Recognizing the need for those managing projects to be trained and certified in the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), the UAB Collat School of Business and the Project Management Institute (PMI), Central Alabama Chapter, have teamed together to offer Project Management Certificate Courses.  

In today’s competitive world the effective execution of value-adding business processes and related projects is imperative. The UAB Project Management Certificate Courses' approach provides the content and rigor of graduate level academic coursework and practicality provided by practicing project managers.

These popular courses have been a long standing offering by the UAB Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods and are now offered several times a year in the UAB Collat School of Business.

Next Offerings

Project Management Foundational Course

Combined face-to-face and online instruction that totals 36 contact hours and meets the education requirement to sit for the CAPM and PMP exams.

May 31st, June 7th, 14th and 21st

9:00am - 4:00pm
Price: $2500
$1500* - UAB employee/student, veteran or company with 3 or more students in the same class. *Apply code "BlazerPMI" at checkout and bring ID to class.

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PMP Test Prep Course

Face-to-face instruction and access to over 800 practice test questions.

July 12th

9:00am - 3:30pm
Price: $600



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Microsoft Project Workshop

Face-to-face detailed instruction into integrating Microsoft Project software into your daily project management design.

July 19th

9:00am- 1:00pm
Price: $500

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Project Management Certificate Bundle

A savings offered to participants taking all three Project Management courses listed.

Save $400

Price: $3200
$2200* - UAB employee/student, veteran or company with 3 or more students in the same class. *Apply code "BlazerPMI" at checkout and bring ID to class.

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What the Project Management Foundation Course Covers

The Project Management Foundation Course includes training in the PMI Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) with instruction and exercises covering the project management knowledge areas and process groups with problem and project solution exercises and examples. The course provides instruction and exercises in the use of the Microsoft Project software tool. Participants completing the course receive a certificate from the Collat School of Business. Also included is payment of a participant's membership in the Project Management Institute including the PMI Central Alabama Chapter for one year.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Project Management, Project Selection, Process Groups, and Knowledge Areas.
  • Scope, Schedule and Cost Management.
  • Quality, Resources, Communications and Stakeholder Management
  • Risk, Procurement, Earned Value Management and Execution
  • Test Review and MS Project

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for those who are looking to enter or advance in the project management profession. You should expect to not only gain a deeper understanding of the project management lifecycle, but also be able to put into practice the competencies needed to balance competing demands and communicate with diverse stakeholders. Ideally, you should have some prior relevant education or work experience, as well as a desire to learn.

UAB employees and students are encouraged to enroll and take advantage of a special UAB rate. Enter coupon code "BlazerPMI" at checkout and make sure to bring your ID to class. 

  • "This course helped launch me into a new career, new opportunities, and a new way of life."

    - 2018 Participant, Project Management Foundation Course

  • "I have managed projects for years and this class gave me a global standard to apply to present and future projects. Very practical and a lot of fun."

    - 2018 Participant, Project Management Foundation Course

  • “This was the prefect compliment to the foundational course."

    - 2018 Participant, Project Management Test Prep Course

  • "As a UAB PM I highly recommend this course."

    - 2018 Participant, Project Management Foundation Course

Additional Offerings in 2019

Project Management Foundational Course 

Fall Course:  September 13th, 20th, 27th and October 4th (Four Fridays). 9am - 4pm


Contact and Location

Cori Miller Perdue

Cori Miller Perdue, Ph.D.

Director of Professional Education
(205) 934-7604

UAB Collat School of Business
CSB L02 
710 13th St. S.,
Birmingham, AL 35294