PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
Project management has gained tremendous importance in the past few decades. In the current environment where many companies are outsourcing their business processes, the ability to manage complex projects involving diverse teams both domestically and internationally has become an increasingly desirable skill for employers nationwide.
The project management certificate, offered through Parkside's business program which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business International (AACSB) provides students with enhanced project management skills and preparation to take the Project Management Professional examination.
Some courses you will be taking
Essential Personal Skills for Project Management
Provides a background in personal skills essential for effective project management, including general intelligence, emotional intelligence, groups and teams, project leadership, stress, ethics, and communication.
Advanced Project Management Tools and Techniques
Covers advanced tools and technologies of project management, including Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), budgeting a project, scheduling a project using PERT/CPM, allocating scarce resources, critical chain and critical path, resource leveling, monitoring the project costs, evaluating and terminating a project.
Project Management Simulation
Includes project scheduling, risk analysis, earned value, and teamwork. Applies project management skills to a simulated or live project, develop project justification and project plan, and execute the project plan and track performance.
OTHER BUSINESS CERTIFICATES
Retail Management- this program is designed to help students acquire the necessary professional skills and provide them with a credential of material value in advancing their careers
Sales- our Sales Certificate program is only one of two programs accredited by the University Sales Education Foundation in the State of Wisconsin, and one of 55 nationwide.
Entrepreneurship- The entrepreneurship certificate provides students with a solid knowledge base and the strong quantitative skills necessary for a successful small-business career.
ACCREDITED FOR QUALITY
Our Business Department is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). We offer a high-quality, highly relevant educational experience taught by professors who regularly interact with the business community and who are up to date with the rapid changes in the global business environment.
Only 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this "gold standard" program accreditation.
Assistant Professor of Business
Peter Knight is a marketing generalist with 25 years broad corporate and SME experience including very recent consulting experience in Europe working to develop a key account program, 17 years experience in academia and wide ranging interests in the field of Marketing as evidenced by 50 peer reviewed journal and conference publications in a variety of areas. He has extensive experience with simulation learning and has developed numerous new courses in emerging areas, including Digital Marketing, Multi Cultural and Global Marketing, Sports and Event Marketing, Marketing in the Hi-Technology Sector, Sales, Flexible Learning Methods, Community-Based, Competency-Based and Online Learning.