Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission to the Project, Program and Portfolio Management Post-baccalaureate Certificate program is competitive.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university* in a relevant field and/or three years post-bachelor's experience working in related areas is recommended. 
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) or equivalent on the most recent 60 units of graduate or undergraduate work.
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (where applicable). See additional Information for International applicants.
  • Applicants must submit a resume and a 1-2 page statement describing their past relevant experience, their career goals, and how they expect this program to support their career goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation describing the student's interest in and readiness for advanced coursework.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

Students without a background in statistics or with a B.S. degree more than five years old must take a course in statistics (EBTM 501 Applied Business Statistics) prior to taking classes in the program.

All application materials must be provided through the online application.

Admission Deadlines

The deadline to apply for the fall term is August 1. Priority for fall will be given to students whose application and materials have been received by July 1. The deadline to apply for the spring term is January 2. 

Important Notice: Applications received by the deadlines will receive priority consideration for admissions. Applicants who have missed their respective deadlines need to contact the program director first at . Admissions for late applications are considered based on the availability of seats.

Statement on Statistics Requirement


Students may validate their background in statistics by providing an official transcript that shows either completion of an undergraduate degree that included a statistics course within the past five years or the successful completion of a statistics course in the past five years.


Students who do not have transcripts attesting to their background in statistics may qualify for a waiver by successfully completing a Statistics Qualifier Exam. The exam is administered by the program director and may be scheduled directly with the program director. It is a two-hour written exam. Calculators are allowed.

The exam is graded by e-Business and Technology Management faculty, and pass/fail results are provided to the student.


Students may choose to brush-up on their statistics skills prior to taking the Statistics Qualifier Exam by participating in a free online self-paced course. Contact the program director at  for more information.