Certificate in Project Management

Certificate Program

Flex Learning & Online Formats

Develop the communication skills and real-world practices required to successfully lead teams that deliver projects on time, on budget, and within scope.

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Certificate in Project Management

Please note: All classes will be held in Flex Learning and Online formats for the Summer & Fall terms.

Organizations are relying more on projects—and their successful management and delivery—to meet their strategic goals. What was once recognized as an “accidental profession,” project management is applicable to a growing range of industries including government contracting, information technology, healthcare, law, non-profit development, and public relations. Both private and public-sector firms require project managers to tackle increasingly complex projects and more demanding customers while striving for greater efficiency and transparency.

The Certificate in Project Management is designed for professionals that are looking to enter a new career field or those that simply want to gain new skills. Students gain a deep understanding of the core concepts, practices, and skills needed to become a more effective and valued project manager.

The program is based on curriculum grounded in theory and real-world applications—and with the understanding that it takes processes, practices, and people to successfully manage projects. Our program is built on the core processes defined in the Project Management Institute’s “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.” There is also a strong emphasis on helping students develop the technical and people skills required to successfully manage projects on time, on budget, and within scope while meeting stakeholder expectations and customer needs.

Devoted to teaching excellence, our faculty bring their extensive working knowledge to the classroom. Our student population, with their diverse educations, backgrounds, and experiences, contribute in a meaningful way to classroom discussions.

  • Ideal for

    Mid- and senior-level professionals

  • Duration

    As little as 2 weeks, up to 2 years

  • Tuition

    $6,965

  • Format

    Flex Learning & Online

  • Enrollment

    Varies by format

  • Semester of Entry

    Fall, spring, summer

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.

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    The demanding and fast-paced curriculum in the program exceeded my expectations and gave me the tools and knowledge to manage projects more effectively. The instructors were knowledgeable, responsive, and applied the course curriculum to real-life scenarios.”

    Megan Hayes Project Management
  • The team-building projects encouraged broader understanding of PM knowledge. The instructor was really helpful in the simplification of what would otherwise be considered technical jargon.”

    Alecyaa Tamara Project Management

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate the use of standard project management tools and techniques
  • Identify the characteristics of effective project management
  • Understand the role of the project in meeting organizational strategic goals
  • Identify the challenges in delivering successful projects and how to manage those challenges
  • Understand the role of the project manager and the skills required to lead teams successfully

Students who complete the certificate program will satisfy the education requirements needed to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam.

Georgetown University has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), Georgetown University has agreed to abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria. PMBOK and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.