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Cohort-Based Learning for Project Managers

Enrollment for Small Groups and Individual Employees.

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  • New Project Management Certificate Program courses available for enrollment in Fall quarter 2023.

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Our Project Management Program covers A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide, 7th edition), which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management. The UCI DCE program has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

The curriculum includes the following: project management lifecycle, project team leadership, waterfall and agile project methodologies, change management and stakeholder management, to name a few.

The program is designed as cohort-based learning so that learners go through and complete all of the coursework together. Upon completion, participants will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the PMP® exam. Recognized domestically and internationally, PMP® certification sets the standard for excellence in project management.

Who Should Enroll

This curriculum is created for individuals currently in, or aspiring to, work in and excel in roles requiring effective project leadership.

Program Benefits

  • Learn how to apply the concepts in real-world project management
  • Establish a road map to create a connection between projects and organizational strategy
  • Get products and services to market faster by integrating project components: cost, schedule, risk, quality, and leadership
  • Master the necessary skills to effectively manage projects and teams to become a better asset to the organization

Course Schedule

Scheduling & Course Formats

Each course format provides you with the same comprehensive, in-depth level of study and instructional excellence. Each course is 100% online and instructor led.

This course is delivered entirely online over 4-5 weeks and although students must meet weekly coursework deadlines, material may be accessed and completed any time of day.

Each course is 4 to 5 weeks in duration and will be offered in an asynchronous modality with an optional synchronous weekly session with the course instructor.


The program is composed of eight modular, standalone courses, which should be taken in total to earn a full certificate. Students who complete the required courses (totaling 13 units) with a grade of ‘C’ or better will receive a certificate awarded by the Division of Continuing Education.


Required Courses

Title Winter Spring Summer Fall
Project Management Overview (1.5 units)
MGMT X402.2
Project Initiation (1.5 units)
MMGMT X402.3
Project Planning and Risk (1.5 units)
MGMT X402.4
Project Schedule & Cost (1.5 units)
MGMT X402.5
Project Stakeholder & Change Management (1.5 units)
MGMT X402.6
Project Procurement Management (1.5 units)
MGMT X402.7
Agile Project Management (2.0 units)
MGMT X402.8
Project Leadership & Communication (2.0 units)
MGMT X402.8

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full certificate.