Project Management, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Become a Project Manager. Learn the skills required to manage successful projects with this Project Management course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder.

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The Project Management course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder is designed to be an introduction to the project management discipline, including the concepts, tools, and techniques used in the management and leadership of projects. Key topics covered include the role of the project manager; the project team; cost, schedule and risk management; quality in projects; and the project lifecycle.

The courses in this specialization can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (ME-EM) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The ME-EM is designed to help engineers, scientists, and technical professionals move into leadership and management roles in the engineering and technical sectors. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the ME-EM is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience.

Applied Learning Project

Throughout the specialization, learners will be introduced to the concepts of project management. You will learn the formal project management process which includes tools that are commonly used in the discipline. Learners will have an opportunity to apply these tools to manage a small “virtual” project. Upon completion of the specialization, learners should have the basis for a comprehensive final project plan. 

What You Will Learn:

  • By completing this specialization, you will develop familiarity with the concepts, tools, and techniques used in project management.
  • You will also be able to distinguish different project management methodologies and determine which is best for a particular project.
  • You will be able to describe the role of the project manager and the different phases of the project life cycle.

Skills You Will Gain:

  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Agile Management
  • Stakeholder Communications
  • Engineering management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project Management: Foundations and Initiation
  • Project Planning and Execution
  • Agile Project Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





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

Beginner level

  • No particular background is recommended, though learners new to project management should complete the courses in sequence.

Tuition Fee

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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