Project Management Certificate

Since 2009, the University of New Haven has offered a comprehensive, 30-week, non-credit program teaching the fundamentals of project management concepts. Taught by certified PMP® (Project Management Professional) instructors, the certificate program was designed for local professionals looking for an introduction to the field as well as seasoned project managers looking for a more formal education in Project Management (PM). In 2019 we integrated a PMP® certification exam preparation component to the program made up of 5 additional classes for students wishing to pursue this additional Project Management Institute (PMI) granted certification.

Our nine-month non-credit program consists of 5 six-week modules plus 1 five-week test preparation module; all six need to be completed in order to receive the University’s PM certificate.

Originally setup as in class instructions on our main and satellite campuses, we’ve reorganized the program to align with the University’s distance learning model. Since 2017, we’ve incorporated new videoconferencing capabilities for every class that allows attendee flexibility for self directed learning, leverages an expansive library of educational videos, and class recordings for later reference / clarification / reinforcement. This guarantees maximum value returned to every student and optimal knowledge transfer in an individual fit for purpose manner.

Click here to view the Project Management Certificate program and module objectives.

Why Get a Project Management Certificate?

Successful Project Management is about delivering projects on time, within budget and to specification, while delivering maximum value to the stakeholders. Differentiate yourself to employers, and prospective clients with a University of New Haven Project Management (PM) Certificate on your résumé, improving your PM skills and capabilities and increasing your chance of attaining the many PM positions in the workplace today. Additionally, those who complete the program will be awarded 105 Professional Development Units, almost three times the amount required to qualify and be fully prepared to take and pass the Project Management Institute's PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate Project Manager) certification exams, should they choose to.

Why Choose the University of New Haven?

The University of New Haven is a known leader in educational programming. The institution has been continually recognized by U.S. News and World Report magazine as a top-tier regional university in its annual "America's Best Colleges" rankings. The University of New Haven is also a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of the PMI which is the governing body that oversees both the teaching & educational standards of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and the testing for the PMP®, CAPM® and other PM related professional certifications.

Who Should Attend?

This class is designed for local professionals looking to learn in-depth training on Project Management from qualified individuals. This is a comprehensive program being offered to teach skills for good project management practices, not simply to help you memorize keywords and techniques to help pass the PMP® or CAPM® certification exam. Students will experience the direct application of their PM knowledge by contributing, managing and leading a cohort project through its full lifecycle.

Topics Covered

Project management concepts, project framework & lifecycle, project initiation, team effectiveness and leadership, project scope, activity sequencing, estimating resources, developing the project schedule, stakeholder management, procurement, risk management, quality management, project execution, quality control, managing project teams, project monitoring / control, communication, negotiation, managing conflict, an introduction to AGILE Project Management, Critical Chain and other methodologies.


Conversant in the written and spoken English language and approximately 1-year cumulative experience managing/contributing to a project in a team environment.

To become a non-credit certificate student, complete the program interest form and submit it for review and approval.

More Information

For more information about the Project Management Certificate, please contact:

Judd Andres MBA, PMP, CSM, OCMP
Program Director & Adjunct Faculty
Project Management Certificate Program