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Project Management Certificate

By implementing project management best practices, superior companies can improve efficiency and quality, cultivate talented assets, reduce risk, and generate increased profitability and success. Our modern and practical Project Management Certificate curriculum includes core concepts, techniques, and knowledge areas designed to help increase your value to an organization.

Students will develop communication, scheduling, cost, scope, and risk management skills through a combination of lecture and group work. Participants will also work with proper methodology examples regarding documentation and reliable estimate development in order to successfully manage projects throughout the lifecycle. All project management students are encouraged to purchase the current version of PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge – 6th edition).

Program Objectives

After successfully completing this program, student will be able to:

  • Describe the core concepts, techniques, and knowledge areas of project management
  • Outline sample project management methodology and how to apply it within an organization
  • Determine probability and impact of project Risks from qualitative and quantitative perspectives
  • Implement best practices to control communications throughout the project lifecycle
  • Apply common Tools and Techniques to manage project communications
  • Respond appropriately to cost variances
  • Identify and manage the Critical Path
  • Develop a clear and concise scope statement

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This program does not have education or experience requirements.

Certificate Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
  • Complete all six (6) of the core courses
  • Complete at least 24 hours of elective courses
  • Attend at least 80% of the class sessions in each course
  • Earn a passing score of 75% or higher in each graded course
  • Satisfy all program requirements within 18 months

All courses are also offered open enrollment, meaning anyone can register for them regardless of affiliation with Emory or desire to complete the certificate program. 

Required Core Courses

Students should complete the six required courses in the order listed below.

Introduction to Project Management$82513 hours
Cost Tools & Techniques$2954 hours
Scope Tools & Techniques$2954 hours
Risk Tools & Techniques$2954 hours
Scheduling Tools & Techniques$4957 hours
Communications Tools & Techniques$4256 hours
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Elective Courses

Students must complete at least 24 hours of electives from the list below before, during, or after the required courses. A diamond (♦) indicates a self-paced online course. 

PMP® Exam Prep Course$79535 hours
Introduction to Agile$28510 hours
Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep ♦$57521 hours
CAPM® Exam Prep ♦$49523 hours
Project Risk Management: PMI-RMP® Exam Prep ♦$64521 hours
Microsoft Project Basics ♦$953 hours
Microsoft Project Intermediate ♦$953 hours
Building Teams - Building Culture$1953 hours
Essentials of Strategic Planning for Managers$3756 hours
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate - Online$349527 hours
Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certificate - Online$6958.5 hours
Managing Multi-Generations$1953 hours
Organizational Change Management$3956.5 hours
Strategic Communications in the Workplace$3956 hours
Transformational Leadership: Inspiring Your Team$3756 hours
Win-Win Negotiations$3756 hours

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Deposit Option

The Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep course is eligible for a deposit option for students who are enrolled in the Project Management program. With this deposit option, a student puts down $850 upon registration and pays the remaining balance at least seven (7) days before the start of the course. 

Payment Options

The easiest way to pay for courses with Emory Continuing Education is using any major credit card including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. 

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Who Will Benefit?

The following types of students will benefit from this program:

  • Workers who have little or no experience managing projects but want to learn more
  • Workers who have some experience managing projects, but no formal training in the field
  • Workers who want to earn industry certifications or gain skills to become more valued by employers
  • Workers with 3-5 years of experience managing projects wanting to become PMP holders