Project Management

Get in-depth training in project planning, execution, and control, integrating project components such as schedule, cost, quality, risk, and leadership in compliance with Project Management Institute (PMI®) standards. Formats: Online | In-Person

This program is perfect for…

  • Individuals looking to pursue career paths as project managers
  • Those who want to pursue PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification
  • Professionals who want to focus in specific areas of project management
  • Current project managers seeking formal training

What you can learn.

  • Project management concepts, methodologies, tools, and techniques required to manage projects successfully
  • How to integrate key project management areas including scope, schedule, budget, quality, risk, and procurement
  • Practical approaches to all processes throughout the life-cycle of a project
  • Leadership skills to effectively manage project teams

Become a more effective leader.

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Are you just starting out or moving up as a project manager? UCLA Extension’s Project Management Certificate can help you become a more effective leader—and give you the edge to stand out in a highly competitive landscape.

Our curriculum benefits professionals in a wide range of disciplines, including entertainment, engineering, healthcare, IT, and many more.

Gain in-depth training in key aspects of project management. Our courses are in complete compliance with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) standards, and are aligned with the project management 49-processes framework, as well as the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)-6th edition. We can also help prepare you for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam as you work toward the internationally recognized PMP® certification by PMI®.

Format: This certificate can be completed 100% online or in-person. Courses are offered in online, remote, and classroom formats.

Duration: Complete the program in as little as 6 months. Typical pace is less than 1-2 years. Start any quarter.

This certificate is also approved for International Students (F-1 visa), the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and is VA benefit eligible.


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UCLA Extension is a Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) and is approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs).

Expect more from your education.

Learn from Industry Leaders

UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor award recipient with over 30 years of project management experience.

Barry Molnaa
Program Overview

Online "Info Session"

This free online program is available for the entire quarter. It provides a comprehensive overview of the project management program and courses.

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The experience I gained from the Project Management Certificate at UCLA Extension has allowed me to successfully scale our operations and methodologies to accommodate an expanding business while improving our project success rate.

Fabian Choi
Project Management Certificate Graduate

What this certificate has done for our students.


feel this certificate helped them enhance their careers


received a salary increase after starting this certificate


received a promotion after completing this certificate


recommend this certificate program to others

Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Course 1
MGMT X 444.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course 2
MGMT X 444.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course 3
MGMT X 444.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course 4
MGMT X 444.4
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course 5
MGMT X 444.6
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Students must complete one elective course from the following list:
C&EE X 412.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 412.8
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MECH&AE X 428.69
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 443.5
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MGMT X 443.6
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 443.8
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 443.4
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 446.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 446.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 446.3
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Exam Preparation Course

Prepare for the popular PMP® examination with a concentrated and structured review of the key project domains and required knowledge to pass the exam. This course does not apply to toward the certificate. 

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation
MGMT 843.1A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

This certificate is approved for international students (F-1 student visa).

Students participating in courses offered solely by UCLA Extension must meet the English Language Requirements outlined below. Any international student interested in taking classes on UCLA’s main campus must adhere to the English Requirements outlined for UCLA courses.

Acceptable tests and minimum scores

Scores that are equal to or higher than the listed minimum scores from the following tests, taken within the past two years, can satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

  • TOEFL: 80 (iBT)
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • iTEP: 4.5
  • CAE: B (CEFR C1)
  • CPE: C (CEFR C2)
  • TOEIC: 685
  • DUOLINGO (DET): 105

While no other type of test score is accepted in general, students who are affected by test center closures may request an exception to submit an alternate test score.

International Baccalaureates (IB) students or students currently enrolled in an academic institution where the primary language of instruction is English may submit an official academic transcript or verification of enrollment from their school as proof of English proficiency.

Learn more:

International Students: How to Apply

Academic Requirements & English Language Proficiency

Turn your elective into a Specialization.

For students interested in further up-skilling to enhance their PM toolkit, choosing the right elective can set you on the right path. There are two Specializations we recommend considering.

Agile Methodologies

If you choose to take one of the Agile courses as your elective for the Project Management Certificate, you will only need to complete two additional Agile courses to earn a Specialization in Agile Methodologies in Management.

Lean Six Sigma

If you choose to take the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course as your elective for the Project Management Certificate, you will only need to complete two additional Six Sigma courses to earn a Specialization in Lean Six Sigma.

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Transfer Credits to an Advanced Degree

Completion of the UCLA Extension Project Management Certificate equates to 12 graduate credits that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Project Management Online at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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