Gain the practical knowledge to be an effective project manager—or add project management skills to your résumé—with our full-time studies in Strategic Project Management. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.
Gain the project management skills needed by various organizations through our full-time certificates, which can lead to a full diploma program. You'll learn the various methodologies, including Agile, to keep projects on track, on time and on a budget at leading firms in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and across the globe.
Start studying today to gain the skills employers need.
"The time I spent at UC Berkeley Extension was the time of my life."—Marcos Bento, Associate at Princeton Growth Ventures
Advanced Project Management
Stand out from other seasoned project managers with the Advanced Project Management Immersive and gain a competitive edge in a complex and crowded job market. Gain skills to manage a wider variety of stakeholders, ensure the adoption of new products and services, and deliver a project's intended value to an organization.
Receive a certificate upon completion and be eligible for an internship.
Length: 1 semester
Format: Full time
Prerequisite: Project Management or equivalent
Internship Option: Yes
Students must have a minimum of three years of undergraduate coursework for admission.International students must meet English Language Proficiency requirements.
Build and maintain a high-performing, cohesive project team.
Define project scope metrics and continuously improve project processes.
Employ project schedule metrics to optimize a project schedule and set a schedule baseline.
Aggregate project costs and develops a project budget.
Project Initiation and Planning
Project Schedule and Risk Management
Project Cost and Procurement Management
Project Execution and Control
Career Development (CEU)
Gain career orientation and hands-on training for successful job placement and career advancement. This special course includes workshops on soft skills, interview methods and technical skills, as well as personalized career coaching and professional network development.
Completing Your Studies
Once you've completed this one-semester certificate, you'll receive an Award of Completion. You're also eligible to apply for an internship!
Start Working Through an Internship or OPT
"I got to study with people from all over the world, many working in project-management jobs for big companies or startups."—Brian Naylor, Senior Product Manager at Jasper Studios
Why Project Management?Project managers are in high demand across multiple fields. Sit down with Program Director Tim Bombosch to learn where our graduates find jobs and how you can get started.
"I'll continue to take classes to stay informed of the latest practices, information and techniques in project management"—Sandra Lew, Program Manager at Ubisoft
If you successfully complete the Advanced Project Management or Lean Agile Management Immersive—or both—you can start working through a three-month internship at a leading San Francisco or Silicon Valley company!
Put your newfound skills to work
Gain work experience
Expand your network
You'll see firsthand how a U.S. business runs, giving you a competitive edge when you're ready to land a full-time position in Project Management.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Optional Practical Training is an opportunity for those studying in the United States with an F-1 visa to apply their knowledge with practical work experience. If you successfully complete both the Advanced Project Management and Lean Agile Management certificates, you'll be eligible to apply for paid temporary work authorization in the U.S., also known as Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Imagine yourself managing schedules, costs and project scope to launch a new app. Ensuring communication and quality management for a new construction project. Keeping team members on track to meet defined deadlines.
With OPT, you can apply everything you've learned to real-world projects and gain valuable work experience.
Our graduates are working at top companies, including:
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Program Requirements for International Students
Online Information Session
This program is structured so that international students can fulfill their Visa requirements for full-time study, as well as have the opportunity to be eligible for internships and Optional Practical Training (OPT).
English Proficiency Requirements
International applicants must submit official evidence of English-language proficiency. Sometimes exceptions to this requirement are made. Please note that the submission of language proficiency scores or other forms of verification does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Scores must be from the past two years.
English Language Test
Minimum Score for Full-Time Certificate Programs
TEM-4 or TEM-8
Don't meet these requirements? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about other options.
Because this is a cohort-based program and full-time attendance is required to maintain your visa status, you must attend all scheduled courses.
F-1 Visa Application and F-1 Transfer Process
If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you must apply for an F-1 student visa to attend this program. Non-U.S. citizens with a visitor visa (B-1, B-2) or under the Visa Waiver Program are not permitted to engage in full-time study (PDP is full time). Your acceptance packet includes the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) verifying that you have been admitted for full-time study.
If you are an F-1 student at a different U.S. institution, you must complete the F-1 transfer process to attend PDP. The transfer must be initiated by your current school.