•  Online
  •  San Francisco
  •  Hybrid
  •  18 Total Units

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This program provides students with a combination of foundational concepts in project management and the opportunity to develop and apply technical skills using an online project management platform. Students will learn multiple practical skills including budgeting, conflict resolution, communication, project scoping, developing and using resources, leadership, and team building. Students gain knowledge from faculty who are certified by PMI®. Courses draw from the industry-standard PMBOK body of knowledge for teaching project management concepts, and the Asana platform for training and application of project management skills. Students will create project plans for a professional portfolio and receive dedicated coaching and support for a transition into the field. This certificate program is ideal for those interested in understanding and mastering the practice of project management, and it prepares students for a job in the field and/or taking the CAPM or PMP exam after their program. In contrast to the concentration, the certificate is meant for students who want a quicker and more practical training in project management techniques in order to make themselves more employable for project management jobs in a variety of settings.

  • Job market demand for project managers is strong and growing with an increase of over 40% in the last 5 years
  • Project management skills are broadly applicable to many business settings and in demand across industries
  • You will be prepared for jobs such as Project Manager and Project Coordinator, or any other job requiring project management skills

You will learn:

  • To plan, deliver, and track project tasks within timeline, budget, and allocated resources using industry-standard tools such as Google Sheets and Asana
  • To communicate project plans, updates, and results to stakeholders and other groups to ensure alignment and proper execution
  • Principles and best practices from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)

You will be able to:

  • Use the Asana platform to manage project schedules and timelines and monitor tasks across a project team
  • Estimate project costs and determine budgets
  • Plan and implement risk responses
  • Track key milestones and assess results
  • Prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exam

The learning experience:

  • Learn foundational concepts and technical skills in a project-based, online platform
  • Practice using project management tools directly in the learning platform
  • Get individualized support and feedback from university instructors
  • Add projects to your portfolio for future employers
  • Unlock access to individualized career coaching and tools to prepare for the job search


Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before the certificate courses can be completed.

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