• Next Cohort starts: Nov 8, 2020Limited no. of seats available
  • Program Duration: 6 monthsAt 5-10 hours/week
  • Online BootcampLearning Format

Program Overview

The Post Graduate Program in Project Management focuses on managing quality, risk and complexity, delivering results, understanding strategy, and implementing best practices. This program aligns with the Project Management Institute standards and provides an opportunity to earn 146 PDUs required for renewal of multiple project management certifications.

KEY FEATURES

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Post Graduate Program Certificate of Completion
  • Official membership to the UMass Amherst Alumni Association
  • Once accepted into the UMass Amherst Isenberg Online MBA, Simplilearn coursework transfers as a 9-credit concentration
  • Masterclasses from top faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Interactive peer learning through group projects and discussions
  • 175+ hours of Blended Learning
  • Capstone Project in 3 Domains
  • Curriculum aligned with official PMI-PMP®, ASM®, PMI-RMP®, and LSSGB certifications
  • Earn 146 PDUs for maintaining your Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) with PMI related certifications
  • Earn the 35 Contact hours and 7 simulation exams to ace the PMP exam

Post Graduate Program Advantage

The Post Graduate Program in Project Management in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst leverages centuries of academic excellence and thought-leadership from UMass Amherst.

Partnering with UMass Amherst:

This Post Graduate Program in Project Management is in partnership with UMass Amherst. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked among the Top 25 of the USA’s premier public universities and is committed to excellence and innovative thinking and aims to produce revolutionary ideas and impact on par with the best universities in the world.

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Upon completion of this program you will receive:
  • Receive a joint UMass Amherst-Simplilearn certificate of completion
  • Become a member of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association with access to Alumni Networks
  • Once accepted into the UMass Amherst Isenberg Online MBA, Simplilearn coursework transfers as a 9-credit concentration
UMass Amherst

Registered Education Provider

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading association that helps Project Management professionals advance their careers and improve organizational success through globally-recognized standards and certifications. This program is aligned with the Project Management Institute standards, and will help you:

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  • Earn 146 PDUs for maintaining your Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for multiple PMI-related certifications
  • Get the training needed to ace the PMP examination
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Program Details

Learn the operational and leadership skills required to successfully deliver large, complex, transformational projects - with an industry aligned project and 1 capstone project culminating your learning experience.

LEARNING PATH

  • Get started with the Post Graduate Program in Project Management in partnership with University of Massachusetts Amherst and explore everything about the program. Kickstart your journey with our preparatory courses.

  • This course covers new trends, emerging practices, tailoring considerations, and core competencies required of a project management professional. Placing a greater emphasis on strategic and business knowledge, this course also includes a new section on the role of the project manager in both large and small companies.

  • This course introduces you to the best practices of Agile and the nuances of the Scrum methodology, and enhances your ability to develop and deliver quality products to customers. Use this popular methodology to maximize business value while mitigating potential risks.

  • This course helps you master the processes of risk management, the structured and objective approach to addressing uncertainty in projects. You’ll learn how to conduct risk planning, identification and analysis, and control both known and unknown risks in projects.

  • Learn to develop your organizational projects with the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification online program. Aligned to the IASSC exam, this course integrates Lean and the DMAIC methodology with case studies to provide you the skills required for an organization's growth.

  • This course leverages digital technologies and design thinking — a powerful problem-solving process to transform your business strategies and objectives and build a solid action plan, foster customer-focused innovation, and drive a digital culture within your organization.

  • This course will help you perfect your end-to-end project management skills as you master the industry's most popular project management tool. With this MS Project training, you’ll receive a comprehensive overview of project planning and scheduling, resource pooling and consolidation, customized reporting and an update on new Microsoft Project features – all ensuring your ability to manage and deliver complex projects efficiently from start to finish.

  • For a growth-oriented professional who wants to look beyond just project management, implementing a project management office is the next frontier. This course will help you establish a PMO to capture and propagate the best practices in project management. Whether you want to monitor whether the projects are aligned with the strategic objective of the organization, or transition from crisis to Control; the knowledge of implementing PMO gives you an unprecedented advantage over your competitors.

  • This Project Management capstone project will give you an opportunity to implement the skills you learned throughout this program. Through dedicated mentoring sessions, you’ll learn how to solve a real-world, industry-aligned problem. This project is the final step in the learning path and will enable you to showcase your expertise in project management to future employers.

