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Earn your University of Wisconsin Project Management Certificate online through UW-Parkside

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Overview

As workplaces become more complex and dispersed, organizations need to effectively manage all aspects of their business, and they need team members who can keep projects on track.

Demand for project managers across all industries continues to rise. The Project Management Institute (PMI) predicts faster than average growth for project manager jobs, with 22 million job openings through 2027. Project managers who can provide effective training, as well as possess the critical skills required to successfully manage the project lifecycle—from project charter, to planning and execution, through project closing—can expect positive compensation.

Equip yourself with these sought after skills by earning the University of Wisconsin Project Management Certificate offered through UW-Parkside.

A University of Wisconsin System Collaboration

The UW Project Management Certificate is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and UW-Parkside.

University Accreditation

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools, and by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB). AACSB International is the premier accrediting body for college-level business programs around the world. Less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide earn this accreditation.

Interested in project management but need a full bachelor’s degree? Check out the online UW Bachelor of Science in Business Management and earn this project management certificate along the way. Call our enrollment advisers to learn more: 608-262-2011 or learn@uwex.edu.

Admission

The UW Project Management Certificate is open to undergraduate business and non-business majors, as well as non-degree seeking students. In order to be eligible for this certificate, students must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Junior or Senior Standing at UW-Parkside or another college or university, or
  • An undergraduate degree, or 
  • Five years of business experience, preferably at mid-level management or above or at an entrepreneurial firm, or
  • Associate degree and two years of business experience, preferably at mid-level management or above or at a entrepreneurial firm.

A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in courses to earn the certificate.

Application Deadlines

Application materials must be completed two weeks prior to the semester start to be considered for admission.

Starting your application early will help ensure you have plenty of time to gather required materials (such as transcripts), transfer credits, and complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application.

How to Apply

Students who are pursuing the Project Management Certificate —and not a bachelor’s degree—need to apply as a degree seeking student through the University of Wisconsin System Admission Application.

Step 1: Visit the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application, login or create an account.

Step 2: Apply as a degree-seeking student to UW-Parkside, and select “Project Management Certificate” as the program.

Step 3: Skip the application fee section (not required for the certificate).

If you are already pursuing a degree with UW-Parkside, declare your interest in the Project Management Certificate with your academic advisor.

Curriculum

Students must complete 12 credits with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn the UW Project Management Certificate.

Need a more flexible online learning mode that allows you to set your own pace? The project management certificate is also offered through the UW Flexible Option.

Take all courses to earn your Project Management Certificate.

CourseCredits

This course covers the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) specified by Project Management Institute (PMI) in detail. Topics include lifecycle, processes, integration, scope, time, cost, human resources, communication, risk and procurement.

3 Credits

Learn the personal skills essential for effective project management, including general intelligence, emotional intelligence, groups and teams, project leadership, stress, ethics, and communication.

3 Credits

Learn advanced tools and technologies of project management, including Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), budgeting a project, scheduling a project using PERT/CPM, allocating scarce resources, critical chain and critical path, resource leveling, monitoring project costs, evaluating and terminating a project.

Prerequisite: PMGT 341 Basics of Project Management

3 Credits

Apply project management skills to a simulated or live project, develop project justification and project plan, and execute the project plan and track performance, including project scheduling, risk analysis, earned value, and teamwork during this simulation.

Prerequisites: PMGT 341 Basics of Project Management and PMGT 342 Essential Personal Skills for Project Management

3 Credits

Course Schedule

The selection of courses for the project management certificate varies each fall, spring and summer. Check below for upcoming courses.

Apply now on the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application.

Spring 2021
Registration Opens November 9, 2020
Preview Week Begins January 25, 2021
Course Dates: February 1, 2021 – May 14, 2021

Spring 2021

CourseCredits

Learn advanced tools and technologies of project management, including Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), budgeting a project, scheduling a project using PERT/CPM, allocating scarce resources, critical chain and critical path, resource leveling, monitoring project costs, evaluating and terminating a project.

Prerequisite: PMGT 341 Basics of Project Management

3 Credits

Apply project management skills to a simulated or live project, develop project justification and project plan, and execute the project plan and track performance, including project scheduling, risk analysis, earned value, and teamwork during this simulation.

Prerequisites: PMGT 341 Basics of Project Management and PMGT 342 Essential Personal Skills for Project Management

3 Credits

Summer 2021

CourseCredits

This course covers the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) specified by Project Management Institute (PMI) in detail. Topics include lifecycle, processes, integration, scope, time, cost, human resources, communication, risk and procurement.

3 Credits

Learn the personal skills essential for effective project management, including general intelligence, emotional intelligence, groups and teams, project leadership, stress, ethics, and communication.

3 Credits

Outcomes

Project management certificate students build knowledge and skills in a variety of areas. However, the following learning goals are emphasized and assessed throughout the business curriculum. Students will be able to:

  • Recognize the ethical implications in a business situation and choose and defend an appropriate resolution.
  • Write effectively about a business problem or issue.
  • Make an effective oral presentation on a business problem or issue.
  • Understand project management principles and able to apply these principles to a practical situation.
  • Articulate important diversity issues – including race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, socio-economic status and political/religious/sexual orientation – in business management.
  • Effectively use computer technology to support a business decision.

Tuition

$365 per credit

Fees

There are no additional course or program fees; however, textbooks are purchased separately and are not included in tuition. As this is an online program, you will not pay segregated fees (fees in addition to tuition that cover the cost of student-organized activities, facility maintenance, and operations) and you will not be charged a technology fee.* If software or special technology is required in one of your courses, it will be provided to you and the cost is included with your tuition.

*On campus UW-Parkside students are subject to a $50 distance education fee