Mini Master of Project Management

In the current economic situation, companies want to maximize efficiency in all aspects of their business. Employees who are not technically “project managers” are being asked to more manage their projects at a higher level of accuracy, even without formal project management training. Additionally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for project managers is expected to grow ten percent through 2016, creating 15 million jobs for project management professionals.

The Mini Master of Project Management can help you become a valued project manager in any industry, whatever your title may be. This Mini focuses on understanding the project management fundamentals as defined in the PMI PMBOK® Guide. With the guidance of expert project managers, you will:

  • Learn the 12 “must know” topics in project management as determined by the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge
  • Know how to effectively move a project through each phase of its life cycle from initiation to closure
  • Receive hands-on practice with all levels of the project management process
  • Supplement your studies for the Project Management Institute’s PMP® designation and earn the 35 contact hours necessary to take the exam

“I feel much more prepared to take on the project management role within my organization.”
— Julie, session attendee

If you’ve been asked to streamline the projects you manage or are considering a career in project management, now is the time to get the background you need to do the job.

Program Dates and Times

Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas has established itself as one of the premier universities in Minnesota and the Midwest. The business-focused continuing education unit, which is now Executive Education and Professional Development, was created in 1957 by Bishop James Shannon and Peter F. Drucker. There are currently more than 7,000 students engaged in the Opus College of Business’s undergraduate, graduate, executive and professional education studies because they value the emphasis on career preparation and engaging in service to others.

Lead faculty Ernest Owens describes the discipline of project management.


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