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Project Management

Charter Global Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (provider number 1043).


Project management standards are used around the world in all industries and in all disciplines, and demand for skilled project managers outpaces many other roles. The Project Management certificate program will help you improve knowledge and skills in project management and prepare you for the next step in your professional development.

This program aligns with the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge® Guide – sixth edition and prepares students to plan, schedule, and implement complex projects. In addition, the program prepares students to sit for the PMP® certification exam.

In this 3-month program, you will be studying along-side students visiting UCI from around the world. This is an exclusive opportunity to collaborate with people from unique backgrounds and develop an understanding of international business customs.

Who Should Attend

The Certificate Program in Project Management is designed for professionals who wish to advance their skills to become project managers or pursue career opportunities in the area of project management.

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  • Apply fundamental project management principles, theories, and practices, including the basic concepts described in the most current version of the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Use project management tools and techniques that are effective in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project
  • Identify characteristics of high performance teams and ways to manage stakeholder expectations
  • Select appropriate techniques to communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders
  • Benefit from a Charter Global Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute and satisfy the education requirement for PMP® certification
  • Gain a competitive edge in the global job market with an internship in a U.S. company

2019 Course Schedule

  • Winter Quarter 2019: January 7 – March 22
    Application Deadline: December 7
  • Spring Quarter 2019: April 1 – June 14
    Application Deadline March 2
  • Summer Quarter 2019: June 24 – September 6
    Application Deadline: May 25
  • Fall Quarter 2019: September 23 – December 6
    Application Deadline: August 26

All courses scheduled on campus in Irvine, CA

Online Application

Certificate Requirements

Learn How To Earn Your CertificateTo earn a certificate at UCI Division of Continuing Education, students must complete all required courses with a grade of “C” or better. Contact Chris Casas with any questions or concerns at (949) 824-2898 or by email at

Admission Requirements & Application Procedures

Candidates must submit their application by the deadline to be considered for admission.

You must apply by emailing your complete application to and upon acceptance to the program, we will provide you with access to enrollment.

Career Readiness and Global Networking

  • Project Management Internships Available
  • DCE alumni networking and skill-development opportunities
  • Build a professional network with other students visiting from around the world
  • Expand your cultural awareness and learn communication customs across multiple markets

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

PMP®, PMBOK® Guide, Project Management Professional® and PMI® are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Provider is a member of PMI's R.E.P. Program and PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant R.E.P.'s products, courses, publications, or services.