Project management courses at the University of Iowa

The Tippie College of Business offers project management courses in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.

Whether you're seeking formal project management certification (like PMP® or CAPM®) or simply want to master techniques for effective project management, there is a course that’s suitable for every level. Take individual courses to gain skills in specific areas or add a few more to earn a nondegree Project Management Certificate from the University of Iowa (nondegree certificate; no application required).

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Project management courses

Project Management Fundamentals
Two-day course •  Core course for the University of Iowa’s Project Management Certificate
Successful projects require effective management of scope, schedule, and cost. This course covers key knowledge areas within the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and introduces contemporary project management techniques and principles. You'll learn methods for planning and executing projects through team exercises, case analysis, and hands-on experience with project planning software.

Project Initiation and Planning
Two-day course •  Core course for the University of Iowa’s Project Management Certificate
A vision, delivery strategy, and action plan are fundamental to successful projects. In this course, you'll learn to develop a project charter, assess project feasibility, and select a project delivery strategy. The course will also provide practical tools such as preparing management plans for communication, stakeholders, quality, and procurement. This course is based on the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Leading Project Teams
Two-day course •  Core course for the University of Iowa’s Project Management Certificate
Effective teams are fundamental to successful projects. This course focuses on team member roles and responsibilities in the context of project management. The course covers team building, dealing with team dysfunctions, and communicating effectively. It also provides tools for meeting management that help maximize team performance. You can expect to learn practical information you can apply immediately. This course is based on the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Communication, Negotiation, & Influence
Two-day course •  Elective that can be applied toward the University of Iowa's Project Management Certificate
Communication is a key knowledge area in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Project managers must use complex skills to gain commitment, obtain resources, and garner organizational support, typically without direct authority over their required resources. This course is designed to help project managers accomplish these goals by effectively communicating with and influencing others.

Leading Projects through Emotional Intelligence
One-day course •  Elective that can be applied toward the University of Iowa’s Project Management Certificate
Emotional intelligence is a skill that can be developed to help deal more effectively with interpersonal interactions and improve relationships at both work and home. This course will look at the developing world of emotional intelligence and how it is changing the role of leadership development and business practices. You will learn the meaning of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), the five areas of emotional intelligence, how to detect emotional intelligence in others, and strategies on how to improve their own emotional intelligence.

Introduction to Agile
One-day course •  Elective that can be applied toward the University of Iowa’s Project Management Certificate
Agile is a project management framework that focuses on producing high-quality work in fast-paced, uncertain project environments. This workshop introduces participants to strategies for implementing Agile project management and the infrastructure needed to support the Agile Project Management Organization.

PMP and CAPM Prep Course
Three-day course •  Elective that can be applied toward the University of Iowa’s Project Management Certificate
Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the gold standard in project management, assuring companies that a project manager has the skills, knowledge, and best practices to succeed. Similarly, the Certified Associate in Project Management certification (CAPM®) is gaining in professional status. This course reviews the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), covers key areas in the PMP and CAPM exams, and provides useful test-taking tips.

PMP, CAPM and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.