Enhance your management skills and become a better leader with the University of Georgia Executive Project Management Certificate.

The Executive Project Management Certificate, offered by University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Terry College Executive Education, is a course designed to start or advance your career in project management. This 36-hour course is ideal for those wanting to elevate their project management skills and acquire all the tools necessary to implement management principles and practices without greatly impacting their daily responsibilities. With just five days of in-person instruction and 2.5 hours of outside-of-class groupwork, this is an ideal program for busy professionals. This course is completed at the Terry Executive Education Center in Atlanta, offering participants a trove of networking opportunities while building their skill set. It also fulfills the project management education hours required to qualify for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.


Format: Classroom/Online

Hours: 36

Credits: 3.6 CEUs

Where: Atlanta, GA

Cost: $3,499 w/materials

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Know the foundational concepts of project, program, and portfolio management
  • Be able to initiate, plan, and execute a project using traditional and agile practices
  • Understand the required leadership and management skills to be a successful project manager

Course Outline:
Students gain the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for successful project management. The class is aligned to the standards and practices outlined in the Project Management Institute (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), and other industry standard’s such as The Scrum Guide™.

Topics included in the course includes:

  • Project management concepts, roles, responsibilities, and lifecycle stages
  • Practices and tools for successfully end-to-end project management:
    • Selecting and initiating projects
    • Planning scope, schedule, and cost
    • Managing change, risks, actions, issues, and status
  • Stakeholder and communications management
    • Identifying, assessing, and building stakeholder relationships
    • Effective communications and meeting best practices
  • Agile project management mindset, principles, methodologies
    • Lean and Kanban
    • Scrum
  • Program and portfolio management concepts and strategies
    • Project selection
    • Program and portfolio governance and management
  • Leadership and building high-performing teams

This course is taught in-person and virtually, using formal lectures, interactive exercises and group case study work to reinforce the concepts and give students experience using the tools and practices.

Note: While this course may be helpful in preparing for the PMP exam, it is not designed to be a PMP exam prep class. Please check out the Project Management Professional PMP® Prep course to learn information, tips, techniques and learning strategies that will help you prepare for the PMP certification exam.

*PMI, PMBOK, and PMP are trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations.

Who Should Attend?

Students from a variety of backgrounds, industries, and experience levels can benefit from this course, including:

  • People interested in becoming project managers and are starting careers in project management
  • Managers, supervisors, and individuals who are managing projects who have not received formal training and want to learn project management skills and processes
  • Professionals in other fields who now find themselves responsible for managing projects.
  • Those seeking project management contact hours to sit for the PMP® Certification Exam

Course Information

Course Number: 


Course Date Info: 

Classroom Sessions
Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27, 2024
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Live-Online Session
Monday, July 8, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

Course Format:
Classroom + Live-Online

The course includes 4 days (32 hours) of classroom instruction, a 1.5 hour live-online session and 2.5 hours of required outside-of-class group case study work.

UGA Terry College of Business
Terry Executive Education Center
3475 Lenox Road NE, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30326
United States
See map: Google Maps

Course Fee(s): 

$3,499 (includes materials and meals - breakfast & lunch)

Optional/Additional resource: the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is available for purchase via Amazon or PMI.

Alan ZuckerAlan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP, Founding Principal Project Management Essentials, LLC

Alan Zucker has over 25 years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He is an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is a senior instructor with several national, professional development organizations.

Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from the Disciplined Agile Consortium, Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile.

In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to provide advisory consulting and training in project management, Agile transformation to clients across the United States. He is also a keynote speaker and thought leader and is regularly featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He also publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership.