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Increasingly complex business operations across the globe are demanding faster, better, and cheaper solutions for clients. Project managers make this happen, which is why job opportunities continue to grow at a rate of 1.5 million per year. Stand out as a leader who can successfully manage projects in any industry with SDSU’s Professional Certificate in Project Management. The program gives you a hands-on approach to the latest tools, methodologies, and people skills required to lead a team. Upon completion, you’ll be able to successfully deliver projects on time and within budget. SDSU World Campus is a PMI® Registered Education Provider.

Program Benefits:

  • Learn theory and practical applications you can immediately apply to your work.
  • Learn the ten knowledge areas and five process groups outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
  • Classes meet just one night a week — convenient for most schedules.
  • Complete the certificate program in as little as eight months.
  • Prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification exam.

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Professional Certificate in Project Management with SDSU, you must complete eight (8) core courses and two (2) electives. If you are not pursuing a certificate, you may take as many individual courses as you wish, with the exception of the Capstone: Project Simulation. The Lean Certification elective course is a great way to incorporate Lean and Agile (PM) theories into the PMP mix. Having this knowledge is needed now more than ever since the new PMP Exam will have an Agile element to the traditional Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) questions.

Whether you are building foundational knowledge in accounting or seek academic units to meet the requirements for the Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) Exam or licensure, UC San Diego Extension offers courses to meet those needs. Subject areas include financial and managerial accounting, auditing, cost accounting, taxation, accounting ethics and fraud.

To receive the Accounting Certificate, students must complete 9 required courses (36 quarter units). Courses may also be completed on an individual basis.

The Professional Certificate in Business Management provides practical skills and knowledge for those seeking to enhance their careers. Students will learn how to launch a new business, optimize current resources and cutting-edge techniques to benefit your organization. This program provides eight distinct areas of specialization including Process Improvement with Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

In this program you will:

  • Gain valuable management and leadership skills to apply to your career immediately
  • Customize your business studies and choose a specialization to match your career goals
  • Expand your network and meet other professionals, peers, and business leaders
  • Schedule classes to fit your lifestyle with online and evening course formats

Classes are offered throughout the year in-class and online. New students are invited to take foundational courses to improve their business acumen and may continue on to earn the full Business Management certificate.

Regardless of the economic or social climate, management of financial affairs remains the foremost priority in any business. Consequently, an understanding of the principles for building and sustaining the financial health of a firm will strengthen the value of any professional involved in business.

UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate in Finance will benefit entry and mid-level finance or accounting professionals; practicing Certified Public Accountants (CPAs); securities brokers; personal finance professionals; general business managers, and technical or scientific personnel who wish to broaden and solidify their knowledge of finance.

To receive the Finance Certificate, students must complete 7 required courses and one elective. Courses may also be completed on an individual basis.

UC San Diego Extension’s Project Management Certificate program is designed to provide in-depth training based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). What is unique to their program is that it:

  • Provides a very practical, hands-on approach to understanding the elements and principles of project management
  • Can be completed either in class or completely online

To earn the certificate students must complete six required courses and nine elective units (typically three courses). Classes are offered in the Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall quarter—and you are welcome to begin at any time.

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