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The Anisfield School of Business. Project Management Certificate Program. What is Project Management?. A Project is a temporary business venture, with a defined goal. It has a beginning (scope), a middle (execution) and an end (closeout).

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The anisfield school of business

The Anisfield School of Business

Project Management Certificate Program

What is project management

What is Project Management?

  • A Project is a temporary business venture, with a defined goal. It has a beginning (scope), a middle (execution) and an end (closeout).

  • Project Management--Application of techniques to optimize results on a project.

  • There is a standard Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Project managers a growing demand

Project Managers: A Growing Demand

  •—Large Unfilled Demand

  • Carnegie Study--Project Management is a Growing, Underserved Field.

  • Exponential Global Growth Rate

Aspiring project managers need to

Aspiring Project Managers Need to:

  • Get the Job

    • Credentials from the Project Management Institute (PMI)—Global Standard

      • PMP—Requires Training, Experience

      • CAPM—Requires Training Only

  • Keep the Job

    • Skills Education

Why all the demand for the credential

Why All the Demand for the Credential?

  • The industrial community has concluded that PMI Certified Project Managers perform better than uncertified project managers. There is some academic work to support this.

  • Certification is a global standard, tested by an independent certifying body.

What is the global credential

What is the Global Credential?

  • Global Standard-Setting Organization—Project Management Institute (PMI)

    • Two credentials:

      • PMP—Test PLUS Experience Requirement

      • CAPM—Test BUT No Experience Requirement (Apprentice)

    • Providers must become Registered with PMI. We can easily become a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P).

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Student Profile (from PMI)

  • Most students are from IT industry and the U.S.A. has the largest concentration of students

  • Most students came from the information technology industry, followed distantly by government. Significantly more students were from IT in 2009 than in 2008 (79% vs. 71%)*.

  • Project management training has increased in the construction, energy, government and manufacturing industries compared to prior years. Students from these industries have significantly increased.

    • Construction Growth Rate of 27% vs. 20%* in ‘07

    • Energy 23% vs. 15%* in ‘07

    • Government 38% vs. 30%* in ‘07

    • Manufacturing 24% vs. 16%* in ‘08

  • The vast majority of students trained by R.E.Ps come from the United States.

* At a 95% level of confidence

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Who Provides the Training?

Demographics (from PMI)

Many providers offer more than credential prep

Many Providers offer More than Credential Prep

Online providers

Online Providers

  • Online

    • Kaplan

    • Villanova

    • DeVry

  • Low cost, Self-Paced and Self-Motivated

College or university in class

College or University—In-Class

  • Local Competitors

  • Carnegie study shows students will travel up to 35 miles to attend these classes

Non participants


  • Berkeley College

  • Bloomfield College

  • Caldwell College

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Felician College

  • Kean University

  • Montclair State

  • Monmouth University

  • Saint Peters College

  • Seton Hall University

  • TCNJ

Ramapo college project management certificate proposal

Ramapo College Project Management Certificate Proposal

  • Tuition: $3,800.

  • Total Contact Hours: 96

  • Certificate Program--Non-Credit Bearing Delivery: Primarily In-Class plus some Hybrid Components.

  • Four Courses. MS Project and Visio included in course #1.

  • Cost Detail: $950 Per Course x 4 Courses

  • Positioning: More comprehensive, up to date program than Patterson or Rutgers, at a lower price point than the NJIT or Stevens Masters programs.

Why ramapo

Why Ramapo?

  • Expertise—Academic and Practical

    • John Thomas

    • Thierry Rakatobe

  • Successful Project Managers add interpersonal and communications skills to their existing technical skills. Ramapo specializes in developing these skill sets.

  • Consistent with Ramapo mission—International, intercultural, interdisciplinary, experiential learning.



  • Upon student completion of the course sequence, Ramapo will award aCertificate in Project Management from the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

  • Upon completion of the course sequence, students will be qualified to sit for the PMI standardized CAPM and PMP Exam. The choice of exam is determined by experience.



  • Offer as a Hybrid course

  • Convenient times during

    • Summer sessions

    • Friday evenings and/or Saturdays during the academic year.

    • We plan to mix RCNJ students with experienced project professionals to

      • Expose RCNJ students to the experiences of seasoned professionals

      • Allow opportunities for job networking to RCNJ students.



  • Key assumption: Attract 30 students in its first year (AY 10-11) and increase to 55 students in year 4.

  • We plan to advertise and promote. The program is designed for completion in a single year, so we will need continuing advertising and promotion, as well as active enrollment management.

  • Program students will initially come from matriculated RCNJ students, and increasingly from non-matriculated students.

  • Program is planned to produce a positive contribution to the college in its first year, and a total contribution of more than $285,000 over the five year period.

Open questions class times and content

Open Questions:Class Times and Content

  • When to Run the Courses?

    • Each course is 24 contact hours. 12 hours x 2 hours each? 8 meetings x 3 hours each? 6 meetings x 4 hours each?

  • Project Content--Student projects separate the high-quality, in-person classes from the online ones. Format? Are there opportunities in the community?

Open questions marketing

Open Questions--Marketing

  • Existing Students and Recent Graduates--AY 2000 to AY 2010

    • Website marketing

    • Search engine marketing

    • Alumni websites

    • E-mail to:

      • Ramapo e-mail accounts, current non-Ramapo e-mail

      • Alumni leaders

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Open Questions--Marketing

  • Local Employers and Employees

    • Search engine marketing

    • Website marketing

    • Alumni suggestions to employers

    • Direct marketing

      • Need introductions!

      • Personal contact

      • Discounting for cohort

      • Locate classes at the business

  • Local Influencers

    • PMI chapters

    • Chamber of commerce

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