This program provides technical training to persons working in institutions in the public and private sectors, as well as to those who wish to learn more about project management for personal reasons.

The program consists of 12 courses distributed in six blocks of 48 hours each.

The courses provide a basic introduction to the subject matter. They are designed to be delivered in a total of 24 classroom hours during six consecutive weeks, with a week off between each block.

Campuses: San Pedro and Alajuela.

Schedule: 5:30 p. m. to 9:30 p. m. (Saturdays from 8 a. m. to 12 noon).

Frequency: 2 classes a week.

Duration: 6 2-month block (2 courses per block).


    General objective

    • Provide technical training to persons who work in institutions of both the public and private sectors, as well as those who personally wish to increase or acquire knowledge about project management.

    Specific objectives

    • Create qualified human resources with technical abilities that can contribute to the development of projects in national and international companies, through strong standardized theoretical and practical training.
    • Offer a short and specialized program in the field of project management.
    • Use international PMI standards to provide technical, theoretical and practical knowledge about project management.

    Perfil profesional

    At the end of the program, students will be able to apply, at a technical level, project management standards and tools in different areas of knowledge and work situations.


    For this program, participants are required to have:

    1. At least a ninth grade diploma. No exceptions.
    2. A copy of a personal identification card.

    Study plan

    Course characteristics

    The program consists of 12 courses, distributed in six blocks of 48 hours each.

    The courses are introductory and basic. They are delivered in a total of 24 classroom hours during six consecutive weeks, with a week off between each block.


    The program is carried out in lecture classes with active participation by students, who will develop cases with practical applications under the guidance and with the technical support of the instructor.


    Block I:

    Introduction to project management.

    Project formulation and evaluation.


    Block II:

    Project planning I: Scope and quality.

    Project planning II: Interested parties and communications.


    Block III:

    Project planning III: Time and cost.

    Project planning IV: Resources (HR and Procurement)


    Block IV:

    Project planning V : Risks.

    Management skills I: Lidership, communication and influence.


    Block V:

    Project plan and Master Project.

    Strategic, organizational and project planning.


    Block VI:

    Management skills II: Team development.

    Execution, control and completion of projects.

    Program rationale

    A significant proportion of administrative and managerial tasks in Costa Rican businesses are carried out by persons who do not have academic training in these areas. There is also a great number of professionals in different disciplines who wish to receive training in project management, but do not want to complete lengthy programs of study in this area.

    The Program for Technician in Business Management has been created to offer these individuals the possibility of complementing their experience a deeper understanding of modern techniques for project management.

    These technicians will have the opportunity and the ability to work in any labor sector as part of project teams, and will be able to apply globally recognized knowledge, tools, techniques and skills in project management.