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Spring 2015 Project Management certificate program grads  with Project Risk & Change Management Instructor Nancy Hillanbrand, PMP (left)


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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.

Check back for Spring dates.  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.

Class Full
Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Cohort

Course # Course Title (click course # for description)



Fall I

Fall II

BUSAD 5538
21 PDUs
Project Initiation & Planning


6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thurs.,
8/27 - 10/8
Class full
BUSAD 5539
21 PDUs
Project Scheduling & Integration

Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning


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

10/22 - 12/10
(no class 11/26)
Register online

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
         7 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thurs.,
1/14 - 2/25

BUSAD 5541
21 PDUs

Project Risk & Change Management

Prerequisite: Project Initiation & Planning, Project Scheduling & Integration,
and Project Costing & Control
         7 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  - Thurs.,
3/10 - 4/21

SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES relevant to Project Management (The following courses are not a part of the Project Management Certificate Program.):

Course # Course Title 
Sessions Times
BUSAD 5518 Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
BUSAD 5593 Certified ScrumMaster


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Schedule information
Supplementary Courses Schedule

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

Instructor Testimonial

“As an instructor in Penn State Great Valley's Project Management program, I witness the professional growth of my students as they learn and refine the high caliber skills required to become an effective project manager. Our students come from a vast array of educational backgrounds and industries, which set the stage for a dynamic learning environment and a true learning experience.”

-Adam Selverian, PMP, PMI-RMP, Lead Instructor, Project Management Certificate Program

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.


Student Testimonial

Anjali Jain
Project Management Certificate Program

“This course is a complete learning experience of all Project Management processes and
phases with lot of hands on tasks. It helped me to apply those concepts to my day-to-day work and I became
more efficient in my role.”