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Project and Quality Management Certificate


Project and Quality Management Certificate



* Total Cost is provided to aid in program comparison only. All stated financial information is subject to change. Total Cost does not include fees, book or material costs.

Applications for certificates are not being accepted at this time.




Plan, Lead and Execute Projects for Organizational Success

Ready to be a leader? SWU can help you get there. This graduate certificate program provides you with online project management courses to help you grow into a strategic manager with a keen eye for quality management. You’ll gain essential project managerial skills and the ability to develop and lead strategic initiatives that help your organization meet its goals.


  • Project management process groups
  • Agile project management, resource allocation and risk management under uncertainty
  • Ethical leadership
  • Organizational structures and strategic leadership
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Theories in Total Quality Management (TQM)


  • Entrepreneurs looking to take their organization to the next level
  • Managers who want to make a larger impact on their organization’s effectiveness
  • Executives in industries or organizations who are undergoing change, navigating mergers or acquisitions, experiencing culture shifts or feeling the pressure to evolve
  • Anyone in search of additional leadership expertise, including leaders of nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and church leaders


Courses for the Project Management Certificate

MGMT 5443 - Managing for Quality and Excellence

This course takes a look at the various factors related to Total Quality Management (TQM), from human management and organizational culture to customer value measurement and continuous improvement. It also investigates a new management theory that goes beyond TQM as it is commonly viewed today.

MGMT 5033 - Operations Management

Explore long, medium and short-range operations planning in both service and manufacturing organizations. Key topics include productivity and quality measures, production function, product design, plant location and layout, forecasting and scheduling, purchasing and materials management, inventory management, and operations strategy.

MGMT 5273 - Strategic Leadership

This course investigates the central role of a business leader in setting vision, formulating strategy and influencing employees, investors and customers. You’ll learn about the various leadership styles and how to use them, as well as how to employ principles of communication, motivation and organizational change.

MGMT 5403 - Advanced Project Management

In this course, you’ll take a closer look at the stages of the Project Management Life Cycle and the various Process Groups. You’ll also become familiar with techniques and practices like WBS, CPM, network compression, risk management matrices and simulations, earned value management, cost estimating, Agile Project Management and Critical Chain Project Management. And to further optimize your learning experience, you’ll complete a comprehensive project management study where you’ll be asked to apply to practices you’ve learned. 



Earn College Credit for the Courses

Students enrolled in a microcredential program who successfully complete the certificate courses with grades of C or higher will receive a graduate certificate of recognition, and courses will be transcribed. Students who wish to apply for admission in the full MBA or MSML program must complete the application process and submit all transcripts from previously enrolled institutions. Additionally, graduate certificate students may request an academic transcript that will indicate completed coursework.


To be eligible to enroll in graduate-level certificate courses at SWU, students must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Certificate students are required to meet the same rigorous academic standards and outcomes as the degree-seeking students.

Certificate Program Fee

The cost for graduate certificate courses includes access to:

  • Course content and instruction
  • Online learning management system
  • Online SWU Library resources
  • SWU email account (while actively taking courses)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (while actively taking courses)


Payment will be required for one term (two courses) at a time. Course registration will not be complete until payment is made.

Credit/debit cards are the preferred form of payment. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Please call 864-644-5520 to make a payment over the phone.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

To withdraw, please contact your Academic Success Coach.

If submission of appropriate withdrawal paperwork is received prior to the course start date, the student is eligible for a full-tuition credit for that course.

If submission of appropriate withdrawal paperwork is received after the course start date but before the start of the second week, 90% of tuition (whether or not the student ever attended) will be credited.

Books and Materials

Books and other educational resources can be obtained through our online bookstore.

Academic Resources and Support

Certificate and degree-seeking online students have access to equivalent academic resources and support.

Program Cancellation or Changes

Southern Wesleyan University reserves the right to make changes to the information printed in materials or on its website. Programs may be added or cancelled throughout the year. If a program is cancelled, Southern Wesleyan University will refund the program tuition in full.




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