Electives:
  • The DevOps Certification Training Course will enable you to prepare you for a career in DevOps, a fast-growing field that bridges the gap between software developers and operations professionals. Learn the DevOps tools and methodologies, and master the skills needed for DevOps practitioners.

  • This course will hone your skills in managing multiple projects and aligning program activities with business goals without compromising on speed, quality, and efficiency. You’ll learn PMI’s five program management performance domains, including program strategy alignment, lifecycle management, stakeholder engagement, benefits management, and governance.

  • This course teaches you the basic concepts of business analysis and statistics to help promote data-driven decision making.

  • Attend up to 6 online interactive masterclasses and get lessons in leading transformational projects.

SKILLS COVERED

  • Project Management
  • Agile Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Quality Management
  • Lean six sigma green belt LSSGB
  • Digital Transformation
  • Design Thinking
  • Customer experience design
  • Leadership Skills

TOOLS COVERED

JiraminitabmsofficeMicrosoft ExcelDMAIC

Program Advisor

  • Alan Robinson

    Alan Robinson

    Professor - Operations Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Alan Robinson is a full-time professor at the Isenberg School Of Management of UMass, a consultant and book author specializing in managing ideas (idea-generation and idea-driven organization) and building high-performance organizations, creativity, innovation, quality, and lean management.

  • Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark

    Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Jeffrey Clark is a lecturer in the Isenberg School of Management at UMass, Amherst. Jeff has more than 30 years’ industry experience in project management in practice areas including business process, change management, transactions and strategy, technology integrations, and SaaS.

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Learner's Profile

This program caters to working professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds; the diversity of our students adds richness to class discussions and interactions.

  • The class consists of learners from excellent organizations and diverse industries
    Industry
    Information Technology - 37%Software Product - 20%BFSI - 11%Telecommunications - 7%Construction - 5%Others - 20%
    Companies
    VMware
    Dell
    Wells Fargo
    Tata Consultancy Services
    PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Bosch
    Accenture
    Amazon
    Dell
    IBM
    Ericsson
    Microsoft

Learner Reviews

  • Dale Hollon

    Dale Hollon

    Senior Systems Engineer @Swire Oilfield Services

    Very impressed with progress of the training, the content of the course material and the knowledge of instructor.

  • Preeta Naveen

    Preeta Naveen

    Lead Business Analyst

    The training was up to the mark. All I could say is the trainer was armed with excellent knowledge, detailed explanations, patiently answered questions ,and gave very good examples.

  • Jenna Ware, MBA

    Jenna Ware, MBA

    Sr. Business Process Consultant, AVP at Hancock Bank

    Fantastic training! This was fun, interactive, and I learned!…The trainer keeps you on your toes and has a multitude of ways to keep you engaged and move ahead - the fastest 4.5 hours of my life ever! He provided real life, great examples, and practiced scrum in class!… from Videos and Polls, to Q&A, everything was so interactive and fun!

  • Michael Kirolos

    Michael Kirolos

    Senior Architect at SSHI

    I found it very useful and I recommend it for anyone working in the management field

Industry Trends

The Global Project Management Software Market is expected to reach at US$ 7 Bn by 2027 at a CAGR of 14.93 % during the period 2019-2027. (source : maximizemarketresearch.com)

  • Project Management Industry Growth

    6% growth in jobs

    Of Project Management profiles by 2024

    22 million jobs

    Estimated for project management professionals by 2027 by The PMI®

    Project Manager Annual Salary
    $46KMin
    $66KAverage
    $107KMax
    Source: Glassdoor
    Project Manager Hiring Companies
    Wells Fargo
    Facebook
    IBM
    Apple
    Microsoft
    Amazon
    Source: Indeed

Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Admission Details

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process consists of three simple steps. An offer of admission will be made to the selected candidates and accepted by the candidates by paying the admission fee.

Submit Application

Tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to do this program

Application Review

An admission panel will shortlist candidates based on their application

Admission

Selected candidates can begin the program within 1-2 weeks

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

For admission to this Program, candidates must possess one of the first two criteria:

At least 5 years of experience

A bachelor's degree in any discipline

Programming or non-programming background

ADMISSION COUNSELORS

We have a team of dedicated admissions counselors who are available to guide you as you apply to the program. They are available to:

  • Address questions related to your application
  • Provide guidance regarding financial aid (if required)
  • Help answer questions and understand the program
Talk to our admissions counselors now!

Admission Fee & Financing

The admission fee for this program is $ 3,000. This also includes the applicable program charges, including UMass Amherst Alumni Association membership.

