The Institute for Professional Development

IT Project Management

IT Project Management Program

A 10-week comprehensive program covering best practices in IT project management. Topics include development methodologies; project management software; standards; system architecture; organizing and staffing the project team; conflict resolution techniques; negotiation skills; change management; Web-based project collaboration portal; planning, integrating and executing plans; cost management; network scheduling techniques; forecasting and estimation; project control; risk management; quality management; user training; test plans; unit, integration and system testing; project audit; maintenance; version control; contracts and procurement; evaluation tools.

For a complete program description, download the program’s brochure.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants should have experience working on professional IT projects.

Dates & Location: Spring Quarter 2014
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Classes meet on Monday & Wednesday evenings (5:45pm-9pm) at DePaul's Loop Campus, at 243 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL.

Online Section:
Students may elect to register for an online section of the course. For more information about the online section, click here.

DePaul University reserves the right to cancel any program prior to that program's first class meeting.

Course Credit:

The IT Project Management Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system).

Course #: IPD 380
Credit hours: 8 undergraduate

The credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Course requirements include reading and writing assignments, projects, and in-class activities. No midterm or final exams are conducted.

The ability to apply these credit hours to a degree program is always determined by the college granting the degree. To view course transfer guidelines for DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), click here.

Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently distributed in class to provide additional information.

Textbooks for Autumn Quarter 2013:

Title: Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling (10th Edition)
Author: Harold Kerzner
ISBN#: 978-0-470-27870-3
Publisher: Wiley

Fees: Spring Quarter 2014:
Tuition fee: $4,450.00
Application fee: $40.00 (non-refundable)

Full payment of tuition must be received by the Institute for Professional Development office before the start of the program. The University's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition (minus a separate $25 registration fee) if the student drops the IT Project Management Program by April 21, 2014.

Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.

Payment Options:
Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. For credit card payment, print out and complete the Payment by Credit Card Form.

Applicants who wish to use the university's DePEPER Plan (DePaul University's Extension Plan for Employer Reimbursement) must return the DePEPER Plan Application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found here.

Applicants who wish to use the university's In-Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Develompment office at (312)362-6282 for details.

Application & Registration Procedure:
The first step is to apply for admission using the Institute for Professional Development's online application, or to apply via fax, mail, or in person, print out and complete the Application Form. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with registration information and instructions. ​​​​​​​​