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Learning FormatOnline Self-Paced with a Personal Learning Coach
Start DateWithin 1 week of registration
Average DurationApprox. 6 – 9 weeks
Average Hours In the Program34 hours
Average Hours Per Week4 – 6 hours
Credit Or Non-creditNon-credit

This program is designed for individual learners but may be customized to be delivered onsite at your organization. Contact a learning consultant for more information

According to Project Management Institute (PMI): “Demand over the next 10 years for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations. Organizations…face risks from this talent gap.” 

Everyone is involved in projects at work. Are you not a full-time project manager but want to learn how to manage or support projects more effectively and efficiently, with greater success? This program may be for you. 

  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Program Manager

The Opportunity

This program can serve as an introduction to fulfill your aspiration to move into a Project Manager role, and continue on with the Rutgers Certificate in Project Management. Here’s the opportunity should you pursue this path: 

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2020, the median base salary for a Project Manager was $77k. This project-based certificate is designed to equip you with the best practices in project management as defined by Project Management Institute (PMI). People equipped with this set of knowledge and skills are in demand across industries and in the private, public and non-profit sectors. 

Program Benefits

With the guidance of your Rutgers Personal Learning Coach, you will have the confidence and knowledge to make significant contributions to this critical, strategic function at your current employer or prospective employer. 

PMI, PMBOK, PMP, and CAPM  logos are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. It is always advisable to confirm the latest details about PMI’s® certification and exam requirements at 


What You Will Learn

The main goal of this certificate is to enable you to develop skills and competencies that employers are looking for in the following areas: 

  • Apply PM principles used by PM pros to effectively manage your projects 
  • Plan your project and keep it running using simple tools 
  • Repeat your successes from project to project 
  • Avoid common project pitfalls 
  • Speak in project management terms when communicating about your projects with management 

Given the busy schedules of professionals and rising executives, Rutgers has developed a powerful hybrid learning model that combines the flexible delivery of self-paced, online learning with that of a seasoned professional – a Personal Learning Coach – who serves as a learning and career guidant to mentor you through successful completion of your program and set you up for success to achieve your career aspirations.

Individualized support by industry experts: To assure your learning supports where you are and where you want to go in your career, our personalized delivery model teams you up with a learning coach who will meet with you virtually during the course of your study.  In your initial meeting, you will discuss your career objectives with your personal learning coach.  Over additional scheduled one-on-one virtual meetings they will discuss your questions, homework assignments, and connect your learning to your job and career to make sure you get the most from the material presented and maintain your focus on the learning goals you have set for yourself.   

Flexibility: Learn on the days of the week and times of day that fit your schedule: E-Learning is available virtually 24/7/365. 

Who Should Attend

• Anyone who wants to optimally organize their approach to projects at work, and complete projects more effectively. 

• individuals who would like to get a “taste” of Project Management before taking a more robust course or pursuing a new role as a Project Manager. 

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Why Rutgers

Earn a credential to put on your resume that showcases your skills to support career success from a trusted public institution serving the people, businesses, and government agencies in the state of New Jersey for over 250 years.

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