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Global Project Management Professional Certificate (Online)

This certificate provides a concentrated course of study for students seeking to build their career in the growing profession of project management. Graduates leave with the following knowledge and skills: beginning and advanced project management technical skills based on the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), agile management framework and tools, and the complex leadership and organizational skills to manage virtual and in-person project teams. The completion of just one GGU class fulfills PMI®’s education requirement to apply for either the Certified Associate in ProjectManagement (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) exams.

Course prerequisites are indicated in the course description for each course and must be satisfied prior to enrolling in agiven course. Prerequisites may be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework from external institutions or by tak-ing the courses at GGU.

PMP®, CAPM®, PMBOK® and PMI® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this certificate program will be able to demonstrate:

  • Managerial and leadership skills, e.g., leadership, team collaboration, planning, problem solving, communication, staffing and budgeting.
  • Project-management skills, including planning, scope management, stakeholder analysis, quality assessment, risk management, team building and scheduling.
  • Program and portfolio management skills, including understanding issues in project selection, vendor relationships, outsourcing, finance, purchasing and contract negotiations, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.


Requirements for the Global Project Management ProfessionalCertificate (Worldwide)
All courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with a grade of “C-” or better and a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 (“B” average) or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements.

Mathematics Proficiency Requirement
BUS 240 – Data Analysis for Managers
(Waived with documentation of student’s having completed equivalent course cover-ing statistics and regression analysis with grade of “B” or better.)