Certificate in Project Management

Certificate in Project Management

On-Campus & Live Online & 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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Organizations are relying more on projects—and their successful management and delivery—to meet their strategic goals. Once considered an “accidental profession,” project management is applicable to a wide range of industries including government contracting, information technology, healthcare, law, nonprofit development, and public relations. Both private and public-sector firms are requiring certified project managers to tackle increasingly complex projects and support 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 acquire new skills. Students gain a deep understanding of the core concepts, practices, and know-how required to become a more effective and valued project manager.

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

Georgetown provides participants with a learning environment based on diversity and sharing of experiences, three convenient learning modalities, and a schedule of classes that can be balanced with daily demands. 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 meaningfully to classroom discussions. The commitment to Georgetown University excellence means continuous improvement is built into the program and provides our students with a high-quality experience.

Importantly, our program has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

  • Ideal for

    Mid- and senior-level professionals

  • Duration

    As little as 2 weeks, up to 2 years

  • Tuition


  • Format

    On-campus, online, or intensive

  • Schedule

    Varies by format

  • Semester of Entry

    Fall, spring, summer

What Is Live Online Learning?

Georgetown faculty deliver exceptional educational experiences based on a human-centered approach that integrates the needs of professional learners and the possibilities of technology. Live online classes are kept small to support interactive engaged learning and collaboration.

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

  • Identify the characteristics of effective project management
  • Demonstrate the use of standard project management tools and techniques
  • Explain the role of the project manager in meeting organizational strategic goals
  • Apply iterative, incremental agile practices throughout the project life cycle
  • Determine the best way to execute projects to deliver business value
  • Plan and manage budget and resources
  • Plan and manage project schedules, scope, and changes
  • Identify and manage the risks and challenges in delivering successful projects
  • Identify the role of the project manager and the skills required to lead teams successfully
  • Support team performance and empower team members through the development of leadership skills
  • Manage communications, engage and build shared understanding with stakeholders

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.