working in a team setting
Acquire the ability to incorporate ethical reasoning skills into the profession
Be able to incorporate ethical behavior in the project management practice
Effectively plan, manage, execute and monitor projects
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Project Management Careers & Outcomes

*All statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Project Management Specialist: $95,370

Project Management Specialist: $95,370

Project management specialists coordinate the budget, schedule, staffing, and other details of a project.

Cost Estimator: $71,200

Cost Estimator: $71,200

Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to assess the time, money, materials, and labor required to make a product or provide a service.

Operations Research Analyst: $85,720

Operations Research Analyst: $85,720

Operations research analysts use mathematics and logic to help solve complex issues.

Market Research Analyst: $68,230

Market Research Analyst: $68,230

Market research analysts study consumer preferences, business conditions, and other factors to assess potential sales of a product or service.

Management Analyst: $95,290

Management Analyst: $95,290

Management analysts recommend ways to improve an organization’s efficiency.

Administrative Services and Facilities Manager: $101,870

Administrative Services and Facilities Manager: $101,870

Administrative services and facilities managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities that help an organization run efficiently.

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Common Questions

Earning your project management certification online could unlock a range of exciting career paths. Many career paths in this wide field offer the possibility of growth within organizational leadership. After earning an online project management certification, you could pursue career paths as a project manager, management analyst, cost estimator, and more.

Yes! According to the 2021 Project Management Institute Inc (PMI) commissioned Talent Gap: Ten-Year Employment Trends, Costs, and Global Implications, there’s a widening gap between employers’ need for skilled project management workers and the availability of professionals to fill these roles across the globe. By 2030, employers will require 25 million new project professionals. PMI estimates employers will need to fill nearly 2.3 million new project-oriented roles every year through 2030. 12 million of those roles will be driven by expansion, while 13 million will be caused by retirements.

According to PMI’s Project Management Salary Survey 12th ed, the median salary for a PMP Credential holder in the United States was $115,000.  They also note that across 40 surveyed countries, PMP certified respondents reported earnings 16% higher, on average, than those without PMP certification.

Project managers need solid interpersonal and written communication skills, leadership skills, teamwork and team-building skills, time management skills, organizational skills, and administrative skills, to name a few. 

All programs at University of the Cumberlands are offered at some of the lowest rates in the nation. For more information on how affordable this program would be for you, visit our Financial Aid page.

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Faculty Experts

Learn more about the professors you will interact with in the Department of Project Management

Program Accreditation

The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page

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