Businesses thriving in today’s global marketplace have mastered the ability to produce results, meet evolving customer expectations, and manage competing business priorities. Consistently delivering, even when met with limited resources, requires professionals who understand the principles and practices of project management. With the demand for project management professionals predicted to increase dramatically during the next decade,* now is the time to acquire practical and decision-making skills to successfully manage projects in virtually any industry or field.
Walden is an approved provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), Walden has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria, making sure you have a solid foundation in industry best practices and relevant, real-world scenarios needed to impact your career.
Aspiring or current project managers can use their project management courses, each worth 45 professional development units, toward Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.† And if getting to the next level is part of your plan, Walden is committed to helping you earn credit for your foundational knowledge. Find out how you can apply your certificate toward an advanced project management degree from Walden.
Throughout program, you will have the opportunity to:
- Engage in learning activities with faculty who are specialists in the field of project management and peers who bring diverse experience managing projects across a wide range of public and private industries and organizations.
- Learn the necessary skills to market yourself and your projects to gain organizational exposure.
- Acquire practical skills to help manage projects in virtually any industry or field.
Gain a comprehensive view of the best project management practices, as provided in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the industry standard guideline for the profession.
PMP is a registered certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
*Project Management Institute (PMI)®, PMI Today®, “Special Section: The Talent Gap,” on the internet at www.pmitoday-digital.com/pmitoday/200906open (viewed online May 24, 2010).
†Eligibility for the PMP® credential requires individuals to first attain specific educational and project management experience, including 35 contact hours of project management education and a minimum of three years, or 36 months, of project management experience, during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks. The final step in earning the PMP credential is passing the PMP exam. For more information, visit the Project Management Institute (PMI) website at www.pmi.org.
Preset course start and end dates help you manage your schedule over time. Knowing these dates makes it easier to plan ahead in completing your program..
The course-based approach exposes you to new material as well as reinforces and updates your knowledge in areas you’ve already mastered.
Your fellow students will be learning the same material at the same time, so if you find yourself struggling, you can connect with your peers and faculty for additional support.
Complete competencies at your own pace, based on your ability to demonstrate understanding of their content. At the beginning of each term, you will map out your learning goals in partnership with Walden faculty and your Academic Coach.
You have options to control your cost, including applying your work experience toward your degree.
Whether you’re a fast learner or want more time to fully absorb your studies, the Tempo Learning experience adapts to your style. Walden faculty proactively engage students on each and every competency, sharing their expertise to clarify concepts and by providing detailed and prompt feedback.
Compare highlights of the Tempo Learning™ and course-based formats to decide which best suits your career goals and learning style.
- Apply Your Certificate Toward an Advanced Degree
You’ve invested your time. You’ve gained experience. Schedule a free transfer of credit evaluation as you look to apply credits earned in this certificate program toward Walden’s MS in Project Management.
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