Project Management

Project Management

Projects usually fail not from poor technical skills or limited task knowledge, but from inadequate management. Project managers must define projects, identify project scope, time and costs, and employ tactical leadership skills to successfully develop and complete projects. In this course you will gain the project management skills necessary to deliver predictable outcomes to your company and your customers while also learning the methodological tools and vocabulary to pass the PMP exam.

Do you wish you could anticipate project problems before they happen? Do you want to learn how to develop thorough strategies for implementation and risk management? Do you want a globally recognized credential that certifies your management abilities to help you advance your career as an organizational leader?

Project Management (PM) is one of the world’s most in-demand skill sets and one of the fastest growing professional disciplines. Training in PM is globally recognized as a critical asset for managers working in a range of industries, from health care to aerospace to information technology. PMP certification salary statistics show that this certification is well worth the effort for many professionals. According to PMI, non-certified project managers in the U.S. earn a median annual salary of $93,000. PMPs earn a median wage of $123,000 per year—a 32% increase over their non-certified colleagues.

This five-day course will provide you with the skills needed to more effectively and efficiently develop and implement organizational projects, as well as provide you with the necessary preparation to pass the PMP Certification. This course is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute. You will learn the step-by-step PM methodology for delivering projects on time using advanced techniques for scheduling, estimating, budgeting, optimizing project plans and team building. You will learn to lead improvement initiatives that result in measurable growth on return on investment, sales, and customer and employee satisfaction.

Program Content

  • PMP exam preparation
  • PM core competencies
  • Project scope, scheduling and cost
  • Quality and risk management
  • Team communication
  • Real-world project management capstone
  • Certificate in Project Management Training 


  • Certificate in Project Management Training
  • Preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam
  • Mastery of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Practical experience developing, implementing and evaluating real-world projects
  • The ability to recognize project priorities, coordinate resources more effectively, and identify and manage risk
  • Experience with Microsoft Project Management Software

Who Should Attend

  • Managers working in team environments who aim to deliver successful projects on time and profitably.
  • Executives who aim to improve project quality while decreasing time and financial costs.
  • Leaders managing cross-functional teams requiring a common language for all team members to responsibly participate toward project goals.
  • Younger managers who are looking to increase their competencies in best practices in project management, including developing technical and communication skills.
  • Project team members who need to effectively execute their project responsibilities.



Next program Begins October 11, 2024

Registration closes September 27, 2024

  • 5

    total sessions

  • $2,500

    cost of program covers instruction, materials, and certificate

Program Details


The 40 hour Project Management program is offered on five Friday sessions from October 11 to December 6, 2024, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The program is $2,500 per person. All 5 sessions must be attended to receive the certificate. Registration fees cover program materials, a Mercer certificate of completion, and instruction. Special pricing is available for current Mercer University students, faculty and staff, alumni, and for three or more individuals registering from the same organization.

Course Outline

This five-day course will provide you with the skills needed to more effectively and efficiently develop and implement organizational projects, as well as provide you with the necessary preparation to pass the PMP Certification.

Meet the Instructors

Cory Jackson

Cory Jackson has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, and he joined BB&T Bank now Truist in 2015. Jackson has served as a Community Business Development Officer, Retail Small Business Leader for the Northern GA Region, and was promoted to SVP/Virtual Retail Banking and Associate Banking Manager for the EMSEG Enterprise in 2018.

Etienne Musonera

Dr. Etienne Musonera is a Professor of Marketing in the School of Business, Mercer University (Atlanta, Georgia). He has taught a variety of marketing and management courses including Marketing Strategies & Decision Making; Marketing Research; Consumer Behavior; Marketing Communication and Promotion; International Marketing and Management; Project Management, Business Research, Operations and Production Management