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Project Management for Business

Specialized Professional Program in Project Management for Business

Specialized Professional Program in Project Management for Business

Classroom or Online Program


6 months


UCR Extension

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Study the fundamental principles and practices of project management to increase productivity, establish clear objectives and balance demands from project stakeholders. Take it a step further and advance into our Specialized Professional Certificate, which can be completed part time over 10 weeks. Move on to our full Professional Certificate in Project Management to prepare to become a Certified Project Management Specialist, and even on to an online Master's program to really deepen your expertise.

Designed For

Individuals looking to acquire the foundational concepts of project management. It can benefit professionals in all industries and levels of administration.

What You'll Learn

  • How to manage multiple projects in an efficient and effective way.
  • How to identify, analyze and manage risk during each stage of a project lifecycle.
  • Techniques for keeping a project on schedule when faced with various challenges.
  • Ways to build a functional and effective team.
  • Leadership roles and responsibilities, and effective communication techniques.
  • Ethical procedures when managing a project, and professional accountability.

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Every industry needs employees who can manage multiple projects successfully Positions are available in firms, corporations, government, Education and nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Coordinator
  • Manager
  • Program Director
  • Executive Assistant

Real People. Real Results.

“I needed a program to better my skills in Project Management, so I researched all area universities, and saw that UCR Extension offered the most job applicable courses. The material was useful and appropriate, the instructors were hands-on, and had real-life experience which helped me really understand the material.”

Cecilia Kavathas

Engineering Administration Coordinator & Project Scheduler
General Micro Systems, Inc.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • None

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Project Management Essentials

MGT X470.41

3 units

Quarter 2

Project Leadership, Communication and Team Building

MGT X470.33

3 units

Project Scheduling and Risk Management

MGT X470.39

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I have led some of the coolest projects in the world, and my background in entertainment, technology, and project management has provided me with a wealth of experiences which I share to help my students solve real-world problems with effective tools and techniques. Project Management is nothing more than bringing order out of chaos, and I empower my students with the knowledge they need to find success in all areas of their lives.”

Michael P. Toothman

Executive Director
Project Driven LLC

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