Earn a Project Management Certificate Online From Georgetown

Beginning in March 2015, Georgetown University’s Center for Continuing & Professional Education (CCPE) will offer its PMI-approved Certificate in Project Management program 100% online.

The Certificate in Project Management has been offered on campus and off-site at client locations since its inception in 2007.  More than 1,200 students have completed the program and gone on to pursue successful careers as project managers across a variety of industries.

As a result of increased demand from working professionals and organizations, CCPE has decided to extend the reach and flexibility of the program to include an online format. Taught by the same faculty members that teach the on-campus program, the online program is designed around core competencies demanded by today’s employers.

A Competency-Based Approach

CCPE opted for a competency-based design for the program to ensure that students acquire the critical skills needed to manage projects on time, on budget, and in scope. With this type of design, learning is concentrated on the mastery of skills or competencies, not on content or clock hours. Courses are organized into focused modules that require students to demonstrate their mastery of a competency. 

CCPE conducted extensive research into the core competencies needed to excel as a project manager.  These competencies include:

  • Initiating and closing projects
  • Scoping project parameters
  • Documenting project requirements
  • Estimating and budgeting resources
  • Crafting a comprehensive project plan
  • Leading and coaching project team members
  • Communicating with stakeholders

Taught by the same faculty who teach the on-campus program, the online Certificate in Project Management features frequent skills assessments and feedback from faculty throughout its courses to ensure that students have mastered the proper skills needed to succeed as project managers.

Students who complete the program will fulfill the education requirement to sit for the Project Management Institute’s PMP Exam for experienced professionals or the CAPM Exam for entry-level professionals.

Program Schedule

Course Course Name Start Date End Date
1 Project Management Fundamentals March 10 March 31
2 The Project Manager's Toolkit March 31 April 14
3 Leading Project Teams April 14 April 21
4 Project Risk Management May 5 May 12
5 Business Strategy & Program Management May 12 May 19
6 Managing Projects in the Real World May 19 June 2
Total 6 Required Courses    

Please note: Georgetown University is not yet able to offer online programs in every state. See Information for Online Students for a list of state approvals or contact ccpeprograms@georgetown.edu for additional questions.

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