The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed to provide a practical and theoretical understanding of how projects are planned and executed.
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 degrees
Online program design provides flexibility and an 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
TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
International out-of-country application complete (start date: January 10, 2022)
November 8, 2021
International in-country application complete (start date: January 10, 2022)
December 13, 2021
Domestic application complete (first half start: January 10, 2022)
December 20, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: February 22, 2022)
February 8, 2022
Recommended Admissions Deadline
International out-of-country application complete (start date: April 11, 2022)
February 7, 2022
International in-country application complete (start date: April 11, 2022)
March 14, 2022
Domestic application complete (first half start: April 11, 2022)
March 28, 2022
Domestic application complete (second half start: May 23, 2022)
May 9, 2022
Recommended Admissions Deadline
International out-of-country application complete (start date: July 11, 2022)
May 9, 2022
International in-country application complete (start date: July 11, 2022)
June 13, 2022
Domestic application complete (first half start: July 11, 2022)
June 27, 2022
Domestic application complete (second half start: August 8, 2022)
July 25, 2022
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 19, 2022)
July 18, 2022
International in-country application complete (start date: September 19, 2022)
August 22, 2022
Domestic application complete (first half start: September 19, 2022)
September 6, 2022
Domestic application complete (second half start: October 31, 2022)
October 17, 2022
Graduate Certificate in Project Management
PJM 5900 - Foundations of Project Management
PJM 6005 - Project Scope Management
PJM 6015 - Project Risk Management
PJM 6025 - Project Scheduling and Cost Planning
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 who do not complete PJM5900 take project management electives to satisfy required program credits.
INT 6940 - Experiential Learning Projects for Professionals
1.00 - 4.00
INT 6943 - Integrative Experiential Learning
PJM 6075 - Project Finance
PJM 6125 - Project Evaluation and Assessment
PJM 6140 - Managing Troubled Projects
PJM 6145 - Global Project Management
PJM 6175 - Project Resource Management
PJM 6180 - Project Stakeholder Management
PJM 6205 - Leading and Managing Technical Projects
PJM 6210 - Communication Skills for Project Managers
PJM 6215 - Leading Remote Project Teams
PJM 6710 - Introduction to Program and Portfolio Management
PJM 6983 - Topics
1.00 - 4.00
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
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