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Project Management: Strategy Essentials

Curriculum

Program Structure

  • Courses in the Strategy Essentials of Project Management Certificate are offered online and in-person. Students can also take a mixture of both.
  • Online courses range between five and six weeks in length.
  • In-person courses are offered in a two-day intensive seminar format.
  • Students who wish to complete the certificate entirely online take three core courses and one elective. In addition to weekly synchronous sessions, remote students are expected to read texts and complete assignments between synchronous appointments.
  • Students who wish to complete the certificate in person take four core courses and one elective. Two-day intensive seminars are held at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on a Thursday and Friday. Students are expected to read texts and complete assignments between classes.
  • Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a Certificate in Strategy Essentials of Project Management from the University of Chicago Professional Education to signify their achievement.

Course Structure

The Strategy Essentials of Project Management certificate can be completed by taking three to four core courses plus one elective.

Core Courses

Students take three to four* core courses.

Choose either one online course:

  • Essentials of Project Management

OR two in-person courses:

  • Making Projects Work
  • Idea to Completion

* The first 35 PDU’s of the core requirements can be completed as one online course, Essentials of Project Management, or as two, in-person, two-day seminars, Idea to Completion and Making Projects Work. The same content is covered in the online and in-person courses.

AND:

  • Managing Project Resources: Budgets, Estimates, and Performance
  • Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects

Elective Courses

Students choose one elective.

  • Effective Project Leadership
  • Design Thinking for Project Managers
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