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Project Management Training

Across industries, project management is a highly demanded skillset. From leadership and conflict management to risk management and budgeting, certification as a project manager empowers you for job opportunities and career advancement. This three-course specialization gives you the knowledge and experience needed for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam, an assessment administered at a variety of certified testing locations.


  • Online


  • Online

Credit Hours

  • 9

Innovating for New Pathways

Across industries, the number of jobs that require project-oriented skills is projected to increase 33% from 2017 to 2027 (Project Management Institute).

In addition to new career opportunities, project management helps you add value to your organization by being able to effectively lead projects, keep resources and budgets on track and communicate your goals and objectives.

Beyond a typical crash course for PMP test preparation, you’ll experience additional time to process course work and implement what you’re learning. Deepen your understanding of applying the principles you encounter in the context of an inspiring community of peers each pursuing their own goals.

Entry Requirements

If you’re not a current Cornerstone student, there are no entry requirements to take these courses. If you are a current Cornerstone student, you must have 45 credits completed prior to taking these courses.

How To Apply

New Students: Apply for the project management training by completing your non-degree program application.

Current Students: Connect with your academic adviser—you’ll need to complete a drop-in course form to apply for this training opportunity. You’ll also want to connect with your Student Financial Services Specialist, as you may be eligible for financial aid.


Estimated total cost is $4,845. Explore the full breakdown for more information.

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Courses to fulfill the credit requirement for PMP exam.

Next Program Start

Move forward as a leader on your own schedule with flexible course scheduling and online classes.

Summer 2022: Classes Start on May 9, 2022

Summer 2022: Classes Start on July 5, 2022

Fall 2022: Classes Start on Aug. 31, 2022

Fall 2022: Classes Start on Oct. 26, 2022

Spring 2023: Classes Start on Jan. 17, 2023

Spring 2023: Classes Start on March 13, 2023


Advance with a practical curriculum that empowers you to both move forward in Project Management Professional certification and continue engaging in a dynamic and diverse market.

Fundamentals of Project Management

An exploration of the framework and fundamental methodologies of project management. Topics include foundational concepts such as requirements gathering, scope management, change control and time management, as well as an introduction to common tools, techniques and the process required to become a certified project manager.

Cost, Quality and Team Management

An exploration of a variety of project management principles necessary to manage the resources of a project. Specific topics include project budgeting, cost estimation and control, quality assurance and control, acquiring, developing, and managing a project team, conflict management and negotiation skills.

Communications and Risk Management

A study of the principles of effective communication, including managing risks, issues and stakeholder expectations. Topics include the methodology for identifying, measuring and responding to risks and issues, as well as the professional and social responsibilities of project management.

PMP Certification

To become a PMP, you’ll need to complete the certification exam at a certified testing location and meet certain qualifications. This three-course program does not include the PMP exam but provides:

  • Fulfillment of the 35-hour project management education prerequisite.
  • Training through course work that includes exam preparation.

Additional requirements to qualify for the PMP exam include having three to five years of experience in leading projects and an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Many of the job openings my employer posts require project management certification and skills. As I navigate through this program, it’s clear that the curriculum will immediately provide real-world benefits.

Eric Weller (B.S. ’20), PM Training student

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