The concept of a project is nothing new. Humans have been starting and finishing projects
from the start of their existence. Project management as a process and a profession is relatively new, however. It began to emerge in the mid-20th century, according to the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Project management focuses on one-time needs at a time with a specific goal. There is a definitive beginning and end to the project.
Project managers need to have the skills to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project. They need to have the skills to work with a variety of people and departments that may have a role in the project. To become certified as a professional in project management by the PMI, one has to have thousands of hours of experience, anywhere from 4,500-7,500, depending on your educational background.
So how can you get your foot in the door to gain this experience? Minnesota School of Business is proud to offer a Certificate in Project Management. This certificate can help you earn a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation from the PMI. This certification can help you get an entry-level project management job, so that you can gain the experience you need to move up the ranks in project management.
According to the PMI, to sit for the CAPM exam, you need to have 23 hours of project management education – which our program offers. With an Associates degree, our Certificate in Project Management, and some additional prep for the exam, you can earn your CAPM.
The CAPM can help you land positions such as a management analyst, a quality analyst, or an IT project manager. These positions give you the opportunity to gain experience in project management, which in turns helps you to continue to grow and advance in your project management career.
If you are looking for a way to gain entry into this exciting and growing profession, enroll in the Minnesota School of Business Certificate in Project Management today! Learn more here. Classes are offered during the day and in the evenings, online and at a number of campus locations.
Post written by Dr. Stephanie Heald-Fisher, Ph.D.
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