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Graduate Certificate Program in
Project Management (MPM)

The University of Atlanta’s Online Graduate Certificate in MPM ™ (Master Project Management) is a premier graduate Master’s certification program. The designation (MPM, Master Project Manager) is designed for, and available to, college educated professionals who manage teams, departments, divisions and for senior project managers and project directors who seek formal recognition. The MPM designation is the Gold Standard within the international arena of Project Management.

Under the guidance of distinguished University of Atlanta faculty, program participants will examine:

• Project planning and control
• Project management life cycle
• Effective leadership and motivational Methodologies
• Essential project management tools and techniques
• Cost-management and risk management

The purpose of Master Project Management is to ensure the project achieves its goals & objectives, by planning, directing, tracking, and controlling, and improving the activities necessary for development and delivery of required products and services. The IPMC ™ Project Management Methodology involves developing plans and maintaining them throughout the project life cycle. Estimates are established and maintained regarding cost, schedule, size of work products, and critical technical parameters. Commitments to project objectives and plans are established and maintained throughout the project. Project participants and stakeholders are identified and organized to meet project objectives. As the project is executed, the project and performance are monitored and tracked in accordance with the plan. Corrective actions are taken as needed to ensure the project will meet its objectives. Continuous improvement is enhanced at all levels.

  • Projects are established, maintained, and executed to provide required products and services that reflect customer and stakeholder needs.
  • Estimates of the project’s planning parameters are established and maintained to support resource estimates.
  • Commitments related to the project are established and maintained.
  • Progress of the project is evaluated against its plans.
  • Corrective actions are taken when appropriate and managed to closure.

Successful graduates will be prepared to move forward in a wide variety of project management-related careers, and will have gained excellent preparation for the MPM ™ Master Project Manager - Project Management - Board Certification through AAPM Global Board of Standard.

Students interested in further study may transfer courses completed with a grade of “B” or better for the certificate directly toward degree requirements for the University of Atlanta’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or, depending on background and qualifications, the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).

Course No. Course Title Credits
MBA 645
Project Management in Enterprise 3
MBA 639 Dynamics of Corporate Strategy 3
EMBA 601 Enterprising Leadership in Organization 3
MPM 700 MPM - Final Project 3
Total 4 courses 12 credits

Program Tuition: $4,000
Books: $500 + Shipping (Estimated cost); University Certificate: $50; AAPM Certificate Exam (Optional): $500



Purpose and Program Appeal

The purpose of Master Project Management is to ensure the project achieves its goals & objectives, by planning, directing, tracking, and controlling, and improving the activities necessary for development and delivery of required products and services. The IPMC ™ Project Management Methodology involves developing plans and maintaining them throughout the project life cycle.

Core Emphases - Learning Areas

Under the guidance of distinguished University of Atlanta faculty, program participants will examine:

  • Project planning and control
  • Project management life cycle
  • Effective leadership and motivational Methodologies
  • Essential project management tools and techniques
  • Cost-management and risk management
An Overview of the Program Structure

Successful graduates will be prepared to move forward in a wide variety of project management-related careers, and will have gained excellent preparation for the MPM ™ Master Project Manager - Project Management - Board Certification through AAPM Global Board of Standard.

Further Study Options Beyond the Graduate Certificate

Students interested in further study may transfer courses completed with a grade of “B” or better for the certificate directly toward degree requirements for the University of Atlanta’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or, depending on background and qualifications, the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).

  • UOFA offers accredited degree programs to working adults globally. Our programs are accredited to ensure that our students are accepted and recognized globally through their academics.

  • UofA faculty comprises some of the brightest minds in academics as well as industry. These leaders have devoted their time and expertise to the university to design a curriculum that supports the busy life styles of today's working adults.

  • Our intensive focused programs provide the opportunity for you to explore specific topics in-depth on a daily basis. We provide you the flexibility to design your own academic schedule.