Certificate in Project Management


The Certificate in Project Management from George Fox University is designed for high school graduates who want to learn the basics of project management. The four courses are based on the internationally-recognized Project Management Institute’s PM Standards and Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), which was recently updated to v7. This program is a perfect fit for those who want to add project management skills to their resume or current course of study. The program is offered online for convenience, and facilitated by engaged, experienced instructors who teach in our degree programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be equipped to:

  1. Utilize PMI Standards and the PMBOK to inform all aspects of project management. 
  2. Choose an appropriate PMI methodology for a project.
  3. Explain the domains, life cycle processes, and products associated with adaptive and predictive PM.
  4. Describe a project leader’s roles and responsibilities in a global environment.
  5. Apply ethical standards to their project management practice.

Admission Requirements

An online application must be submitted and accepted before a student begins their first course. All courses in the Project Management Certificate must be completed or approved through the Adult Degree Program.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit may be considered on a case-by-case basis after an application has been submitted.

Certificate Requirements

Complete the following:

Not all courses are offered every year. The certificate is successfully finished when all certificate courses are completed with grades of C- or better and a certificate GPA of 2.0 or above.


Students must take MPJM 218: Introduction to Project Management as the first course in the certificate. Subsequent courses can be taken in any order.

Predictive Project Management Methodology exposes students to predictive project management domains and life cycles. Students will explore the requirements outlined in the Project Management Institute (PMI) Standards and PM Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) associated with development and delivery of projects using predictive methodology. Prerequisite: MPJM 218 Introduction to Project Management.
Introduction to Project Management is the first course in the Certificate for Project Management. This course provides a foundation of the concepts described by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as important for successful project management.
Adaptive Project Management Methodology provides students with experience using adaptive project management methodologies. Students will explore the operational cycles of an adaptive implementation in modern project management organizations. Students will be introduced to the various roles and components involved in adaptive delivery and integration with the PMI project lifecycle. Students will participate in an adaptive project management plan, delivering artifacts required of good project management practitioners. Prerequisite: MPJM 218 Introduction to Project Management.
Project Leadership is an important aspect of successful projects. During this course, students will evaluate themselves as leaders and understand their position as project leaders working to deliver the strategic goals of an organization. Additionally, they will explore the complexities of virtual team leadership, especially in a global environment. Students will be introduced to performance domains, project life cycles, and project management principles as described in the PMBOK. Prerequisite: MPJM 218 Introduction to Project Management.