Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Project managers are the hub of the business wheel

Are you a highly organized problem-solver with sharp communication skills and knack for technology? If so, a project management career might be right for you.

Project managers take plans from inception to completion. They are the coaches—or temporary CEOs—who create, lead, and track projects. From retail to tech to publishing, you can forge a project management career in almost every industry.

A project management certificate added to your credentials enhances your marketability and provides job flexibility. A big advantage of the skill set required for project management is the flexibility to transition from one industry to another.

Enter East Carolina University’s project management program

ECU’s online certificate in project management coursework is adapted from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMI guidelines are highly respected in the project management community.

Our project management certificate covers all the skills, tools, and techniques to prepare you to work with a startup, nonprofit or global corporation. Your project management certificate can be earned in just one year.

Why ECU’s online certificate in project management?

East Carolina University is recognized as a leader in offering a comprehensive online certificate in project management.

Knowledgeable faculty

ECU’s online project management program faculty has a wealth of academic—and professional—experience. They regularly conduct research in IS/IT project management, educational simulations, pair programming, and STEM education.

As a result of their expertise, they are widely published. Industry publications include the International Journal of Information Technology Management, the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education and the Journal of Technology Management.

Small class sizes

ECU’s online certificate project management program has a student-to-instructor ratio of 25:1, which means interactive learning and individual attention.

Your project management certificate is affordable

Tuition and fees for North Carolina residents to earn their online certificate in project management total less than $5,000.

Individual career advising

The services of the Cunanan Center for Professional Success are available to you as a student at ECU as well as after you graduate. The center helps you explore the internships and job opportunities that are best suited to achieving your goals. To support you throughout your career, the center offers a distinguished speaker series. Leaders from diverse industries speak on topics such as professional development, ethics, and the role of business in today’s world.

Courses you will take to earn your online project management certificate

ECU’s online certificate in project management program comprises four courses:

  • Project Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling (MIS 6723)
  • Project Leadership and Communication (MIS 6733)
  • Advanced Project Management Topics (MIS 6743)
  • Project Management (OMGT 6333)

Your online certificate in project management courses are split over two semesters, but you can extend completion time to two years. Students should NOT take MIS 6723 and MIS 6733 in the same semester.

What can you do with your project management certificate?

According to the PMI, the demand for project managers is expected to grow significantly. PMI data predicts the need for 88 million project management jobs by 2027. That’s a lot of opportunity.

Project management careers

With your online certificate in project management, you can approach your current employer—or prospective employer —with confidence. Graduating from ECU’s online project management program means you have sharp skills in planning, budgeting, time management, organizing, documenting, and leading a team.

Your project management certificate will allow to you pursue a project management career in any industry, including:

  • Health care
  • Publication and media
  • Law
  • Retail and e-commerce
  • Engineering
  • Information technology
  • Government
  • Military
  • Nonprofits
  • Startups

A project management career awaits you

Pursuing your project management certificate from ECU means you’ll have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to excel in any project management career. Reach out now and we’ll answer all your questions and get you started.

Acceptance into this certificate program is dependent upon, but not limited to, one of the following:

  • a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7, OR
  • 5 years of progressive professional experience and an undergraduate degree, OR
  • a graduate degree, OR
  • admission to/enrollment in a graduate degree program at East Carolina University

Degree programs related to your project management certificate

East Carolina University offers other graduate-level certificates that increase your career opportunities:

Our Master of Business Administration degree will further advance your skills and marketability. Students who successfully complete this College of Business graduate certificate can waive the entrance exam admissions requirement for the MBA.

Accreditation for ECU’s online project management program

East Carolina University has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business since 1967. AACSB accreditation is known worldwide as the longest-standing, most recognized form of specialized accreditation.