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Localization Project Management Certificate Program

Prepare for a career in the rapidly growing language, translation, localization, and interpretation industries.

A strong team dynamic has become an essential part of the translation industry and for translators to establish a competitive advantage and grow in their careers, they must develop project management and leadership skills.

The Fordham University program, in collaboration with GoAP - Glocalization Organization of Asia Pacific, will equip our graduates with the project management, technical, engineering, communication, and management skills needed for the fast-paced translation and localization industries.

Program Benefits: A Valuable Credential in 6 Months

Economies around the world are increasingly interdependent and ever-globalized. The language industry is rapidly growing as more content and user interfaces are developed—from smart home appliances to streaming video services to all manner of apps for interpersonal communication. This program will help students jumpstart or fast-track their careers and get into the globalization fast lane.

  • A practical certification program that is highly marketable because it is relevant to the needs of the industry and highly connected to the industry.
  • Students will learn leading tools, products, and technologies in the translation/localization industry.
  • Most translation degree programs are training students to be translators and interpreters, not project managers or localization engineers.
  • A certification program that offers a compelling alternative to a degree program, from a financial and time investment standpoint, especially for those who need to build skills in a shorter period of time.

This four-course certificate, developed in partnership with GoAP and Treehouse Strategy, is unique and distinct from others because it is designed in close association with industry partners. The technology and tools we teach are the latest, most cutting-edge tools. The translation and localization management processes we impart are the same processes in use by the private sector today.

There are very few degree or certification programs in the United States that train professionals and students on the complexities and nuances of managing language industry projects. Employers in the language industry are eager to see a pipeline of professionally trained and technologically savvy talent in the labor pool.