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Behind every successful project is a skilled leader who effectively brings together collaborative team members to work as a cohesive whole.
The UBC Certificate in Project Management full-time program is designed for experienced professionals, project team leads and team members who want to build their knowledge and skills in project management to more effectively plan, collaborate and execute projects.
The UBC Certificate in Project Management offers the knowledge and skills you need to deliver mission critical work on time and on budget.
- Delivered full-time over three months at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver
- Full-time program designed for those able to dedicate themselves to intensive study.
- Costs C$9,850. A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 due upon acceptance to reserve your space in the program. Student funding may be available.
- Accepts applications on an ongoing basis
- After this program you will be able to apply your knowledge and skill set to work as a project manager within your industry, ensuring timely and cost-effective completion of critical projects.
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Take part in a structured team learning experience and develop essential skills in leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, business processes and analysis, and in the use of Microsoft® Project.
The curriculum is compatible with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
The UBC Certificate in Project Management can help you:
- fast-forward your career with current project management skills and techniques
- become a project management leader within your industry, ensuring timely and cost-effective completion of critical projects
- transition from project specialist to a leader of high functioning project teams
- enhance your performance and ability to contribute to an organization's bottom-line results.
Learn to take a project from initiation through to planning, execution, controlling, and closing, and develop the skills to:
- define the key project management concepts and terminology including industry standards set by the PMI and the PMBOK® Guide
- identify stakeholder requirements and manage expectations throughput the lifecycle of the project
- apply the project management processes (initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing)
- manage the competing demands for scope, time, cost, risk, and quality while keeping on time and on budget
- identify solutions to project obstacles and constraints to keep projects on track
- set a contingency plan to mediate project risk
- manage project documentation and communications
- collaborate with and lead a diverse and cross-functional project team to success
- align project objectives to overall business goals and vision.
This program is not intended as a preparation for the PMP exam. Please see our PMP Examination Preparation course for details on preparing for your certification.
Who Its For
The program is designed for aspiring and experienced project managers, as well as project leaders and team members wanting to expand their knowledge and skills in planning, participating and/or executing projects. The program is relevant to a variety of industries including the high-tech, corporate, education, government and small business sectors.
The full-time program takes place in-class over three months in seminar rooms, team breakout rooms, and computer lab environments with most assignments/team project work completed during program hours. Classes take place at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.
Individual assessment is based on team and individual assignments. A 360-degree feedback process is used throughout the program to provide constructive information to help you understand how your colleagues perceive your efforts. The 360-degree feedback process is an integral part of the assessment system for the team-based assignments and this marking schema takes into account team feedback as well as the contributions to the team made by individual team members.
To earn the UBC Certificate in Project Management, full-time, participants must attend a minimum of 90% of scheduled classes, successfully complete all required coursework, and demonstrate competency in project management by earning a minimum passing grade of 60% on each graded module, or a pass on portions of the program that are graded pass/fail.
The curriculum consists of project management knowledge areas focused on PMI standards of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, a structured team learning experience, as well as developing proficiency in Microsoft® Project. Curriculum is subject to change.
The curriculum focuses on the five project management process groups (initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closing), as well as a team project component and individual assignments. Students are in the classroom or computer lab from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Thursday, with Friday available for additional team project meetings or individual study time. Course hours are divided between instructional hours, as well as facilitated and independent team project work.
The UBC Certificate in Project Management full-time program focuses on the following process groups.
Project Monitoring and Control
Project Leadership and Presentation
Note: The course format and curriculum, including topics covered and assignments, may be subject to change in order to accommodate the level of expertise and needs of the learners.
The team project runs concurrently with the instructional sessions, allowing you to put theory and techniques learned into practice. The team project is an integral part of the program experience and allows participants with complementary skills and interests to apply their collective knowledge. Aside from emulating a teamwork environment that mirrors real-life work situations, the team project should result in a project plan you can include in a professional portfolio.
Teams are usually four to five members in size and are pre-selected based on backgrounds and experience to ensure a reasonable balance within the teams. Expect to spend about nine to 12 hours per week working on team assignment work, and individual assignments, which can be completed mainly within the allotted class time.
Team Work and Peer Evaluations
Projects are inherently team-based activities, and the ability to work with others in a cooperative and collaborative way is one of the keys to successful project management. To reflect this reality, both the part-time and full-time programs include a team project.
Spread over the duration of the program, the project allows you to work in teams while exercising the skills learned in class. To promote effective teamwork and to allow you to develop your teamwork skills, you enter into a "team agreement" that specifies the terms of reference within which the team functions. In support of that agreement, a 360-degree feedback process allows team members to give each another feedback.
The process is designed to provide constructive information that can help you understand how your efforts are perceived by your colleagues. The 360-degree feedback process is an integral part of the assessment system for the team-based assignment. The marking schema takes into account team feedback and the contributions to the team made by individual team members.
Industry professionals in the field teach the courses in the UBC Certificate in Project Management, and bring their education and work experience into the classroom.
Instructors provide a balance of academic instruction and practical experience, ensuring that the program is comprehensive and dynamic. Our instructors include independent consultants and full-time staff in organizations that practice project management; they not only know project management because of their work, they also know how to effectively communicate their knowledge.
There is no fee to apply to the program. Full tuition is C$9,850. A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is due upon acceptance to reserve your space in the program. The remaining tuition balance of $7,850 is due one week prior to the program start date.
Note: Fees are based on the current academic year and are subject to change. Deferral of the non-refundable deposit or program fees is not permitted. Required textbooks and an educational copy of Microsoft® Project will be provided. Additional materials related to courses may constitute an additional cost.
Student loans are available for the full-time program. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada also has funding available. Get more information about student funding opportunities.
Before applying this program, please read and understand the program handbook . The handbook contains detailed information about the program curriculum as well as important policies, terms and conditions that you are required to be aware of.
If you would prefer to receive the handbook in the mail, contact us with your complete name and full mailing address.
There is no cost to submit an application; however, a non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is due upon acceptance to reserve your space in the program.
The admissions process helps to ensure that the needs, intentions and expectations of participants are adequately matched to the program's objectives and capabilities.
To apply to the certificate program, you must have the following:
- post-secondary education, or if a mature student, secondary school graduation with prior experience in the project management field
- a minimum of three years of work experience (while work experience is not strictly interpreted as project management experience, management experience in this area is recommended)
- a project management background gained through professional experience
- strong written and spoken business English skills for participation in one-on-one interactions, group work, presentations, projects and assignments and in electronic communications. Non-Native English speakers may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting the results of language proficiency tests and may also be subject to an interview prior to admittance. Find out more about acceptable tests and minimum scores.
If you have read the program handbook and meet the admission requirements you can apply to the program by filling out and submitting an online application form.
An admissions committee reviews program applications, and will advise you in writing as to whether you have been accepted into the program.