Project Management Certificate

Starts May 6, 2024
14 credits

12 Months

3-8 Hours/Week

Fully Online

Course Type:

14 CEUs

Program Description

In today’s complex project and business environment, organizations must address the effective management of projects and leadership of projects to succeed. Leadership competence, even more today than ever in the past, is no longer seen as an optional project management skill, but a key part of being a successful and respected Project Manager.

Aligned with PMI’s Global Standard – A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Seventh Edition, PMI’s The Standard for Project Management, and PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® Examination Content Outline, OSU’s Project Management Certificate courses are ideal for Project Managers of all levels and industries.

The relevant content can be applied whether you are a Project, Risk, Program or Portfolio Manager, supporting or interacting with a Project Manager, transitioning to project management, or simply wanting to refresh your skills.

Experience has shown that organizations and industries may use different project development approaches. Our program covers the critical elements of predictive, adaptive, and hybrid approaches, ensuring you are positioned to participate and contribute to whichever project approach is used effectively.

No matter your background, our Project Management Certificate gives you the essential knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to step into a project management role, advancing your organization's goals and accelerating your career.

The program consists of six core courses, each focused on a critical project management area:

  1. Project Environment and Value Delivery
  2. Project Risk and Issue Management
  3. Leadership and Building High-Performing Teams
  4. Project Origination, Planning and Defining Scope
  5. Project Schedule, Resource and Cost Planning
  6. Managing the Project and Stakeholders

You can register for the entire certificate and be enrolled in all six courses or enroll in each course separately. It is highly recommended that the Project Environment and Value Delivery course be taken first as it provides an overall critical foundation for the remaining material.



  • How to build and manage an effective team of people and deliver results.
  • Methods to keep a project in scope and meet your client's objectives.
  • Strategies for managing stakeholders and project goals.


Program Structure

Courses are instructor-led week-to-week cadence, with assignments, discussion boards, and learning assessments (quizzes) opening on Monday and to be completed by the end of the week. This gives students flexibility to review materials at their leisure. Additionally, recorded lectures and video recordings are available to enhance learning objectives.

Program Schedule

Project Environment and Value Delivery

May 6 - June 9, 2024

Leadership and Building High-Performance Teams

June 24 - July 28, 2024

Project Risk and Issue Management

August 19 - September 22, 2024

Managing the Project & Stakeholders

October 14 - November 17, 2024

Project Origination, Planning, and Defining Scope

January 13 - February 16, 2025

Project Schedule, Resource and Cost Planning

March 10 - April 13, 2025