Learn to apply validated best practices and techniques to improve project efficiency and team productivity with the Masters Certificate in Project Management. Graduates receive alumni status at the UW-Madison and peer networking connections to last a lifetime.

Is this program right for you?

The Masters Certificate in Project Management delivers active, applied training that you can immediately transfer to your projects. Project managers, project team members, business operations supervisors, and business process improvement teams gain skills not only in project management principles but also in communication, influence, and negotiation—crucial components to the success of any project.


You’ll master the 9 areas defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide, fifth edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013). The program has been approved by PMI® to issue professional development units for these training courses.


You learn in a full-day, face-to-face environment with participants from diverse backgrounds and instructors who combine academic rigor with practical experience. The courses are offered multiple times per year so you can easily fit them into your schedule.


You’ll start with the 3-day Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Control, which introduces a phase-based project management process that creates clear objectives. You’ll continue with How to Influence Without Direct Authority; Managing Project Risks; and Project Leadership Communication.


You’ll choose 1 elective from Defining and Managing Business Requirements; Business Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma and Performance Metrics; Agile Project Management: Techniques for Iterative Development; and Project Portfolio Management. The final, hands-on course is Project Management Capstone, in which you’ll use your new skills to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close a project.


The Masters Certificate in Project Management offered by the Center for Professional & Executive Development places a unique emphasis on relationship management—the key to project management success. Graduates receive a master’s certificate in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the MCPM title designation, and alumni status, as well as making crucial connections for their professional networks.


What you Learn

  • Master a phase-based project management process that creates clear objectives and deliverables
  • Learn techniques for communicating to teams, executives, and customers
  • Manage conflict effectively and reduce unproductive meeting times
  • Develop methods to create buy-in for project deliverables
  • Identify and manage project risks

Where & How you learn


  • Face-to-face in full-day sessions at the Fluno Center on the UW-Madison campus


  • Take 4 required courses and 1 elective
  • Complete a project management capstone project
  • Each course is offered multiple times per year, and the certificate can be completed within a 7 year timeframe
  • Courses may be taken individually to meet business needs

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All applicants must:

  • There are no prerequisites for the Master’s Certificate in Project Management

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