The purpose of International Project Management is to ensure the project achieves its goals & objectives, by planning, directing, tracking, and controlling, and improving the activities necessary for development and delivery of required products and services. The IPMC ™ Project Management Methodology involves developing plans and maintaining them throughout the project life cycle. Estimates are established and maintained regarding cost, schedule, size of work products, and critical technical parameters. Commitments to project objectives and plans are established and maintained throughout the project. Project participants and stakeholders are identified and organized to meet project objectives. As the project is executed, the project and performance are monitored and tracked in accordance with the plan. Corrective actions are taken as needed to ensure the project will meet its objectives. Continuous improvement is enhanced at all levels. International considerations in such specific contexts often over-determine many of the procedures introduced and decisions reached.
Students interested in further academic study may transfer
courses completed with a grade of “B” or better for the
certificate directly toward degree requirements for the
Holy Spirit University of Atlanta’s Master of Business Administration
(MBA) or, depending on background and qualifications, the
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).
Successful graduates will be prepared to move forward in a wide variety of project management-related careers, and will have gained excellent preparation for the CIPM ™ (Certified Project Management Examination offered through the AAPM Global Board of Standard and the International Project Management Commission. (This credential is offered by AAPM, and is not part of any Holy Spirit University of Atlanta program.)
The Holy Spirit University of Atlanta’s (Graduate) Certificate in
International Project Management consists of four required
|Course No.||Course Title||Credits|
||Project Management in Enterprise||3|
|EMBA 641||Global Strategies in a Global Environment||3|
|EMBA 636||Contemporary Global Marketing||3|
|CIPM 700||CIPM - Final Project||3|
|Total||4 courses||12 credits|
Successful completion of all four required courses (Grade
of B- or better). The grade of B- or better will satisfy the
Certificate requirements. (However, only grades of B or
better may be subsequently transferred to any University of
Atlanta graduate degree program.)
Awarding of the Graduate “Certificate of International Project Management” (CIPM)(Holy Spirit University of Atlanta)
Upon successful completion of all four courses, the student will complete the “Application for Awarding of Certificate Form,” which will be duly processed and forwarded by the University Registrar.
Students who qualify for the University Certificate may sit as well for the AAPM Certification Exam. Upon satisfactory results on this examination, the University will forward a required nomination to the IPMC Board of Standards for Processing and official registration as CIPM (Certified International Project Manager). While the University of Atlanta is an approved training center for AAPM/IPMC, the CERTIFICATE offered by the University is an academic certificate, and only qualifies one to sit for this external examination.)