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Project Management Certificate: Path to PMP Certification

The Project Management certificate provides students with a comprehensive overview of the tools needed to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. The courses are designed to equip students with necessary techniques of managing resources, applying specialized knowledge and using techniques and methodologies to meet today’s changing business needs and objectives.

As an added perk, once you apply for a certificate you are accepted into Ashland University's MBA program and can continue taking courses toward your MBA degree.

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Project Management Certificate Credit Hours Prerequisites
MBA 503 Operations Management 3 None
MBA 530 Foundations in Project Management 3 None
MBA 531 Increasing Organization Capacity in Project Management 3 None
MBA 533 Advanced Topics in Communications for Project Managers 3 None

Credit for Prior Learning

Have you already earned credentials in your field of study? Credit for prior learning allows students to earn credit for previously earned, industry-recognized credentials, providing students with up to 9 credits toward their graduate business degree.

Grow Your Career with an Ashland Graduate Business Certificate

Whether you are a new student looking to start graduate coursework with a micro-credential or an MBA alumnus looking to enhance your marketability, a graduate business certificate is a great addition to your academic and professional development.

  • Pursue a standalone certificate or integrate it into a full MBA degree.

  • If you already have an MBA degree, a certificate program provides in-depth coursework in a specific business content area.

  • If you’re interested in completing professional development or continuing education hours, completing a certificate program is a short-term goal with immediate ROI.

Expert Faculty

You’ll learn from world-renowned faculty. Seventy percent of our full-time faculty have doctoral degrees. They also have an average of 17.5 years of service at AU and they lead more than 11 different student organizations.

They are members in 25 different professional organizations, from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence to the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning and everything in between!

Our faculty have earned a variety of specialized certifications, such as Certified in Production and Inventory Management and Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis. 

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Career Support

The university offers placement support, internships and career-oriented services to students who complete a graduate business certificate through the Career Center for Life Calling.

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