Course Description

Gain the knowledge and skills to manage a project successfully from start to finish. In an intensive, interactive class experience, earn how to develop a project plan, communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders, and achieve your team’s goals efficiently and effectively. 

Key Benefits

  • Meet the educational requirement to sit for the PMP® (Project Management Professional) Exam
  • Learn and practice the six elements of an effective project plan
  • Understand vital tools and techniques used to support project management
  • Learn strategies to identify and mitigate risks to project success
  • Learn to effectively manage communications and reporting skills

Why Choose SMU?

SMU PRO provides:

  • Experienced instructors who are senior-level, practicing professionals 
  • Diverse student participants from a variety of corporate, nonprofit and entrepreneurial industries and academic fields
  • Concentrated class schedule


Course Outline

The program curriculum follows content outlined in A Guide to the PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™, Sixth Edition). An expert instructor will introduce and illustrate various project management models, and you will have opportunities to practice and apply skills and competencies through group and individual exercises. 
The SMU Project Management Certificate program comprises two integrated modules, “Tools and Techniques” (24 content hours) and “The People Side" (16 content hours), which together provide a comprehensive foundation for implementing a project management approach in your work and organization.

Specific topics include:
  • Implementing Effective Planning and Control
  • Organizing and Supporting Projects
  • Creating Interactive Project Teams
  • Establishing Effective Communications
  • Empowering Project Team Members

Learner Outcomes

In addition to class sessions and materials, students also receive an optional one-hour, individual virtual project management coaching session with a GBMC Project Management Coach.  This session will supplement classroom experience and will reinforce topics and exercises covered in class.

Please Note:

  • Coaching sessions must be scheduled to take place within thirty (30) days after the final class meeting day.
  • Additional parameters of coaching sessions will be announced during class.


SMU Project Management Certificate Program instructors are senior-level, practicing professionals with many years of experience in the field. This program is presented in partnership with Global Business Management Consultants (GBMC). GBMC collaborates with universities, organizations and corporations worldwide to train, consult and execute best-in-class project management strategies.


Who Should Attend?

  • New project managers
  • Team members who contribute to projects
  • Experienced managers looking for advanced skills and best practices 
  • Innovative business professionals who want to encourage collaboration 

Entrance Requirements

  • Open to beginner and experienced project managers alike
  • No prerequisites

Applies Towards the Following Certificates



Project Management
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March 2021 Project Management Certificate
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6:00PM to 8:30PM
Mar 09, 2021 to Mar 11, 2021
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6:00PM to 8:30PM
Mar 23, 2021 to May 06, 2021
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Early Registration Rate non-credit $3,745.00 Click here to get more information
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