Certificate in Business Process Management 100% Online

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Learn How to Simplify Processes to Meet Business Objectives

Business process management (BPM) methodology identifies, evaluates and improves business processes, helping organizations reduce costs, enhance efficiency and productivity, minimize errors and risk, and become more agile.

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Program Benefits

Learn how to reduce costs, prioritize important business processes and increase an organization’s response time in order to fulfill customer demand. 

What you will learn:

Six Phases of BPM Methodology

Identifying Process Opportunities

Change Management Skills

Data-based Decision Making

Developing Strategic Business Cases

Business & Technology Drivers

Becoming a Process-Based Organization (PBO)

Lean Six Sigma Tools

Earn Certification in Business Process Management

The Certified Professional in Business Process Management certification exam draws on information from all three required BPM courses. Successfully completing the certificate program and passing the optional certification exam allows you to earn both a professional certificate and CPBPM certification, which validates your understanding of the core concepts of the program.

Required Courses

Mastering Data Management and Technology

This eight-week course focuses on the six phases of BPM methodology – assessment, design, modeling, implementation, monitoring and modification – and will teach you practical Lean Six Sigma techniques for effective data analysis and essential project planning concepts for streamlined BPM project management.

Successfully complete three required courses to earn your Certificate in Business Process Management.

Essentials of Business Process Management

This eight-week course focuses on the overall benefits of BPM within an enterprise, fundamental project planning, Lean Six Sigma tools, change management and the business and technology drivers essential for overall proper alignment with business objectives.

Advanced Process Strategy & Practices

This eight-week course focuses on the advantages and characteristics of Process-Based Organizations (PBO), how to facilitate BPM adoption and leverage business architecture and the powerful tools found in Centers of Excellence (CoE), including embedded workflows, data-decision making and business activity monitoring capabilities.

Who Should Enroll?

The Certificate in Business Process Management and CPBPM certification is open to professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of various process improvement techniques, including process change agents, consultants, IT professionals, procurement and acquisition managers, business-line managers and anyone who aspires to impact business process change.  

The Online Classroom

Each 100% online course in the Certificate in Business Process Management program is designed to maximize your interaction and collaboration with your classmates and instructors. Build your professional network through an interactive online learning environment that fosters peer-to-peer learning and learn from the different perspectives of professionals in a variety of fields.

Are you on active-duty, transitioning to the civilian workforce, or a veteran?

Villanova offers a 15% savings, per certificate course, to active-duty servicemembers, veterans, Guardsmen, Reservists and their spouses and dependents (upon verification of military status).

If you are interested in furthering your education or career potential, you may be able to use your Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits for Villanova’s 100% online Certificate in Business Process Management program, based upon your individual eligibility. 

This reduction is valid off the standard tuition fee rate of the listed courses offered by Villanova University with online administration by Bisk. This reduction is not stackable with other reductions, and you may not use this reduction in conjunction with other reductions. Reduction is based on eligibility requirements and proof of service.

Group and Corporate Rates are Available


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Why Villanova University?

By selecting Villanova University, you will receive the highest quality education, delivered by industry practitioners that are experienced in their fields.

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