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Project Manager Masterclass

The Project Manager Masterclass program at USC is the first of its kind, all inclusive, project management and leadership training that covers the educational requirements for the top global Project Management certifications (PMP®, CSM®, BPM™), world-renowned Maxwell DISC Method™ assessment, and your own custom Project Management Toolkit with templates for all core project documentation. It was designed and developed to provide experienced project managers and business leaders the advanced skill sets necessary for managing projects and leading people within the business arena.

Distinguish yourself across disciplines

USC’s Project Manager Masterclass program is intended for professionals who want to distinguish themselves as project managers across all project management methodologies (Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid) and through applying DISC personality assessments, tools and conflict resolution techniques. 

You will take the world-class DISC assessment, which is integrated into your project management training, and receive a copy of your individual report. In addition, you will be trained in what it means to you, how to use it when communicating and navigating conflict, and how you can use it to advance the effectiveness of a diverse team in a project or operational business environment.

Our program provides:

  • In depth study on how to get projects done without trying to force-fit your business culture and operations into a 3rd party framework
  • Intensive, focused training that combines best-in-class project management and leadership skills you can take back to your organization to uplift and lead people
  • Maxwell DISC Method™ personal assessment, which reviews  your leadership strengths, insights, and training on how to create a diverse team to deliver excellence
  • Instructors are PMP®, BPM™ and DISC Instructor™ certified to deliver our Masterclass, which ensures you are trained by exceptionally credentialed instructors with decades of project management and leadership experience
  • Certification from the state's premier university, and BPM™ certification, which enhances your resume

While you can use this training to pursue your PMP® certification, this training explores several methodologies and leadership concepts that are focused on helping any project manager or business leader return to their organization ready and certified to lead people and manage projects.

At the end of this Masterclass, you will have the opportunity to immediately test your knowledge and earn the BPM™ certification. This means you are certified to perform the role of a project manager, specializing in the business application of the Art and Science of Project Management.

Program Focus Areas

The certificate program will cover:

  • DISC Profile Assessment & Application
  • Project Management vs. Project Leadership
  • Project Frameworks and Methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid)
  • Risk & Change Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Building Diverse Teams
  • Building a Custom Project Management Toolkit (templates)
  • PMI PMP® and BPMO BPM™ Exam Preparation
  • BPMO BPM™ Exam and Certification


Two Convenient Options

You can choose from a 5 day in-class training (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or a 10 day online intensive program at night (Monday – Friday, 5 –  9 p.m). 

Tuition for the Project Manager Masterclass is $3,500, which includes all course materials, courseware, Maxwell DISC Method™ assessment, BPM™ exam and certification, 35 training hours and the University of South Carolina certificate upon completion.


Graduation Requirements

Whether you attend the 5 day in-class intensive program at USC Columbia or participate in the 10 day online course, requirements for completing the certificate are:

  • Attend all in-class or instructor-led online sessions
  • Complete the Maxwell DISC Method profile assessment
  • Complete all practice exams, class assignments and homework
  • For the BPM™ certification, pass the BPM™ exam on the last day of class


Financial Assistance

To mitigate the cost of the program, USC has established a relationship with Sallie Mae for continuing education students. Sallie Mae will evaluate your credit score and determine your eligibility. They may also recommend a co-borrower for those with low scores or minimal credit history. To speak with an advisor about financing options, please email or call 803-777-4954.



Registration and Fees

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
Project Manager Masterclass Program-Online
06/10/2024 – 06/21/2024

Monday - Friday
10 Sessions

Registration Closed

Notes: The course location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the course begins.
5pm – 9pm$3500.00
Project Manager Masterclass Program-Online
09/09/2024 – 09/20/2024

Monday - Friday
10 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: The course location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the course begins.
5pm – 9pm$3500.00
Project Manager Masterclass Program
12/02/2024 – 12/06/2024

Monday - Friday
5 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: The course location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the course begins.
9am – 5pm$3500.00


Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.



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