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Project Management for Information Systems Certificate

The Project Management for Information Technology Certificate (PMIT) responds to an ever-growing need in the IT field for Project Managers and professionals with a background in project management—an in-demand skill set for IS students and one of the fastest growing professional disciplines in the US. Currently there are more than 160 countries relying on this field to create and update IT systems for business and government organizations due to rising costs and complexity for large-scale IT projects.

The PMIT certificate, open to all majors, is designed primarily for Information Systems BS majors and can be included within the current degree program. The 12-credit curriculum combines existing IS courses and will allow students to gain critical knowledge needed to lead successful projects.

*Please note: Upper level courses taken to satisfy an IS certificate requirement may not also be used to satisfy the required upper level IS elective course in the IS or BTA majors. All upper level courses count toward the 45 upper level credits required to graduate from UMBC.

Please also note: The printed course catalog contains the official listing of program requirements and takes precedence over information listed on this site. Should you discover a discrepancy between the printed catalog and any information posted on this site, please contact the Department of Information Systems for instructions.

Effective Fall 2013:  All upper level IS and Management courses used to satisfy these program requirements must be taught through the IS department at UMBC

Certificate programs are for current UMBC undergraduate students. Notice of successful completion is placed on the transcript at time of graduation. There is not a separate certificate document.

NOTE:  All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Curriculum (12 credits):
  • IS 436 – Structured Systems Analysis and Design
  • IS 437 – Applied System Design
  • IS 438 – Project Management
  • IS 439 – Advanced Project Management

Course descriptions can be found in the Course Catalog.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL NON-INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT STUDENTS PURSUING CERTIFICATES OFFERED THROUGH OUR DEPARTMENT: You must see the IS Director of Undergraduate Programs for information and course permissions.