Financing Options

We are dedicated to making our programs accessible. We are committed to helping you find a way to budget for this program and offer a variety of financing options to make it more economical.

Pay in Installments

You can pay monthly installments for Post Graduate Programs using Affirm or ClimbCredit payment option with low APR and no hidden fees.

AffirmClimbCredit

Other Financing Options

We provide the following options for one-time payment

  • Credit Card
  • Paypal

$ 3,000

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PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Complete this program while you work
  • Rigorous curriculum designed by industry experts
  • Membership in the UMass Amherst Alumni Association
  • Credits transfer to the online MBA program at UMass Amherst
  • Active recruiters include Amazon, VMware, IBM and more

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Welcome Class for Umass Project Management Program
  • Date: 8 Nov-8 Nov

    Time : 07:30 - 09:30 CST

    Class Type:Weekend (Sat - Sun)

PG PM - PMP®
  • Date: 28 Nov-9 Jan

    Time : 07:30 - 11:30 CST

    Class Type:Weekend (Sat - Sun)

PG PM - Agile Scrum Master
  • Date: 23 Jan-6 Feb

    Time : 07:30 - 11:30 CST

    Class Type:Weekend (Sat - Sun)

PG PM - Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB)
  • Date: 20 Feb-21 Mar

    Time : 07:30 - 11:30 CST

    Class Type:Weekend (Sat - Sun)

PG PM - Customer Centric Digital Transformation
  • Date: 3 Apr-18 Apr

    Time : 08:30 - 12:30 CDT

    Class Type:Weekend (Sat - Sun)

PG PM - Implementing a PMO
  • Date: 1 May-2 May

    Time : 08:30 - 12:30 CDT

    Class Type:Weekend (Sat - Sun)

PG PM - Project Management Capstone
  • Date: 16 May-6 Jun

    Time : 08:30 - 10:30 CDT

    Class Type:Weekend (Sat - Sun)

Got Questions regarding the Program dates?

FAQs

  • What are the eligibility criteria for this Post Graduate Program in Project Management in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst?

    For admission to this Post Graduate Program in Project Management, Candidates:

    • Should have a bachelor's degree in any discipline with an average of 50% or higher marks
    • Having prior work experience in Project Management is not mandatory
    • Can be from programming or non-programming background
       

  • What is the admission process for this Post Graduate Program in Project Management in Partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst?

    The admission process consists of three simple steps:

    • All interested candidates are required to apply through the online application form
    • An admission panel will shortlist the candidates based on their application
    • An offer of admission will be made to the selected candidates and is accepted by the candidates by paying the program fee

  • Is there any financial aid provided?

    To ensure money is not a barrier in the path of learning, we offer various financing options to help ensure that this program is financially manageable. Please refer to our “Admissions Fee and Financing” section for more details.

  • What should I expect from the UMass Amherst Post Graduate Program in Project Management?

    As a part of this Post Graduate Program, you will receive the following:

    • UMass Amherst Post Graduate Program Certificate of Completion
    • UMass Amherst Alumni Association membership
    • Lifetime access to all core e-learning content created by Simplilearn

  • What certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of this program, you will be awarded a Post Graduate Program In Project Management Certificate of Completion by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. You will also receive industry-recognized certificates from Simplilearn for the courses on the learning path.

  • Will any preparation material be provided to help me get started?

    Once you make the first installment of the program fee, you will also get access to a preparatory course. You will have to go through the assigned course before coming for the first class. The course will have 8 to10 hours of self-paced learning content in the form of videos.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified on your first attempt. They proactively engage students to assure they’re following the course path and to help students enrich their learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance.

  • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

    Our highly qualified instructors are industry experts with years of relevant industry experience. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain part of our faculty.

  • I am not able to access the online program. Who can help me?

    Contact us using the form on the right side of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link, or contact Help & Support.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course.

  • If I want to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

    No refund will be applicable once you make the partial/full payment.

  • What certification will I receive after completing the PMP training from the program?

    When you have completed the PMP training course in the learning path of this program, you will receive a course completion certificate along with a 35-hour PDU certificate. Simplilearn does not administer the PMP® certification, but once you have passed that exam, you will receive the prestigious PMP® certification from the Project Management Institute.
     

  • What is pass rate of PMP certification?

    We have a pass rate of 99.9%. Our pass rate statistics have been derived by tracking the number of students who were unable to pass the exam in the 1st attempt and comparing that number to our total enrollment figures.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.