Keep any organization on track with technical and strategic business management

Project management is found in any successful organization across the private, public, and military sectors, especially within information and technology. According to PMI’s most recent Talent Gap report, 2.3 million people will be needed each year to fill all project management-oriented positions expected to open by 2030 fulfilling the need for IT leadership and management in any sector. 

Through this Graduate Certificate, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the knowledge areas and processes required by the Project Management Institute, the world’s most recognized project management certification. This certificate is designed for technical and non-technical students who want to gain knowledge and skills in software development or information technology project management.  

Every credit earned in this certificate can later be applied toward the CSU College of Business’s online or on-campus Master of Computer Information Systems after formal admission per the University transfer policies. Successful completion of the certificate does not guarantee degree program admission. 

The graduate certificate in information technology project management is offered by the College of Business Department of Computer Information Systems.

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What You'll Learn:

  • The strategic role and management information technology software development projects play in an organization. 

  • Advanced tools and techniques to strategically execute projects, programs and portfolios.  

  • Skills to incorporate advanced risk management, change movement and performance/control measures in cross-functional projects.  

  • Preparation for the PMP® or the CAP-M® exam through PMI.  

  • Software systems engineering, process management and control, project planning and management 

Certificate at a Glance
Delivery: Online 
Length: Can be completed in two semesters
Tuition: $867 per credit for 2024-2025
Credits: 9
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management

Courses and curriculum: Download your course roadmap
‡Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.

Admissions, Deadlines and Financial Aid

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  • Fall
    AdmissionApply by July 31
  • Spring
    AdmissionApply by Jan 1