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Summer 2016 Project Management Certificate Graduates


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The Project Management Certificate Program is a structured sequence of courses that prepare students for careers in the planning and business fields. It is designed for managers and supervisors involved in engineering, research and development, data processing, construction, facilities management, manufacturing, corporate planning, finance, and marketing.

Penn State is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). We are committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of PMI® Members, PMI-certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®), and other project management stakeholders. We also offer Project Management Supplemental topics.

Course Format

Each project management course is approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to receive one Professional Development Unit (PDU) for each contact hour (21 PDUs per course). PDUs are necessary for individuals who wish to maintain their status of Project Management Professional (PMP®) and for individuals who wish to register for the PMP® certification exam. 

Certificate Requirement - four courses

A Penn State Great Valley certificate is awarded upon completion of the four required courses. Courses MUST be taken in sequence and CANNOT be taken concurrently.  If you have PMP designation through the Project Management Institute, course prerequisites are not mandatory.  You may take any course in this program that interests you.

Continuing Education Units 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs), based on a standard of one unit per 10 hours of classroom contact, are awarded.

For additional program information call 610-648-3281 or email gvskills@psu.edu.

This  is a PDO (Professional Development Opportunity) eligible program.

Register online below or find
out more about registration options and the withdrawal/refund policy.

 - For the Project Management Certificate at The Philadelphia Navy Yard, see Navy Yard schedule.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Penn State Great Valley Project Management Certificate program, a student will be able to apply project management practices such as project initiation, planning and scheduling,  project cost management, and project risk management, to achieve success in a wide variety of fields, including; marketing, financial services, information technology, government, construction and others.

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Cohort – Course now full; January 2017 cohort coming soon

Course # Course Title (click course # for description)



   Fall I

Fall II
BUSAD 5538
21 PDUs
Project Initiation & Planning


6:00 - 9:00 p.m.        
8/25 - 10/6
BUSAD 5539
21 PDUs
Project Scheduling & Integration
Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning


6:00 - 9:00 p.m. -

10/20 - 12/8
(no class 11/24)

Course #
Course Title (click course # for description)


 Times Spring I
Spring II
BUSAD 5540
21 PDUs
Project Costing & Control
Prerequisite: Project Initiation & Planning, and Project Scheduling & Integration
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thurs.,
1/12 - 2/23
BUSAD 5541
21 PDUs

Project Risk & Change Management
Prerequisite: Project Initiation & Planning, Project
Scheduling & Integration and Project Costing & Control

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Thurs.,
3/9 - 4/20

SUPPLEMENTARY COURSE relevant to Project Management (The following course is not a part of the Project Management Certificate Program.):

Course # Course Title 
Sessions Times Spring 2017
BUSAD 5518 Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation
 7  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Thurs.3/9 - 4/20
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Supplementary Courses Schedule

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses owing to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

On-site Programs - Develop a stronger workforce for the future

Companies and organizations can have these programs conducted on our campus or at another location. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company.  Call 610-648-3281 for information.