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Enhance your project management skills

Expand your skillset and work in virtually any industry with a Project Management Certificate.

A successful Project Manager will successfully manage scope, schedule, budget, resources and risks as well as develop deliverables such as project charters and integrated plans using both predictive and agile methodologies. Through stakeholder involvement and effective communications, the project manager can carry a project to completion in an orderly and methodical way. 

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management will prepare you for this challenge by providing conceptual and hands-on experience of project management best practices along with further research into current trends and issues. All Carlow University faculty who teach in this track are Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holders.


  • August and January Start Dates
  • 24 weeks, 3 courses
  • Coursework reviewed and approved by the Project Management Institute
  • $4995 tuition* (employer reimbursement encouraged)

Upon completion of the Project Management Certificate Program, students will be prepared to sit for the nationally recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

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The certificate is completely online.

The coursework may include weekly readings, videos, written assignments, and discussion board postings. Student are responsible for viewing all posted materials and completing and submitting all assignments on time via the CelticOnline course site, and for any announcements or additional class information or resource materials.

Next Steps: Students completing this graduate certificate are encouraged to consider entry to the Master of Business Administration graduate program as these 9 earned credits may be applied to the Carlow University Master of Business Administration.

 *note: additional fees may apply

Course Information

MBA734 Project Management Modern Methodologies
One of the first decisions of a Project Manager is choosing an appropriate Project Management Methodology. This course explores the many varieties of agile Project Management approaches such as Scrum and Kaban and contrasts them against more traditional methodologies such as Waterfall and PMBOK. Students will learn both the advantages and disadvantages of each methodology as well as how to choose and apply the right approach based on project type and scope.

MBA735 Project Management - Body of Knowledge
Students learn about the five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project) and ten knowledge areas (integration, scope, schedule, cost, quality, resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management) of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)®. Students develop project management expertise through theoretical discussions and hands-on applications, and examine specific aspects of project management through simulated projects.

MBA761 - Capstone Experience - Project Management
Prepares the student for Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification (based on prior Project Manager experience) through the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)®. Increases the student’s practical Project Management expertise by supplementing their prior project management course knowledge with hands-on experience of project management best practices as well as through further research of current project management trends and issues.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field is projected to increase through 2026, and students who earn an MBA with a project management concentration will stand out in this field, said Howard Stern, PhD.