Opus College of Business

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About the course

Gain the skills and expertise needed to become a successful project manager in any industry with a Mini Master of Project Management from St. Thomas.

An effective project manager is an expert at planning, organizing, and managing resources to successfully complete a specific project or objective. Every project within an organization is unique, but the fundamental skills that project managers need in order to meet goals are the same across the board.

The Mini Master of Project Management teaches the skills you need to handle common issues faced by project managers such as:

  • Understanding and implementing the 12 “must-know” topics in project management as determined by the PMI’s PMBOK® Guide
  • Moving a project through each phase of its lifecycle while meeting all organizational objectives
  • Leading your team confidently and efficiently
  • Managing time, budget, and risk

Benefits of the Program

Gain a Thorough Understanding of Project Management

Spend five days diving into the fundamentals of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This guide published by PMI® is the gold standard for project managers.

Learn How to Apply Project Management to Any Area of Business

Walk away with the ability to apply project management techniques in real life situations no matter what your current role is in your organization.

Drive Project Success

You’ll return to work with the skills needed to improve project success and drive innovation. These skills are discussed and practiced in the classroom environment and can be applied to your projects immediately.

Take Steps Toward PMP® Designation

Earn 35 contact hours of R.E.P. (Registered Education Provider) training required for PMP® designation through the Project Management Institute.

Earn PDU Credits to Maintain PMI® Certifications

Already hold the PMP® or other PMI® credentials? Earn 35 PDUs through this program.


This Mini Master of Project Management program is an introduction to the project management processes. Professionals at any level who manage projects will benefit from the methods presented in this program. You can apply this knowledge to many sectors, including service, production, information, education, medical and religious.

Specific topics covered include:

  • Project initiation
  • Project requirements
  • Project scope
  • Communication
  • Project leadership
  • Risk management
  • Schedule management
  • Project assessment
  • Systems thinking
  • Project
  • Closing out a project
  • Decision-making and change control

Who should attend

Whether you are just starting out your career or are a seasoned professional looking to polish up your skills, the Mini Master of Project Management will benefit you.

Common job titles of program participants include:

  • Quality Improvement Specialist
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • IT Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Technology Manager
  • Sales Specialist
  • Process Analyst
  • Engineer Brand Manager
  • Strategic Planner

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