We all work on projects…however we often tackle our projects differently. This can cause unintended inefficiencies and challenges when connecting with other people and teams who you need to move projects along. This is the biggest reason why most projects either end up over budget, delayed or are not completed at all.

The good news is there are best practices for working on projects that can allow you to finish your projects faster and with better results.

UNC Charlotte’s School of Professional Studies Project Management Certificate is designed to give teams, project managers and all working professionals the project management skills and best practices needed for project management success.

Plus, included as part of your Project Management Certificate you will earn your Lean Six Sigma White Belt certification, an industry-recognized certification, that will help you create new efficiencies, improve processes and ensure consistent work quality.

What courses do I need to take?

To earn your Project Management Certificate you will need to complete the following six courses:

  • Principles of Project Management (which includes the Lean Six Sigma White Belt certification)
  • Project Schedule Development and Control
  • Leadership and Communication Skills for Project Managers
  • Cost Estimating and Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Risk Management

Is there an order I need to take the courses?

Take the courses in any order and start the courses at any time. All courses within the Project Management Certificate are available as either classroom or live-online delivery. You may choose to do all live-online courses, all classroom courses, or do a mix of both.

How did we choose and develop our project management course topics?

Project management has become one of the world's most in-demand skill sets. The certificate program is designed to provide you with a firm base of real world best practices along with best practices from the Project Management Institute's (PMI) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

The two-hour Lean Six Sigma White Belt (part of the Principles of Project Management course) provides a brief overview of three of the most-widely used total quality management methodologies in the industry today. The first half of the program covers an introduction to the Six Sigma methodology used to improve existing processes or design new processes. The second half of the program is a brief introduction to the methodology called Lean, which provides participants with the general knowledge of the terms used by practitioners in the industry today. The Lean Six Sigma White Belt is an industry standard credential which is part of a six tier university accredited credentialing system that culminates with a Master Black Belt. The short two-hour course is asynchronous and can be completed either before or after the live Principles of Project Management class.

Whether you are currently a project manager looking to improve your skills, a member of a project team or a professional in another field who wishes to transition into a more formal project management role, these courses will provide you with the skills you need to accelerate your career. The certificate meets the project management education requirements to qualify to take either the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam or the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam.

All courses are based on the Project Management Institute's (PMI) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The curriculum will empower you with the skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing your projects.

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By paying for all of the courses in the Certificate up front you can enroll at a discounted rate.

A savings of $985

Certificate Price
Project Management Certificate Bundle Fee : $5,585.00
Deadline to Start Last Course
365 Days After Registration


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