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Certificate of Graduate Study in Project Management

Project management is a discipline needed for the cost-effective and efficient management of manufacturing and production facilities. Project managers help optimize the flow of products and services, saving time and money for businesses.

Rhode Island College is pleased to make this certificate of study to people working and living in southern Rhode Island. After successful completion of four courses, graduates will strengthen their skills and provide more value to employers seeking the implementation of modern techniques to drive optimal performance.

Enrollment is now OPEN for the next cohort and its courses that will begin in January, 2020 The two courses are :

MGT 537: High Performance Project Management, 4 Credit Hours
MGT 542: Project Communication Management, 4 Credit Hours

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The integrative course introduces concepts related to supply chain dynamics, procurement, logistics, planning, and transportation. The distinctive, real-world designed curriculum addresses knowledge and skills applicable for strategic and operational performance; managing processes needed for the production and distribution of goods and services; and teamwork skills. Participants will connect theory to practice through the use of hands-on simulations, exercises and problems, and case studies.

The cost $1,292 per course. HOWEVER, if you live and work in Rhode Island the course will be free. Because this postsecondary credential addresses a state-identified need for improved training for jobs that exist now and will be a part of Rhode Island’s future economy, the Real Jobs Rhode Island grant program is underwriting the cost for incumbent workers to study and train in this discipline.

The admission requirements are a bachelor’s degree, application letter, letters of recommendation and perhaps an interview.

Program of Study, Schedule and Continuing Education tuition 







MGT 537: High Performance Project Management

Students learn project planning, execution, management, and measurement techniques, with an emphasis on the completion of projects on time and within budget.



Fall 2019

(Hybrid Course)


MGT 542: Project Risk and Cost Management

Students learn to identify and analyze project risk and to select an effective response strategy. Topics include cost management, cost estimation, and cost control.



Spring 2020


MGT 543: Project Communications Management

This course examines various styles of communication and conflict resolution. Students will develop communication, conflict management, and negotiation skills.



Fall 2019


MGT 544: Program Management

Students learn how managers support successful project-level activity with a focus on decision-making capacity and understanding requisite systems.



Spring 2020



Admission Requirements

 A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records
  • An applicant’s letter describing professional goals, including how the program will help the applicant achieve these professional goals
  • Three letters of recommendation that address professional or practical/applied experience in the field of operations management as a whole, including project management, supply chain management or related. At least one of the letters of recommendation must be from a professional employed within the field of operations management or a management instructor in higher education
  • An interview may be required
  • Completed application form accompanied by a $50 non-refundable application fee. Apply online at link: https://www.applyweb.com/ricg/

Please contact Westerly Education Center’s Tom Pearce at tom.pearce@riopc.edu or 401-388-4426 for additional information.

For additional information from Rhode Island College, please contact: Paul Jacques, Professor, Management and Marketing Department, Rhode Island College at 401-456-9835 or pjacques@ric.edu or visit the course description on the Rhode Island College website.



Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education

Rhode Island College's Professional Studies and Continuing Education (PSCE) extends the educational offerings and resources of RIC and provides administrative programming support and assistance to affiliated agencies and organizations on and off campus. 

PSCE units and programs include Continuing Education, Summer Sessions, Early Spring Session, Faculty-Led Travel, Outreach Programs, Career Development Center, RI STEAM Center, ESL Intensive and ExCEL Programs, Economic and Leadership Development, Sustainability Programs, Langevin Center for Design, Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing and various cultural and community programs. 

PSCE needs, values and depends on our campus and community partners to support effective programs.  All CE courses and programs are offered in cooperation with RIC schools and departments. For partnering agencies and organizations, PSCE provides assistance with establishing courses and workshops and with identifying College resources that support continuing education activities. Rhode Island College has a long history of providing such assistance to business and industry and to public and private schools and agencies.