Project managers oversee each step of a project from initiation to close, using a
systematized approach and diverse skill set to ensure work is completed on time, within
budget, and to stakeholder satisfaction.
Experienced project managers are leaders who can analyze, communicate, organize, delegate, problem-solve, and motivate team members. They are key members of any organization and are well compensated for
their valuable skills and actionable knowledge.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 10-year job growth projections for project management specialists are double that
of the national average. In addition, the BLS reports that the median salary for a project management specialist is more than twice the U.S.
Certification can lead to even higher earning potential. The Project Management Institute
reports that the median salary for those in the U.S. who have Project Management Professional
(PMP) certification is 32% higher than those without certification.
While project management certification is not required to hold a project position, it’s often considered an essential benchmark for those looking to enter or advance
in the field. According to US News and World Report, certification is "vital" for project managers working in industries such as "healthcare,
financial services, construction, manufacturing and information services."
Stony Brook's Center for Corporate Education (CCE) offers live, online programs for project professionals at all levels – from
those just starting out to those looking to move up in the field. With our training
partner, Total Systems Education, CCE has been offering award-winning programs for
more than 15 years, helping hundreds of project professionals achieve their career
CCE's Project Management programs are:
- highly interactive, hands-on and practical.
- simulate real project environment by using team collaboration on case studies and
- offered fully online in a synchronous format to minimize workday impact.
- taught by PMI-authorized project management instructors with global experience leading
projects and teaching project management.
- provide contact hours/PDUs required to sit for the PMI® certification exams or to
- scheduled so that courses can be completed individually or in sequence.