Swain Center

Project Management class

Project Management Certificate Program

Why Project Management?

Project Management has become critical in the success and competitiveness of public and private sector companies. Enterprises achieve their goals through projects and effective project management. In addition, the increasing complexity of work and demands for "more with less" place special demands on the project manager and need for a project-based approach.

This program provides the opportunity to learn the advanced aspects of project management by focusing on managing projects and your role as a project manager and leader. You will learn how to better prepare project schedules, develop project measures and advanced approaches to project control, and how to develop, lead and motivate project teams, manage project risk and financial budgets and constraints.

Completion of this program will result in achieving a UNCW Certificate in Project Management, helping you be more effective in your current management position and prepare you for career advancement and new business opportunities. Completing this program will also provide continuing education credits for select organizations and counts towards the Project Management Professional® certification exam requirements by the Project Management Institute.


"Thank you again for everything on getting to take Dr. Rosen's class. His enthusiasm and knowledge really made it interesting. It was COMPLETELY worthwhile!"

- John Schwefel, Brunswick EMC

Instructor - Drew Rosen

Drew has held the rank of Professor of Operations and Project Management at UNCW since 2002. He served as MBA director from 1997 through 1999. He was also honored by being elected as the 2002 International President and CEO of APICS (The Association for Operations Management). He consults with numerous Fortune 500 companies on logistics and project management in the United States and Europe and has taught both operations and project mgmt courses to organizations in the United States, Germany, and France. Drew creates an approach to teaching that balances learning from both a theoretical and practical perspective allowing attendees to adapt the knowledge to their needs and working environment with clear and relevant learning application.