Business majors earn Project Management Institute CAPM certification

The certification requires a combination of academic coursework in project management and the successful completion of a three-hour, 150-question certification exam.

Seventeen students in the MGT 430 – Seminar in Project Management course completed certification testing to earn the Certified Associate in Project Management designation in May 2020.

Certification by the Project Management Institute requires a combination of academic coursework in project management and the successful completion of a three-hour, 150-question certification exam.

MGT 430 – Seminar in Project Management is the capstone course within the Project Management major offered by the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University. The course includes case studies and the completion of a comprehensive online project management simulation. In addition, as part of the course, students prepare for and complete the certification exam.

The Project Management major provides a strong foundation in a professionally recognized project management body of knowledge, opportunities for skill development as project managers, and experience with the tools and techniques essential to effective project work.

“Graduates of the project management program at Elon University are work-ready and represent critical human capital for employing organizations. The CAPM is an asset that will distinguish students in the job market and enhance their credibility and effectiveness working on or with project teams,” said course instructor Matt Valle, professor of management, who holds multiple certifications with the Project Management Institute.

Recent graduates attest to the value of the project management curriculum and certification. Parks King ’19, CAPM (B.S.B.A.) is currently a project lead at Tower Engineering Professionals. King has already completed multiple cell tower construction projects for his company.

Ashley Rotholz ’15, CAPM (B.S.B.A.) is a project manager with Jabil, a contract manufacturing firm in St. Petersburg, Florida. Rotholz has held positions as a project management intern with MedThink Communications and DisneyWorld, and was a project coordinator before being promoted to project manager at Jabil. Both credit their preparation in project management at Elon University for their current positions and recent success in their organizations.

“I am very proud of all of our certified project managers,” Valle said. “I am confident that their dedication will continue to pay dividends in their future careers, whether they work in the project management field or not. These individuals know how to get things done – on time, on budget, and within scope.”

The following management majors earned CAPM certification:

Zoe Budsworth

Austin Edge

Caroline Free

Erin Kelly

Hannah Kenny

Olivia Kraebel

Amelia Lockwood

Alyssa Mallon

Maris Mapp

Kelly Quinlan

Andrew Robbins

Joe Satterfield

Sam Smith

Cole Taylor

Alex Van Steyn

Cali Wadsworth

Chandler Woods