Project Management 8-Week Program

Put project management skills on your résumé after two months of study! Learn from practicing professionals on best practices, tools and techniques to effectively manage projects from initiation and planning, to execution and control, and ultimately project delivery. Gain practical skills to effectively lead and manage projects in technology, life sciences, construction, financial services, health care and other industries.

Gain a competitive advantage as you enter the workforce or aspire for that promotion. Everything you learn can be put to use in the workplace immediately.

Lead Instructor: Timothy Donahue-Bombosch, Ph.D.

Lead Instructor: Timothy Donahue-Bombosch, Ph.D.

Timothy Donahue-Bombosch, Ph.D., Extension Honored Instructor, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® with more than 10 years of experience managing projects for Cisco, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Becton-Dickinson, Beckman Coulter, Genentech, Iridex, Affymetrix, Kaiser Permanente and Mindjet. He speaks frequently about project management, content management, social networking and content globalization.

Program Benefits

Learn Live Online

Access classroom-style interactive learning from anywhere in the world! Attend scheduled online sessions with your instructor and classmates in addition to completing your coursework.

Intensive Curriculum

Attend 3 hours of classes and workshops each day, Monday–Friday. Earn 8 academic credits (120 hours of instruction total).

Prepare for the PMP® Exam

Develop a strong foundation for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam.

Academic Excellence

Learn at a top-ranked global public university.

Capstone Project

Build your portfolio with a real-world capstone project that you complete as you progress through the course.


Progress through each topic, week by week, learning alongside your fellow classmates.

Weeks 1–2: Project Initiation and Planning

Learn how to initiate a project, develop stakeholder management plans and conduct requirements analysis. You also learn to justify projects through ROI analysis, feasibility studies and a comprehensive business case. As a result, you gain an understanding of the project charter as the output of comprehensive initiation processes that then guide project planning and delivery.

Weeks 3–4: Project Schedule and Risk Management

Today's projects are more time constrained, pose greater technical challenges and are less likely to have adequate resources than in the past. However, specific techniques can help you deal with project risk and recognize and manage potential problems. Learn practical methods for completing difficult projects, and explore how to apply these methods to your own projects.

Weeks 5–6: Project Cost and Procurement Management

Procuring products and services is an essential part of a project manager's responsibilities. Learn the fundamentals of the procurement process, from developing procurement documents and specifications to evaluating vendor proposals, crafting appropriate contracts and overseeing successful execution of contracts. Examine a variety of contractual arrangements and fee options.

Weeks 7–8: Project Execution and Control

A successful project manager relies on an effective management process and a project baseline plan to monitor progress, identify variances and take action to mitigate the impact of problems. Learn how to manage project execution through completion and evaluation. You also explore the tools and techniques for project control.

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate from an accredited institution.

Program Details

Summer 2020 (View semester-length Spring and Fall programs here.)

June 1–July 24, 2020

Apply by May 13

Tuition: $8,000 USD

This includes:

  • Course tuition and textbooks
  • Academic advising

The tuition does not include:

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Personal activities

Admission requirements:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA): 3.0
  • Completion of three years of undergraduate study

English-Language Proficiency Requirement

Whether you are a student, working professional or lifelong learner, you will need to demonstrate English proficiency to be considered for admission into any of our programs for international students.

Because English-language proficiency test centers are closed due to COVID-19, you can meet our English-language requirement in any of the following ways:

Test Scores

  • TOEFL: 90
  • IELTS: 7
  • DAAD: C1
  • Cambridge English First (FCE): C
  • TEM-4 or TEM-8: 70

iBT Special Home Edition and myBest scores are accepted. Scores must be from the past two years.


If you do not meet any of the above criteria, you can request an English-language interview through our department. If you are interested in this option, please select, "I would like to request an English interview" in your online application.

Note: Transcripts and credentials should reflect the program that you completed in English. Our Admissions department will assess all documentation and inform you if additional items are needed. Please note that our admissions process is holistic and meeting the English-language proficiency requirement does not guarantee acceptance. Email with questions or to learn more.


You may request a waiver if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • You have completed one year of full-time college-level instruction entirely in the English language.
  • You have successfully completed a university-level program in a country or region where English is the official language.
  • You are from a country or region on the exempt list. Contact an adviser for more information.

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