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Strategic Project
Management Certificate

A new way of Learning & Developing through Gamification

The programme

Strategic Project Management Certificate

  • 01
    Integration Management Processes

    • Challenge 1: how to develop an integrated project management plan and how to manage a change proposal in the project scope.
    • Project integration management processes.
    • How to manage a project team, Project Management processes and their alignment with the strategic objectives of the company.
  • 02
    Stakeholders Management

    • Challenge 2: how to manage complex project situations with the support of project stakeholders.
    • Project Stakeholders Management: team management, processes involved and strategic alignment, identification, classification, prioritisation and design of stakeholder management strategies.
    • How to manage stakeholder expectations.
  • 03
    Scope Management

    • Challenge 3: How to define a project scope management plan (project objectives, scope statement, project breakdown structure and traceability matrix).
    • Project scope management: team management, processes involved and strategic alignment, requirements gathering, scope definition, scope control and validation.
  • 04
    Schedule Management

    • Challenge 4: optimising a Project schedule by managing budget and resources constraints
    • Project schedule management: project team management, processes involved and strategic alignment.
    • How to build a project team and stay motivated throughout the project life cycle.
    • Quiz: 20 Multiple-choice questions about Project Management Schedule Management Processes.
  • 05
    Risk Management

    • Challenge 5: developing a risk management plan to manage project uncertainty.
    • Project risk management: project team management, processes involved and strategic alignment, risk identification, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and definition of risk response strategies.
    • Risks and opportunities in a project.
  • 06
    Cost Management

    • Challenge 6: estimating project costs (top-down and bottom-up techniques) and calculating project performance indicators.
    • Project cost management: project team management, processes involved and strategic alignment, cost estimation, project budget creation and cost baseline control using the earned value management system technique.
    • Documentation.
    • Interactive documents and Infographics.
  • 07
    Quality Management

    • Challenge 7: project quality management plan, definition of the quality requirements of the project deliverables.
    • Project quality management: project team management, processes involved and strategic alignment, planning and project quality management.
  • 08
    Communication and Resource Management

    • Challenge 8: project communication and resource management plan
    • Management of project resources and communications: management of the project team, processes involved and strategic alignment, planning, management and supervision of resources (RACI matrix, leadership and conflict management) and project communications.
  • 09
    Procurement Management

    • Challenge 9: procurement management, contracts and change management in the project.
    • Procurement Management: management of the project team, processes involved and strategic alignment, request for proposal, types of contracts, supervision of contract execution and change management protocol in the scope of the project.
  • 10
    Closure Processes

    • Challenge 10: integration of all project management plans throughout the project life cycle.
    • Project closure processes: project team management, processes involved and strategic alignment, lessons learned and updating of company assets.
    • Ethics in international project management.
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Executive Education
Online + Live sessions
English or Spanish
40 Hours

Programme Structure
11 modules with practical learning content, situational video cases, real challenges and gamified activities.
Flexibility & Customization
  • Up to three months to complete the certificate.
  • Customization available for companies.


The best practical training to plan and execute strategic, international or large-scale innovation projects.

The participants of this programme will acquire knowledge of standardized management processes, tools and techniques to transform any idea or need into a tangible reality.


€ Price includes:

40 PDUs, and the option to attend the PMP® or CAPM® certification exam*, by the Project Management Institute®

3 months of unlimited access to our platform as an Authorized Training Partner of PMI
  • Access to the latest updates of the international standard of Project Management
  • Access to a simulator of questions to practice your acquired knowledge
Double degree:
  • Strategic Project Management Certificate issued by ESCP Business School
  • Certificate of 40 Professional Development Units (PDUs) issued by ESCP as PMI Authorized Training Partner

ESCP is a Authorized Training Partner by Project Management Institute (PMI).

What Makes this Certificate Outstanding?


We do not focus on the basic contents of Project Management, but rather use them to reach real solutions.


Through practical learning content, situational video cases and gamified activities, participants will learn the techniques of Project Management in a way that is both fun and compelling.


After completing each module, participants will have to make decisions that will impact the outcome of the project and its final, just like real life.


Participants will be able to quickly apply the knowledge, techniques and tools of this management methodology in real projects and initiatives with an impact on their company.


“The best practical training to transform any idea into a tangible reality”

José Cobo is a full Professor of Strategic and Innovation Project Management at ESCP Business School. He lectures in Master Programmes and in Executive Education, with a strong focus on agile management, innovation, digital transformation and change management.

He is the Associate Dean for Learning Innovation at ESCP Business School, implementing the latest trends in pedagogy and technology to business education. Previously, he led the Master in Business Project Management and Consulting, as scientific director. He currently leads the Executive Master in International Business.

He is certified as Project Management Professional PMP® and is an authorized instructor by the Project Management Institutes®, skilled to train and support the professional development needs of the Project Management practitioners and stakeholders.

In recent years, he has maintained an applied research focus within the field of Strategic and Innovation Project Management, including digital transformation, processes optimisation, setting up project management maturity models, organisational design of complex projects, development of management skills in cross-cultural contexts and agile management. He is the author of several scientific publications in these fields and regularly participates in international research conferences. His research outputs have been implemented through innovation and agile practices in international companies (business consulting, energy, engineering, banking, insurance and start-ups).

José Ramón Cobo

Academic Director of the Advanced Certificate in PM

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Testimonials from our Alumni

Success Stories

Maria Branco
Director, Corporate Development
PharmaLex Portugal, Unipessoal LDA.
The Strategic Project Management Certificate has been an empowering experience for our Corporate Development team.

The ESCP methodology, using real life challenges, provided the team with a stimulating learning experience and gave tangible insight on the impact of project management decisions for the various stakeholders involved.

The course gave the team valuable tools and enhanced their skill set to lead M&A and Post Merger Integration projects with confidence, whilst also giving management and the leadership team the oversight needed to steer towards the desired results.
Agustina Bourg
Senior Specialist Corporate Development
PharmaLex Spain.
Working with ESCP has enabled my colleagues and I to further our professional competencies through the Business school´s subject expertise, flexible learning schedule, and easy-to-use platform.

Our curriculum had a mixture of both theoretical and interactive modules enabling a collaborative work environment and translating vision into tangible action and results.

Our team has a focus on investing into talent career development and growth and ESCP has captured the right professional resources and opportunities to create a challenging and rewarding educational experience.

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Several generations of entrepreneurs and managers were thus trained in the firm belief that the business world may feed society in a positive way.

This conviction and ESCP’s values - excellence, singularity, creativity and plurality - daily guide our mission and build its pedagogical vision.

Strategic Project Management Certificate

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  • Project Management is one of our main fields of Expertise, with 2 Masters currently running in Paris & Madrid.

  • ESCP Business School is a Premier Authorized Training Partner by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).







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