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Project Management - Summer 2024


$1,500 Enroll

Full course description

Modality: Asynchronous*

Duration: 6-week course

Delivery: Online

Engaged Hours: 10.5 hours/week

Language: English

Instructor: Thomas Pittz

Prerequisites: Open to everyone (see Requirements below)

*Optional live webinar each Thursday during the course at 9:00am MT

This course will provide learners with a fundamental understanding of project management. Prepare for your certification and learn how to drive successful project outcomes with this 6-week online project management microlearning course. Get 35 Contact Hours for PMP Certification

Course Quick Facts 

  • Robust Curriculum: Enhance your understanding of the project management life cycle, defining project details, managing complex projects, valuable tools and techniques, and the project manager's role.
  • Practical Skill Development: Gain hands-on experience developing project plans, implementing strategies, controlling projects, and assessing project risks.
  • Preparation for Certification: Meet the 35-hour training requirement for the PMP certification or the 23 hours of education required for the CAPM certification.
  • Engaging Learning Experience: Work through the material at your own pace, apply what you learn immediately to professional scenarios, revisit complex topics, and solidify your understanding as you prepare for certification exams.

About this Course

By the end of this course, learners should be able to understand the roles and responsibilities of a project manager and exhibit techniques to:

  • Develop the foundations of a project plan.
  • Plan and implement a project.
  • Control a project using critical project management tools.
  • Assess project risk.
  • Conclude a project effectively.
  • Effectively communicate project deliverables to key stakeholders.
  • Gain a foundation of knowledge in preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.

Courses Modules

This 6-week course offers a comprehensive learning experience with various activities. You’ll have access to weekly readings, videos, practice activities, and discussion boards to engage with peers. 


Project Management Course Modules

1. Getting Started

2. Defining Project Management 

3. Planning a Project 

4. Project Risk Management and Assurance

5. Project Close-Out

6. Final Exam



Taking an online course requires specific equipment, some technical skills, and other soft skills. At a minimum, you will need:

  • Access to an internet connection and a working computer (with Windows 10 / OS X 10.13 or higher).
  • The latest two versions of Chrome or Firefox with Javascript enabled.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft© Office applications.
  • The ability to conduct research searches on the Internet.
  • The ability to send and receive emails and email attachments in and out of class.
  • The ability to save backups of all the work you create for this course.

About The Instructor

Dr. Thomas G. Pittz

Dr. Thomas G. Pittz is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management in the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center of the Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa.

Prior to working in academia, Dr. Pittz worked in project management in the mortgage servicing division of Wells Fargo and later as an executive for two nonprofit organizations in the Twin City area. He is now an award-winning educator and researcher whose work broadly focuses on risk-sharing in R&D and new product development project contracts, relational advantage in interfirm relationships, the impact of strategic openness on innovation, and external knowledge acquisition and exploitation.

He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in outlets such as the International Journal of Project Management, the Journal of Business Ethics, Small Business Economics, and the Journal of Small Business Management, to name a few. He has also published two books with Emerald Publishing Group, Ltd, serves as an editor for three prestigious scholarly journals, and edits an annual volume focused on translating academic research for practitioner use. Additionally, he is the treasurer and director-at-large (and former Executive Director) for the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).


“The Digital Learning at NMSU team wants to create a space that sees project management as highly valuable. By implementing project management principles, we can benefit by saving time and money,  properly allocating our available resources,  improving communications,  increasing transparency, and ensuring accountability.”

Yolanda H., Director of Operations, NMSU Global

Earn A Digital Badge

  • Shareable online and on your resume.
  • Enhanced visibility to employers.
  • Validate your skills quickly.
  • Align with industry standards.


Why Microlearning?

Get a flexible online project management education so you can deliver projects that meet strategic business objectives and achieve outstanding results.

  • Targeted Knowledge: Our microlearning approach breaks complex topics into manageable, engaging modules, making learning effective and enjoyable. 
  • Flexible Access: Study on your schedule. Access course materials anytime, from anywhere, and progress through the curriculum at your own pace. 
  • Advance Your Career: Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to lead successful projects. Enhance your professional value and open doors to career advancement in various industries. 


Frequently Asked Questions


What is Microlearning? 

Microlearning is an approach to learning that delivers bite-sized, focused content in short lessons, typically through digital platforms. It emphasizes quick comprehension and retention of information, often tailored to specific learning objectives and accessible on demand.


What is Project Management?

Project management involves planning, organizing, and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals within a set timeframe and budget. Project managers coordinate resources, schedules, and people to ensure successful project completion.


How to Learn Project Management Quickly?

To learn project management fast, consider a short online course for structured knowledge. Then, apply concepts by actively participating in projects at work. Seek mentorship for personalized guidance and supplement your learning by studying project management materials, like books or websites.