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Project Management Certificate Program

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As projects grow in scope and complexity, organizations use the tools and techniques of project management to drive efficiencies and profit growth. Successful project managers are highly visible to top management and more likely to be considered for promotion. With DePaul University’s Project Management Certificate Program, in only 16 weeks you can discover how fast this growing discipline can drive strategic changes within your organization and provide a competitive advantage in your industry. This program is offered both in-class and online and is designed for professionals seeking to further their knowledge and understanding of the skills required to successfully complete projects. Based upon the book A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017, the Project Management Certificate Program provides the best and most commonly used practices in project management though lectures, team interaction, activities and classroom discussion.


Learn project management by jumping into the lifecycle of a typical project. Over the course of the program, you will learn how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close a project, using the best and most common practices in project management, according to the standards set by the Project Management Institute(PMI)®.

You can choose to take the courses in the Project Management Certificate Program in-class or online. This program can be customized and conducted on-site for organizations seeking to enhance the professional skills of their employees. For more information, visit our Corporate Training page.


The Project Management Certificate Program is a 16-week course that will lead you through the entire life cycle of a project. The program will cover the following topics:

  • Program management overview and framework
  • Project life cycle management
  • Project management foundations (knowledge areas and processes)
  • Charter development and project selection
  • Stakeholder management
  • Collecting requirements, scope development and management
  • Schedule development and time management
  • Estimating techniques and cost management
  • Earned value management
  • Quality planning, assurance and control
  • Human resource management and team effectiveness
  • Communications management
  • Risk identification, analysis and mitigation
  • Procurement management, contracting and vendor selection
  • Customer relationship management and professional responsibility

Who should attend

This program is designed for professionals who manage, lead or participate in projects including, but not limited to, the following industries:

  • Administration
  • Art
  • Banking
  • Computers
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Financial services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Information technology
  • Insurance
  • Law enforcement
  • Legal
  • Public relations
  • Purchasing
  • Quality
  • Supply chain management
  • Training


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