6 Courses Required

The Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program provides professionals with advanced tools and techniques to strategically execute projects, programs, and portfolios. The program consists of a curriculum of noncredit short courses and combines Stanford University's academic and research expertise with the proven project management methodologies of IPSolutions, Inc.

The result is a dynamic curriculum that provides advanced skills and practical instruction on the processes, organizational structure, and tools that assure that project work yields the desired business results.

Practical Approaches, Proven Results

In today's business environment it is essential for organizations to develop project managers who can complete individual projects on time and within budget. It is even more critical to develop an organization that can leverage its project management capability into a key competitive advantage in an ever-changing marketplace.

Leading The Way

The Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program is a unique blend of cutting-edge Stanford University research and proven techniques from leading-practice companies that provides crucial insights and practical tools for managing projects, portfolios, and complex systems.

Additional Details

Federal Financial Aid Available:

You Will Learn

  • How to remain competitive and manage change in a multi-dimensional environment
  • Lead cross-functional teams in a global context
  • Improve productivity and profitability

Earning the Certificate

Participants have the flexibility of taking individual courses within the program or earning the Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program  (SAPM) by completing the 3 required courses and 3 electives.

This certificate grants the professional credential of Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM), which may be used on business cards and resumes. Records are archived with Stanford University at the Stanford Center for Professional Development office and are available for verification upon request.

Courses may be taken in any order and any method of instruction: online, at Stanford, or at work.

Professional Development Units

The Stanford Center for Professional Development is a registered education provider of the Project Management Institute .

Professional Development Units (PDU's) may be earned for each course taken as part of the Stanford Advanced Project Management Program (SAPM) to maintain certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP®).

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  • 3 years experience managing projects
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent


  • $3025 per at Stanford course
  • $1295 per online course
  • $75 one-time document fee ?

Time to Complete Certificate

On average, students complete the certificate within 1-2 years. Each course is approximately 20 hours.


Please contact
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International: 1.650.204.3984


Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program Application
Program requires an accepted application. Applications may be submitted online at anytime. Sample Application