Project Management Certificate

4 Courses
Online Fixed-Date , Online Self-Paced
28 Weeks

High-Quality Courses to Help You Become a Better Project Manager

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.

certificate Requirements

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.

Schedule & Fees

Required Courses

All courses from this stream are required for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
The Stakeholder & Team Performance Domains [PMP-X857] 17 Jan 202306 Mar 2023 2 $599
17 Jan 202306 Mar 2023
2
$599
Online Fixed-Date
Marie Struttmann

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 Online Orientation and your online course.

The Development Approach and Life Cycle & Planning Domains [PMP-X858] 07 Mar 202324 Apr 2023 2 $599
07 Mar 202324 Apr 2023
2
$599
Online Fixed-Date
Robert Key

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.

NOTE: To register for this course you must be enrolled or have successfully completed: PMP-X857, Stakeholder and Team Performance Domains.

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 Online Orientation and your online course.

The Project Work & Delivery Domains [PMP-X859] 17 Jan 202306 Mar 2023 2 $599
17 Jan 202306 Mar 2023
2
$599
Online Fixed-Date
Marie Struttmann

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.

NOTE: To register for this course you must be enrolled or have successfully completed course(s): PMP-X857 Stakeholder and Team Performance Domains and PMP-X858 Life Cycle and Planning.

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 Online Orientation and your online course.

The Measurement & Uncertainty Domains [PMP-X860] 07 Mar 202324 Apr 2023 2 $599
07 Mar 202324 Apr 2023
2
$599
Online Fixed-Date
Marie Struttmann

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.

NOTE: To register for this course you must be enrolled or have successfully completed course(s): PMP-X857 Stakeholder and Team Performance Domains, PMP-X858 Life Cycle and Planning, and PMP-X859 Project Work and Delivery.

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 Online Orientation and your online course.

Recommended/Optional for Beginners (Outside the Certificate Track)

Course Date Units Price
Project Management Fundamentals [PMP-X804F] Registration Starts 1/1/2023 1 $379
Registration Starts 1/1/2023
1
$379
1/1/2023
Online Self-Paced
Malachi L.R. Walker

This course provides continuing education for those seeking a hands-on approach to gaining project management skills and methodologies.

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 Online Orientation and your online course.

$45
$2,441

Learning Method Information

Online Fixed-Date

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:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

Project Management Certificate Program Curriculum

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:

What You Will Learn

This multi-course certificate program provides a high-quality learning experience focused on such essential issues as:

Who Should Attend

Taught by experienced faculty instructors in a convenient and flexible online format, this series of online project management courses is ideal for:

Benefits

Here are some of the most compelling reasons to enroll in the University of San Diego’s Project Management Certificate program:

Testimonials

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.

Instructors

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.

Careers Outlook

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.

Industry Insights

8 %

Job growth

$78800

Average business manager salary


Career Opportunities

Project Manager
Social Media Coordinator
Data Analyst

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I need more time to finish my Self-Paced course, what do I do?

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