Project Management Certificate

Newly added online certificate available in fall 2022

Project Managers play a key role in turning innovative ideas into strategy and strategy into goals. Research from the Project Management Institute shows that employers need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. Employers looking for project managers highlight the importance of well-rounded professionals who exhibit both the human skills of leadership and communication as well as the technical skills to lead successful projects.

Nebraska Wesleyan University's online project management certificate will prepare you for the CAPM exam. Courses features a selection of specialized online courses taught by national experts.

Students majoring in project management are not eligible for the project management certificate.

Project Management required courses  
Project Management Certificate (12 hours)

BUSAD 1650: Introduction to Project Management

According to a recent study of human resource managers, effective project management is one of the most coveted skills for new hires in the modern economy. This course will introduce you to the power of effective project management through two primary frameworks: waterfall and agile. You will also learn vital project-management concepts that can be applied to a wide range of industries and occupations. This online class has optional live sessions.

3 hours

BUSAD 2550: Project Planning

Any successful project starts with a plan. This course provides students with a deep understanding of project planning. Projects are a series of tradeoffs between scope, cost, and time, so you’ll need to learn how to balance them in order to create a plan which is realistic and achievable. You will also learn how to leverage resources, and how to manage risk, quality, and stakeholder expectations to ensure project success. This online class has optional live sessions.

3 hours

BUSAD 3650: Project execution, Monitoring and Control, Implementation and Closure

In today’s fast paced work environment, no project proceeds from beginning to end without encountering unforeseen challenges, and the changing scope, priorities or context of a project may require various adjustments. Additionally, project implementation and closure requires conviction and trust in established processes and personnel. In either context, these are vital parts of a project’s success and are reflections of how future projects will be managed. This course covers project execution, monitoring/control, implementation/handover, DevOps, and project closure. This course is intended to finalize a student’s preparation for their project management practicum and internship.

3 hours

BUSAD 4250: Advanced Project Management Practicum

This course is intended as a culmination of a student’s work in the project management major. Students will work in groups to manage a simulated project from scope to completion, encountering and overcoming challenges, and complications along the way. This course will also provide students with an overview of the product life-cycle, governance, and other topics to help contextualize project work.

3 hours