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Project Management

The objective of the Project Management Certificate is to equip students with the skills necessary to start a project management role and be successful with minimal onboarding. The skills range from the hard skills that often overlap with project management requirements to more process-oriented skills such as agile methodologies and quality assurance.

Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  1. Critically assess the application of waterfall and agile methodologies for different projects within a business context, and justify their decisions and any associated financial investment.
  2. Construct detailed project plans that take into account scope, resource constraints, dependencies, and quality assurance.
  3. Ensure quality of execution for a given project and complete projects that adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Training in Microsoft Project and other tools, and
  • Skills needed for a lucrative career in project management.

Students completing this certificate should be ready to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management Exam.

Project Management Undergraduate Certificate (12 hours)
Required Courses 12 Hours
BUSAD 1650 Introduction to Project Management* 3 hours
BUSAD 2550 Project Planning* 3 hours
BUSAD 3650 Project Execution* 3 hours
BUSAD 4250 Advanced Project Management* 3 hours

*The Project Management courses are offered remotely via NWU's partnership with a Consortium. The partnership allows students to earn NWU credit for specific courses. Classes are designed by top academics and industry leaders, vetted by NWU, and taught by experts in the field.

NOTE: Students with a major or minor in Project Management are not eligible for the Project Management Certificate. Students enrolled in the certificate program who are interested in pursuing the Project Management bachelor's degree major instead must change from the certificate to the bachelor program before enrolling in the last course toward the certificate.