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Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Discover how to see projects through from conception to realization while keeping costs, quality and stakeholder interests in check through Creighton University's Heider College of Business graduate certificate in Project Management.

This one-year, online program will equip you with the techniques and processes you need to build a cohesive team, sort out logistics, maximize your resources, and implement projects in an ethical and cost-effective manner. You’ll apply your knowledge through case studies and real-life scenarios.

“In the Heider College of Business, students gain more than technical skills. They also gain the practical skills and real-world experiences that they can discuss with their peers in the classroom.”

— Regina Taylor, PhD | Assistant Professor, Heider College of Business

Effective project management requires an understanding of project-specific tools and techniques as well as leadership skills, business acumen, problem-solving abilities and critical thinking. Creighton’s online project management courses will teach you how to lead cross-functional teams and deliver exceptional outcomes. Whether you’re new to the field or you’re an experienced professional, you’ll discover new ways to meet organizational strategic goals.

Prepare to become a certified project manager and advance your career

Earning your project management certification online can develop your skills in management, communications, operations and leadership. By the completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification—an internationally recognized designation reserved for the most competent project managers across a multitude of industries.

Invest in your future

We know that graduate school can be a serious investment of your time and money, so we make sure your investment is a smart one—and one that you can fit in your busy schedule. This online project management certificate meets you where you are in life, allowing you to complete courses wherever and whenever is convenient for you.

Completing a graduate program in Project Management is valuable in itself, but at Creighton University, you can take it even further. All credits completed as part of our Graduate Certificate in Project Management program may be used as credit toward a Master of Business Administration (MBA). By completing this certificate program, you’ll be nearly halfway done with your MBA, should you decide to pursue a full degree.

Program At A Glance

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

This program is offered Online

Application Deadline

Not accepting applications at this time. 


  • Current updated curriculum vitae or resume
  • Submit transcript from institution that granted the Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Personal Statement
  • Application


Program Goals and Curriculum

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is ideal for financial professionals who are looking to advance their project management skills and are planning to earn their PMP certification.

  • Core Courses (6 credits)
    • Managing Projects: The Fundamentals
    • Managing Projects: The Fundamentals Lab
    • Mastering Project Management
    • Mastering Project Management Lab
  • Elective Courses (9 credits)

Our respected faculty at Creighton strives to help students in the Project Management graduate certificate program strengthen their skills, expand their knowledge and work to achieve their goals.

Meet the program faculty

Specific Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Project Management program, applicants must:

  • Complete an application
  • Include an updated curriculum vitae or resume
  • Provide an official transcript from the institution that granted the Bachelor’s degree. Read more about sending transcripts here
  • Submit a personal statement of interest in the graduate certificate

A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International students are welcomed into this program so long as they complete it from their country of residence, as F-1 visas will not be issued. 

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.


Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more details.

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.

Learn more about funding your education

Still have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731 for any additional questions you may have. 


Credits earned for this graduate certificate can be applied toward a full Master of Business Administration, which can be combined with a variety of other masters as a dual-degree.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (33 credits)

  • Gain a general management education that focuses on developing values-based leadership skills.
  • Available in on-campus, online, or hybrid formats.

See the full course listing


If you’re still deciding on your path, start by taking a course from the program prior to applying. Project Management: Understanding and Applying the Fundamentals is a four-week course that’s followed by a four-week lab. When you successfully complete both, you’ll earn three credits.

Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner, Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®, Certified Scrum Product Owner®Certified ScrumMaster® , and SAFe® 5 Agilist Training are each worth 1.5 credits upon completion. 

You can take up to nine credits before enrolling in a graduate degree or certificate program at Creighton University, so this is a great way to explore the subject.   

Tuition & Financial Aid

Learn about how to fund your investment in education at the Creighton Financial Aid Office.

Funding Your Education