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Organizations in every industry need professionals with the expertise to manage projects and facilitate business success.

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.

Project Management Careers and Certification

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. median rate. 

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."

The CCE Approach to Teaching and Learning

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 goals. 

CCE's Project Management programs are:

  • highly interactive, hands-on and practical.
  • simulate real project environment by using team collaboration on case studies and exercises.
  • 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 maintain certification.
  • scheduled so that courses can be completed individually or in sequence.
Join us for an information session or reach out to us via email to learn more about project management and to see which of our programs and courses work best for you.



Total Systems Education (TSE) has been our Project Management and Business Analysis training partner for over 15 years. The TSE team consists of seasoned project manager practitioners with extensive experience teaching and consulting for a wide variety of organizations all over the world. TSE is proud to be a Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a recipient of PMI’s “Best of the Best” Continuing Education Provider of the Year Award. It is also an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) of the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA). 

These endorsements and certifications allow TSE to have courses reviewed by by PMI and the IIBA for relevancy, quality, and adherence to the best practices supported by these prestigious global organizations. They also allow Total Systems Education to award contact hours, PDUs, and CDUs to participants involved in the professional credentialing processes for PMI or IIBA.

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Why Choose Stony Brook?

For over 20 years, the Center for Corporate Education (CCE) at Stony Brook University has been a leader in professional education, serving individuals, organizations and corporations across the region, state and nation. CCE helps professionals transform their careers by developing the skills and earning the respected credentials they need to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. 

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator.

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