Free Online Course on Project Management Lifecycle

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is offering free online course on Project Management Lifecycle. This course is intended for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a project related business environment.

This course is part of the RIT Project Management MicroMasters Program that is designed to teach the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in a project management career. The course will start on January 23, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 10 weeks
Effort: 8-12 hours per week
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and edX
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $150
Session: Course will start on January 23, 2017

Providers’ Details

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls more than 18,600 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

About This Course

Learn about project management from a multidisciplinary perspective, as we cover fundamental tools and techniques for managing a broad range of projects.

This course is part of the RIT Project Management MicroMasters Program that is designed to teach the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in a project management career. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential, you will need to earn a verified certificate in each of the three courses as well as pass a capstone exam.

Why Take This Course?

You will learn about the project management life cycle from initiation to closing. We will address the behavioral and quantitative facets of project management, as well as the use of methods, tools and techniques for the initiation, planning, execution and closing of projects. The course will be divided by the project life cycle phases.

Learning Outcomes

  • The roles and responsibilities of a project manager
  • Project initiation and planning
  • Project execution
  • Project closing Project management tools and techniques

Instructors

Leonie Fernandes PMP

Leonie is an Instructor of Project Management at the School of Individualized Study at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Requirements

Recommendations only: This course is intended for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a project related business environment. Recommended education or work experience in organizational behavior, mathematics and basic accounting or equivalent.

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