The Certificate in Project Management emphasizes essential skills needed to successfully research, plan, develop and complete a project in an organizational context. Students in the program learn key project management fundamentals, how to identify and effectively manage risk, the role of data in project planning and implementation, and communication skills for leaders. Students are able to complete this certificate online, however, course availability may vary depending on the semester.

Business-related programs at CAPS are not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) at Washington University. Most courses are three units.

This program is offered either mostly or fully online.  Students entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 Visa must enroll in a program full time.  F-1 students are only permitted to enroll in one online course per semester and J-1 students may only enroll in non-credit online courses that do not count toward their degree program.  The School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) cannot guarantee face-to-face enrollment options each semester of full time enrollment, therefore cannot issue an I-20 or DS 2019 to F-1 and J-1 students for this program.  If you are an F-1 or J-1 student and wish to enroll in a CAPS program while here on a Visa, please contact our recruitment team to discuss your options for face-to-face program enrollment.  F-1 and J-1 students should not enroll in online courses or programs without first consulting the university’s Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS).


Units of Required Courses


Units of Elective Requirements

Required Courses – 9 units

  • U44 324H – Principles of Project Management
  • U44 339 – Principles of Management
  • Bus 3040 – Managing Organizational Risk

Elective Requirements – 6 units

Students choose from among the following:

  • U48 262 – Integrated Strategic Communications
  • U44 364 – Strategic Planning
  • Communicating, Leading, and Problem Solving with Data (New course coming soon!)

Application Requirements

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