Project Management Online

Project Management - Online

UBC Certificate Program


At a Glance

  • Format Online
  • Duration 6 to 9 Months
  • Program Fee $6,995
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  • Next Start Date FEB 17

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Become an Effective Leader

Taught by leading industry professionals, our award-winning Project Management program focuses on the competencies needed to be an effective leader not just a Project Manager and gives you the edge to stand out.  Drawing on real-life case studies you will learn why projects fail and how to apply project management concepts, methodologies, and tools to achieve organizational success.

Our comprehensive program can be completed in just five courses delivered online over 6-8 weeks each, guided by an online Project Management coach and with several course offerings a year to help you customize a schedule that suits your busy life and ideal for those currently working from home.

The Project Management Online and Project Management Bootcamp live online delivery options are aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® industry standards (PMBOK® Guide), the PMI Agile Practice Guide and PMI Talent Triangle.

Authorized Training Partner
issued by Project Management Institute

    Program Excellence Award

UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies is proud to be a gold sponsor of the PMI Canadian West Coast Chapter (PMI CWCC). We believe in investing in the local professional association communities by providing support for the local chapter’s activities such as networking events, mentor programs, conferences and speaker sessions.

Who Should Attend?

The Project Management Online program is ideal for experienced and aspiring project managers, as well as project leaders and team members who want to develop their expertise in this critical organizational function. The curriculum applies to a wide range of industries and organizations including high tech, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, government and small business.

"UBC Continuing Business Studies courses have given me so much more confidence! The terminology, hands on experience and the different instructors who shared their expertise and "tricks in the trade" helped so much."

Janina Romano, Strategic Partnerships Manager, TeksMed Services

Program Benefits

  • Apply key project management concepts, methodologies, tools, and techniques to lead a project from initiation through planning, executing, controlling, and closing. 
  • Manage competing demands for scope, time, cost, risk, obstacles, and quality while keeping the project on budget
  • Develop practical approaches to all processes throughout the project life-cycle
  • Employ leadership skills to effectively manage diverse, cross-functional teams
  • Acquire Professional Development Units (PDUs) or Continuing Development Units (CDUs), which can be used towards Project Management Institute or International Institute of Business Analysis certifications
  • Pursue the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation or other related industry professional certifications offered through the PMI® or IIBA®.

Gustavo Rodriguez, UBC Sauder CBS Alumni, Lush Cosmetics


The curriculum for the UBC Certificate in Project Management online program follows the standards and principle set by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® in their Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). It is comprised of five courses including a capstone course involving a team project. Covering processes, leadership and teamwork, the program is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge base needed to build a successful Project Management career.

Through instruction, collaboration, discussions and team assignments, you will develop your understanding of key project management concepts and acquire tools and techniques that will serve to enhance your performance as project manager or leader.



Regular Program Required Courses

The following sequence is recommended:

Spring / Summer2021

Program schedule may be subject to change.

Delivery Formats

UBC Sauder Continuing Studies offers 3 different delivery styles to fit your learning needs. Some courses are taught in multiple formats while others are delivered in one format only.

Delivery Scheduled Classes Location Features & Benefits
Yes On campus & Online  Learn in the classroom through in-person interaction with instructors and classmates and through self-paced online instruction. Blended learning combines all the benefits of the in-person classroom experience and allows for easy access to learning materials increasing the flexibility to learn at your own pace.
Live Online
Online Teaching
Yes Online Learn through online classroom-style interaction with instructors and classmates in real time from anywhere in the world.  Live Online creates a learning environment in which you collaborate and engage in live Q&A, webinars, and discussion forums.
No Online Learn independently when it’s convenient for you, while having the flexibility to collaborate with your classmates.  Online coaching is available from our experienced industry professionals through virtual office hours and optional webinars to help assist you with course materials, assignments, and projects. 



Our online instructors provide a balance of academic instruction, foundation in applied skills and real-world experience, and they ensure that the program is comprehensive and dynamic. They are experienced professionals in the project management industry as well as knowledgeable and experienced in both adult and online education.

Stephen Barbazuk

Stephen Barbazuk

Stephen discovered the value of project management when he was involved in the relocation of a biotechnology facility. Over the past 20 years, he has honed his expert toolkit around strategic planning, change management and practical project management in the areas of biotechnology, research and healthcare. With a passion to incorporate facilitation, coaching and mentoring into the discipline of project management, Stephen's experience compliments with the diverse experience and knowledge of his instructor colleagues in the program. Today Stephen is the Executive Director for a national research network and also serves as the Executive Director for other organizations in a volunteer capacity. Stephen values life-long learning and has been a champion of the UBC Project Management Certificate program for over 10 years.

Jim Cowan

Jim Cowan

Jim Cowan has more than 30 years in industry and 20 years of practical project management experience, working with global teams and across a wide range of organizations/sectors. Jim has for many years provided project management mentorship and internal training within the companies he’s worked and actively promoted the adoption of project management best practices. Originally from Scotland in the UK, Jim and his family have called Vancouver home since 2011.

Lorna Eng

Lorna Eng

Lorna is a Project Management Professional with 10+ years project management experience with an accent of Business Analysis, 10+ years in Adult Education/Training, 5 years in Instructional Design, 2+ years in Change Management, and is a PM Mentor for PMI. Her journeys have taken her into many industries such as telecommunications, insurance, sales, finance, manufacturing, government, education, etc. Her passion is facilitating collaboration in her teams in order to successfully bring projected change to fruition.

