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

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CORE COURSES
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
PROJ_PMI 401-0 Essentials of Project Management (On Campus/Remote) 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/Remote) 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 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 X
PROJ_PMI 360-0 Agile Estimating and Planning X X
PROJ_PMI 365-0 Supporting an Agile Transformation X X
PROJ_PMI 370-0 Managing Product Backlogs and the Product Owner Role 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. Please refer to the Schedule Notes for course delivery information.

IMPORTANT: The registration process for all professional development courses requires you to register for your course and update your emergency contact information in CAESAR, Northwestern University's Student Enterprise System.

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PROJ_PMI 401-0 : Essentials of Project Management


Description

This course is designed for project team members and project managers/professionals who are new to project management, or who are managing projects as one part of their job. In this course we will take a look at the fundamental processes of project management. Using readings, videos, discussions, and case study activities, you will learn how to apply the standard project management process to successfully initiate, plan, direct, and close a project.


Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

You will leave this course with:

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 36 (Ways of Working: 29; Business Acumen: 5; Power Skills: 2)

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.

 

Please note that tuition will increase to $1,325 starting Fall 2024.

Tuition : $1325

Summer 2024
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
07/16/24 - 09/03/24Tu
6 – 8:30 p.m. 43
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Castro, Perla
Remote Campus
Closed42267
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom on Tuesday evenings. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

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

Course Materials :

Course Materials :

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

Additional course materials will be provided via the online course site.


Fall 2024
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
09/24/24 - 11/12/24Tu
6 – 8:30 p.m. 43
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Barnes, Lisa-Ann
Remote Campus
Open19088
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom on Tuesday evenings. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

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

Course Materials :

Course Materials :

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

Additional course materials will be provided via the online course site.

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Fall 2024
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
10/08/24 - 10/10/24TuWTh
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Wieboldt 44
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Castro, Perla
Chicago Campus
Open19089
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted in person.

All times listed CST.

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

Course Materials :

Course Materials :

Course materials will be provided in person and via the online course site.

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