Project Management

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Why Project Management?

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed to provide a practical and theoretical understanding of how projects are planned and executed.

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.

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Unique Features

  • Choose from elective courses covering a range of topics pertinent to the project management field
  • Certificate coursework can be applied to Northeastern's Masters of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication, Nonprofit Management, and Project Management
  • Online program design provides flexibility and interactive experience for working professionals

What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Project Management Core 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 6025 - Project Scheduling and Cost Planning
PJM 6015 - Project Risk Management

Project Management Electives

Complete three of the following. Note: Students who take PJM 5900 are required to take only two courses in this section:

PJM 6125 - Project Evaluation and Assessment
PJM 6135 - Project Quality Management
PJM 6140 - Managing Troubled Projects
PJM 6705 - Portfolio Management in the Enterprise Environment

Did You Know?

Only 61% of companies surveyed by PMI in 2015 reported providing any type of training on PM tools and techniques (down from 65% in 2011). 

Stackable Certificate:

Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied towards the MS in Project Management.

Average Time to Completion

6 to 15 months



Entry Terms


Visa Eligible