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5 Programs for Every Stage of Your Project Management Career
5 Programs for Every Stage of Your Project Management Career

The demand for a well-trained project manager has never been higher. Countless industries and companies are searching for individuals who can get things done on time and on budget. According to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) ® 2021 Talent Gap report, 2.3 million new project management employees will be needed each year to meet global talent demands by 2030. 

UW Professional & Continuing Education offers five different courses and certificate programs for the various stages of your project management career. Whether you’re starting in this dynamic field, learning new techniques and strategies, or looking to specialize, the UW has the experience and training you need. 

Foundations of Project Management 

Are you the kind of leader who thrives on planning, organization and thinking on your feet? Someone who loves problem-solving on both technical and interpersonal levels? Lay the groundwork for your project management career in this primer course and learn the building blocks of effective teamwork and decision-making in a professional environment.

  • Designed For: Those interested in learning the fundamental business concepts related to project management
  • Duration: 5 weeks part time
  • Location: Online

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Certificate in Project Management 

Become a master of the top skills that industries seek from project managers. This comprehensive program will equip you with the tools to plan, execute and troubleshoot complex projects. Learn how to be a better communicator, presenter and leader in this professional training course. This program fulfills the education requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. 

  • Designed For: Professionals with some experience managing projects or working in a business setting who want formal training in project management
  • Duration: Varies; typically 8 months part time
  • Location: UW Seattle, Bellevue and Online

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Prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam in this online course that uses a curriculum authorized by the PMI. This certification is the gold standard in project management and can increase your salary and job opportunities.   

  • Designed For: Professionals with at least two years of on-the-job project management experience, who understand and have practiced basic project management concepts and skills
  • Duration: 10 weeks part time
  • Location: Online

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Change Management 

Are you a project manager looking to specialize in a particular area? Change management is the practice of helping a business transform using proven methods to guide employees through transitions. Learn how to identify, plan and execute changes in an organization and how to mitigate change resistance in this online course.  

  • Designed For: Project and product managers, training and development managers, HR managers, and organizational change practitioners
  • Duration: 10 weeks part time
  • Location: Online

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Program Management 

Program managers are the orchestra conductors for a symphony of multiple, interrelated projects and teams. Learn how to be a better leader and communicator to manage and synchronize discrete projects into a cohesive program plan. Get hands-on experience creating deliverables using PMI approved curriculum. This program meets education requirements for the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification.

  • Designed For: Professionals with a background in program management, project management or a related role
  • Duration: 5 months part time
  • Location: Online and Bellevue

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


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