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The Glasscock School offers multiple courses and exam preparation programs to enhance your management skills to drive your professional career.

Our management courses prepare professionals in the nonprofit sector and the business world. The Glasscock School is your trusted source for high-quality education in exam preparation, recertification and professional development.


Agile Project Management

This 24-hour course prepares you to lead Agile projects and teams. The course will cover many approaches to agile including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and hybrid approaches.

Fundamentals of Business and Innovation Program

The Fundamentals of Business and Innovation certificate provides students with the tools and skills necessary to successfully launch or grow an existing business, product, or project. Through knowledge acquisition and real-world applications, students will increase their ability to utilize innovative techniques to solve business and consumer problems.

Fundamentals of Project Management

Designed for business professionals who need a fast tracked and hands-on introduction to project management principles and techniques, learn how to deliver results effectively and consistently by initiating and planning projects, building effective teams, leading teams to execute projects and controlling performance to ensure business value is delivered.

Leading Engineering Project Teams

Develop the essential skills you need to lead teams and projects in engineering organizations. Engineers who want to advance in their profession need to develop effective project management, leadership, and communication skills to deliver complex ideas and technical project plans. This program is offered to you through a collaboration between the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) at the George R. Brown School of Engineering.

Leading Self, Teams, and Systems Certificate

This certificate provides a holistic approach to a lifelong leadership development practice. We start with the premise that leadership must begin with you, requires mobilizing and engaging others to do difficult work, and produces positive change in systems, communities, and organizations.

Leading Teams: High Performing Teams

Through interactive activities, discover how to diagnose and address challenging competencies and leverage team strengths.

Project Management Professional

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized project manager by earning the most sought-after credential in the profession with Rice University's exam preparation course.

Soft Skills for Business Professionals

This course provides an introduction to soft skills for professionals by focusing on techniques for successful communications, leadership, team building and relationship building.

Strategic Project Management

Discover how to apply strategic thinking to step beyond traditional project management and fulfill overarching business goals in this short course.