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2020-2022 Graduate School Catalog 
2020-2022 Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Project Management (CASPM), Program Information

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Program Faculty

Department Chair

Sanjay Bapna, M.B.A., Ph.D. 



Program Coordinator

Dr. Dennis Agboh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of INSS

Department of Information Science and Systems

Earl G. Graves School of Business & Management, 508

Tel: (443) 885-4557; Fax: (443) 885-8255 



Program Faculty


Dennis K. Agboh, M.S., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor


Donald Buresh, M.S., Ph.D. 



Maxim Bushuev, M.S., Ph.D., Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor


Mary Dunaway, Ph.D., PMP

Assistant Professor


Lisa Harper, M.B.A., PMP 



Monica Kay, D.B.A., PMP



Thomas Ngniatedema, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Stephen Onu, Ph.D., PMP 



Marcus S. Parker, MSC, PMP



Abirami Radhakrishnan, M.B.A., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor 


Leslie James Sklenar, M.B.A., PMP 



Ziping Wang, M.S., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor


Jigish Zaveri, M.S., Ph.D. 



Program Description

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management (PBCPM) is an interdisciplinary, 15-credit graduate-level program that provides a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of project management theory and practice. The objective of this program is to provide students with technical and soft skills to excel in challenging work environments. This program helps to meet the industry demand for project managers who can improve project performance. The program brings together courses in project management, business, city & regional planning, engineering, information technology, liberal arts, sciences, social sciences, transportation, and several other disciplines to offer a rich educational experience. The professionals can advance in their careers in the private and public sectors. It also provides a career change path for working professionals. We follow the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards. We use the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) extensively in our project management courses.


Program Objectives

The expected learning outcomes of the program are:

  1. Demonstrate working knowledge of project management terminology, techniques, and analysis

  2. Integrate PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) knowledge areas

  3. Demonstrate ability to develop project management plan

  4. Develop strategies for project team and stakeholder management 

  5. Apply project management knowledge and skills to real life project


General Requirements

Candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management degree must complete a minimum of fifteen (15) academic credit hours. 


Students must complete all required prerequisites, mathematics and statistics proficiency (quantitative foundation prior to the start of the program or during the first semester), and Core courses in the requisite order.


Math/Stat Proficiency must be established before commencing Project Management coursework.  Students must follow the course sequence as determined by the Program. Students must follow application deadlines for graduation.


Students may repeat courses in which they have secured a grade of “C.”



To be eligible for admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Project Management, an applicant must: 


  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 

  • Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.0 or better to be considered for regular admission. Students who possess a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of between a 2.5 and < 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission.  Post-bachelor’s undergraduate credits will not be used to enhance G.P.A. requirements for admission to graduate study. 

  • Submit an application for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.  All required documents must be submitted as directed by the School of Graduate Studies prior to program review and admission decision.

  • Use the application system to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be placed with the application.  Two letters must be from officials or faculty members of institutions previously attended who are acquainted with the applicant’s ability for graduate study. At least one letter must be from employment supervisors.

  • Submit a typed exposition regarding the candidate’s personal academic and professional plans and goals and the role that the PBCPM program will play in reaching the goals.

  • Document(s) substantiating two years of full-time work experience.


Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements and submitting all the required documents does not guarantee that an offer of admission will be made to the applicant.  The decision of the Program Admissions Committee involves a review and analysis of all the elements of the application as well as the availability of positions in the program.  The committee then recommends to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies that an offer of admission should be made based on that review.


Students achieve candidacy by successfully completing a minimum of fifteen (15) academic credit hours. 


Once a student achieves candidacy, enrollment in any course is generally prohibited.  Students seeking additional skills, knowledge, or a certificate must seek approval through the program up to the School of Graduate Studies.  The request must be accompanied with a revised Plan of Study.

Additional Requirements

All PBCPM Program courses should be taken at Morgan.  Students are required to satisfy mathematics and statistics proficiency and achieve a minimum grade of “B” in each course for the certificate program. Students may repeat courses in which they have earned a grade of “C”. Students should request a certificate within one year upon completion of the core courses in the program.


More information is available in the School of Graduate Studies Catalog under the Regulations and Procedures section.

Program Course Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management (15 credit hours), not including the Quantitative Foundation Course

Quantitative Foundation Course

Students must demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and statistics before taking any core courses.  Students who have the quantitative proficiency (as determined by their undergraduate or graduate coursework transcripts with a grade of “B” or better) prior to admission will have met the requirements. Students who have not met the requirements will need to register and take a Project Management Program recommended online class in Quantitative Methods, or pass a proficiency exam.

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