The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed to provide a practical and theoretical understanding of how projects are planned and executed.
6 to 15 months
Duration of Program
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
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. The range of courses offered and the flexible online format allow the program to accommodate professionals with various levels of project management experience. The project management principles it addresses are applicable to both manufacturing and service industries, and will benefit individuals working or seeking careers in such fields as software engineering, construction management, and financial services.
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
Online program design provides flexibility and interactive experience for working professionals
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Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
English language proficiency proof: Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
Graduate Certificate in Project Management General Requirements
Note: Foundations of Project Management (PJM 5900) is required for students who do not have at least two years of professional experience working on projects. This course is intended only for those who are not familiar with professional project work. Students with two 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
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has, in an area they want familiarity with.
Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
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