Program Courses

To earn a project management certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses depending on which track of study they choose:

  1. Applied Project Management Certificate: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 402-0 or PROJ_PMI 402-DL) only
  2. Essentials of Project Management Certificate: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 401-0 or PROJ_PMI 401-DL) and two Electives
  3. Certificate in Agile Practices: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 403-0) and two Electives

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Annual Schedule

Expand the annual schedule lists below to see which quarters each project management class is typically offered in.

Project Management Annual Schedule - Core Courses

CORE COURSES
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
PROJ_PMI 401-0 Essentials of Project Management (On Campus) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 401-DL Essentials of Project Management (Online) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 402-0 Applied Project Management (On Campus) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 402-DL Applied Project Management (Online) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 403-0 Agile for Practitioners X X X X

Project Management Annual Schedule - Elective Courses

ELECTIVE COURSES
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
PROJ_PMI 204-0 Developing People and Teams X X X
PROJ_PMI 211-0 Soft Skills for the Project Manager X X
PROJ_PMI 225-0 Power Excel Skills for Project Managers X X
PROJ_PMI 300-0 Managing Global Teams X X
PROJ_PMI 302-0 Leading Change in Healthcare: Process Improvement (DMAIC Methodology)  X X
PROJ_PMI 315-DL Risk Management (Online) X X
PROJ_PMI 345-DL Practical Project Planning (Online) X X
PROJ_PMI 350-0 Leading and Coaching Agile Teams X
PROJ_PMI 360-0 Agile Estimating and Planning X
PROJ_PMI 365-0 Supporting an Agile Transformation X X

Attribution

PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PMI-ACP, and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Registration



PDP courses are offered online, remotely, and on-campus in accordance with University guidelines . Please refer to the Schedule Notes for course delivery information.

IMPORTANT: The registration process for all professional development courses requires you to (A) register for your course, (B) complete an acknowledgment of Northwestern University's Student Expectations and COVID-19 Code of Conduct in CAESAR. Current students with an active NetID must complete their student acknowledgment in CAESAR before registering for courses. New students must complete their student acknowledgment in CAESAR within 48 hours of enrollment before official registration can be finalized.
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PROJ_PMI 401-0 : Essentials of Project Management


Description

Designed for project team members and newer project managers / professionals who are managing projects as one part of their job, this course provides a detailed examination of the fundamental processes of project management and meets the 23 contact hour training requirements for PMI®'s Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)® exam. Using lectures, case studies, discussions and individual and group exercises, participants will learn how to apply the standard project management process to successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close a project. This will include an emphasis on determining how to meet customer/client needs, planning activities, and communication skills.

 

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 23 (Technical: 17; Leadership: 3; Strategic: 3)

 

Course materials:

Project Management from Start to Finish, 1st Edition. Barnes, Lisa-Ann. Access Alliance for Education, 2020. eText ISBN: 9781685649494

Students may purchase this digital textbook from any retailer where it is available. Additional course materials will be provided via the online course site.

 

Registered students can access their online course site here. An activated NetID and password is required for login. *Please note: It may take up to 24-hours for registered students to be added to the online course platform.


Additional Information:

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Tuition : $1255

Spring 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
04/26/22 - 04/28/22TuWTh
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue 71243
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Castro, Perla
Chicago Campus
Cancelled30942
Schedule Notes :

This course will be offered on-campus in accordance with University guidelines.

For more information, please contact profdev@northwestern.edu.

All times listed CST


Spring 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
05/02/22 - 05/26/22MTh
6 – 8 p.m. 42
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Barnes, Lisa-Ann
Remote Campus
Open39826
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

All times listed CST

For more information, please contact profdev@northwestern.edu.


Summer 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
08/02/22 - 08/25/22TuTh
6 – 8 p.m. 43
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Castro, Perla
Remote Campus
Open40243
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

All times listed CST

For more information, please contact profdev@northwestern.edu.

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