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UC San Diego Extension’s Professional Certificate in Project Management provides professionals with a practical, hands-on approach to gaining the knowledge and tools necessary to plan, execute and complete complex projects within various types of organizations and industries.

Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the curriculum includes an in-depth study of the elements essential to initiate, execute and complete a successful project, including the development of interpersonal skills critical to conducting work in a team environment. Examine how the principles of project management apply to specific industries, broaden your people skills to prevent or handle all types of conflicts or situations, and learn the nuances of management from a global perspective. Apply the tools and skills learned through a comprehensive hands-on simulation experience.

Upon completion of the Professional Certificate in Project Management, twelve (12) units can be transferred into the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, M.S. in Project Management (degree offered fully online).

View transfer course requirements (pdf)

Learn more about the M.S. in Project Management

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Project Management: About the Field | Alicia McLain, M.A., PMP, CSM | UC San Diego Extension

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Pre-requisite (Complete one of the following courses prior to taking other required courses.)
Project Management Essentials
BUSA-40064
3
L,O,U O,U O,U O,U
   -OR-
Project Management Boot Camp
BUSA-40714
3
U U U U
   -OR-
Project Management Essentials in Science and Technology
BUSA-40862
3
  O   O
Required Courses (Complete all five courses. )
Project Planning and Scheduling
BUSA-40715
3
L,O L L,O L
Work Team Concepts and Skills
BUSA-40109
3
L,O L O  
Controlling Project Costs and Risks
BUSA-40358
3
L,O O L L,O
Project Procurement Management
BUSA-40348
3
O L L L
Project Management Simulation
BUSA-40370
2
U O U O
Elective Courses (Complete at least nine units. Choose from any of the following areas.)
General Electives
Earned Value Project Management
BUSA-40494
3
U O    
Agile Power Practices
BUSA-40860
3
L   L  
Conscious Project Management
BUSA-40867
3
  U   U
Construction Project Management
BUSA-40713
3
U      
Planning & Project Management for Facilities Managers
BUSA-40091
3
  U   L
Project Management for Technical Communicators
BUSA-40667
2
  O    
Information Technology
Business Process Optimization (BPO)
CSE-40819
2
X   L  
Effective Management of IT Projects
CSE-41040
3
X   L  
Enterprise Systems Evaluation and Management Issues
BUSA-40006
3
X   L  
Microsoft Project 2013
BUSA-40866
3
U U U U
Leadership and Management
Business Communication Skills
BUSA-40368
3
L L L L
Managing for Maximum Performance
BUSA-40673
3
U O,U U O,U
Influential Leadership for a Changing World
BUSA-40804
3
Schedule Varies
Interest-Based Negotiation
BUSA-40128
3
L O L L
Practical Writing Skills and Strategies for Business Professionals
BUSA-40820
3
  O   O
Transformational Leadership
BUSA-40803
3
U   U  
Software Engineering Management
Business Practices for Software Project Managers
CSE-40849
3.5
U   L  
Successful Software Implementation and Delivery
CSE-40851
3.5
U   L  
Successful Software Requirement Analysis and Design
CSE-40850
3.5
  U   X
Systems Engineering
Engineering Project Management I
BUSA-40786
3
X      
Logistics I: Logistics Overview
ECE-40194
3
O   O  
Systems Engineering Management
BUSA-40066
3
O   O  
Systems Requirements Analysis
BUSA-40125
3
O   O  
Other Courses of Interest (Not required)
Process Improvement as a Tool for Project Managers
INFO-70061
0
U   U  
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
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To Register in the Certificate Program

Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Certificate Section ID: 103831 Add to Cart
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Business, Professional & Legal Programs, (858) 534-8133
E-mail: a9cook@ucsd.edu

Certificate Guidelines

The Project Management Program consists of 6 required courses (17 units) and at least 9 elective units. Courses are available in both in-class and online formats and the entire certificate can be completed online. Project Management Essentials or Project Management Boot Camp is required to advance to other project management courses. The program can be completed in approximately two years, taking one course per quarter.

For more information please visit extension.ucsd.edu/pm.

Industry Requirements

Courses can be used to satisfy the Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirement needed by Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holders. For information on PMP certification, the PMBOK and PDU requirements, visit PMI at pmi-sd.org.

Advisors

Gary De Spain
VP of Operations
T-Systems International

Elden Jones
Senior Program Analyst
Robbins-Gioia, Inc.

Irvin Kluth
Manager
Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ed Mayer
Business Officer
UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Wayne Muzzy
Project Manager
Predicate Logic

Susan Peterson, MBA, PMP
Program/Project Management Consultant

R. K. "Randy" Simpson
V.P. Engineering
Cubic Defense Systems, Inc.

Craig Tyndall
President
Project Management Associates

Marty Wartenberg
Director of Corporate Education
UC Irvine Extension