Certificate in

Project Management

Gain real-world experience, increase your marketability, and advance into a leadership role with a flexible program designed to make you stand out in project management.


Excel as a Project Leader

Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Project Management provides the foundation you need to drive projects effectively and efficiently. During the 11-week program, you’ll gain formal training to support your expertise and experience. 

For your convenience, classes are held in an online format.

Babak Nahid

Through my CSUEB course, I learned to master some of the more challenging aspects of project management. It helped me understand PM principles in terms of theory and practice so that I could better measure and clearly communicate the scope, cost, and time of a project to my clients during consultations.

Babak NahidProject Management Graduate

As a student in the CSUEB Project Management Certificate program, you will gain:

Formal project management education that will increase your expertise and help advance your career.

The foundation for practical application of project management fundamentals, tools and concepts.

A certification that recognizes your competency in the project management field.

Learn about the exciting opportunities available to you with a certificate in project management. »

PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. 

Lead with Skill and Confidence

Watching a project take shape from start to finish is an exciting experience. Leading a project from start to finish is an even greater one. Whether you’re launching a new product or building a new facility, you are the key to ensuring the project concludes successfully. You can expect to lead teams as well as oversee planning, implementation, quality control, and status reporting on assigned projects.

With a Certificate in Project Management under your belt, you can lead with skill and confidence and feel prepared to tackle the most complex and challenging projects.

Occupational Trends

22 Million

22 million new project management roles will be added globally across seven project-intensive industries by 2027.
PMI® Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap Report

Leading Sectors

Manufacturing and construction; information services and publishing; finance and insurance; management and professional services; utilities; and oil and gas are the leading sectors for project management jobs. 

PMI® Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap Report

$120K Salary

Project managers earned a median annualized salary of $120,000 in 2023.
PMI® Project Management Salary Survey, 2023

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PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. 

Enter a World of Opportunities

Leading projects and teams with skill and confidence will come naturally to you after earning your project management certificate. This designation from Cal State East Bay informs your clients and employers that you have the know-how to be an effective project manager. From analysis and decision-making skills to leadership, communication, and time management capabilities, you will be equipped to excel in even the most difficult scenarios. 

Successful graduates have earned positions in industries as diverse as manufacturing, business services, finance and insurance, oil and gas, information services, construction, and utilities. They serve in various capacities including as architects, engineering managers, cost estimators, and IT managers.

Research indicates that professionals with project management credentials are – and will continue to be – in high-demand. That means your job possibilities are endless. Here’s what students have to say about the program.

Aquilla Scott

CSUEB's project management course showed me how to better plan for my projects as well as how to meet deadlines. I‘ve gained the knowledge and practical skills needed to take on any project and complete it successfully.

Aquilla E. ScottProject Management Graduate

Nicholson Valderrama

The course provided the foundation – and confidence – I needed to earn my PMI® certification.

Nicholson ValderramaProject Management Graduate

Program Objectives

Completing CSUEB’s Project Management Certificate Program ensures you’ll have in-depth knowledge of project management fundamentals, tools, and concepts. All of these are essential to understanding/interpreting the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) and preparing for the PMP® exam.

You’ll also gain thorough knowledge of:

Technical concepts of project management systems that you can immediately apply in your current position, such as work breakdown structure (WBS) and networks models.

Effective management of all project areas including costs, quality control, risk, and human resources.

Advanced topics, such as resource scheduling and project expediting.

Discover what you’ll learn in the program. »

PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Program Format

The Project Management Certificate Program is offered in an online format. 

Certificate Requirements

To earn your Certificate in Project Management, you must satisfactorily complete the 11-week program. 

Required Course

Course Units Fall Spring Summer
EXTX 575: Project Management Certificate Program
4 CEUs

In this course, you will gain an understanding of project management fundamentals, tools and concepts. All of these are essential to understanding/interpreting the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide). You will also gain working knowledge of the technical concepts of project management systems such as WBS and Networks models. By enrolling in this course, you have the opportunity to acquire skills that typically take a long time to master.

Course Materials

A textbook and PMBOK® Guide are required for the course. You can find title and edition details below.

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management, 2021
    These texts can be purchased from or from
    ISBN-10: 1628256648
    NOTE: Do not buy older editions.
  • Agile Practice Guide, 1st Edition
    ISBN-10: 1628251999
  • Textbook (REQUIRED)
    Title: Project Management: The Managerial Process, Paperback, 8th Edition
    Authors: Clifford F. Gray and Erik W. Larson
    Edition: 8th Edition, 2020
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill
    ISBN-10: 1260570436

Meet your instructors. »

PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

As a participant in Cal State East Bay’s Project Management Certification Program, you will learn from seasoned professionals and benefit from the knowledge and personal insights they’ve gained in the field. CSUEB’s faculty has one primary goal – to give you a solid foundation in project management and the confidence to apply what you’ve learned in the most challenging environments.

