Project Management Program Learning Opportunities

  • The Project Management program offers a unique selection of certifications and classes that are an excellent complement to your Project Management degree. These learning opportunities can help you to focus on a specific area of interest or increase your knowledge of skills you wish to develop further.

    The following certifications connect three pinnacles of success—industry, education and application—to help distinguish you in the job market and advance you professionally. You’ll gain extended learning that will develop your expertise in highly desired content areas.


  • As a Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance member, MSUM offers you the opportunity to advance your knowledge in a highly regarded business solution that helps develop leads, nurture contacts, track sales, and keep customers happy. The certificate encompasses all of the best practices of CRM with the flexibility, familiarity and functionality expected from Microsoft.

    Upon completion of the Microsoft Dynamics content, you can apply for a Microsoft Dynamics Student Certificate, which documents your experience with Microsoft Dynamics and gives you a competitive edge in the job market.

    A Lean Certificate will enhance your knowledge and skills in methods improvement, quality issues and process leadership in areas such as manufacturing/service operations, systems analysis, project management, procurement, inventory and quality control. A Lean Certificate will prepare you for positions in procurement, logistics, quality assurance, process improvement, inventory and more.

    The Lean Certificate will provide undergraduate majors (especially in Business, Management, Marketing, Computer Science and Nursing) a valuable set of knowledge and skills in manufacturing/service operations, systems analysis, project management, procurement, inventory and quality control. These competencies are increasingly desired by employers as they continue to improve their operations in the current cost-constrained, yet increasingly competitive, economic environment.

    Lean - Quality Management Certificate Requirements

    The Dale Carnegie class will help to improve your emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills. Companies recognize the competitive advantage of employees who possess strong “people management” or “soft skills,” in addition to the value you gain by learning to communicate with diplomacy, tact and confidence.

    The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on, or with, project teams. As a PM student, you can submit one application form to join Project Management Institute (PMI) as a student member and take the CAPM exam at the member discount rate.

    Dragon Consulting connects teams of students with regional businesses. Over the course of 16 weeks of collaboration, you will apply your energy and talent to help solve cross-functional issues. For more information on how to participate, visit the Center for Innovative Business Solutions.

    Internships are a great way for you to explore a career area and work in a professional environment while gaining valuable, real-world experience. Internships reinforce a commitment to the profession, help you select an optimal career path and elevate your professional code of conduct. You secure your own internship, so the possibilities are flexible.

    Project management capstone is a semester-long class that emulates a real project team with the execution of an embedded industry project or the analysis of an advanced project management case study.

    Faculty and students frequently attend conferences sponsored by the Project Management Institute and the Project Management Minnesota Chapter.