Forbes Advisor Ranks Inver Hills #7 Nationally in 2024 for Best Project Management Certificates Online

13-credit completely online asynchronous certificate named “Best for Transfer Students”

The Project Management certificate offered by the Business department at Inver Hills Community College is ranked #7 on Forbes Advisor’s “Best Project Management Certificates Online Of 2024.” Forbes Advisor lists the certificate as “Best for Transfer Students.” The 13-credit certificate is delivered completely online asynchronous.

“The program covers the foundations of project management, from software applications and content management systems to project management theory and application,” Forbes Advisor reports. “It equips students with the skills to run projects in virtually any industry.”

Forbes Advisor adds: “Coursework includes an introduction to business applications and computing, project management software, principles of management, and project management and planning skills. Students learn to develop and execute comprehensive project plans; assess and mitigate potential risks; communicate effectively with team members, clients and stakeholders; and close out projects.”

Don Cassidy, MBA, serves as faculty in the college’s Business department. Don teaches the 4-credit Introduction to Business Applications and Computing course in the Project Management certificate online curriculum.

“The Inver Hills Project Management certificate emphasizes practical, hands-on skills such as developing realistic project plans with MS Project,” he said.

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The 13-credit Project Management certificate provides you with the critical tools, techniques, and skills you’ll need to work in a dynamic project management environment. The foundational knowledge you gain will give you the capacity to run projects in any industry.

2024–2025 Required Courses
Project Management Certificate Curriculum

BUS 1100: Introduction to Business Applications and Computing: 4 credits
Introduces software applications designed to increase personal and organizational productivity. Applications include Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Other topics include a survey of open-source content management systems, relational databases, web analytic tools, computer security, safety, ethics, and privacy concerns.

BUS 1176: Project Management Software: 3 credits
Uses Microsoft Project to introduce project management theory and application. Topics in this course include: creating a project to include task definition and dependencies; examination of critical path, constraints, and earned value; allocation of resources; assigning resources and project costs; tracking progress; and sharing of project information.

BUS 2021: Principles of Management: 3 credits
Studies management’s role in helping organizations establish and achieve their mission and goals. Assists individuals in developing the skills needed to become successful practicing managers in today’s society. Major areas of focus include the historical functions of management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) as well as emerging ideas and practices that are transforming management and leadership in modern organizations.

BUS 2320: Project Management and Planning Skills: 3 credits
Presents a systematic approach to managing and integrating the work of individuals and teams in their pursuit of organizational goals. Topics include defining project purpose, analyzing task and resource requirements, understanding behavioral dimensions, and using common tools for planning and controlling projects. Note: It is recommended that students take BUS 2021 (Principles of Management) before this course.


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More from Forbes Advisor…

Published April 2, 2024, written by Heidi Borst, and reviewed by Valerie Catalano, the article reports: “Whether you’re a recent high school graduate just entering the workforce or a seasoned professional looking to make a change, earning a project management certificate online can help you launch a project management career.

“Project management certificates are concentrated programs of study designed to kickstart a career in project management, one of the fastest-growing disciplines in the United States. In fact, the Project Management Institute (PMI) projects that by 2030, the global economy will need 25 million new project professionals to close the field’s talent gap.

“Certificate programs for project management cover the fundamentals of project initiation, planning, budgeting, risk management and execution. Graduates who meet the required work experience and eligibility requirements may qualify to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam or the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam, both offered by PMI.

“In this guide, we rank the top 10 online project management certificates of 2024. Read on to learn about the top schools, including tuition rates, credit requirements and course highlights.”


Learn more about the completely online asynchronous Project Management certificate as well as 10 other degree and certificate Business programs at Inver Hills by contacting:

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