Leading Strategic Projects Programme

University of Oxford on GetSmarter

Go beyond traditional project management and redefine project success with a strategic approach.

About this course

This 6-week course, delivered through GetSmarter, is taught by the University of Oxford and is designed for professionals seeking to introduce techniques focusing on project leadership and a contemporary strategic approach. You will earn a certificate upon completion.

The University of Oxford in the UK is ranked the #5 Best Global University in the world. It is part of the Oxford Leading Strategic Projects Programme, which is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service.

This project management course has also been approved by PMI and will provide PMI-endorsed, globally recognized skills, and PDU hours toward furthering your project management development. A few examples of the topics covered by this course:

  • Strategic project complexities and risks
  • Reinterpreting success and performance 
  • Structural complexities and responding of scale and pace
  • Sociopolitical complexities in power, people, and politics
Short Course
Experience Level
6 weeks

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a short course?

With a short course, you’ll typically deep-dive into a specific area of interest within a broader topic.

Short courses are typically between 1 and 12 hours in duration, and in the case of guided courses (i.e. with live instructors), are sometimes spread over a number of days or weeks. Most short courses are self-paced, which means you progress through a series of videos and projects at your own pace.

Depending on the institution and the platform, you may also get a certificate of completion that you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

Is this really 100% online?

This course is completely online, so you can study from anywhere! All you’ll need is a device with an internet connection, such as a computer or a smartphone. If the course has any live, instructor-led sessions, you may need a microphone and possibly a webcam to fully participate. The instructor will make you aware of this beforehand.