Course information

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8 weeks, excluding orientation
7–10 hours per week, entirely online
USD $1,800
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The George Washington University School of Business


“If your organization is not good at project management, you’re putting too much at risk in terms of delivering on strategy,” explains PMI president and CEO, Mark A. Langley. For every dollar, 9.9 percent is wasted due to poor project performance — that’s $99 million for every $1 billion invested.1

This online short course from the George Washington School of Business will introduce you to new and popular project management tools and techniques. From initiation to completion, you’ll gain a practical toolkit for successful project delivery.

Whatever industry you find yourself in, the transferable skills this project management course teaches you will help you build and lead project teams, manage time, budget and scope constraints.

1 PMI (2018).

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate from the GW School of Business in this online short course and be empowered to:

  • Apply core project management skills, including strategic project planning, scheduling, time, cost and scope management

  • Leverage practical project management tools, such as Gantt charts, project initiation documents (PID) and work breakdown structure (WBS)

  • Manage stakeholders and engage and motivate teams for effective project execution

  • Earn a certificate of completion from the GW School of Business, guided by an industry expert with extensive experience in the field

Course curriculum

Gain knowledge on effectively implementing and communicating project plans in the workplace as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online course:

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1  Introduction to project management
  • Module 2  Initiate and develop a project
  • Module 3  Develop a project schedule
  • Module 4  Execution and control of projects
  • Module 5  Leadership and project management
  • Module 6  Communication and stakeholder management
  • Module 7  Project management approaches: Agile and Traditional
  • Module 8  Measures of project and project management success

Leverage practical tools for efficient project execution

This GW School of Business online short course is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you learn about project processes and the different approaches available.

Your Faculty Director

The design of this online course is guided by GW School of Business faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.

Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi

Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi

Associate Professor, Department of Decision Sciences, the George Washington University School of Business.

Khamooshi holds a Ph.D. in management science from Lancaster University, a Master of Engineering in industrial engineering and management from Asian Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Abadan Institute of Technology. He has extensive experience in the oil, gas and petrochemicals industry, and sits on the editorial boards of numerous academic and professional journals.

Earn a certificate of completion from the George Washington University School of Business

Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn an official certificate of completion from the GW School of Business — and use it to set yourself apart as you gain skills and insights for successful project execution.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the university.

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    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

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    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.