Project Management Associate

Multiple fields hiring
$72k Project Manager entry-level salary
25M roles by 2030
Add a career-focused Project Management degree graduates can take into any industry.

From tech to finance to healthcare to marketing to hospitality and beyond, Project Managers are earning strong starting salaries, making this a valuable new degree program to attract motivated and undecided students.

Add this AAS degree to your campus by integrating just a small amount of new classes into your catalog, while benefiting from a more marketable degree.

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Project management jobs are growing.
The salaries are fantastic.
Students want in.

New Project Management roles needing to be filled by 2030 (Project Management Institute)
median salary for entry-level Project Managers (Glassdoor)
median salary for mid-level Project Managers (Glassdoor)

What makes the Rize Project Management program attractive to prospective students?

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Professional & Academic Experts

Dr. Bob Barnes
Purdue University, Duke University
Gian Marco Annese
Charles Severance
University of Michigan

Rize programs leverage the courses you already have:

Our Academic Partners will work directly with you to build a unique program leveraging and integrating courses you already have in your catalog.
A potential Project Management AAS degree could look like this:
Example courses from your institution
Introduction to Business
Financial Accounting
Intro to HR
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Management
Business Communication
Business Software Course
Business Finance
Business Law
Management Information Systems
Courses from Rize
Introduction to Project Management
Project Planning
Project Execution, Monitoring & Control
Implementation & Closure
Advanced Project Management - Practicum
Courses and curriculum

Project Management course descriptions

You can launch this Project Management program by adding 4 Rize courses to your existing catalog, enabling you to market a Project Management degree to prospective students in as little as one semester. Expand below to read the course descriptions.

PMM I - Introduction to Project Management

According to a recent study of human resource managers, effective project management is one of the most coveted skills for new hires in the modern economy. This course will introduce you to the power of effective project management through two primary frameworks: waterfall and agile. You will also learn vital project-management concepts that can be applied to a wide range of industries and occupations. This online class has optional live sessions.

PMM II - Project Planning

Any successful project starts with a plan. This course provides students with a deep understanding of project planning. Projects are a series of tradeoffs between scope, cost, and time, so you’ll need to learn how to balance them in order to create a plan which is realistic and achievable. You will also learn how to leverage resources, and how to manage risk, quality, and stakeholder expectations to ensure project success. This online class has optional live sessions.

PMM III - Project Execution, Monitoring & Control, Implementation & Closure

In the modern work environment, the project lifecycle always involves unforeseen challenges that require the project manager to make adjustments. Successful project implementation and closure requires conviction and trust in processes and personnel. Both are vital parts of a project’s success and indicate how future projects will be managed. This course covers project execution, monitoring / control, implementation / handover, DevOps, and project closure and prepares students for Project Management Practicum and Internship. This online course has optional live sessions.

PMM IV - Advanced Project Management - Practicum

This course is intended as a culmination of a student’s work in the Project Management Major. Students will work in groups to manage a simulated project from scope to completion - encountering - and overcoming - challenges and complications along the way. This course will also provide students with an overview of the product life-cycle, governance, and other topics to help contextualize project work. The online course has optional live sessions.

Students love their Rize courses

“The projects we had to do were very motivating… It sparked interest in me, got the light going in my brain - I loved doing the projects!”
Cole B.
Walsh University
“Rize has given me an opportunity to add something to my degree. Something that I wanted to find at my school but wasn’t there.”
Chisunta C.
Albertus Magnus College
“Class experience is amazing!”
Mary D.
Mary Baldwin University
“It’s helped me know what I want to do in my career because of how immersive the assignments are.”
Jacob J.
Lasell University
“Even though everything was online… it still felt like the same kind of small classroom that I really enjoy, and that’s why I chose my college - so I kinda got that same experience even thru the computer.”
Summer R.
Lasell University
"One of the things I liked about [it] was getting to meet new people from different colleges and getting to hear new experiences and opinions."
Kara B.
Lasell University

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