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Management Diploma in Basic Project Management

Project management skills are essential for working effectively as a member of a project team. The Diploma in Basic Project Management is designed for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of project management. As a student enrolled in this program, you will develop a hands-on understanding of the essential terminology and the application of the basic tools, techniques, and practices required to become an effective and contributing member of a project team. Additionally, you will gain in-demand skills that employers seek for talent acquisition, such as proficiency in MS Office, MS Project, MS Visio, document management, record keeping, meeting management, logistics, basic budgeting and cost analysis, and communications.

The Diploma in Basic Project Management provides those individuals who are just starting out in their careers with skills that will serve them a lifetime. The Diploma delivers a practical application of knowledge and experience that leverages real-world simulations, project scenarios, and case studies to provide a hands-on learning experience. Upon completion of the Diploma, students possess the knowledge to sit for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.

Work Product

As a student in this diploma program, you will develop a digital document management system (repository) to support the document management needs of your project and team. This will entail collecting the requirements of the project, analyzing the needs, designing the document directory structure, and creating a timeline for the project, which will be presented to the executive sponsor and the leadership team.

Job Skills

  • An understanding of and the ability to apply project management terminology
  • The ability to develop project documentation using MS Word and MS Excel
  • The ability to create presentations using MS PowerPoint
  • The ability to develop basic budgets, estimate costs, and implement cost controls
  • Record keeping and database administration

 

Schedule and Format

  • Part-time
  • Classroom-based
  • Four noncredit courses
  • On average, students take one course per semester, fall/spring/summer
  • The Diploma must be completed within two years

 

The Diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete the four required courses within two years.

For additional information, or if you have any questions, please contact the Division of Programs in Business at diploma.dpb@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

2 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • An understanding of the framework of structured project management, including project life cycle; knowledge areas; and constraints, such as time, resources, and scope
  • The ability to apply a working knowledge of software tools, including MS Office Suite, MS Project, MS Visio, and MS SharePoint, to support the work of a project team
  • The capacity to distinguish different styles and methods of project communications
  • Experience developing a basic project communications plan, including the use of tools and templates for report preparation, artifacts, deliverables, data, and information
  • Preparation to lead successful meetings after taking into consideration all facets of planning and execution, including scheduling, meeting management, meeting documentation, meeting minutes, site and equipment readiness, the action item registry, and the issues log
  • The ability to assist the project manager in the planning, preparation, and management of a formal project, with acquired knowledge and understanding of project management theory, methods, tools, templates, and techniques

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

REQUIRED

All Courses Required

The Project Management Framework

Gain an introduction to the knowledge and skills that project team members must have in order to be effective in their work.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Project Management Operations: The Schedule and the Budget

Gain an introduction to the essential skills associated with using software tools in project management work, including schedule and budget.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Project Communications Management: Plan, Distribute, and Manage Project Communications

Explore the communication tools used to enhance information and communications shared during the progression of a project.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

The Fundamentals of Applied Project Management

Combine the theory and processes of project management and the support activities and tools essential to a successful project initiative and team.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

OPTIONAL

Complete 0

JobFocus: Basic Project Management

Gain a better understanding of the job market and of employer expectations in the project management field.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

General Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two references
  • Essay
  • A bachelor’s degree or four years of professional experience

  • A satisfactory scholastic average [a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 (C+) on a 4.0 scale]

The Project Management Framework

Gain an introduction to the knowledge and skills that project team members must have in order to be effective in their work.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Project Management Operations: The Schedule and the Budget

Gain an introduction to the essential skills associated with using software tools in project management work, including schedule and budget.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Project Communications Management: Plan, Distribute, and Manage Project Communications

Explore the communication tools used to enhance information and communications shared during the progression of a project.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

The Fundamentals of Applied Project Management

Combine the theory and processes of project management and the support activities and tools essential to a successful project initiative and team.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

JobFocus: Basic Project Management

Gain a better understanding of the job market and of employer expectations in the project management field.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections