Applied Project Management Certificate

Applied Project Managememt

Take your foundational understanding of Project Management to the next level with this certificate course focused on applying theories and frameworks to real-life situations. This certificate program includes a 3-day project management simulation in which students work in a team-based environment using computer simulations to solve realistic problems, while practicing a variety of project management techniques. Students will also be exposed to Agile methodologies, trying their hand at agile activities such as sprint poker and backlog management. Finally, students will bring it all together with a PMP® exam preparation bootcamp course.



This certificate is ideal for individuals who have participated in Project Management Fundamentals Certificate or have significant project management knowledge. Individuals who would like to expand their knowledge on Agile and how to apply their knowledge of project management through simulations, and test prep.

Agile 101 for Business

Agile 101 for Business is an exciting course focused on assisting in the development of agile thinking. We will help you develop an agile mindset as you are introduced to foundational concepts, principles and values. You will be exposed to a variety of agile methodologies in ways that allow you to practice the principles immediately. Agile 101 for Business Professionals is a fantastic launch pad for your agile journey!

This class is held in a flipped format with 50% of the class delivered in an online format and 50% delivered in-person. In-person classes will focus on application of online learning with activities such as sprint poker, product backlog management and prototyping.

  • Online coursework –approximately 3 hours
  • In-person classes – two full-day classes (9am -4pm)

Project Management Training Camp: This three-day project management simulation course places real project managers in real-time situations. Students find themselves working in a team-based environment using computer simulations to solve realistic problems, while practicing and applying a variety of Project Management techniques.

PMP Exam Preparation Bootcamp: Our 4.5 day PMP® Exam Prep Bootcamp is designed to prepare students to take the Professional Management Professional® Exam. The PMP® certification is an internationally acclaimed professional credential. Students will receive an electronic Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), a course workbook, and online exam simulation software as study guides. Hands-on exercises will go through the principles and application of concepts. Using iPads, students will go through simulated case studies, and PMP® games to further their practice.

Please note: The PMP Exam is not included in the certificate price.

Who should take this certificate?

This certificate is designed for a variety of individuals:

  • Individuals who have a strong foundation of Project Management and want to learn to apply that knowledge through simulations and hands-on experiences
  • Business professionals wanting to understand foundational benefits of Agile methodologies and ways to analyze if introducing Agile into their workplace would have positive impact.
  • Individuals who are interested in pursuing the Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM) or Project Management Professional® (PMP) certifications
  • Project Managers wanting to sharpen their skills and develop their career.

Required Courses:   3

Toutal Hours of Instruction:   123

Schedule:   Most certificate courses will be offered in spring, summer, and fall semesters. Most classes will be offered as a day time or evening option.

Format:   in person, instructor led format

Location:   Classes will typically be held at the University of Utah Sandy Campus

Required Courses:

Course Held in: Fall Spring Summer
Agile 101 for Business
Project Management Training Camp Simulation
PMP Exam Preparation Bootcamp

Other Certificate Details

  • Sequencing requirements – Student’s may take the above classes in any order they like.
  • Prerequisites – students should have foundational knowledge of project management and/or project management experience to fully participate in and get the most from this certificate.
  • Time to complete – Students may take up to 2 years to complete all required courses.

Program Cost

Tuition for individual classes is as follows:

  • PROEA 101: Agile 101 for Business- $575
  • PROEA 642: Project Management Training Camp Simulation - $1595
  • PROEA 644: PMP Exam Prep Bootcamp Course- $1429
  • Tuition for the full certificate program once completed is $3,599
  • Registration for the certificate requires a $25 fee to cover additional student services and benefits.
  • Tuition is due at the beginning of each course offering a pay-as-you-go option. Tuition listed above is for the 2019-2020 academic year and subject to change without advance notice.

Financial aid is not available for this noncredit certificate. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.

  • Professional Education Tuition Installment Plan and other payment options can be found here https://continue.utah.edu/proed/payment-options.

#1 - Register for the Certificate
Registration for this certificate, and payment of the $25 nonrefundable fee, signifies the intent to complete all courses associated with this certificate program. Fees cover additional student services provided for our certificate students.

#2 - Register for your Certificate Classes
Once you’ve registered for the certificate and received a confirmation from our team, you may begin to register for individual certificate classes.

  • Certificate students will register themselves for classes.
  • You may take as many classes during a semester as desired.
  • Students have two years to complete all certificate classes.
  • Payment for classes is required at the time of registration.
  • Classes may be taken individually or as part of the certificate.
  • Students may also enroll in the certificate after they’ve begun taking classes but must register as a certificate student to receive their certificate of completion.

Certificate Completion Requirements

  • Satisfactory grade in all required courses.
  • Individual classes may have project to complete during the class to earn a satisfactory grade which will be communicated in the class syllabus.
    • Grades
      • All certificate students will receive a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grade at the conclusion of each class and the certificate program. Requirements to achieve a satisfactory grade will be detailed in the class syllabus.
    • Attendance Policy
      • Students are expected to be engaged for the full length of each class.
      • More information including drop policy here

How is my accomplishment recognized?

  • A certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required courses
  • The completed certificate will appear on University of Utah official transcripts
  • Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital credential (badge)
  • Upon completion of all required classes students then will fill out the Completed Certificate LINK Request Form. Once the form is received confirmation of your completion will be verified, Certificate and digital credential will then be issued to student 10-14 days after form is received.

Digital Credentials / Badges

professional management badge

University of Utah digital credentials (badges) can be shared on social media sites and used with other professional resources. Digital badges are embedded with metadata that validate the skills demonstrated and other requirements for earning the badge. Find out more about Digital Badges at the University of Utah »

Why choose the University of Utah?

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!

By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.

Resume Power - Benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.

Instructor Excellence - Learn from instructors with real world experience and professional credentials.

The Power of the U Network – Students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.

Networking – Meet and network with other students pursuing or working in the industry.

Student Support – Count on the ongoing support of a dedicated student services staff that will assist you every step of the way.

Are there exams? Am I graded?

There are no exams. Certificate classes are graded with a "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" option. For successful certificate completion, students must achieve a "satisfactory" grade in all classes.

Can I apply these classes to a degree at the University of Utah?

This certificate is noncredit and cannot be applied to any for-credit degree.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of classes a student may take in a semester?

There are no minimums or maximum number of class restrictions for students. The certificate must be completed within two years.

Will I have flexibility in what classes I take and when?

Once admitted, students are responsible for enrolling in individual classes on their own through the Professional Education website. Students may consult with the certificate program manager if they have questions about specific courses. (See contact us section)

Are these classes eligible for federal financial aid?

Students pursuing a certificate are considered "non-degree seeking," a status that is not eligible for federal student aid loan programs.

Does it matter which course I take first or in what order I take the classes?

No, you may take courses in any order

Shelby Love
Program Manager
Phone: 801-585-1780 or 801-585-5359
E-mail: proed@utah.edu or shelby.love@utah.edu
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