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Project Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership is intended to meet the challenges of professional workforce development, continuing education, and career planning. This program is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree who wish to update their knowledge and skills on the leadership and management of projects, programs and portfolios within their respective industry or business line, expand their knowledge of professional project management, and improve their current abilities within a professional field.

This program will assist adult learners in obtaining Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI). For those who presently have their PMP Certification, the Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership will afford the individual at least 225 Professional Development Units (PDU) toward their Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR).

Upon completion of the 18 graduate level credit hours in project management or related graduate courses for the Project Leadership program, the adult learner may consider continuing their graduate study at EMU to complete a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree. Potential graduate programs include Educational Leadership , Engineering Management , Quality Management , Public Administration , and Construction Management , to cite a few.

Admission Criteria:

  1. Graduate School Admission
  2. A minimum 2.7 Grade Point Average (or equivalent) in their undergraduate degree. Candidate transcripts from non-USA institutions are evaluated by Education Perspective, and equated into the 4.0 GPA system.

The GRE and GMAT entrance exams are not required for the MSCM nor graduate certificate programs

Non-native English students will need to take appropriate “English as a Second Language” (ESL) exam and score at the acceptable graduate student level. These ESL scores are:  TOEFL score of 213 (CBT), 550 (PBT), 79 (iBT) or higher; MELAB score of 77 or higher; IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Foreign students who do not score at this level are required to take appropriate ESL courses as a condition of their acceptance.

School Information:

School of Visual and Built Environments - College of Technology

Deb deLaski-Smith, Ph.D.
Director

206 Roosevelt
(734) 487-2490
ddelaski@emich.edu

Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership

Required Courses: 12 hours

  • Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Stakeholder Mgt

    Choose one course from the following:

  • CNST 505 - Project and Program Management 3 hrs
  • EM 509 - Engineering Project Management 3 hrs
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    Risk

    Choose one course from the following:

  • EM 520 - Engineering Value and Economic Analysis 3 hrs
  • IS 625 - IS Project and Risk Management 3 hrs
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    Quality

  • QUAL 546 - Total Quality Management 3 hrs
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    Procurement

  • CNST 506 - Construction Law 3 hrs

Restricted Electives: 6 hours

Choose six credit hours from the following:

Courses may have prerequisite requirements

Ethics and Professional Conduct:

  • CNST 546 - Professional Issues and Ethics in Project Management 1 hr

Communication:

  • CTAC 504 - Creativity and Communication 2 hrs
  • CTAC 505 - Assertiveness Skills for Professionals 2 hrs
  • CTAC 506 - Persuasion in the Modern World 2 hrs
  • CTAC 507 - Negotiation Skills for Professionals 2 hrs
  • CTAC 508 - Small Group Decision-Making 2 hrs
  • CTAC 509 - Communication for Leaders 2 hrs
  • CTAC 510 - Listening Skills for Professionals 2 hrs
  • CTAC 511 - Readings in Interracial/Interethnic Communication 2 hrs
  • CTAC 512 - Conflict Resolution Skills for Professionals 2 hrs
  • CTAC 575 - Studies in Listening Behavior 3 hrs
  • CTAC 642 - Communication and Negotiation 3 hrs
  • CTAC 643 - Communication Activism and Change 3 hrs
  • CTAC 644 - Communication and Conflict Management 3 hrs
  • CTAC 645 - Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs
  • CTAC 647 - Communicating Culture and Race 3 hrs
  • CTAC 648 - Organizational Communication 3 hrs
  • CTAC 649 - Small Group Communication 3 hrs
  • CTAC 650 - Community Communication 3 hrs

Human Resources:

  • MGMT 501 - Management: Concepts, Principles and Practice 3 hrs
  • MGMT 505 - Organizational Theory and Behavior 3 hrs
  • MGMT 509 - Strategic Human Resource Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 513 - Business Communications Seminar 1 hr
  • MGMT 550 - International Management: A Cultural Perspective 3 hrs
  • MGMT 567 - Business Communication: Specialized Organizational Report Writing 3 hrs
  • MGMT 570 - New Venture Creation 3 hrs
  • MGMT 576 - Corporate Social Policy 3 hrs
  • MGMT 600 - Leading Innovation and Change 3 hrs
  • MGMT 602 - Theory and Techniques of Organizational Development 3 hrs
  • MGMT 603 - Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Technology Commercialization 3 hrs
  • MGMT 604 - Strategic Communication and Ethical Decision-Making 3 hrs
  • MGMT 610 - Diagnostic Techniques and Research Methods 3 hrs
  • MGMT 611 - HR and Technology 3 hrs
  • MGMT 613 - Leadership in Business Organizations: Theory and Practice 3 hrs
  • MGMT 614 - Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurial Ventures 3 hrs
  • MGMT 615 - Organization Design and Strategy 3 hrs
  • MGMT 616 - Negotiation and Influence Applications for Business 3 hrs
  • MGMT 617 - Social Entrepreneurship 3 hrs
  • MGMT 618 - Staffing Organizations 3 hrs
  • MGMT 620 - Compensation Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 621 - Benefits Administration 3 hrs
  • MGMT 622 - Current Issues in Human Resources Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 625 - Management in Unionized Settings 3 hrs
  • MGMT 628 - Human Resource Development 3 hrs
  • MGMT 636 - Current Topics in Entrepreneurship 3 hrs
  • MGMT 638 - Building Continuous Improvement Teams 3 hrs
  • MGMT 648 - Communication and Organizational Effectiveness 3 hrs
  • MGMT 650 - Leadership of the Strategic Quality Management Firm 3 hrs
  • MGMT 656 - E-Business Strategy 3 hrs

Certificate Total: 18 hours