Robert Goatham

Robert Goatham

Robert Goatham is the principal of Calleam Consulting. He founded Calleam in response to the on-going challenges organizations face in developing the leadership skills necessary to successfully deliver today's complex technology projects. Specializing in the study of failed projects, Robert translates hindsight from yesterday's projects into the foresight needed to ensure tomorrow's success.

Robert Goatham is the principal of Calleam Consulting. He founded Calleam in response to the on-going challenges organizations face in developing the leadership skills necessary to successfully deliver today's complex technology projects. Specializing in the study of failed projects, Robert translates hindsight from yesterday's projects into the foresight needed to ensure tomorrow's success. Robert has more than 20 years experience in the technology sector playing roles that include developer, technical lead, architect, quality manager, coach and senior project manager. As a public speaker, writer and trainer, Robert provides audiences with insights that go beyond the theory of a text book and speak directly to the challenges people face in today's workplace.

Louise Novakowski

Louise Novakowski

P.Eng., PMP

Louise Novakowski is a professional engineer and project management professional with over twenty years experience in the project management and engineering fields. She currently works as a project management consultant and trainer, providing customized courses for clients as well as teaching at UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies.

Frank Vandenberg

Frank Vandenberg

Frank Vandenberg is a certified project manager and application services consultant with extensive experience developing and delivering software solutions for clients around the globe. Prior to establishing his independent consulting company in 2010, Frank worked for over 20 years with IBM Canada in a variety of project and portfolio management roles that spanned the insurance, travel and transportation, government and other sectors.

Dave Davis

Dave Davis

Dave Davis, PMP, PgMP, and PMI-PBA is a practitioner of PPPM and a recognized professional in helping organizations. He has 30+ years as a manager (business, project, program, & knowledge), business analyst, curriculum advisor, instructor, and course developer. His PMI roles include Chapter President, Standards committees, and certification question writing and he has lived this challenge. He is currently on the PMI COP Advisory Group. Dave holds 2 graduate degrees including an MBA from Xavier University, and Master's in Education from Mt. St. Joseph. He has published many articles and delivered presentations at professional conferences throughout Europe and North America. Dave has developed and delivered advanced training for many universities and private companies. Besides the Project Management certifications, Dave is certified in Business Analysis and Benefits Management. He also holds the PMI Leadership Masters Certificate and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon


Sunny began his career developing software professionally in 2000 after graduating with a Masters in Computer Science before holding Senior Management positions. Sunny has developed/managed software in many different industries including investment banking, retail banking, e-commerce and health care. Major projects have included implementation of PayPal for Best Buy Canada and development of Web & Mobile online banking applications for over 300 Credit Unions across North America.
Sunny is a passionate Agile Coach/Trainer who loves to help organizations and teams to become more productive to deliver value to their customers. Passionate to coach and teach both Technical and Business agility principles, Sunny uses the latest Brain Science research to make learning both fun and interactive.
Sunny is a strong believer in continuous learning through reading, experimenting, and conversations. He will often be been seen speaking at Agile Conferences across North America.

Our Alumni
Megan Cindric

Megan Cindric


Certificate in Project Management

Completing the UBC Certificate in Project Management, after dabbling in the practice for 10+ years, gave me the skills that I needed to pivot my career. The real-world examples we worked on, instructors with industry experience, and fulsome discussions with my fellow students gave me the confidence and knowledge essential to obtaining work as a project manager. Within a week of completing the last of five courses, I signed with my first client and I am now working as a project management consultant for a digital and interactive company. Every day now, I am using the competences I learned in the program and enjoying every minute of it.   

Mohammed Mohammed

Mohammed Mohammed


Enterprise Holdings

Certificate in Project Management

Overall, the courses I have taken have exceeded my expectations. The instructors are excellent as they provide many readings connected to major themes in our courses. Those articles have helped me to engage in our class discussions online while the instructor’s comments really stimulate those conversations at the same time. One of the best experiences in my classes so far is having had so many interesting discussions with participants who have such different career backgrounds as mine.

Rick Mann

Rick Mann

Director, Development & Construction

Isle of Mann Property Group

Certificate in Project Managment

The instructors have been great. Gaining a fundamental understanding of a PM's role has given me perspective and I hope to apply my learnings on how to structure and organize a project as soon as possible. I definitely gained an appreciation and understanding of what it truly means to be a PM. It really impressed the point that the course is a guideline - not a how-to of project management. It encouraged students to adjust the parameters of the PMBOK and tailor their expectations for a given project or methodology. The instructor's enthusiasm for the course matter was great - really made it enjoyable to be part of the class!

Marie-Pascale Lafrenière

Marie-Pascale Lafrenière

Visual Artist & Non-Regular Faculty

Emily Carr University, Faculty of Culture & Community

Certificate in Project Management

As a creative, my courses in the Project Management Certificate program have made me more confident in my organizational and administrative skills. I feel better prepared to take on large artistic projects both as a visual artist and as a board member of arts organizations. I appreciated that this course is not specific to any field or domain, which makes it accessible for professionals of any discipline. Additionally, the flexibility of the online format has made it really easy to reconcile the class work with my busy schedule. I definitely recommend this course!

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