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Certificate in Program Management

Guide Complex, Vital Business Initiatives to Success

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Program Details

  • Location: Online, Bellevue
  • Duration: 5 months
  • Times: Weekends
  • Cost: $4,100

Next start date:

January 14, 2023

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About this Program


Program managers play a mission-critical role in their organizations and provide essential strategic direction that directly impacts business outcomes. Great PMs have the communication and leadership skills needed to work with diverse stakeholders to blend disparate projects into an effective, unified program plan. These abilities are in high demand at large tech firms and in other major industries.

In this two-course certificate program, you’ll study material that directly aligns with the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification exam. You’ll develop a deep understanding of this key business role as you discover how to orchestrate all stages of a program — development, launch, life cycle, support and closure. Learn from experienced program managers and your peers as you improve your career trajectory.

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DESIGNED FOR

Professionals with a background in program management, project management or a related role.

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to define, realize, measure and sustain planned program benefits
  • The different aspects of program governance
  • The tools of stakeholder engagement
  • How to manage and synchronize related projects that span roles, organizations, regions and cultures

PREPARE FOR PMI® CERTIFICATION

UW Professional & Continuing Education has been reviewed and approved as a program management training provider by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. PMI® has approved these courses to issue professional development units (PDUs), which count toward the education requirements for the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification.

(PMI, PgMP and Program Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

You’ll create actual deliverables, including a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, program proposal, program charter and program objectives.

Career Stats

91%

Alumni working in field

Top Employers

Boeing, Microsoft, CBRE, Oodle, T-Mobile, Cisco

18%

Projected job growth for managers in Washington state (2018-2028)

$124,340

Average salary for managers in Washington state

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Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate program or course for you, reach out to explore your options

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Formats

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Enjoy a blend of in-person classes and online study. You attend online class sessions in real time and interact with your instructors and fellow students via web conferencing, chat or phone. You’ll learn with the same group of students throughout the program, getting ample opportunity to connect with each other and your instructors.

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Closed Sessions

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