Project Management

  • Certificate
Location: Seattle
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Why Project Management?

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed to provide a practical and theoretical understanding of how projects are planned and executed.

Technical and managerial employees at all levels of organizations are being asked to manage small and large projects. Many of these professionals have not been specifically trained to effectively and efficiently manage projects. The task of managing projects has its own body of knowledge. This program provides the practical and theoretical knowledge for which the Project Management Institute tests, and it is expected that individuals who successfully complete this program will be capable of fulfilling the education requirements of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. Topics covered through required and elective courses include project planning and scheduling, risk management, cost and budget management, and project evaluation and assessment. This certificate program in project management is designed with sufficient course flexibility to accommodate professionals with various levels of project management experience. Project management principles are applicable to both manufacturing and service industries including professionals in fields such as software engineering, construction management, and financial services.

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Unique Features

  • Choose from elective courses covering a range of topics pertinent to the project management field
  • Certificate coursework can be applied to Northeastern's Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication, Nonprofit Management, and Project Management degrees
  • Seattle location in a dynamic city synonymous with software development, Internet titans, information technology, biotechnology, the life sciences, and nonprofit work

What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Project Management General Requirements

Required Courses

Note: Foundations of Project Management PJM 5900 is for students with less than three years of experience directing or leading project tasks and is recommended for students who do not have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Project software. Students with three years or more of professional project experience should not take this course.

PJM 5900 - Foundations of Project Management
PJM 6000 - Project Management Practices
PJM 6005 - Project Scope Management
PJM 6025 - Project Scheduling and Cost Planning
PJM 6015 - Project Risk Management

Project Management Electives

Complete two of the following. Note: Students who take PJM 5900 are required to take only one course in this section:

PJM 6125 - Project Evaluation and Assessment
PJM 6135 - Project Quality Management
PJM 6140 - Managing Troubled Projects
PJM 6210 - Communication Skills for Project Managers
PJM 6710 - Introduction to Program and Portfolio Management
PJM 6810 - Principles of Agile Project Management

This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.

Did You Know?

2.2M new project-oriented roles needed to be filled through 2027. (Source: PMI, 2017)

Stackable Certificate:

Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied toward the MS in Project Management, MS in Nonprofit Management, and MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication.

Average Time to Completion

6 months



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