Graduate Certificate program in Project Management at University of Chicago

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Strategy Essentials of Project Management Certificate

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Non-Credit Certificate Program in Project Management: Strategy Essentials.

Enhance your career with our project management certificate as you advance your leadership and strategic skill sets.

Learn the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to master project management theory and best practices.

In order to offer a richer student experience, maximize program knowledge and offer our project management expertise to a greater audience, the University of Chicago Professional Education has merged its Essentials of Project Management and Project Management Strategy certificates into a robust, new program, Strategy Essentials of Project Management.

The Strategy Essentials of Project Management Certificate introduces students to the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to master the theory and practice of project management. Students will gain direct experience using appropriate tools and techniques to enhance their understanding of the strategic, leadership, human resources, and operational aspects of project management to successfully execute a project from initiation through completion.

Designed for project managers who need to rethink internal processes to drive successful project outcomes or professionals interested in gaining the skills needed to lead within their industries.

The number of project management jobs is growing at an exponential rate, and trained project managers can excel in any organization or industry. This series of practical courses prepares you to embrace these challenges head-on by addressing real organizational needs, giving you knowledge that will enhance your ability to grow and contribute to any organization.

After completing the program, you will be able to:.

Inhabit your role as a project leader by applying quantitative skills to inform good decision-making at every stage.

Inherent in successful project execution such as communication, interpersonal relationships, and problem-solving.

Use technology to facilitate communication and stakeholder management.

Deepen your understanding of the strategic, leadership, human resources, and operational aspects of project management.

Manage risk at both project and organizational levels.

Take Your Project Management to the Next Level With Our Results-driven, Interactive Classes.

The certificate program is open to participants of varying professional backgrounds. However, industry professionals who demonstrate five years of experience in a managing role or capacity in project management can receive a waiver for the first online core course or the first two in-person core courses.

According to a 2020 report by the Project Management Institute, 51% of organizations require project management professionals to have a certification for their role.

In addition to rigorous training in the techniques, tools, and practical concerns inherent to the successful execution of projects, students in Strategy Essentials of Project Management will learn the interpersonal skills often overlooked in foundational project management programs. Successfully conducted project management requires tactical communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution.

Experienced project managers and project coordinators responsible for project design and implementation.

Program managers who are responsible for multiple projects.

IT managers, supervisors, or project leaders responsible for business analysis and project implementation.

Business managers supervisors, project sponsors, and other managers responsible for project success.

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36 Months Duration
- Credit hours
Yes GRE Required
Yes Scholarships Available

Composition of student population

2 Post-master's certificate
19 Postbaccalaureate certificate

Tuition for Project Management graduate program at University of Chicago

$61,548 In-state Tuition & Fees
$61,548 Out-of-state Tuition & Fees

How does certificate program tuition for University of Chicago compares with other universities in Illinois?

University of Chicago is a private university with an average tuition of $61,548 per year. This tuition gives it an affordability index of #9 among all universities in the Illinois, and an affordability index of #258 among all the universities in the US.

UniversityTuition / Year
Project Management Certificate program at University of Illinois Springfield$10,983
Project Management Certificate program at Northwestern University$56,567

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