About This Course

Professionals with expertise in project management are highly sought after as project-based work continues to proliferate both in scale and complexity. Wake Forest University offers this distinctive project management course to further the professional  development of accomplished, qualified, and effective leaders.  The course presents a unique and in-depth understanding of all Project Management Institute knowledge areas coupled with the integration of leadership and communication principles needed to lead others well as sound technical skills are applied.  Participants will be weaving exam preparation into the virtual 12-session course, including a full, online practice exam.

Professional Credits Available:

National Registry of CPE Sponsors

*Course hours may also be submitted toward required classroom hours (35) for PMP exam.

Webinars – For More Information

July 30, 2020 @12PM

August 13, 2020 @12PM

Course Logistics

  • Virtual LIVE 
  • Duration: September – November 2020
    12 Sessions
    Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Cost: $5400

Next start date: September 3, 2020


Partnership discounts available
3-6 persons per organization, per course, 15%

Bundling Discounts available
Register for more than one course in the 2020-2021 academic year, 5%

The Wake Forest University Certificates Program is an open-enrollment, non-credit bearing program.

 online  in person

Take-Aways & Learning Outcomes:

The Project Management Certificate Course is a 12–week virtual curricula designed to take students through the entire life-cycle of a project with a strong focus on leadership, communication alongside the technical skills necessary to be an outstanding project management professional.

Through this course, participants will gain a greater understanding of how project management is a vital component to the success of any organization and how they can strengthen their associated skillsets. 

In order to become successful project managers, participants will receive skill sets that can be applied to leading projects and people well.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Build a business case and/or feasibility study to demonstrate strong and successful project delivery
  • Set clear expectations and provide high-level direction to execute effective project planning
  • Create strong, successful project delivery through execution, monitor and control techniques, understanding of industry tools and strategies for scheduling, budgeting and analytics
  • Close a project by utilizing staffing strategies, handing over deliverables and post implementation review

The above skills and knowledge competencies will be demonstrated through participants’ active in-class exchange, participation with each other and with class leadership, well-executed class exercises and a full, online PMP practice exam.

Course Designed For:

Professionals with project management skills are highly sought after across a range of industries and professions.  In this course we will emphasize the technical skills needed in project management, day-to-day application of those skills, and leadership insights used to move projects forward effectively and well.

Those planning on taking exams to receive Project Management credentialing will benefit from the course and exam preparation through the technical skills learned and a practice PMP prep exam.  Those taking the course purely for the skills and expertise gained will appreciate the content and opportunity to learn and network with other professionals across a number of industries and applying project management effectively.

The industries below provide some examples that highly value project management expertise.

  • Energy sector
  • Financial services sector
  • Management consulting
  • Information technology
  • Construction management
  • Government contracting and procurement
  • Healthcare sector
  • Law and litigation support
  • Non-profit management
  • Manufacturing: Industrial/Transportation
  • Public relations

Certificate Course Details

For More Information

For more information or to speak with a program advisor, please contact us.

PMP preparation
Interactive and targeted skill building
Supportive learning community
Leadership at the front of the classroom