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School of Continuing EducationGraduate Certificate in Project Management

ODU's Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Gain comprehensive knowledge and learn the tools of Project Management; Accelerated Schedule

Certificate Information

It's been reported that over 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across seven project-intensive industries, and the economic footprint of the profession is expected to grow by $6.61 trillion. Business leaders are recognizing how project management skills contribute to a company's growth, innovation and its greater business strategy—all creating a major competitive advantage.

ODU's Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GCPM) will teach you the concepts, management tools and processes required for overseeing projects in the workplace. This certificate also provides the core knowledge needed to successfully pass the PMP Exam. Though PMP Exam Prep course is not included in this certificate, students enrolling in GCPM will qualify for a discount on their PMP Prep Course if they choose to take it.

Since this certificate is credit bearing, you will first need to be admitted to Old Dominion University. This is an easy process and the School of Continuing Education will facilitate your admission and ultimately your registration with payment.

Please contact us at 757-683-5677, or email us at davans@odu.edu if you have further questions.

What Should I Expect?

Learning Methods:

  • Recorded lectures
  • Live online discussions
  • Course projects (individual and/or group)
  • Tests/Assessments

Who Should Take This Course?


Undergraduate degree required.

Admission to Old Dominion University can be done as a non-degree-seeking student where no GRE or placement tests are needed. 12 credit hours is the maximum that a student can take before admission into the College/Department of choice.

Apply as a graduate student and then select the Graduate Certificate in Project Management program. No GRE scores required. $50 application fee. Click here to apply now!

Tuition, Fees & Materials:

Current Graduate Tuition rates and fees apply, Fee schedule, plus the cost of books.
Materials are not included in the cost of the course.

12 Graduate Credit Hours; 45 Contact Hours

Courses are modularly designed with short videos based on the subject matter. The instructor will be in touch with you prior to the beginning of class through Canvas. You will have the ability to ask questions and interact with your classmates through Canvas prior to the scheduled discussions.

The School of Continuing Education will assist you in obtaining your MIDAS ID and other credentials required to access ODU systems.

To receive credit in Engineering Management, you must qualify to be admitted to the department. http://catalog.odu.edu/graduate/frankbattencollegeofengineeringandtechnology/engineeringmanagementsystemsengineering/ ). These 12 credit hours can use used in other graduate programs within ODU and in other universities only if accepted by the directors of these graduate programs. If this is your intention, we recommend you contact the program director of the program that you are interested.

  • ENMA 604 - Project Management (3 credits). Exploration of the systems approach to planning, scheduling, control, design, evaluation and leadership of projects in technology-based organizations. The fundamental tools and techniques of project management; the role of the project manager; project management systems; project selection; project life cycle; project monitoring and control; project management evaluation and auditing; project risk and failure analysis; contextual nature of project management; project knowledge.
  • ENMA 510 - Agile Project Management (3 credits). Focusing on the management of projects using an agile approach to respond to the continuous changes that affect project capabilities and performance. Although any project can be managed using agile project management, projects with a high degree of uncertainty obtain the most benefits from this approach (e.g., R&D projects). The course covers SCRUM and expands it by articulating the human and business factors that make successful agile project management. Planning and executing a short agile project is required.
  • ENMA 700 - Economic Analysis of Capital Projects (3 credits). Targeted at engineering managers who actively participate in the capital budgeting process and project justification. Topics include capital budgeting techniques (including multi-attribute decision making), utility theory, justification of new technologies, and current research in engineering economics. Reading and application of current research in the field is stressed. Case studies are used. Oral presentations and team project required.
  • ENMA 780 - Leadership (3 credits). Seminar discussions and team projects expose students to the concepts, skills, characteristics and emotional composition of the effective and successful leaders in the 21st century. Course objectives will be achieved by classroom discussion of the assigned material, candid self-assessment, experimental exercises and analysis of the actions of leaders, as described in case studies and literature. Areas of exploration include the fundamentals of leadership, ethical leadership, social capital, emotional intelligence and three-dimensional leadership.

Current Course Information

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Location: Online - using WebEx and Canvas

Each class has the following fees:
*General Fee - $9
*Student ID Fee - $2
*Technology Fee - $90
*Graduate Engineering Fee - $75

*Fees subject to change

The current ODU fee schedule can be found here.

FALL 2022

  • ENMA 604 - Project Management
    DATES: 08/27/2022 - 10/18/2022
    CRNs - Live in Hampton Roads - 16499
    Live in Virginia but outside Hampton Roads - 17454
    Out of State - 18672

  • ENMA 510 - Agile Project Management
    DATES: 10/19/2022 - 12/09/2022
    INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Bouazzaoui
    CRNs - Live in Hampton Roads - 16500
    Live in Virginia but outside Hampton Roads - 17455
    Out of State - 18653

SPRING 2023*

  • ENMA 700 - Economic Analysis of Capital Projects
    DATES: 01/07/2023 - 02/28/2023
    INSTRUCTOR: Charlie Daniels
    CRNs - Live in Hampton Roads - 26209
    Live in Virginia but outside Hampton Roads - 25964
    Out of State - 26067

  • ENMA 780 - Leadership
    DATES: 03/01/2023 - 04/24/2023
    INSTRUCTOR: Charlie Daniels
    CRNs - Live in Hampton Roads - 26210
    Live in Virginia but outside Hampton Roads - 25965
    Out of State - 26068

* Please note Spring 2023 pre-registration for current students is October 31 - November 4, 2022. Open registration begins November 5, 2022.

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