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The Certificate in Project Management at the University of Redlands School of Continuing Studies provides students with the unique opportunity to develop relevant, practical, and in-demand project management proficiency through a credential that demands professional attention. Professionals with a project management certificate tend to receive significant salary increases, reflecting their highly sought after skill set that can help improve organizational efficiency.

Students in the Certificate program learn to manage risk to teams and the larger organization in order to make high-pressure decisions; they also gain vital experience using the leading tools in the industry, ensuring they are ready to make an immediate impact.

Learn today. Use in your workplace tomorrow.

Why study Project Management?

As companies have become increasingly complex and spread out across the country, and the globe, the ability to effectively organize people, projects, and budgets has become essential. The Project Management Certificate is highly universal in its applicability, filled with knowledge and skills that can be put into practice across public and private industries. 

Reflecting the demand for project management certified professionals, the latest Project Management Institute (PMI)® commissioned talent gap analysis by Anderson Economic Group (AEG) points to outstanding opportunities in jobs and career growth for project managers within the 11 countries studied. Additionally, through 2027, the project management-oriented labor force in seven project-oriented sectors is expected to grow by 33 percent, or nearly 22 million new jobs. 

Project Management Curriculum and Program Structure 

The curriculum includes five required courses that cover 15 total credits. Each course costs $440 per unit, and the total cost to complete the certificate is $6,600.

This Project Management Certificate offers year-round start dates and can be completed within eight months, supporting students to make rapid progress within their organization. Flexible enrollment options allow students to enroll in one course at a time without formal admission or application requirements. The Certificate coursework is offered on-campus and online and can be applied toward a full undergraduate or graduate degree in the field.

Keep Your Organization on Track with a University of Redlands Certificate 

The Certificate in Project Management through the University of Redlands provides access to the leading theories and methodologies in the field, preparing students to improve resource allocation, team organization, and strategy execution in their organizations.

If you need assistance or have questions about the Project Management program, contact the School of Continuing Studies at 909-748-8869 or

Required Certificate Courses

PMCS 301 Project Management Principles and Practices (3 Credits)

Overview of project management processes and principles used in planning and monitoring project activities from inception through closure. Topics include A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide)-Fifth Edition, the role of the project manager, project life cycle, and project management deliverables. Emphasizes project planning, execution, monitoring, and control. PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

28 PMI® Professional Development Units


PMCS 302 Project Leadership, Teambuilding, and Communications (3 Credits)

Covers essential qualitative areas necessary for effective project management including leadership, personnel, and team management, communication, and strategic planning. Topics include team selection and development, effective project leadership, stakeholder management, and communication strategies throughout the project life cycle.

28 PMI® Professional Development Units

PMCS 303 Project Quality and Risk Management (3 Credits)

Examine the principles and practices associated with project quality assurance and risk management including: quality assurance and risk management strategies, executing an effective quality assurance plan, and monitoring and controlling quality and risks. Project management best practices and standards are explored using PMBOK®Guide.

28 PMI® Professional Development Units

PMCS 304 Project Planning, Procurement, and Cost Management (3 Credits)

Learn the essential project management tools and techniques involved in planning and scheduling projects, procuring supplies and services, and managing project costs. Topics include: collecting project requirements; developing scope of work procedures and documentation using work breakdown structures; conducting source selections; estimating and controlling costs; and, closing out project activities.

28 PMI® Professional Development Units

PMCS 305 Project Management Practicum (3 Credits)

Capstone experience to the project management certificate. A practical and applied approach for review and reinforcement of previously learned project management tools and techniques. A project portfolio with deliverables will be the final outcome of the course providing the student with a synthesis of the project management process in an applied setting.

Course to be taken last. May take one other Project Management class simultaneously.

28 PMI® Professional Development Units

This program of study is offered in partnership with the University of Redlands School of Business & Society. Interested in seeing business degree programs?