The Project Management Certificate offered by UW-Madison will help prepare you to become a project manager as you learn the project management process and gain understanding of the tools and techniques of project management.

Is this program right for you?

If you would like to become a project manager, are looking to gain competence in managing projects within your current job or plan to embark on a large project, the UW-Madison’s Project Management Certificate is right for you.


Project management is the key to success in all organizations, especially in today’s workplace where employees are faced with increasing responsibilities and demands, but fewer resources. By becoming an effective project manager, you will be better equipped to manage the demands of your job, meet deadlines, build teams, and get the results you need.


The Project Management Certificate is designed to address a broad scope of organizations and industries from the field of technology to construction and state government. If you manage projects or are planning to, this course will provide you with the skill set you need to organize a project and its tasks, to set-up a framework to manage risks, and develop a communication plan. Upon completion, you will be able to apply your knowledge and use the tools and techniques you have learned within your own job and projects.


The certificate is covered in 5 days: three consecutive 6-hour classes in Week 1, and two consecutive 6-hour classes in Week 2. During the classes, you will gain the tools and techniques of effective project management, hear from experienced guest speakers, examine successful projects in various agencies, and complete a class project. The 4 day format allows you to earn your certificate in a timely manner and return to your job with the skills you need to be an effective project manager.


What you Learn

  • Understand the steps in the project process
  • Apply skills of effective project management
  • Build commitment across a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Understand how to work with employees, volunteers, clients, citizen and others on projects
  • Identify the qualities an organization needs to support project management
  • Use basic project management tools and techniques that can be applied broadly

Where & How you learn


  • Face-to-face


  • Take the course in the Fall, Spring or Summer semester
  • To earn the complete certificate, you must attend both parts (all 5 days of class)

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