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Project and Quality Management Microcredential

Plan, Lead and Execute Projects for Organizational Success

Program Benefits

  • Acquire essential project managerial skills to develop, lead, and manage a variety of strategic initiatives and projects in your organization
  • Prepare for higher-level executive positions, adding to your experience in project management to become a high-capacity strategic administrator and leader
  • Learn all relevant areas of project management with the unique benefit of incorporating key aspects of quality management within the same program

Topics Covered

  • Project Management Process Groups and special topics such as Agile Project Management, Resource Allocation, Risk Management under Uncertainty, and other relevant leadership and managerial theory and skills applied to projects
  • Leading ethically in your culture
  • Organizational structures and strategic leadership
  • Operations management and how to analyze and manage the supply chain
  • Quality management theory, systems, and leading excellence in your organization

Who Should Enroll

This graduate-level certificate is ideal for:

  • Entrepreneurs who wish to take their organization to the next level
  • Managers desiring to make a larger impact on their organization’s effectiveness, including project developers and managers of all types of organizations
  • Leaders of nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and church leaders in need of project management, leadership, and quality management expertise
  • Executives in changing industries and organizations dealing with mergers, acquisitions, culture shifts, or pressure to evolve based on results by creating competitive projects and quality systems

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Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 24, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, January 11, 2021

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Courses for Project and Quality Management Certificate

MGMT 5443 - Managing for Quality and Excellence

This course presents the philosophies, methods, and tools of Total Quality Management (TQM) and investigates a new paradigm for management that goes beyond TQM as it is commonly viewed today. Emphasis is on a customer-value orientation and the course addresses a spectrum of issues related to TQM, from human management and organizational culture to customer value measurement and continuous improvement.

MGMT 5033 - Operations Management

Long, medium and short-range operations planning in both service and manufacturing organizations. Key topics: 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 is designed to explore the central role of a business leader in setting vision, formulating strategy and influencing employees, investors, and customers. Students will learn to utilize various leadership styles as well as employ principles of communication, motivation and organizational change.

MGMT 5403 - Advanced Project Management

The stages of the Project Management Life Cycle and Process Groups are examined. Also included are techniques and methodologies such as WBS, CPM, network compression, risk management matrices and simulations, earned value management and cost estimating. Advanced topics will be introduced such as Agile Project Management and Critical Chain Project Management. A final comprehensive project management study will be developed throughout the class with direct application of methodologies and action plans.


At a Glance



Earn College Credit for the Courses

Students enrolled in a graduate certificate 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 apply for admission in the full MBA or MSML program must complete the application process and submit all transcripts from previously enrolled institutions. Earned grades of C or higher in the microcredential program may be articulated into an appropriate Southern Wesleyan graduate masters program for students who are fully admitted into a graduate program. Additionally, microcredential 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.