University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Swain Center: Executive Education and Economic Development

Project Management Certificate

"There is more to project management than you think. This course opens your eyes to strategies and protocols to help you be more efficient in any major or minor project."
Read more testimonials from past participants!

Spring 2023:

March 15 - April 24, 2023
(March 15, 20, 22 and April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 2023)

Fully online course with live webinars every Monday & Wednesday 6 - 9 pm (webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing for 30 hours of live instruction)

This is a Fully Online Course with
35 hours of Instructional Time

Qualifies for PMP and CAPM educational requirements

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Course fee includes:

  • PMP Exam Prep Textbook by Rita Mulcahy
  • Workbook with course slides and handouts
  • Access to online readings through Canvas
  • Certificate

UNCW Faculty/Staff/Students/Alum receive a 25% discount. Email providing your name and desired course and departmental fund to charge to initiate billing to your department with an IDI (internal Invoice). You can not pay with a UNCW Purchasing Card.

Active military members, veterans and spouses receive a 25% discount off of the course fee! Email directly for the discount code.

UNCW Swain Center is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Professional Development Credits (PDC). This program is valid for 34.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Modules include project leadership, communication, team building, conflict resolution, negotiation, cost & budget, measuring performance, and change management. View course outline here.

Fully Online

Canvas Online


This course includes requirements to apply to sit for the exam and exposure to all major topics covered, but some independent study prior to the exam will be required to master the content.

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 Project Management Certificate Course will focus on project leadership, communication, team building, conflict resolution, negotiation, cost & budget, measuring performance, and change management. 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.

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, and manage project risks, budgets and financial 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.

Currently having the PMP (Project Management Professional) is the fastest career accelerator in the market place! Google 'PMP' or look at most job listings and you will see ''PMP required or desired.' One of the requirements to sit for the PMP exam is to have a 35-hour course in project management. The certificate we offer covers that requirement and as a standalone shows any future employer that you have an in depth knowledge in the area. Over the last 9 years, only one person who took this course and then sat for the PMP failed the exam, so the success rate is at about 99%. This is not about business, but how to structure your work effort to more efficient in reaching your end goals.

"Whether your organization is small or large, private or public, old or new, the answer is always the same. If you are looking for a way to stay ahead, forward-thinking organizations are turning to project management to consistently deliver superior business results. Do any or all of the following sound familiar?" [Read More]

This program is designed for participants who have responsibility for managing projects in their organizations. They are interested in improving their efficiency in project management. Some participants take the course to also prepare for the Project Management Institute exam.

From Our 2021 Fall Course:

"Thank you so much to Dr. Rosen and Jennifer for providing me with the opportunity to earn this certificate. This course is extremely well thought out and laid out in a logical order. Dr. Rosen really knows project management and I felt I was truly learning from an expert in the subject. I am proud to hold a certificate from completing this course at UNCW. Dr. Rosen and Jennifer allowed me the flexibility to complete this course when I did not think it was possible. I cannot thank this team enough for the excellent experience and the knowledge I have gained from taking this course."

"There is more to project management than you think. This course opens your eyes to strategies and protocols to help you be more efficient in any major or minor project."

"Dr. Rosen is great and makes boring content interesting. I like that he provides real world examples whenever possible, and that he teaches you techniques helpful in the real world."

From Years Past:

"The Project Management course has given me the skills necessary to manage all of the activities that go into conducting a successful election. I learned how important it is to track what happens in one election in order to prepare for future elections. Taking this course will make me a better Elections Director." - Sara Knotts, Director, Brunswick County Board of Elections

"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

"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Project Management Course. I learned so many things that can help me with my everyday duties. And you didn't keep it boring! You are a great instructor – kind of Cameron’s little secret!"

"This was my third course with Dr. Rosen - I really enjoy his classes and receive a tremendous amount of value."

"I truly cannot think of anything that could have been done better. I enjoyed Dr. Rosen and his approach, and he made what could be a boring subject very interesting and engaging.”

Dr. Drew Rosen Drew Rosen, PhD

Professor of Supply Chain Management Congdon School of SC, BA, IS

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Dr. Rosen's courses on project management are in great demand. He was the 2002 International President and CEO of APICS. Fortune 500 companies have sought his advice on logistics and project management in the United States and Europe. He has taught both operations and project management 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.