Professional Education

Project Management Skills Create Career Opportunities

With the increase in layoffs and the looming threat of a recession, you may be looking for ways to increase your job opportunities and earning potential. If your work involves managing projects, earning a project management certification may be an excellent way to accomplish both of these goals. According to the Project Management Insitute, certified project managers in the U.S. earn 32% more than project managers that don’t have a certification. 

 If you are considering taking the next step in your project management career, the SMU CAPE Project Management Certificate Program fulfills the 40 educational hours required to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification exam. Our instructors have decades of experience in project management and are passionate about preparing students to earn their certifications. “After 25+ years in project management, I enjoy passing along concepts, tools and tips to make projects more efficient and enjoyable,” said SMU CAPE instructor Rebecca Johansson. “The course prepares the learner for the challenges, the risk and the reward that are part of managing a great project, whether it’s at work or in the community.” 

A project management certificate is a great way to take your career to the next level. “I’ve had previous students say they got promotions, new jobs, great interviews and better projects as a result of taking the class,” Rebecca Johansson said. SMU CAPE offers the Project Management Certificate program as an in-person 1-week intensive or an 8-week live online night class. “The wealth of knowledge in that room was amazing,” said former SMU CAPE Project Management Certificate Program student Kristol Johnson. “The facilitators were warm, welcoming and answered every question.” 

Project managers of all experience levels are welcome in the SMU CAPE Project Management Certificate program. Find out how the SMU Project Management Certificate Program can create opportunities for your career.