Project Management Life Cycle, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
70 days
449 USD/full
449 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Project Management Life Cycle Program in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology - RITx. Learn how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing.

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Learn about project management from a multidisciplinary perspective, as we cover fundamental tools and techniques for managing a broad range of projects.

Key facts

You will learn about the project management life cycle from initiation to closing. We will address the behavioral and quantitative facets of project management, as well as the use of methods, tools and techniques for the initiation, planning, execution and closing of projects. The course will be divided by the project life cycle phases.

First, we will cover project initiation. We will review projects in organizations, project selection models, the project manager role and project organization structures to better understand how a project is initiated. You will also learn how to create a key project management deliverable, the project charter.

Second, we will cover the project-planning phase. You will learn how to build a comprehensive project management plan covering the key aspects of risk, quality, scope, schedule, cost, time, resource and communications.

Third, we will cover the project execution phase. We will explore the monitoring and control of a project including earned value analysis and project reporting. Case studies and examples will be used to help you understand the correct actions for a project manager to take to keep a project in control.

Finally, we will cover the project closing phase, where we explore the tasks to complete an effective project closure.

The  Project Management Life Cycle  Certificate is part of the RIT Project Management MicroMasters Program from EdX in parntnership with Rochester Institute of Technology - RITx that is designed to teach the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in a project management career. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential, you will need to earn a verified certificate in each of the three courses as well as pass a capstone exam.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • The roles and responsibilities of a project manager

  • Project initiation and planning

  • Project execution

  • Project closing Project management tools and techniques

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 70 days
    • 8 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Recommendations only: This course is intended for those who have completed a Bachelor's degree or have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a project related business environment. Recommended education or work experience in organizational behavior, mathematics and basic accounting or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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