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Project Management Certificate

As the global marketplace continues to grow and evolve, project managers will play a critical role in helping companies successfully adapt to changing needs while delivering products and services as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Interested in building and/or enhancing your project management career? Sharpening your knowledge and competence to distinguish yourself professionally is key. We’ve designed our Project Management Certificate curriculum to introduce and develop key concepts, tools, and techniques to help increase participants’ expertise in this profession.

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Program Objectives

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

  • Describe the key concepts, tools, and techniques of project management
  • Interpret and apply a sample project management methodology to their projects and organization
  • Describe the project manager’s role in each of the competency areas
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Develop and explain the importance of the Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Create a schedule and identify and manage the Critical Path
  • Establish a budget and total cost baseline for measuring project performance
  • Apply common tools and techniques to manage project communications, including negotiation, conflict management and resolution
  • Utilize techniques to identify and respond to project risks


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. 

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. 

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep$57521 hours
Building Teams - Building Culture$1953 hours
CAPM® Exam Prep$49523 hours
Effectively Managing Project Stakeholders$953 hours
Essentials of Conflict Management$1953 hours
Ethics for Project Managers$953 hours
Integrating Agile Into a Waterfall Environment$1054 hours
Introduction to Agile$28510 hours
Leading Through Change$1953 hours
Managing Multi-Generations$1953 hours
Microsoft Project Basics$953 hours
Microsoft Project Intermediate$953 hours
Negotiations: Resolving Disputes$953 hours
Organizational Change Management$3956.5 hours
Principles of Scrum$34510 hours
Project Management Team Leadership$41518 hours
Quality Management Basics$33512 hours
Strategic Communications in the Workplace$3956 hours
Transformational Leadership: Inspiring Your Team$3756 hours
Win-Win Negotiations$3756 hours

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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