Monday, November 19th, 2018

Indiana Tech introduces new project certificate

Posted: Friday, November 2, 2018

Indiana Tech has created a new certificate program in Project Management, offering students the ability to quickly gain invaluable project management skills applicable to organizations and industries of every description. Students in the program will also be prepared to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam offered by the Project Management Institute, enabling them to earn a highly-sought industry credential upon completing their certificate.

Indiana Tech’s Project Management certificate program is composed of five courses, which focus on topics including project management, quality management, lean manufacturing, operations management, resource planning, leading global projects and more. The university also now offers students a concentration in project management as part of its MBA program, allowing students to take the project management coursework as a focus area while earning their MBA. Similarly, students who earn the new certificate may then apply their course credits from the five certificate classes towards an MBA if they wish to go on and get their master’s degree.

The new Project Management program is one of five new graduate certificate programs designed by the university to help working professionals enhance their knowledge and skills in key areas of business. As with the Project Management certificate, each program is made up of five courses specific to their area of focus: Health Care Administration, Human Resources Management, Management, and Marketing. Each certificate may be earned online, with many of the courses also offered in person at a number of the 18 Indiana Tech campus locations around Indiana, Northern Kentucky, and the Chicago and Detroit metro areas.

As with the Project Management courses, each of the university’s new certificate program classes are also fully credit bearing, meaning that those who complete a certificate program will have earned 15 of the 36 credits required to earn an MBA from Indiana Tech. As credit-bearing courses, they are also eligible for financial aid like other graduate-level classes.

Dr. Tom Kaplan, Indiana Tech’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, commented, “Working with companies and students around our region, we’ve seen significant demand for high-quality programs that can provide specific knowledge and key skills for today’s workplace. Companies of every description are looking for team members who can manage critical projects, which our new Project Management certificate program will enable them to do. There’s also tremendous need for qualified professionals in areas like human resources and health care administration. By offering great programs that require just five classes, and enabling students to keep going to earn their master’s, our new certificate programs are a great fit for corporate partners and students alike.”

Areas of focus within each Indiana Tech certificate program include:

Project Management
Indiana Tech’s Project Management certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills required to manage projects of every description, while preparing them to earn the industry-standard Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. Indiana Tech’s program also provides the unique benefit of presenting project management from the perspective of cross-functional, integrated, complex organizations. Students learn project management from a managerial perspective and are introduced to key concepts in a way that prepares them to make management decisions on a global scale.

Health Care Administration
The health care industry has an immense need for professionals who are fluent in business, finance and rapidly-changing health care regulations. The Indiana Tech Health Care Administration certificate is designed to meet this need by preparing students to apply business practices in key areas of health care organizations. This program provides students with an in-depth understanding of budgeting, capital investment analysis, best management practices, legal, ethical and regulatory issues.

Human Resources Management
Indiana Tech’s Human Resources Management certificate provides each student with advanced, in-depth knowledge of the most critical areas within Human Resources: Compensation, Employment Law, Labor Relations, and Performance Management. This program also prepares students to sit for industry-standard Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) exams.

Management
The Indiana Tech Management certificate program provides students with the key business and management knowledge needed to help organizations succeed. The Management program is customizable, allowing each student to define and achieve their professional goals in a specialized area of management -- ideal for helping students develop the skills most needed in today’s increasingly competitive, fast-paced and ever-evolving work environments.

Marketing
This certificate helps students develop strategic planning, research, problem-solving and decision-making skills. The program is also customizable to each student’s interests, allowing them to choose among topics including sales force management, marketing management, advertising and promotion management as part of earning the certificate.

For more information about the new Indiana Tech graduate certificate programs, please visit www.indianatech.edu/certificates or contact the university’s admissions office at cps@indianatech.edu or (800) 288-1766.