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Online Undergraduate Certificate in Project Management

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Take the Next Step Up in Your Project Management Career

Project managers are an essential part of any organization, and almost every industry. While responsibilities change with your specific setting and role, advanced project managers can expect some of the following responsibilities:

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Contribute to the project success by maintaining, time, cost, and scope under control.

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Define and oversee priorities utilizing organizational skills.

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Manage and collaborate with team members.

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Work well under pressure while owning projects from start to finish.

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What will I learn in this certificate program?

If you want to increase your project management skills and showcase your knowledge and experience to your current (or another) organization, the Undergraduate Certificate in Project Management can help you get there. You can earn your Project Management certification online.

This program gives students the opportunity to analyze and apply theories and concepts to organizations where resources are limited and time is crucial and earn their online project management certification. Using a variety of essential project management skills and approaches, students refine and heighten existing knowledge for professional advancement. Specific topics include…

  • Management of risk
  • Project control
  • Project monitoring
  • Earned value management
  • Project quality management

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Courses in this Certificate

This 18 credit-hour, stand-alone online project management certificate program consists of six, three-credit courses:

  • PJM310* Introduction to Project Management
    This course provides the student with a high-level overview of project management. Student will cover project management techniques such as project selection, management, organization, planning, conflict, negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, control of the project, and termination of the project. Students cannot receive credit for both PJM310 and MGT410.
  • PJM330 Effective Project Scheduling and Control
    This course explores project scheduling, monitoring, and controlling techniques used by successful project managers. Students assume the role of project manager in a 7-week, web-based simulation and apply the concepts conveyed in the course to a complex project. Through this experience, the course intends to develop the students’ competency in the following areas: project planning, scope definition and control, cost estimation, cost control, scheduling, controlling, trade-off decision-making, learning-curve theory, quality management, and communication management.
  • PJM380 Project Management Tools
    This course explores project scheduling and monitoring techniques used by successful project managers. Students assume the role of project manager in a 7-week web-based simulation and apply the concepts conveyed in the course to an international software development project. Through this experience, competency is developed in the areas of project planning, scope definition, cost estimation, cost control, schedule control, trade-off decision making, learning curve theory, quality management, controlling scope creep, and communication management.
  • PJM400 Project Procurement and Contract Management
    This course examines the procurement-management knowledge aspect of project management. A critical component is obtaining the appropriate resources from external and internal vendors, which is the responsibility of the project manager. Students will learn the process of acquiring external resources through vendors and the legal requirements associated with contracts. Students will have an opportunity to study best practices regarding contract management and purchasing within a project management environment. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
  • PJM410 Assessing and Managing Risk
    This course equips future project managers with the skills necessary to identify, analyze, assess, categorize, control, and mitigate project risk. Students learn how risk is being managed across industries, the factors that produce risk, and are presented with the tools necessary to reduce risk as much as possible.
  • PJM440 Project Quality Management
    This course introduces the concepts and benefits of having a systematic approach to business process, and project quality management that involves all employees in continuous improvement for the purpose of improving quality and reducing waste. Students will study Six Sigma, re-engineering, TQM strategy, TQM data capture, Theory of Constraints, and effective communication techniques used to integrate the quality principles into the culture and activities of the organization.


Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your certificate comes from a top quality, trusted university.

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CSU Global’s project management certificate online curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading project management organization.

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The GAC Accredited Program seal is a mark of Project Management Institute, Inc. CSU Global’s B.S. in Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), the world’s leading specialized accrediting body for project management.

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CSU Global’s School of Management and Innovation is ranked #1 by Top Management Schools in their Top 25 Online Bachelor’s in Project Management ranking.

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The Best Schools ranks CSU Global’s online Bachelor’s in Project Management program #5 out of 20.

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Best Value Schools ranks CSU Global third in their Best Colleges in Colorado lineup.

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“My education from CSU Global has opened doors that were previously closed. I am able to apply things I have learned to my job and now have the ability to look for better jobs that challenge me and allow me to share my knowledge. It has given me a well-rounded education and practical abilities in my field of study.”

Karla Bockholt

B.S. in Project Management

Why You Should Earn Your Online Undergraduate Certificate

In today’s evolving and unpredictable economy, stackable credentials are an important tool you can utilize immediately, while also building credits toward a full degree. With an undergraduate certificate from CSU Global, you prove proficiency in a specific subject with your stand-alone, transcribable, nationally recognized credentials. Get promoted, switch industries, or work toward a full degree. And with our Tuition Guarantee, your affordable tuition rate won’t increase over time. Now is the time to get the career respect you deserve by increasing your market competitiveness.

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Learn Valuable Skills

As an undergraduate student earning your certificate in project management you will gain and apply project leadership theories and practical applications for individual and organizational success. Additional learning outcomes include the following:

  • Apply effective written and research skills.
  • Apply knowledge of management and leadership theories as they relate to project, program and portfolio management.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills for effective analysis and decision making.
  • Demonstrate well-honed skills in project quality management.

Finish Faster and For Less with Alternative Credit Options

Credit by Exam

You can get credit by taking exams for what you have already learned.

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Self-Study Assessments (SSA)

CSU Global will help you prepare to earn course credits for taking a proctored exam for specific content areas.

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CSU Global Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Earn credit for what you have already learned in your career or other educational experience.

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