Develop fundamental project management skills to effectively execute any project on time, within scope and on budget.

Dynamic industries need project managers who can adapt to rapidly changing circumstances, meet growing customer needs, and maximize resources. The Project Management Essentials online short course from the George Washington University School of Business is designed to help professionals lead and deliver projects on time, within scope and on budget.

Over the duration of eight weeks, you’ll gain an overview of the fundamental principles of project management and develop an understanding of its role in organizations. You’ll also learn about the project initiation process, different project management approaches, and the importance of effective communication and stakeholder engagement for project success. Throughout this journey, you’ll be introduced to new and popular project management tools and techniques, and equipped with the necessary skills to schedule, control, and organize business projects.


Is this course for you?

This course will benefit anyone interested in understanding the principles, tools and skills needed for project management, including strategic project planning, scheduling and time, cost, and scope management. It’s equally relevant to working professionals looking to run a project from inception to completion. For those new to project management, or seeking a career shift to a role that requires project management capability, you’ll gain insight into practical project management knowledge applicable to your context. The course also provides an opportunity to explore key interpersonal, leadership, and strategic skills valuable to all professionals, regardless of industry. Whether you’re aiming to leverage future role growth, or seeking validation for existing project management skills, you’ll gain invaluable insight from GW Business resources, specialist faculty, and industry experts.


What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
Core project management competencies, including strategic project planning, scheduling, and time, cost and scope management.
Key interpersonal, leadership and strategic skills to enhance team motivation and engagement for effective project execution.
A digital certificate of completion from the School of Business at the George Washington University.
Unlimited access to 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.