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Become a master of agility. Learn to transform any organization into a competitive lean enterprise with leading-edge project management tools and techniques.

To turn a complacent organization into a lean, pioneering market leader takes some powerful project management skills. We developed the Clark University Project Management Certificate to deliver that knowledge and put you at the forefront of your field—a field with a stunning 37% job growth projected over the next decade. This program was designed for you if you are earning professional development units for your Project Management Institute (PMI)® certification, building toward a master’s degree in information technology, or you are intent on becoming a change leader in your organization. You may also use your certificate courses to fulfill requirements toward a master’s degree in Clark University’s School of Professional Studies.

This certificate program leverages the deep resources of Clark University’s Master’s in Information Technology knowledge center and is distinguished in the academic marketplace by its emphasis on lean practices. Lean means providing maximum value to customers through a strategic value-creation process that results in zero waste. Lean is essential knowledge for project managers who want their organizations to succeed in challenging contemporary industry climates. Indeed, understanding lean is essential to the career of any project manager who strives to be a leader in the field.

Why a Certificate in Project Management at Clark University

  • Tap the resources of Clark University’s widely respected information technology knowledge center.
  • Jump start your School of Professional Studies master’s program by applying 100% of your certificate course credits toward the full degree graduation requirements.
  • Work in a highly collaborative learning environment with talented peers and scholar-practitioner faculty who share with you their deep leadership experience.
  • Pursue the project management certification on your own terms with online courses that fit your work and your life.
  • Amp up your skills at a globally ranked and accredited university that has set itself apart as a leader in skills-based education.
Brian Leblanc

Learn from a Lean Leader, Professor of Practice Brian LeBlanc

A successful entrepreneur and corporate leader, currently working for an industry leading financial services firm, with a passion for building highly productive teams and processes. He is renowned as a strategic problem solver.

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The Essentials

Program Overview

Our state-of-the-art curriculum provides the information, skills, and experience necessary for you to position yourself as a leader in project management.

Although the coursework is online, the learning model is both collaborative and experiential. You will work individually and in teams building authentic experience and the confidence to move your organization forward.

Courses include:

  • Project Management for IT
  • Lean Agile Software Development
  • Foundations of the Lean Enterprise
  • Design Thinking Approach to Product Development

When you are enrolled in the Project Management Certificate program, you will be eligible to participate in any graduate activity offered by the Clark University School of Professional Studies.


  • 4 online courses
  • Participation in team projects

Course Catalog

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The Project Management Professional (PMP) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.