This certificate offers the essential knowledge and skills to manage and lead traditional and Agile projects, as well as pursue PMI® certification. Students will gain knowledge from faculty who are certified by PMI®, and who have significant real-world project management experience. Course materials align with the Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The completion of just one GGU class fulfills PMI®'s education requirement to apply for either the CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) or PMP® (Project Management Professional) exams.

  • Learn from PMI® certified instructors from some of the Bay Area’s largest companies.
  • Gain essential PM skills, including Agile, to build collaboration, inspire action and improve project outcomes.
  • Apply credits towards a Master's in Project Management or an MBA.
  • No GRE or GMAT required.

PMI®, PMBOK®, PMP® and CAPM® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute.

What You'll Learn

Methods and theories that enable maximum output and meet organizational objectives.

Agile Project Management techniques for fast-paced and fluid business environments.

Skills based on the PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) created by the highly regarded PMI® (Project Management Institute).


Introduces the principles and techniques of directing and controlling resources for a fixed-term project established for the accomplishment of specific goals and objectives, including issues pertaining to engineering, construction and large-systems development projects. Topics covered are the manager's responsibility, use of systems analysis, scheduling and control of project operations, planning, executing, budgeting and staffing; the manager's role in leadership, motivation, communication, conflict resolution and time management. Class material will be integrated with the information in the PMI®'s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

Managers in today's complex, rapidly changing business environment must be able to effectively respond to change, learn consistently, make connections and understand context. This course uses presentation, interactive exercises, and small-group work to explore Agile concepts, principles, roles and responsibilities, and practices. Students will get hands-on experience with Agile management tools and techniques, and gain an understanding of how Agile teams and projects work.

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Course Delivery

  • 100% Online: No in-person classroom presence is required.

Tuition & Fees

  • Special tuition rate per unit: $600
    (terms & conditions)
  • Technology fee: $85 / term
  • Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum education: Bachelor's degree
  • Prerequisite courses: None
  • Student status: May not be currently enrolled in a GGU degree or certificate program and may not have been enrolled in a GGU graduate degree or certificate program during the previous 12 month period.
  • Residency: F or J Visa holders are not eligible.


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