Lead. Manage. Organize. Deliver.

And do it more effectively.

With formal training in project management, you can transform what you do—and how well you do it. That makes project management one of the most in-demand skills in the world, whether your title says “project manager” or not.

The Project Management Certificate is the University of Iowa’s own certificate program—one you can complete in just 10 class days. A combination of short courses in project management gets you on your way to earning a credential that employers will value. You’ll become well-versed in project planning, time and cost management, team management, communications, and more.

The certificate is open to anyone; no application required. Courses are non-credit-bearing and therefore not eligible for federal financial aid.

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At a glance

Cedar Rapids, Des Moines

Complete three required courses plus four or more class days in electives

Time to complete
6–10 months, depending on course selections and preferred location

$4,715–$4,890, depending on course selection
Courses are non-credit-bearing and therefore not eligible for federal financial aid.

Course sequence
New to project management? Start with Project Management Fundamentals or Project Initiation and Planning

Project Management Certificate courses

Required courses

  • Project Management Fundamentals (2 days)
  • Project Initiation and Planning (2 days)
  • Leading Project Teams (2 days)

Elective courses (complete four or more class days)

  • Communication, Negotiation, & Influence (2 days)
  • Introduction to Agile (1 day)
  • PMP & CAPM Exam Prep Course (3 days)
  • Leading Projects through Emotional Intelligence (1 day)

Sample course sequence

Project Management Fundamentals 2 days
Project Initiation & Planning 2 days
Leading Project Teams 2 days
Intro to Agile 1 day
PMP/CAPM Prep 3 days
10 days