Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Next Start
July 2024
Total Credits
Price per Credit

Help Keep Businesses Running Efficiently

Whether you plan to pivot into project or program management or prefer to use your new knowledge to increase prospects in your current role, the Graduate Certificate in Project Management from City University of Seattle can help get you there. Earning a certificate in project management gives more weight to your resume. Having the credential and skills will open doors for you in today’s competitive economy. If you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited university, you can apply to get your project management graduate certificate. This certificate is available online or on-site, so you can learn in a way that works for you. The program can be completed in as little as one year.

City University of Seattle’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management provides a comprehensive overview of project management skills, so you can apply them to your undergraduate and professional experience. You’ll work independently and within real and virtual teams, learning how to organize and lead projects that occur throughout many areas of business.

By completing this certificate, you’ll be 25% of the way through your MBA.

These courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)® exams from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and qualify as PMI® Professional Development Units (PDU). CityU uses Becker materials to teach and review concepts historically addressed in the exam, making this program an efficient use of your time and resources. In order to apply for the PMP® certification, individuals must pass the PMP® Exam and also must satisfy all other requirements (including but not limited to education and experience). For more information see:

Project Management Institute
14 Campus Blvd.
Newton Square, PA 19073-3299

Learn more about GAC’s new PMI certification experience reduction.

Apply credit to a master’s: Each course in the certificate program is a part of CityU’s Master of Science in Project Management, so you can use this certificate as a stepping stone to a graduate degree.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the project management graduate certificate program, you’ll learn:

  • Practices that are fundamental to successful project management in a variety of industries
  • Project scope and schedule development processes based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Activity-based financial principles and risks and the means for effective mitigation
  • Underlying business goals that drive the need for projects
  • Critical elements of project management in a variety of real-world scenarios and situational contexts


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