Course Description

A comprehensive review of the theory, tools, and techniques used to execute, project successfully and monitor and control the execution through to close. Risk management will be a highlighted area with a focus on how to anticipate, plan, and manage risk.

A successful project manager/team member is one who is able to be flexible with implementation while continuing to keep the team and the project on track toward the ultimate project goals and objectives. This is accomplished by accurate and detailed scope/time/cost tracking as well as human resource management and clear communication and alignment with key stakeholders.

This course will provide fundamental theory as per the Project Management Institute's PMBOK, but will also utilize real-world case studies to help build an adaptable mindset towards project execution and management.

UCSB PaCE Project Management courses are taught by PMP Certified Instructors and have more than 35 hours of instructional time. Thus meeting the PMI Educational Requirements to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and qualifying for currently certified individuals to earn PMP Professional Development Units (PDUs).               

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Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define and apply key concepts within the Execution and Monitor & Controlling Process Groups across all of the 10 knowledge areas, with a focus on Risk Management
  • Utilize tools and techniques for directing and managing project work
  • Explore leadership and communication styles to influence efficient and effective teamwork
  • Utilize best practices for project execution (managing meetings, team members, timelines, risk register, project plans)

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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6:00PM to 9:15PM
Apr 03, 2024 to Jun 12, 2024
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course fee credit (4 units) $685.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes

Steps to Enroll

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Late Registrations Notice: 

Self-enrollment will be available until 11:59 PM PT of the second business day after the 1st class session (i.e. If the first class starts on Thursday, self-enrollment is open until the following Monday at 11:59 pm).  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) assigned by the instructor. The instructor will provide details to the class prior to the course start date.

No refunds after 04/14/24
A minimum $40 non-refundable administrative fee per course is charged for all drops. See the full Drop Policy here.