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. 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.
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
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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 19, 2021)
December 1, 2020
International in-country application complete (start date: January 19, 2021)
December 15, 2020
Domestic application complete (first half start: January 19, 2021)
January 1, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: February 22, 2021)
February 12, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
International out-of-country application complete (start date: April 12, 2021)
February 8, 2021
International in-country application complete (start date: April 12, 2021)
March 8, 2021
Domestic application complete (first half start: April 12, 2021)
April 2, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: May 24, 2021)
May 14, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
International out-of-country application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)
May 10, 2021
International in-country application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)
June 7, 2021
Domestic application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)
July 2, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 20, 2021)
July 19, 2021
International in-country application complete (start date: September 20, 2021)
August 23, 2021
Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)
September 7, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)
October 18, 2021
Graduate Certificate in Project Management General Requirements
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
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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