Online College Course

Project Management

Project Management

Sophia's Project Management course takes you through the life cycle of managing a project, from designing the scope to completing the project and celebrating your success. Along the way, you will gain applied experience with project planning as well as managing project resources and risks. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Category: Business

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Project Management

Course Description
Sophia's Project Management course takes you through the life cycle of managing a project, from designing the scope to completing the project and celebrating your success. Along the way, you will gain applied experience with project planning as well as managing project resources and risks.

Assessments & Grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 8 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Analyze the beginning of the project
  • Illustrate the project planning process
  • Apply project management skills
  • Evaluate project completion

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.


1080 Student Reviews
by Ryan C. on October 16, 2015
I feel the test questions were meant to test semantics and not content. Many of the mutliple choice answers were almost too similar at times or confusing. Additionally, not being able to review test questions is a real disappointment as it does not help a student to simply say, "review these areas". I wanted to know what I put and how it was wrong. We can't learn from mistakes if we aren't aware of what our mistake acutally was. However, thank you for this opportunity, I would take another course on your website.
Sophia replied on October 19, 2015

Ryan -- Congratulations on your successful course completion! While we cannot reveal the actual Milestone questions/answers, we do provide you with feedback and point you to the specific concepts that require more study. As always, a Sophia Learning Coach can dive into specific concepts and questions with you during the course. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in a future course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Michael C. on June 5, 2017
I doubt I do another Sophia course - not because the curriculum is lacking, rather because of your partnership with ProctorU - incompetence doesn't begin to describe the experience - she literally wanted me to pickup a 50 pound Apple computer off my desk and carry it with me around the room to show her my four corners and under my desk... This after she insisted I needed to have a large mirror to show her my monitor screens - I did everything I could to try and make this process smooth, but in the end, I nearly quit the entire process over ProctorU - I was able to finish it and pass my exam - despite her jacking with my computer extensively (took an additional 30 minutes to setup things back up not to mention more than 30 minutes just to get started) - I like the idea of ProctorU, but I will never take a course that uses this service again - very poorly run, when compared to the quality of the Sophia program as a whole.
Sophia replied on June 5, 2017

Hi Michael -- Thank you for sharing your experience. While that is not what we hope, the standard practice is for the proctor to ensure no one else in the room, and your workspace complies with the academic policies that apply to the final exam. We will follow up with ProctorU to see what could have been done differently in this case. On a positive note, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the course material. Congratulations on your successful course completion!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Jennifer P. on January 4, 2018
Great course! I enjoyed it.
by Nathan M. on April 28, 2020
The course content is alright, but the questions in the Challenges, and Milestones are designed to trick the user. Give me questions with definitive answers.
by Michael W. on July 3, 2020
While the challenges in this course were not hard, the milestone questions were very difficult and some of the questions didn't match the textbook. I got a 70% in the course but did it in two days.
by Anny O. on October 23, 2015
The definitions on the tutorials are different than the definitions the questions are asking for. I found myself checking answers that I knew just to find the right variation of it and I felt distracted by the deceptiveness of the questions. The course should change the guidelines for the instructors so that they all issue the exact terminology instead of slightly different variations that may yield the wrong answer. Having said all this, the information provided is very informative and I feel like I learned a lot. I really like the use of real life scenarios, it makes the subject matter easier to digest.
Sophia replied on October 23, 2015

Anny -- congratulations on your successful completion! Our Many Ways to Learn model features multiple instructors, and each question in the Challenges is set in a context that is designed to help the student determine the correct response. Again, congratulations from all of us at Sophia!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Tracey M. on June 27, 2020
It was a very informative course, however, sometimes the milestone questions were worded in such a way that none of the answers seemed correct.
by Andres P. on October 31, 2015
It was a great course; I wish we had like all the lessons in a transcript instead of going to different places to locate answers. Like a huge PDF document with everything in it.


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