Vish Hegde


Effective teaching is not just content collection and distribution but also creating an experience in the classroom. Enliven lectures and interactive discussions not only teach content but also help students realize their practical relevance and apply them in real world situation

Dr. Vish Hegde is a professor of management at California State University, East Bay. He has over 25 years of experience that spans both academic and industrial organizations. He started his career as a mechanical engineer and has worked for three years in aeronautical design and renewable energy systems areas. He obtained his PhD in Operations Management from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He then worked for five years in IT companies of which four years was at PeopleSoft as a senior consultant and product manager. He was involved in the implementation of PeopleSoft ERP software at several companies and in IT infrastructure planning for application hosting services business.

He joined California State University, East Bay in 2002 pursuing an academic career, where he wants to bring a blend of academic expertise and industry experience into teaching, research, and consulting. He has published a number of research articles on topics including e-commerce, supply chain management, and project management. He has taught for the executive MBA, graduate, and undergraduate programs at CSUEB. He has taught eleven subjects that include project management, operations and supply chain management, e-commerce, business analytics, new product introduction, and management information systems. He has been teaching project management certification programs to professionals and giving project management seminars and lectures to industries such as BART and CISCO.

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Vish Hegde

Vish HegdePhD

Ready to Enroll?

All interested students who can satisfactorily complete the program coursework are invited to enroll. To get started with your enrollment, simply click the button below.

*Cal State East Bay alumni: The Forever Pioneer Discount is available for this program. Registration must be processed via this Forever Pioneer form in order to qualify for the discount.

Still have questions? Visit the support center for additional information. »

Common Questions

Who should take project management courses?
  • Current project managers who have not had the benefit of formal training/distinction that recognizes their expertise and experience.
  • Professionals who seek to complete the educational hours necessary to qualify for the PMP® exam and want to gain end-to-end understanding of the PMBOK® standards book which is the basis for the PMP® test.
  • Professionals who want to make a career change into project management or advance into general management positions.
  • Professionals who want to supplement their skill set by learning practical project management tools and concepts that are highly valued in the industry.
Are there requirements to take a project management course?
No, there are no requirements. As long as you can successfully complete the program coursework, you are invited to enroll. 
Will I have to pass an exam to finish the course?
There is no exam required to complete the course for CEU credit.
Will I be PMP® certified after taking CSUEB’s project management courses?
No, Cal State East Bay does not award you with your PMP® credential. The Project Management Institute awards this credential. 
How long does it take to complete the program?
The program can be completed in 11 weeks.
How long is each course?
The program consists of 11 class meetings that are 3.5 hours each.
Is there any work to do outside class time? If so, how much?
There is reading and homework in each class. Students should plan for 2-3 hours of preparation time for each class meeting.
What is the program format?
The program format is online.


What financing options are available to me?
Traditional financial aid (such as completing the FAFSA, Pell Grants, etc.) is not applicable for Continuing Education certificate programs. Learn more about other financial aid options.
Are any discounts available for this program?
Yes, this program qualifies for the Forever Pioneer discount for Cal State East Bay alumni. You can complete and submit the Forever Pioneer Registration Form to receive the discounted pricing. Advanced registration is required to qualify for the discount.
How much does tuition cost?
The total estimated cost of the Project Management Certificate Program is $2,500 for CEU credit. Please note that program tuition fees are subject to change at any time.

PMI® members receive a 10% discount. Cal State East Bay alumni are eligible to receive a 15% discount.

Accessibility Services

Does the university provide accessibility services?
Yes, our Accessibility Services department provides academic accommodations and support services to address the individual needs of students with differing abilities, permanent disabilities or temporary disabling conditions. For more information, including program details and contact information, visit

Certificate of Completion

How do I request my certificate?
To obtain your official certificate, you must complete all requirements of your program and then complete and submit this form. Upon verification of requirement completion, your certificate will be sent to you.

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At a Glance

Area of study: Certificate in Project Management

Ideal for: Professionals who want to complete the educational hours necessary to qualify for official project management certification.

Current project managers who have not had the benefit of formal training or a distinction recognizing their expertise and experience

Professionals seeking to make a career change into project management or advance into general management positions

Number of courses: 1 course

Program format: Online

Program length: 11 weeks

Tuition cost: $2,500 for CEU credit, 10% discount for PMI® members. (Tuition fees are subject to change at any time.) Forever Pioneer discount is available for Cal State East Bay alumni.


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