Our online Project Management Certificate program is designed to sharpen your project management skills and deepen your understanding of essential strategies and methodologies.
You’ll learn to plan and manage projects using standard Project Management Institute (PMI)® methodology while building a solid foundation for project success by applying the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) framework. You’ll also learn the Earned Value Project Management (EVPM) methodology for monitoring projects to ensure time and cost efficiency and quality outcomes.
To earn a professional certificate in Project Management, participants must:
Learn more about the University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education Certificate Benefits and Policies.
A scholarship for this certificate and a selective group of other certificates is available. This scholarship was created in honor of an employee and lifelong learner here at the University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education, Marcia Sue Rathfon.
On her behalf, we are offering scholarships to those individuals seeking to continue their education in the areas of K-12 education and business while encouraging the concept that learning never stops.
To apply, please complete the following application.
This Project Management overview course will explore specific concepts related to the 7th edition of the PMBOK®, aligned with the 12 principles of project management and eight project performance domains critical for the effective delivery of project outcomes.
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the New Student Orientation and your online course.
NOTE: To register for this course you must be enrolled in or have successfully completed course(s): PMP-X857 Stakeholder and Team Performance Domains and PMP-X858 Life Cycle and Planning.
This course provides continuing education for those seeking a hands-on approach to gaining project management skills and methodologies.
Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.
How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
The online Project Management Certificate Program consists of four online “fixed date” courses spanning the full spectrum of the project management experience. All four are required to earn your certificate:
This multi-course certificate program provides a high-quality learning experience focused on such essential issues as:
Taught by experienced faculty instructors in a convenient and flexible online format, this series of online project management courses is ideal for:
Here are some of the most compelling reasons to enroll in the University of San Diego’s Project Management Certificate program:
The Project Management class was extremely informative and allowed me to apply what I learned to my profession. I attribute the majority of my positive experience to my instructor, Mr Malachi Walker. The class was very fun and interactive.
The knowledge obtained from attending the Project Management Certificate courses was amazing and easily applied to current projects. Great instructors and the ease of online learning made it simple.
Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.
Employment opportunities in the business and finance field are expected to grow by over 750,000 new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, employers are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented and educated business professionals.
This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.
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Requirements for completing a certificate can be found on the certificate page.
Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
individual academic institution decides whether or not to accept USD Professional and Continuing Education credit.
You have five years to complete the certificate.
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Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.
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