Certificate in Project Management

Robinson College of Business

Robinson College of Business


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Who should attend

  • Individuals interested in developing a better understanding of how project management methodologies can improve project success—whether the projects are large or small
  • Managers of project managers who have general responsibility for a wide range of projects and programs
  • Individuals who are responsible for managing multiple small projects that are undertaken simultaneously and changing on a regular basis
  • Project managers who want to become leaders of enterprise-wide transformational projects
  • Managers and directors who want to effectively implement innovation initiatives
  • Senior managers with oversight responsibilities for multiple projects

About the course

This course teaches top-level managers and employees how to apply the best practices of project management. We use exercises, simulations, and cases so you can master the put you in practical project management scenarios in which decisions must be made and clear actions must be taken.

Organizations value effective project managers for their ability to integrate the best practices of project management with enterprise-wide initiatives in areas such as innovation, continuous improvement, new product introduction, and transformational change.

By gaining a Georgia State University Certificate in Project Management you can lead project management initiatives across many sectors such as: health care, information technology, manufacturing, financial and professional services, and marketing initiatives.

Why choose us?

Learn from leaders

The GSU Certificate Program in Project Management is designed and taught by Richard H. Deane, PMP, PE, Ph.D, a world-class project management professor and practitioner with over 30 years of project management teaching and consulting experience. Dr. Deane is one of the most highly rated professors teaching in Georgia State University’s executive education programs, and offers real-world project management wisdom based on his practical experience leading small and large-scale projects as a consultant, both nationally and internationally.

Next stop, PMP exam

This course provides all 35 credit hours required to take the Project Management Professional exam, with 32 in-class hours and three credit hours provided as an after class project. Participants also are provided with a complete set of PMP prep exam materials, sample questions with complete analysis and explanations.

Learning objectives

  • Initiate a project by writing a concise project charter
  • Effectively define project requirements and write a project charter
  • Employ a structured process for identifying and managing project stakeholders
  • Organize the project via a project work breakdown structure and network diagram
  • Estimate activity durations and generate a project schedule including the critical path
  • Strategically balance project duration, cost, and scope objectives
  • Develop a project resource plan and budget
  • Monitor and control the progress of a project during execution
  • Develop and implement a project risk management plan
  • Master the unique leadership and conflict resolution skills required to lead a project team
  • Gain proficiency in applying Microsoft Project© as an important tool in both project planning and project monitoring and control


Richard Deane

Richard H. Deane, PMP, PE, Ph. D.Dr. Deane is professor emeritus in the Department of Managerial Sciences at the Robinson College of Business. His main interest is in the practical application of project management principles. Richard consults for organizations such as the Centers for Disease Con...

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