Online IT Project Management Graduate Certificate

The online Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management is particularly valuable for project managers, systems analysts, designers, programmers, research managers, and others engaged in the administration of technical projects. Students are informed of new and improved IT project management tools and techniques used in today’s competitive market, where only the best IT project managers will succeed in completing assignments in a timely, cost-effective, and quality-conscious manner.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of the following project management process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing; knowledge of agile software development practices, and planning and governance of large projects and programs.
  • Proficiency in all basic project management tools and software techniques, including software architecture, project communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control; proficiency in planning and developing a comprehensive project plan and software development life cycle.
  • Competence sufficient to oversee the architecture, design, and implementation of software systems.

Why Choose BU’s Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management?

  • Four-course certificate program comprises courses shared by the MS in Computer Information Systems, ranked #10 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (U.S. News & World Report 2020).
  • Students benefit from a supportive online network, with courses developed and taught by PhD-level full-time faculty and professionals with hands-on expertise in the industry.
  • Small course sections ensure that students get the attention they need, while case studies and real-world projects ensure that they gain in-depth, practical experience with the latest technologies.

Watch Vijay Kanabar, PMP®, associate professor of computer science and director of project management programs, discuss graduate programs in Computer Science & Information Technology offered by Boston University’s Metropolitan College

Career Outlook

Computer and Information Systems Managers

12% increase in jobs through 2026

$139,220 median annual pay in 2017

Computer and Information Research Scientists

19% increase in jobs through 2026

$114,520 median annual pay in 2017

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

6% increase in jobs through 2026

$81,100 median annual pay in 2017

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2017-18 Edition

Best Technology Jobs, 2019 U.S. News & World Report

  • #1 Software Developer
  • #2 Computer Systems Analyst
  • #3 IT Manager
  • #4 Information Security Analyst
  • #5 Database Administrator
  • #6 Web Developer
  • #7 Computer Network Architect
  • #8 Computer Systems Administrator
  • #9 Computer Support Specialist
  • #10 Computer Programmer

Industry Trends

The U.S. demand for project practitioners is expanding by more than 12 percent, resulting in almost 6.2 million jobs in 2020.

PMI® Talent Gap Report

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Money Matters

Boston University Metropolitan College (MET) offers competitive tuition rates that meet the needs of part-time students seeking an affordable education. These rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education. To learn more about current tuition rates, visit the MET website.

Financial Assistance

Comprehensive financial assistance services are available at MET, including graduate assistantships (up to $4,200 per semester), scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans. There is no cost to apply for financial assistance, and you may qualify for a student loan regardless of your income. Learn more.

Curriculum

Boston University’s Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management consists of four required online courses (16 credits).

Credits earned from this online certificate may be applied toward the online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, which is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

Students in this program are eligible to take a PMP® preparation course for free—an important step toward certification as a Project Management Professionals.

Faculty

Eric Braude

Eric Braude

Associate Professor and Director of Digital Learning, Computer Science
PhD, Columbia University; MS, University of Miami; MS, University of Illinois; BS, University of Natal (South Africa)

Lou Chitkushev

Lou Chitkushev

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Computer Science; Director, Health Informatics and Health Sciences
PhD, Boston University; MS, Medical College of Virginia; MS, BS, University of Belgrade

John Day

John Day

Lecturer, Computer Science
MSEE, BSEE, University of Illinois


Getting Started

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