The undergraduate project management certificate program at University of Maryland Global Campus can help prepare you for supervisory and midlevel management positions involving project management and team management. If you're a project manager, project team member, or otherwise assigned to project teams within a private or public-sector organization, this certificate program can help you upgrade your skills with theoretical and practical knowledge to advance to a higher level.

In your certificate courses, you'll learn to bring a project full cycle from development to completion. You'll also work with a variety of tools designed specifically for project management and work hands-on with federal contracts to become familiar with processes and issues.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Project Management Undergraduate Certificate

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Manage a project through all phases of the project's life cycle
  • Develop and implement plans to manage information systems projects, using Microsoft Project to develop schedules and related components
  • Apply agile practices to manage complex projects with responsiveness and adaptability
  • Use a proven problem-solving framework to generate potential solutions for effective decision making
  • Manage the federal contracting process by adequately planning, documenting needs in writing, developing evaluation criteria, and reviewing and assessing contractor performance

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Complete a personality assessment that helps provide insight into team members' strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop a project focused on the project initiation and planning phases of the project life cycle by applying principles, processes, and practices of project management
  • Execute a project that involves realistic decision making scenarios and provides experience in managing the variables routinely encountered in project management

Industry Certification

This program can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s):

Project Management Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required: 18

  • BMGT 487
  • BMGT 488
  • IFSM 438
  • IFSM 441
  • Two supporting electives chosen from the following:
    • BMGT 317
    • BMGT 339
    • BMGT 365
    • BMGT 484
    • IFSM 300

Overall Certificate Requirements

Review the overall undergraduate certificate requirements on the certificates overview webpage.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for supervisory and midlevel management positions that involve project management and team management within a private- or public-sector organization.