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Essentials of Project Management

PMI Registered Education Provider

Course Overview

Aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, the Essentials of Project Management course offers you a critical introduction to the practice of project management, blending theory with practical examples and case studies. Throughout the course, you will be taught fundamental project management concepts designed to give you the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to become a better project manager, leader and team member.

You will learn about the profession of project management, how to plan and balance project work, key considerations in executing, controlling, and closing a project, and the strategic value of projects.

Who Should Take this Course?

A true introduction to the practice, this is an ideal professional development opportunity for recent graduates interested in project management, career changers, or professionals who have some project management responsibilities but do not have a formal role as a project manager.

For more experienced project managers who want to enhance their knowledge and potentially prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam, Villanova University's College of Professional Studies also offers a PMP® Exam Preparation course.


Essentials of

Project Management

Fall 2020

5 weeks  

6 to 9:00 pm

PMI Member: $1,500

Non-Member: $1,600

Parking Fee: $25

Course Materials: No additional charge

The course format is a combination of in person and online learning. Totaling 42 active study hours, there are five in person classes for three hours each. Outside of the classroom, there will be additional coursework for the remaining 27 study hours.



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Premium Quality Course Materials

Included in your course registration fees, you will receive The CertWise Essentials of Project Management program. This premium quality program consists of entirely digital learning materials and study tools.

Within the online system, you will receive:

  • Online tutorial
  • Reading materials
  • Instructor slides
  • Case study activities
  • Discussion activities
  • Journal entries to reflect on each module
  • End of module self-assessments
  • Quizzes to test understanding of key concepts
  • Resource Center for additional videos, blogs, articles and more
  • Reports to track progress and view instructor feedback

Course Modules

  • Module 1 – Project Management: The Discipline and the Profession
  • Module 2 – Planning and Balancing Project Work
  • Module 3 – Executing, Controlling, and Closing the Project
  • Module 4 – Strategic Value of Projects


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Contact Information

Villanova University
College of Professional Studies
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 104
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4300
Fax:     610-519-7910

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