Program Overview:

Project Management: New Options for Fall 2014

Northwestern University is a PMI® Global Provider of project management training.  We have three certificate tracks leading to CAPM, ACP and PMP certification from PMI®. We also offer electives for PDU credit toward those certifications.  Students will learn from industry experts the best practices to make them best-in-class project managers.  We offer weekday, weeknight, weekend and online learning to fit your needs.

Program Goals

  • Communicate the value of project management
  • Establish the structure for a successful project
  • Assemble, motivate and lead the project team
  • Ensure the project scope delivers the expected business value and desired outcome
  • Implement the proper mechanisms to prevent, minimize and respond to risks
  • Develop and use various mechanism to communicate project information
  • Ensure the project is completed per the agreed-upon project standards, budget and schedule

Students will also learn how to explain concepts expected by the PMP® or PMI-ACP® exams in both Project Management for Professionals and Agile Project Management.

    We are a Global Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's foremost advocate for the project management profession. All of the core courses as well as all electives are eligible for professional development units (PDUs) from PMI®.


    Project Management Institute (PMI)
    PMP is a registered mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.

    Project Management for Professionals Track for PMP ® Certification

    Choose if you have experience in project management and you want to take the PMP® exam. This course will meet the 35-hour project management education requirement for PMI.

    • Course length: 37.25 hours 
    • Offered in fall, winter, spring and summer
    • Offered in-person in Chicago's Loop and online over 11 weeks

    You can earn a certificate of completion from just this single course. This option is available beginning in fall 2014 only. Please note that the new price for the course will be $1,649.

    To earn a certificate from Project Management Institute, such as PMP®, you must sit for their exam and meet their eligibility criteria.

    Project Management for Pracititioners for CAPM® Certifcation or hands-on training

    Choose if you are a a new project manager, a career changer or just want hands-on training. This course meets the 23 hours of project management education requirement to sit for the CAPM®.

    • Course length: 24 hours — earn a CAPM
    • Offered in fall, winter, spring and summer
    • Offered in-person in Chicago's Loop weekdays or Saturdays

    Choose an additional two electives to earn a certificate from Northwestern University. These electives are offered on a rotating basis. Check the course schedule for currently scheduled offerings. Courses may meet for two to three full days, or once a week at night for several weeks.

    Agile Project Management for PMI-ACP® Certification

    Choose if you need to know the skills to get projects done quickly and that have constantly moving parts. This course meets the 21 contact hours required by PMI to sit for the PMI-ACP®

    • Course length: four days — exceeds the 21-hour requirement by PMI-ACP®
    • Offered in fall, winter, spring and summer
    • Offered in-person in Chicago's Loop weekdays or Saturdays

    Choose an additional two electives to earn a certificate from Northwestern University. We have specific Agile electives, or choose from the general pool.

    Core Courses:

    • PROJ_PMI 401-0 Project Mngmnt Practitioners
    • PROJ_PMI 402-0 OR 402-DL Project Mngmnt Professionals
    • PROJ_PMI 403-0 Agile for PM Professionals

    Elective Courses:

    • PROJ_PMI 204-0 Developing People and Teams
    • PROJ_PMI 206-0 Tech Planning for Leaders
    • PROJ_PMI 211-0 PM Soft Skills
    • PROJ_PMI 215-0 Intro to MS Project 2010
    • PROJ_PMI 216-0 Intermediate MS Project 2010
    • PROJ_PMI 315-0 Risk Management
    • PROJ_PMI 320-0 Intro to Research Mngmnt
    • PROJ_PMI 350-0 Agile Project Management