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Keep Businesses Running Efficiently

Project managers are integral to keeping any organization running efficiently. If you enjoy planning, scheduling, budgeting, and leading teams through important projects from start to finish, project management would be an excellent field for you to pursue. The Undergraduate Project Management Certificate program at City University of Seattle will give you a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to be a solid team leader. Whether you want to advance in your career, begin your career, or sharpen your project management skills, this certificate will help you achieve your goals.

Undergraduate project management courses can be taken online or on campus for a completely flexible experience. You can complete this certificate program in as little as two quarters. A high school diploma is all you need to enroll in this project management undergraduate certificate program.

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

The Undergraduate Certificate program in Project Management will give you a strong foundation in managing projects from conception to closure. In this accredited, five-course program, you’ll learn how to organize, lead, and schedule diverse projects across a variety of industries. Coursework will cover strategic planning, cost management, leadership and partnership, and much more.

PMBOK® Guide

Project management training courses are built around the competencies in, “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK® Guide), a globally recognized standard for project management. And, because we’re fully accredited, all of your courses count toward a bachelor’s degree at CityU.

CityU is a registered Global Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® so you’ll earn continuing education credits that count toward your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Work in a real team managing a project’s lifecycle
  • Tools and techniques for project scheduling and cost management
  • How to manage risk and crisis throughout a project’s lifecycle through a simulated project
  • Managing behaviors, leadership, HR planning, and how teams work
  • Effective leadership techniques

*As of July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose specific information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” City University offers a number of undergraduate and graduate certificates that lead to gainful employment. Information for each certificate program for the latest reporting year is available here.

Total Required Credits (25 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

Required Courses

PM 401 Introduction to Project Management (5)

PM 442 Introduction to System Dynamics (5)

PM 444 Negotiation and Competitive Decision Making (5)

PM 404 Project Scheduling and Cost Management (5)

PM 406 Project Risk and Change Management (5)

This online undergraduate project management certificate will give you the skills and practical learnings to take on a number of career pursuits. Whether you’re looking to enter or advance in project management, you can explore a career in:

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Project management

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1 In fact, students complete their degrees at twice the national rate.2


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.