The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management (CBPM) is designed to meet the needs of baccalaureate degreed business learners and professionals who want to upgrade their skill set through professional development utilizing continuing education in an online format. This certificate provides learners with necessary tools, skills, and knowledge to be an effective project manager.

Quick Facts:

  • Credits required: 18
  • Cost per credit: $545
  • Program length: 1 year (full-time status)

Time to degree completion can be accelerated by taking multiple courses in a term and through credits accepted in transfer.

What you’ll learn

Promote the incorporation of practical business experience with formal academic learning so that shared experiences can create integrated learning.

Foster growth in intellectual accomplishment and an opportunity to develop an executive level perspective on business practices.

Encourage learners to develop the ability to use quantitative and qualitative tools to identify and address business problems and opportunities.

Encourage learners to gain an appreciation of ethical principles and its application to the business environment.

Provide working professionals the chance to experience graduate study without committing to a full graduate program.

Enable personal growth and the ability to gain academic experience and a credential in a given discipline.

Provide the option of pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree upon successful completion of the certificate program.

Facilitate the acquisition of practical knowledge with an understanding of the integrated nature of business functions.

Career Outcomes

Opportunities in the following areas:


Financial Institutions

Government Agencies

Multi-National Corporations

Non-Profit Organizations

Project Management

Certificate in Project Management Requirements

Certificate Requirements Credits
Required Courses (6) 18

Courses + Credits

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Project Management is an 18-credit program comprised of the following six (6) required courses:

Required Courses

  • MGT 86529 Project Management — 3-credits
  • PM 86900 Project Management Concepts and Essentials — 3-credits
  • PM 86901 Project Management Strategic Design— 3-credits
  • PM 86902 Project Management Organization — 3-credits
  • PM 86903 Project Management Integration — 3-credits
  • PM 86910 PM Capstone — 3-credits

Download the University Catalog for full course descriptions, prerequisite information, and program details.

The Faculty Mentors are very knowledgeable and available when you needed assistance. My Academic Advisor was also very helpful and ensured that I stayed on track throughout the entire process.

– Geneva Nathani, School of Business and Management

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Contact us to learn more about our online Certificate in Project Management program.

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Accreditation & Approvals


California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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