One of the most useful skill sets for life sciences professionals, whether working in companies or research centers, is project management. Today's biotechnology research and development programs necessarily involve a diverse team of experts - no one clinician, scientist or engineer can 'do it all.' Effective project management can make a dramatic difference in achieving R&D goals on time and on budget. Proven project managers are among the most sought-after professionals in the industry today.
General Project Management Certificates
Every project manager, regardless of industry sector, should understand the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK), the internationally recognized guide for helping project managers deliver business results in a variety of industries. The CSU courses listed below help students understand the fundamentals of PMBOK and prepare them for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) examination.
Project Management: PMP Certificate (Online)
This certificate program will cover the concepts, theory, practical material, and ethics required as formal training for the PMP application as set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Each course in this certificate program is intended to build the skills needed to be a successful project manager at any level of an organization. It provides a comprehensive foundation of project management training and also helps with preparation for the PMP® certification exam. A 200-question practice exam covering the PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition is also included.
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Project Management Certificate
Obtain the management skills required to bring projects in on time and within budget. The results of successfully completing coursework in this program will be visible in your overall job performance, leadership effectiveness, risk analysis and decision-making capabilities, and improved management style. The curriculum is based on an organized sequence of courses that cover the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management. As a result, those who qualify will be better prepared to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam. Recognized domestically and internationally, the PMP Certification has set a standard for excellence in project management. Obtaining use of the PMP designation distinguishes you as an expert in the profession.
Project Management Certificate Program
The California State University, East Bay Certificate in Project Management offers project managers a Project Management Institute (PMI)-approved way to complete the educational hours necessary to qualify for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam.
The Project Management Certificate is equally valuable to project managers who have not had the benefit of formal training or the benefit of a certification that recognizes their expertise and experience. Those professionals seeking to make a career change into project management or to advance into general management positions also will find the certificate appealing.
Project Management Certificate
Would you like to develop a portfolio that demonstrates and validates your project management knowledge and capabilities? In the Project Management Certificate classes, experienced project managers will guide you step-by-step through all aspects of the completion of a "virtual project". This project begins in the first class of the Certificate in Project Management Certificate and goes through the final class. The focus of the Project Management Certificate is the application of knowledge, and interpersonal skills along with the project management cycle. The certificate program is offered in collaboration with the Project Management Institute (PMI), Orange County Chapter, Inc. On completion of the final class, you will have a substantial portfolio that includes all aspects of your work managing the virtual project. Several certificate graduates report successfully using this portfolio to help them get project management jobs.
Project Management Essentials and PMP Certification Preparation Certificate
This interactive program is designed to give participants a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of formal project management. This comprehensive program covers the five key process groups and core competencies associated with effective project management practice. Participants acquire technique-based proficiencies and practice essential people skills and teamwork using a case study. The concepts and methods learned are immediately usable in the workplace, leading to a greater retention of new acquired skills.
Project Management Program (Online)
SF State Extended Learning Project Management Online courses provide comprehensive training in project management. The professional development certificate is ideal for individuals required to manage projects in any field, no matter how complex the project. It is also a great starting place to prepare to sit for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and earn the 35 hours of required project management education. The online certificate is designed to provide a core body of knowledge through the PMBOK Guide and information on how to effectively apply PMI's processes in order to become a successful project manager.