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The LSU Project Management Certificate equips you with the cutting-edge skills to blend traditional and agile project management principles. Participants will learn about delivering projects that add value to businesses, adhere to timelines and budgets, and explore innovative project execution approaches. Gain a comprehensive understanding of project management tools and techniques, including project life cycles, planning and scheduling, and risk management. This certificate improves your ability to lead projects effectively and achieve organizational goals.

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As an Authorized Training Partner for the Project Management Institute (PMI), this courses in this certificate are pre-approved for Professional Development Units, or PDUs, needed for PMI certifications. This includes PDUs needed to take PMI certifications and for PMI Professionals to maintain their credentials like the Project Management Professional, or PMP®.

PMI, Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Body of Knowledge, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.

Average Program Duration

This certificate program consists of 5 courses that can be purchased in a bundle for a discounted rate or individually. Each course must be completed within 4 weeks. This program is designed to take approximately 54 hours to finish, and you have 6 months to complete all courses in the certificate.

Career Outlook

Get ready to seize new opportunities with the Project Management Certificate. In a world of change and innovation, projects are the heartbeat of progress, and your expertise is the driving force. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a solid 7% job growth for Project Management Specialists from 2021 to 2031. That's in sync with trends across various fields, ensuring a steady demand for your skills.

When you earn a Project Management Certificate from LSU, you're not just learning skills – you're investing in your future. Whether you're aiming for career advancement or just starting in the field, this certificate positions you for success in today's ever-evolving job market.

How the Program Works

This certificate is comprised of online courses offered through Moodle, our Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle serves as a centralized platform for students, providing an easy-to-use interface to access course materials, submit assignments, and interact with instructors and fellow learners.

The courses are organized into modules, which are units of learning. Each module consists of lectures, learning activities, and assessments, all designed to enhance the online learning experience. Throughout the course, you will progress from simpler to more complex concepts, and you will have opportunities to practice and apply your knowledge through activities and assessments. We recommend completing 1 to 2 modules per week.

One of the most valuable benefits of online learning is flexibility. Our self-paced courses allow you to access course materials and complete assignments at your preferred pace, reducing the need to log into Moodle at specific times. However, all activities must be completed before the course expiration date.

What You Will Earn

After successfully completing all courses in the certificate program, you will be able to download an official LSU certificate. We recommend you print out this certificate and showcase it with pride!

Completers will also receive a digital badge that showcases your new skill set and provides employers with a reliable way to assess your capabilities. These badges serve as a visual representation of your accomplishments and can be shared on social media, personal websites, or professional networking sites. Badges are distributed through Canvas Credentials. For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU Digital Badge page.

Learning Pathways

After earning the Project Management Certificate, you will open doors to learning pathways that can enhance your skills and credentials. Through LSU’s Credit for Prior Learning initiative, you can potentially use your certificate to waive certain college credits, eliminating the need to retake courses that demonstrate competencies gained through our certificate programs.

The Project Management Certificate may contribute toward the following online degrees offered through LSU Online & Continuing Education:

  • BS in Leadership in Human Resource Development with LSU
  • BS in Learning Experience & Instructional Design with LSU
  • BS in General Business with LSU
  • MS in Leadership and Human Resource Development with LSU
  • Master of Business Administration with LSU

Note: Credit for Prior Learning is determined on a case-by-case basis and subject to change. It is evaluated once students are admitted into a degree program.

How To Pay for Your Certificate

Explore multiple options to fund your educational journey.

  • Through your employer: Many employers offer reimbursement or dedicated budgets for professional development programs. Please check with your human resources department or supervisor to determine your eligibility.
  • Continuing Education loan: Certain certificate programs are eligible for continuing education loans through various banking institutions.
  • Pay your own way: LSU accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Visit the payment options page to learn more.

Additional Details

BUNDLE AND SAVEReceive a discount when you purchase all courses together!

Certificate Price
POPMZ : $2,500.00
Time to complete
180 Days After Registration
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