Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Program at a Glance
- Study project initiation, project planning and execution, project cost and scheduling, and project risk, quality, and assessment.
- Develop the critical knowledge and skills to grow and expand a career in project management.
- Prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.*
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Graduate Certificate in Project Management Overview
Do you love to plan, organize, and manage resources to successfully complete project goals and objectives? Are you a take-charge person? Develop your professional skills online with a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.
Complete your project management courses online and study on your schedule. Our graduate certificate program offers a targeted curriculum designed to enhance your professional knowledge and help you stand out to employers.
You will explore:
- Project management from a strategic perspective
- Project plan preparation and setting project goals
- Project cost and scheduling
- Strategies for effective resource acquisition
- Various ethical dimensions of projects and project management
Get a Head Start on Your Master’s Degree
By completing a certificate, you’ll not only earn a valuable credential to make an immediate impact on your career, but you’ll also lay the groundwork for your next degree. Qualified credits can apply toward certain Purdue Global master’s degree programs.†
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Note: this program is not eligible for Title IV financial aid.
Earning a certificate in project management could also help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.*
Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a graduate certificate program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
Calculate your estimated tuition and ways to save
What Courses Will I Take?
This graduate certificate program includes four courses designed to help students excel in project management.See All Project Management Courses
- Strategic Project Selection and Initiation
- Project Planning and the Project Plan
- Project Execution With Monitoring and Control
- Project Close-Out, Ethics, and Professional Responsibilities
- Total Credits16
This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek mid-level employment in the field of project management.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
Top Jobs With This Degree
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*Certification Exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.
†Future Programs: The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.