Program Details

Upcoming Start Dates

Sept. 16

Mondays & Wednesdays

6 - 8:30 p.m. CT

8 weeks

Live online

Dec. 9

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

1 week intensive

On campus

Feb. TBD

Mondays & Wednesdays

6 – 8:30 p.m.

8 weeks



Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

1 week intensive

On campus

In the SMU Project Management Certificate program, you'll learn to:

  • Apply methods for effective project planning and control
  • Choose the best tools and processes to effectively manage projects
  • Mitigate risks that could threaten project success
  • Understand the dual role of both project manager and leader
  • Communicate, motivate, and manage conflict with stakeholders

Who should attend the SMU Project Management Certificate program?

  • 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
This 40-hour course achieves the educational hours required to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. However, this is not a PMP® Exam Prep course.


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Admission Requirements

The SMU Project Management Certificate program is open to both beginner and experienced project managers. 

Technical Requirements

Students will interact with instructors and other students through Zoom and SMU's Learning Management System (Canvas). To maximize classroom instruction and your learning experience, we require the use of video & audio devices during the Zoom meeting. It will be necessary to have reliable internet with sufficient bandwidth to support the use of video during class.

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