Project Management

The Project Management Certificate is a 10-week course for professionals pursuing the field of project management or for anyone who plans, manages, and controls projects, as well as anyone who is interested in learning the latest project management tools and methodologies that lead to a successful project completion.


Online, Self-paced

Three optional virtual check-ins with the instructor


Sept. 28 - Dec. 7, 2021 

Offered Next: Spring 2022

Time Commitment

35 hours over 10 weeks


Cost: $995 
(Does not Include required materials) 

"While technical skills are core to project and program management, PMI research tells us they’re not enough in today’s increasingly complex and competitive global marketplace. Companies are seeking added skills in leadership and business intelligence — competencies that can support longer-range strategic objectives that contribute to the bottom line. The ideal skill set —represented by the Talent Triangle — is a combination of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management expertise." (

Project Management will be grouped in five phases or processes:

  • Defining project goals
  • Planning the work
  • Leading the team
  • Monitoring progress
  • Completing the project

*Disclaimer: This course is not a test prep course for the project management professional (PMP) exam. For additional criteria to qualify for PMP, visit

Required Textbook

PMP Exam Prep

Author: Rita Mulcahy

(ISBN-13: 978-1932735659), 8th Edition


William B. McManus, Academic Liaison and Adjunct Professor, University College 

William McManus is a retired Project and Automation Engineer. William’s expertise in manufacturing processes and his vast experience traveling the world as a project manager provides his students with a global perspective of technology and management. William completed his BS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at RWU in 1982. He earned his MBA from Providence College in 1992, his MS in Manufacturing Engineering from WPI in 2001, and became a Certified PMP in 2011. William’s studies and work experience perfectly align with the course material of the Technology, Leadership and Management / Industrial Technology programs. His areas of expertise are Project Management, Manufacturing Processes, Automation and Robotics.   He is a Navy veteran, who served our country from 1968 to 1972. William has been teaching at RWU since 2002, and Advising students since 2004.

Please note there is a minimum number of students required to start each class. If that minimum is not met, the class may be canceled and enrolled students will receive a full refund.

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