Project Management: Practical Skills and Applications Program

Course starts 14 October 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
6 October 2020
Course Starts:
14 October 2020
8 weeks, excluding orientation
6–8 hours per week, self-paced learning online
USD $1,500
Payment Options
University of Dayton


Project management has expanded into areas that were traditionally considered less project oriented, with organizations across industries recognizing the impact successful project management has on business outcomes.

Learn to optimize project delivery with the Project Management: Practical Skills and Applications Program. This PMI-approved program aims to equip you with enhanced project management competencies and a project management resource toolkit that you can readily use in your current role.

Set yourself apart by learning new approaches for effective project planning and an improved ability to maximize project success. You’ll also gain an advanced project management skill set, including change management and communication skills for stakeholder management.

Commit to furthering your professional development and study with a top-tier U.S. research university, and its Center for Leadership.1

1 Bizjournals (Jan, 2018).

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate from the University of Dayton in this online program and be empowered to:

  • Apply practical project management techniques and approaches

  • Plan projects more effectively

  • Optimize project delivery

  • Analyze the value of critical paths in project management

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Create a closing report that highlights the success and failures of a project

Is this program for you?

This online program is designed for professionals in mid-level careers, as well as individuals who are new to project management and are aspiring to become part of a management team. It’s beneficial to those who want to gain practical project management tools that can readily be applied, as well as those looking to ensure they adapt to a continuously evolving work environment. Participants will learn new approaches to managing projects and walk away with practical project management skills. This program provides an opportunity to learn from industry experts, online in your own time, through a fully supported learning model.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

GetSmarter is approved by PMI as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P). Find out what PMI membership means for you.

Course curriculum

Explore project management concepts and practices as you work through the weekly modules of this online program.

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Introduction to project management
  • Module 2 The project hierarchy and project life cycle
  • Module 3 Initiating the project: creating the project charter
  • Module 4 Planning the project: activities, risk, and building the budget
  • Module 5 Planning the project: building a realistic and reliable schedule
  • Module 6 Planning the project: management strategies
  • Module 7 Executing and controlling the project
  • Module 8 Closing the project and managing multiple projects

As part of our commitment to your professional development, GetSmarter offers you a two-week period to change your course start date or request your money back if you’re not fully satisfied.

Enhance your project management skills

This University of Dayton online program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you develop the ability to effectively plan and manage projects.

Your Program Convener

The design of this online program is guided by the UDayton faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the program.

Bob Jewell

Bob Jewell

Founder and CEO of Omega Leadership Group, LLC

Bob Jewell is a certified project management professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Jewell founded Omega Leadership Group in 2000 to fulfill his personal mission to “teach and inspire a passion for excellence.” He teaches executive education programs in project management and decision-making at the University of Dayton and Kent State University. Jewell holds a Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering from the Ohio State University.

Earn a certificate from the University of Dayton

Gain practical project management skills and earn an official certificate from the University of Dayton.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 14 October 2020.

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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?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    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.