Loyola University Chicago

Executive and Professional Education Center

A Member of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub

Project Management Certificate

Get it done. On time and on budget.

Learn how to manage any type of project, regardless of scope or industry, by enrolling in our Project Management course. Our proven methodology, backed by industry-standard tools approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI), will teach you important skills such as building and managing teams, controlling costs/risks, and solving problems to complete projects on time and on budget. 

Participants receive a Project Management Certificate from Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business upon successful completion of the program. Completion fulfills the 35 hours of project management education required for PMP® or CAPM® certification through the Project Management Institute. Individuals considering certification through PMI are encouraged to contact us for consultation.

Additional Info

Participants come from a wide variety of industries/organizations including medium- to large-sized corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, and small businesses. The program is designed for: 

  • Project managers and team members in need of formal training in project management 
  • Professionals of all experience levels who want to learn the latest project management tools 
  • Professionals who are considering transitioning into a project management role 
  • Understand key project management concepts
  • Discover insights for successful team leadership and relationship management
  • Learn about fundamental project management tools
  • Learn how to effectively initiate, plan, and execute a project
  • Explore project selection methods
  • Practice cost, quality, and procurement management
  • Identify techniques for risk management, estimation, conflict management, and negotiation
  • Learn about efficient organizational structures and processes
  • Understand the phases of initiation, planning, control, and closeout
  • Learn about different management and communication styles
  • Participate in a team-based project simulation
  • Discover your own management style through a self-assessment

Phase 1: Initiate 

Define roles/responsibilities. Develop your team, build effective communication skills, and understand team motivations.

Phase 2: Plan 

Define project scope, quality, resources, time frame, and budget. Identify quality metrics and develop responses to risk. 

Phase 3: Execute, Monitor, Control 

Create and manage project with the intent of meeting and exceeding client expectations. Assure quality, track progress, make decisions, and manage change. 

Phase 4: Closeout 

Close the project: summarize, review, and evaluate what was learned.


Andy Kaufman
Adjunct Faculty, Quinlan School of Business

"For seasoned project managers or newcomers with zero experience, this course gets everyone caught up quickly to develop and deliver key projects. I would recommend this class to project managers at any level, office staff that helps in project administration duties, or anybody who must complete deliverables on a schedule regardless of scope."

Amy Ehret
Project Manager, Ehret Inc.

"The course was phenomenally executed online and fulfilled all aspects of the in-person iterations of the course. The instruction was knowledgeable and the class interaction was even more engaging in the virtual format."

Jessy McCulloch
Campaign Manager, StudioNorth

Upcoming Sessions

Date December 9 - 13, 2024
Frequency Daily
Time 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CT)
Fee $3,100
Date Feb. 18 - Mar. 28, 2025
Frequency Fridays
Time 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CT)
Fee $3,100
Date June 2 - 6, 2025
Frequency Daily
Time 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CT)
Fee $3,100
Registration will open soon


Got questions?

If you have any questions regarding our courses or custom programs, please schedule a virtual appointment with our program manager, Kayla.

Contact us

Office Phone: 312.915.6780
Office Email: executive-ed@luc.edu

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