Interested in becoming a project manager or business analyst? Certifications from professional organizations can boost your credentials and increase your competitiveness in the job market. The Project Management and Business Analysis (PMBA) program can prepare you for these certificates.

Student Certificate in Project Management (SCiPM)

Offered in conjunction with the International Project Management Association USA (IPMA-USA), the SCiPM (pronounced "skip-em") is a unique feature of the PMBA program, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge of project management to potential employers and lay a professional foundation for continued studies and advanced certification.

The exam includes sixty multiple choice questions with a time limit of 75 minutes. The test is based on the concepts covered in EBTM 343. Students in the PMBA concentration must pass the SCiPM exam with a score of at least 70 percent to receive the certificate, which is valid for three years from the time it is awarded. 

The exam is administered in EBTM 450 Advanced Project Management. The exam fee is $47, which includes a $15 one-year, student membership fee for IPMA-USA. The membership fee is waived for existing student members. Details on how to register will be provided by the EBTM 450 instructor.

Exam results in the form of Pass/Fail will be available within two weeks of the exam date in the Business Analytics and Technology Management (EBTM) Department. The paper certificate can be picked up from the EBTM department office after six weeks of the exam date.

To be eligible for the SCiPM students must:

  • Be formally admitted to the Project Management & Business Analysis (PMBA) concentration within the Business Administration Major; and
  • Complete or expect to complete EBTM 343.

Certified Associate in Project Management

The Certified Associate in Project Management is a prestigious professional title awarded by the reputable Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMBA concentration incorporates the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge, which the certification program is based upon. Completing the PMBA program can prepare you to take the PMI’s rigorous exam.

Future Certifications

Numerous other professional certifications exist for the fields of project management and business analysis. The PMBA program lays the foundation for future project managers and business analysts to pursue valuable credentials to keep their knowledge base sharp and their skills up to date, including: