Online Certified Project Management Courses and Schools

Learn about online certificate programs in project management. See what kind of programs are offered and what you'll study in order to prepare for professional certification. Get information about prerequisites and how to pick a school that offers these courses. Schools offering Business Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Most online certificate programs in project management are offered at the graduate level. You may be able to apply credits earned toward a master's degree, depending on the school's criteria.

Some online certificate programs focus on general project management, while others focus on international project management. Online certificate programs prepare you to sit for certification exams.

Course Options Strategic project planning, effective leadership and risk management
Certificates Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and the Certified International Project Manager (CIPM)
Schools Many leading universities offer certificate programs; be sure to look for schools that are approved training centers

Are There Prerequisites?

Depending on the program, you may need to hold a bachelor's degree and have experience in project management before enrolling in an online graduate certificate program. Before beginning any online program, you'll need a computer with Internet access, preferably a high-speed connection. Word processing and spreadsheet software, Java, Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat, headphones and speakers may also be required.

What Kind of Courses Will I Study?

Project Management coursework helps prepare students to take the lead on budgeting, scheduling and managing teams to complete a business initiative. You will cover topics related to business management, as well as math and communications.

Other typical project management certification courses can include:

  • Planning and Managing Resources
  • Assessing, Managing and Mitigating Project Risk
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Leading Project Teams
  • Project Management Fundamentals

What Should I Look for When Choosing a School?

If you are interested in PMP or CAPM certification, you should look for a school that is a registered education provider of project management training established by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI is a leading organization for project management professionals. The organization sets good practice standards for the industry and offers globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise, as well as resources for networking professional development.

If you are interested in CIPM certification, you'll need to look for schools that are approved training centers for the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM). AAPM is an international board of standards that offers graduate-level credentials to qualified project managers.

Some schools with online programs that offer project management certification include:

  • Cornell University
  • Colorado State University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Georgetown University
  • Purdue University

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