The Executive Certificate in Project Management (Weekend)

Project management has become the business world’s most sought–after skill set. As business environments become more complex, organizations are challenged with addressing a seemingly unlimited supply of new projects with fewer resources. Increasingly, a greater reliance is placed on project managers to help organizations ensure approved projects are not only delivered on time and within budget but more importantly - project results must accomplish strategic objectives. Despite this growing need for project managers, keen competition is expected for project management positions.

Candidates who are certified, or have specialized training and industry experience will realize the greatest opportunities to advance and succeed. Small and large organizations alike will benefit from employees who have the critical knowledge needed to lead successful projects! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as project management becomes more widely-recognized, employers across industries are seeking employees with project management skills. Further, those with project management skills are proven to be of greater value to organizations as they coordinate and implement projects which benefit the organization as a whole.

Florida Atlantic University offers a wide selection of in-class and remote, online learning project management training programs, ideal for learning comprehensive project management methodology, preparing for the CAPM®, PMP®, PMI-SP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-PBA®, and PMI-PBA® certification exams, or maintaining your certifications with specialized courses for project management professionals who would like advanced training or need to meet continuing certification requirements.

Program Details

  • Format: Saturdays | On-Campus or Live Virtual
  • Dates: Jan. 20 - Apr. 21, 2024
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Hours: 84-105 Hours-PDUs/ 8.4-10.5 CEUs
  • Sessions: 12 - 15
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus or Live Virtual
  • Fee: $4,995**

**EARLY BIRD: Register and pay by Dec. 31, 2023 and pay only $4495.50!





Jorge Bonilla

"I have been very satisfied with the level of quality of the program. We had a great instructor, who brought a real-world perspective from many years of experience as a project manager on the field. The FAU team has been completely responsive and available to me. Overall your level of service and product is A+."

Thomas S. Leonardi

"As a "seasoned" project management professional, the class bridged the gaps between my experience and the project management book of knowledge. The benefit will include expanded attention to the development of work breakdown structures and work packages, risk management, quality, communications management and human resources management in managing future projects. I especially enjoyed the utilization of a class project to illustrate and emphasize the various components of the project management book of knowledge."

Roberto Centeno

"This PM Executive Certificate program was a “life changing event” professionally speaking. It has provided a structured, well thought-out methodology in which to approach my professional challenges while clearly opening up new career opportunities given that what I – we – are not locked into any specific industry with the knowledge acquired. The FAU Key Performance instructors were awesome, deeply knowledgeable, but most of all they cared that we learn. They knew how to push us to analyze, focus and execute in an entirely new way! Thanks!"


Program Objectives

Why participate in this course?

Florida Atlantic University’s Executive Certificate in Project Management uses a practical and academic approach to cover the fundamentals of the internationally-accepted A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The curriculum covers the Project Management domains, exploring each one and their interdependencies in the project lifecycle in depth. All participants will engage in group exercises to apply the tools learned in the classroom and are expected to complete a final project which will demonstrate practical application and mastery of project management methodology.

Participants who enroll in the Executive Certificate in Project Management also have the option to attend an intensive 21 hour preparatory course for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

An Executive Certificate in Project Management will be awarded upon completion of the program demonstrating the knowledge, comprehension, and understanding of the material. (The preparatory course is optional, and is intended for students who wish to pursue (PMP)® certification in addition to the Executive Certificate.)

Participants who take the course will:

  • Understand how projects are selected and initiated
  • Build an integrated Project Management Plan and other key planning and controlling documents
  • Learn how to apply good project management skills in many different types of projects through lecture, discussions, and practice
  • Learn skills to develop relationships and better communicate with project stakeholders
  • Learn methods to keep the project on track, successfully complete the project, and transition the results to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Build relationships and networking opportunities with other participants through discussion and group activities

Course Topics

Using presentations, lessons, and group assignments, this course will walk through the entire life cycle of a project, using A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as a basis.

Key course topics include:

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Scope Planning and Delivery
  • Resources and Procurement
  • Scheduling
  • Budgeting
  • Communications
  • Risk
  • Team and Leadership
  • Quality
  • Integration and Closing

Instructional Method & Format

  • Taught by a PMP®-credentialed instructor
  • Highly interactive, in-class, instructor-led program
  • Includes lectures, small group case studies and discussions, Culminates in a final project which demonstrates participants’ mastery of the material and methodology and allows each student to develop a real or simulated project from concept to closing, emulating the project management life cycle

Florida Atlantic University is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)®, and an Authorized Training Provider (A.T.P.)®, approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

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PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-SP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-PBA®, and PMI-ACP® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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