Today’s project managers recognize the business need for a project, sort through multiple conflicting stakeholders’ demands and deal with rapid change. Additionally, they must manage a myriad of communication issues in both traditional, global and virtual project teams, adapt modern approaches to quality improvement, and tailor their project management approach to include methods and behaviors from Agile when necessary.

Our Online Project Management Certificate Program will arm you with the understanding and tools for team development strategies and leadership skills all while teaching you scalable techniques for projects both simple and complex. This course will facilitate preparation for the CAPM and PMP exams from the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Our university-based project management series also features proprietary content with a full complement of instructional materials.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply tools, frameworks and strategies to manage projects from simple to complex.
  • Evaluate and monitor performance to achieve business objectives.
  • Implement strategic project planning and risk management methodologies to navigate uncertainty and change.
  • Leverage adaptive leadership in complex projects to drive innovation.
  • Build cohesive teams to improve performance and decision making.
  • Gain a firm understanding of CAPM & PMP knowledge areas, identify areas of opportunity for strengthening grasp of project management principles.

Who Will Benefit

  • Project managers and program managers looking to take on more complex projects.
  • Mid- to senior-level managers in industries including technology, healthcare and construction and involved in complex services or product development.
  • Entrepreneurs and consultants looking to improve the success of their projects.
  • Other professionals interested in pairing their practical experience with proven frameworks and tools for project management and leadership.

General Information/Custom Programs: FIU Business Executive Education can create custom training programs specific to the needs of your organization. Please connect with us by submitting the inquiry form below or contact us 305.348.4217 or fiuExecEd@fiu.edu.

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Schedule & Registration

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Program fee includes:

  • Digital Access to Educational Materials, Tools and Templates
  • Digital Access to Instructional Resources
  • Optional, one office hour with expert guide
  • Florida International University Certificate of Completion

Sample Schedule

WeekChapterHours/WeekTopic(s)

1

Chapters 1 & 2

2

Introduction to Project Management / Project Selection & Prioritization

2

Chapters 3 & 4

3

Chartering Projects and Organizational Capability

3

Chapters 5 & 6

3

Leading & Managing Project Teams / Stakeholder Analysis & Communication

4

Chapter 7

3

Holistic Scope Planning

5

Chapter 8

3

Scheduling Projects

6

Chapter 9

3

Resourcing and Accelerating Projects

7

Chapter 10

3

Budgeting Projects

8

Chapter 11

3

Project Uncertainty Planning

9

Chapter 12

3

Project Quality Planning & Project Kickoff

10

Chapter 13

3

Project Procurement & Partnering

11

Chapter 14

3

Determining Project Progress & Results

12

Chapter 15

3

Finishing the Project & Realizing the Benefits

Topics

  • Introduction to Project Management / Project Selection and Prioritization
  • Chartering Projects and Organizational Capability
  • Leading and Managing Project Teams / Stakeholder Analysis and Communication
  • Holistic Scope Planning
  • Scheduling Projects
  • Resourcing and Accelerating Projects
  • Budgeting Projects
  • Project Uncertainty Planning
  • Project Quality Planning and Project Kickoff
  • Project Procurement and Partnering
  • Determining Project Progress and Results
  • Finishing the Project and Realizing the Benefits

Financial Assistance & Discounts

FIU Executive Education programs are designed to enhance your management skills and boost your career success. Because our certificate programs are non-credit and do not lead to a degree, they do not qualify for traditional student financial aid. However, financial assistance is available in a variety of methods:

  • Private student loans are available for our programs through SallieMae. We strongly recommend participants submit their loan application at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the program to ensure completion of the loan. 

    To apply for a SallieMae loan, please follow the steps below:

    • Notify us via email at fiuexeced@fiu.edu – Please provide your full name, telephone number and the course you wish to take.
    • Visit SallieMae SMART Option Loan to finalize your loan application process:
      • From the home page, choose “Career training student loan”
      • Under “Degree/certificate of study” choose “Certificate”
      • Under “Major/specialty” choose “Continuing Education”
    • Apply for the loan to match the exact program fee.
    • Once your loan is approved and certified, we will notify you with next steps.
    • We periodically offer special discounts via the FIU Executive Education newsletter. To sign up please register here
    • FIU Alumni, Students and Staff: 10% discount available:
      • Please email us at fiuexeced@fiu.edu prior to registering for your program, to obtain your discount code.
      • Please be sure to use your  @fiu.edu email address when registering. 
    • Group Discount for Organizations: 15% discount is available to companies and organizations registering a minimum of three (3) employees. Please contact us via email at fiuexeced@fiu.edu so we may guide you through the registration process.
  • Employer Education Benefits: Ask your employer if it provides education benefits to employees. In many cases and under certain conditions, employers may offer up to $5,250 in tuition/fee assistance to employees tax-free. For more information and latest updates, visit or ask your employer to visit this IRS web site.

    Training Grants for Employers: Employers may qualify for employee training grants from the state of Florida. These grants are used to help employers pay the cost of training and re-skilling employees. For more information, visit CareerSource Florida.

  • Check this section regularly for updates on scholarships and grants available to FIU Executive Education learners.

    PEO Program for Continuing Education: Grant of up to $3,000 to women whose education was interrupted and who now seek a degree or certificate that leads to employment.

  • For general information regarding Financial Aid (FAFSA) or the Veterans GI Bill, please contact FIU Financial Aid at onestop.fiu.edu or Veterans Affairs at veterans@fiu.edu.

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All Programs for Individuals

FIU Executive Education programs for individuals are delivered virtually by an instructor on evenings and weekends. The short programs, in such areas as human resources, project management, Lean Six Sigma, finance and more, can also be taken fully online at your own pace.