About this Program
There has never been a better time to be a professional project manager. Industries such as aerospace, construction, manufacturing and technology rely heavily on well-trained project managers to ensure that work gets done on time and on budget. The demand for these skills in many companies and organizations continues to grow at a rapid pace.
In this certificate program, we’ll equip you with the tools you need to guide sophisticated projects involving cross-functional teams. Our comprehensive curriculum covers Predictive and Agile methodologies and fulfills the education requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP)
® certification exam. Master the major competencies that employers are looking for in today’s project managers.
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Find the Right Business Management Program for You DESIGNED FOR
Professionals with some experience managing projects or working in a business setting who want formal training in project management. Those with less experience should consider taking our
Foundations of Project Management course first.
Experienced project managers who want to focus on passing the PMP certification exam should consider our course in
PMP. Project managers who want to specialize might consider our course in ® Exam Prep Change Management.
Hear from instructors Jasjeet Kaur and Luke Panezich how the program gives students the skills and confidence they need to deliver an actual project successfully for any employer.
Play WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
How to define project scope, choose an approach, and develop a project schedule and budget using both Predictive and Agile methodologies
How to link project delivery to organizational strategy
Tactical leadership, presentation and communication skills, stakeholder management practices and team-building capabilities
Risk definition, risk management processes and change management procedures
PREPARE FOR PMP
University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the
Project Management Institute (PMI). UWPCE has been approved by PMI to issue contact hours and professional development units (PDUs) for these courses, which fulfill the education requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. ®
(PMI, PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.) GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
Use project management tools such as the cloud-based software Smartsheet (free license provided)
Complete a team-based capstone project based on a simulated business case
APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the
Alumni working in field
Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, University of Washington, King County, Premera Blue Cross
Projected job growth for project management specialists in Washington state (2020–2030)
Average salary for project management specialists in the U.S. (2021)
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