Professional and Continuing Education

Pawley Hall, Room 440G
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3177
oupace@oakland.edu

Professional and Continuing Education

Pawley Hall, Room 440G
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3177
oupace@oakland.edu

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Project Management

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As a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Oakland University offers a Project Management Principles course both in-person and in a dual in-person/live online format. The course establishes a broad knowledge foundation and provides practical tools and techniques for managing projects, and is designed for anyone responsible for completing projects and assignments on time, within budget, while meeting customer specifications and quality requirements.

In 2016, our Project Management Principles course was listed among Top 50 Best Value Project Management Certificate Programs in the United States by Value Colleges.com.

Contact
Course content questions: Dean Baker, Instructor, dabaker@oakland.edu
Registration or other questions: oupace@oakland.edu or 248-370-3177
 
Course Description

The Project Management Principles course provides a broad overview of project management and also prepares students for the Project Management Professional (PMP ®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM ®) exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Oakland's course fulfills the PMI’s 35-hour project management education requirement for certification. 

Project Management Principles aligns with the 6th edition of the PMBOK ® Guide; a physical copy of this guide is provided to all students. The PMI 10 Knowledge areas, 5 Process groups, 49 processes, and related terminology is the foundation upon which the course is designed. It is highly interactive and uses a “learn by doing” approach which creates a high energy learning environment and teaches both cognitive and behavioral skills.

Students who complete the course and attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Achievement from OU PACE, but students seeking the full PMP or CAPM certification must apply to take the exam through the PMI.

Before you apply to take the exam through the PMI, make sure you meet of the following sets of PMP Certification requirements:

  • A four-year degree
  • Three years leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

— OR —

  • A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
  • Five years leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

Details on additional requirements to sit for the exam can be found on the PMI website

Schedule and Pricing

April Course (switched to Live Online)

*NOTICE - the April class has been switched to our Live Online format. Please email oupace@oakland.edu with any questions*

Registration for April's course is now OPEN! Please click here to visit our registration page and call 248-370-3177 with questions.

Dates: April 17, 18, 24, 25, & May 2nd
Days: Friday and Saturday
Time: 9am-5pm (there will be a 1-hour break for students to get lunch on their own)

Location: Live Online via WebEx virtual meeting software

Cost: $1,650* (6th edition of the PMBOK ® Guide included)

In-Person and Live Online (dual course)

*NOTICE - the June course may switch to 100% Live Online depending on the situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Please email oupace@oakland.edu with questions.*

The dual in-person and live online course provides a unique delivery format that combines onsite and online participants; students are free to attend each session in the way that best suits them. This best represents the type of real team environment encountered in today’s digital workplace while also giving students a flexible option to meet their active life style and workplace needs.

Please click here to pre-register for this course and receive an email when official registration opens. 

Dates: June 3rd - June 24th
Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Time: 6-9:30pm

Location: Live Online via WebEx virtual meeting software

Cost: $1,650* (6th edition of the PMBOK ® Guide included)

*A 10% discount is available for OU alumni and groups of 5 or more. E-mail oupace@oakland.edu for information. Students are required to attend all class sessions in order to receive their 35 PDUS and a certificate.