Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Project Management Certificate

"This course opened my mind to not only standard procedures and methods of project management, but advanced techniques using real-world examples."
— Program Manager, QLIK Technologies, June 2015

Upcoming Sessions

  • September 14–18, 2015 ($3,400)
  • December 7–11, 2015 ($3,400)
  • March 7–11, 2016 ($3,400)
  • June 7–9, 2016 ($3,400)

Due to high demand for this program, sessions often sell out more than two months in advance. We encourage you to register early.

Class Times: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. All sessions are held on five consecutive days (Monday–Friday).

Program Fee: The fee listed above includes tuition, all program materials (assessment, course packet, etc.), and coffee breaks and snacks.

Location: Loyola's Water Tower Campus, 16 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611, conveniently located just off of Michigan Avenue. This program also can be conducted on site and designed around the needs of a group of managers from your organization.

Overview

As budgets get smaller, deadlines get tighter, and projects get more complex, organizations that employ formally trained project managers are rewarded with immediate savings in time and money. Without formal training, individuals must develop their own processes for managing projects through trial and error, leading to inefficient outcomes and use of resources. Effective project management involves building and managing teams, controlling costs, developing timelines, managing risk, meeting deadlines, and solving problems to bring projects in on time and on budget.

This program will improve participants' performance by providing industry-standard tools approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to help successfully manage any type of project regardless of scope or industry. Focusing on the proven body of knowledge behind effective project management, the program allows participants to practice these concepts in a project-based team environment. Time built into the program for sharing insights, past experiences, and best practices make the course even more relevant and applicable for all participants.

Completion of Loyola's Project Management Certificate program fulfills the 35 hours of project management education required for PMP® certification through the Project Management Institute.

Key benefits

During this program, participants will:

  • Gain a comprehensive, formal training in project management, based on the industry-standard body of knowledge
  • Learn the fundamental tools to effectively manage any project
  • Learn how to manage projects from initiation, to planning, control and closeout
  • Understand the organizational structures and processes needed to more efficiently manage projects
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively to project sponsors and project team members, and learn the importance of management styles on team dynamics
  • Complete a self-assessment to help better identify your project management style
  • Practice these concepts in a project-based team environment
  • Receive a comprehensive book of reference materials to use in the future

Who should attend

This program is designed for project managers and project team members in need of formal training in project management. Professionals of all experience levels who want to learn the latest project management tools, or who are considering transitioning into a project management role, will benefit greatly from this program. Individuals considering certification through the Project Management Institute are encouraged to contact us for consultation on how this program meets PMI’s Professional Development Unit requirements.

Participants represent a wide variety of industries and organizations, including medium- to large-sized corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and small businesses.

Program content

The program covers, in depth, these key stages of project management:

Faculty

Our programs are taught by leading faculty from Loyola's Quinlan School of Business, home of the nationally-ranked part-time MBA program as reported by BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report. Quinlan Executive Education faculty are in great demand as consultants to corporations, non-profits, and government agencies throughout the region and around the world. The faculty are skilled in making business concepts and skills readily understandable and immediately useful to you. To do this, they engage you in dialogue about your experiences and how what you are learning can be applied on the job. This makes the program personally relevant and focused on real-world results. For more information, visit the Quinlan School of Business Faculty & Staff page.

Certificate

A Project Management Certificate from Loyola is awarded to participants who fulfill the program's attendance requirement.

R.E.P. Status

 Loyola is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI), approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, and other PMI professional credentials. These organizations have met PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.

Project managers are increasingly turning to R.E.P.s for certification training and maintenance, especially since median salaries for the profession now exceed $100,000 (USD). Loyola’s project management certificate program provides a comprehensive approach to project management training, with first-class faculty who teach the discipline, language, and steps to transform your project management abilities and help you take your career to the next level.

Apply Now

For a course consultation, please contact us at 312.915.6761 or executive-ed@luc.edu