Lead Complex Projects With Confidence and Skill
Next start date
September 28, 2016
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 aligns with the Project Management Professional certification exam. Master the major competencies that employers are looking for in today’s project managers.
Professional project managers and others who want formal training in project management.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and two to three years of professional post-graduate work experience. Additional work experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree. Experience leading or participating in business projects is desirable.
If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have basic English language skills to participate in this program. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
International students are welcome to apply to an online offering of this program, which doesn’t require a visa. To enroll in a classroom offering, you must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This certificate program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection. Students must have access to a computer (not their work computer) on which they can load and use MS Project 2013. Windows-based computers are strongly recommended for this purpose.
You earn the certificate by regularly attending class and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Completing Your Program.
Instructors and graduates of the Certificate in Project Management discuss the different skills and knowledge students develop through the program.
This program is a registered provider for Project Management Institute professional development units. Completing it qualifies you to take the Project Management Professional certification exam.
We offer three versions of this program, which vary by location, duration, class times and number of courses.
STANDARD & INTENSIVE PROGRAMS
Project Strategy & Planning
Project Leadership & Communications
Project Estimation & Execution
Project Control: Risk, Quality & Procurement
Project Lifecycle Capstone
Project Overview & Planning
Project Scheduling & Risk Management
Project Execution, Monitoring & Control
Certificate in Project Management
Approved by the UW Foster School of Business and the UW Department of Construction Management.
View this program's advisory board.
Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Josh Bates, Practice Area Director Slalom Consulting
Jessica Allen, Senior Project Manager, University of Washington
Rovy Branon, Vice Provost, UW Educational Outreach
Spencer Bowen, Strategy Manager, CAP Product Innovation, Food Safety and Quality, Starbucks
Phyllis Brunner, Senior Vice President, Brown and Caldwell
Behrooz Chitsaz, Retired, Microsoft Research
Scott Eckhart, Project Manager, Customer Aviation Services, The Boeing Company
Sean Forde, Software Development Manager, Search Experience, Amazon.com
John Grant, CAPM, Training & Operations Coordinator, Wizards of the Coast
Joseph Gecas, Sr., Commercialization Manager, Starbucks
Andy Hoover, Senior Director, UW Professional & Continuing Education
Rachel Lenington, Deputy Director, Strategy Planning and Management, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Chase Morgan, Partner, Bridge Partners Consulting LLC
Paul Del Piero, Assistant Director-Academic Programs, UW Professional & Continuing Education
John Schaufelberger, Dean, College of Built Environments
Bill Tucker, Vice President, Systems Delivery, Nordstrom
Dan Turner, Associate Dean, Masters Programs & Executive Education, UW Foster School of Business
Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Download the application form (PDF)
This program is full, but you may join the waitlist by submitting an application. If you’re not offered a spot in the program, you’ll have the chance defer your enrollment to the next offering.
Apply online, or submit an application packet that includes:
We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until the program closes.
We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.
If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on paying your course fee. Your course fee is due two weeks before the first class.
With the exception of the one-time application fee, certificate program fees are charged on a quarterly basis. Payment is due when you register.
Course fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software.
Drops, Withdrawals & Refunds
Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.
Courses are offered 100 percent online. The flexible online format allows you to access course content wherever you are. Lessons, assignments and other course materials are delivered through a Web-based learning management system, such as Canvas or Moodle, which also serves as a hub for communicating with your instructors and classmates. You are expected to complete assignments by their due dates, but you can study on your own schedule. Some online class sessions may require real-time attendance and participation.
Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.
Not available for this program
Director of Strategic Programs, Premera Blue Cross
Project Manager, Retired, Boeing
Senior Manager PMO, Premera Blue Cross
Project Manager, Factory System Integration, The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company
Principal, Hildebrand Solutions
Managing Director, CTARCo International
Director/Project Manager of The Polite Team Consulting, LLC
Operations Manager, Nordstrom
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