Project Management - 100% Online

UBC Certificate Program

Invest in Your Future

Vision, leadership, communication, problem solving - the importance of project management expertise in business today cannot be underestimated. Failure to deliver the desired outcome translates to lost time, wasted resources and missed opportunities. Business professionals with solid project management skills are sought after in virtually every industry and the UBC Certificate in Project Management is a resume asset that highlights your project management competency and opens doors.

The program curriculum is based on industry standards set by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and is taught by experienced business professionals. With its industry-driven curriculum and emphasis on actionable knowledge and practical skills, it elevates team participants to project managers with the capacity to lead a team and contribute to the bottom line.

February 20, 2019 Regular Program
January 23, 2019 Fast Track Program
Format Online
Schedule Part-Time
Duration 8 to 9.5 Months
Per course cost from $1250

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Program Details
Program Requirements
Registration and Fees

Is an application required for the Project Management Online program?

The Project Management Online program does not require an application. However if you want to pursue the Certicate, you will need to submit a Program Declaration form and  a $200 non-refundable program declaration fee by the time you have completed the Project Management Fundamentals course.

Please read the Student Handbook.

Is it possible to switch programs from the Online Program to the Part-time Program with Specializations?

The courses are not transferrable, so it is not possible to switch programs.

Is it possible to take Project Management courses without enrolling in the program?

Yes, you can register for courses without enrolling in the program, however, you will still be required to take Project Management Fundamentals before or along with your chosen course.

Can I get a credit towards the certificate for courses I have already taken?

Yes, you can get credit for courses taken within the last two years.

How do I register for a course or program?

To enroll in the program, you need to submit a program declaration form along with the $200 non-refundable program declaration fee.

You can register for courses online or by phone. To register online, you will be required to create an online profile before your registration can be processed.

What payment options are available to me?

All course fees are payable in Canadian dollars.  Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Is there a fee differential for international students?

No, all students pay the same tuition fees.

Will I be charged tax on my course fees?

Fees payable to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies for certificate or associate certificate program courses are not subject to taxation.

How do I get a T2202A tax receipt?

Many courses and programs offered by UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies qualify for non-refundable tax credits and education expense amounts. If the courses or programs you were enrolled in are eligible, you will receive an email notification in February outlining how to obtain your T2202A Tuition, Education and Textbook tax certificate. A T2202A can be used as an official statement for income tax purposes.

I'm a UBC employee. How can I access UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies courses?

Most UBC employee groups are eligible for tuition fee waivers that reimburse or offset the cost of courses. Please visit the UBC Finance Tuition Fee Benefit website for information on eligibility and instructions on how to use your tuition fee benefit. Since tuition fee benefits for UBC faculty and staff may differ depending on your employee group, please visit the UBC Human Resources Benefits website for information on your eligibility. Do not register for a course prior to submitting your tuition waiver.

If your department or faculty is funding the course, please submit an authorized journal voucher (JV) along with your registration to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies.

Will I be required to purchase textbooks and/or other materials?

Books and other materials for the Project Management Online courses are not included in the tuition fees. Students are responsible for purchasing their own course materials and UBC will not provide extensions, transfers or refunds to students who do not have their books in time for their course.

Program Completion and Graduation

What do I receive when I complete the certificate or associate certificate program?

Upon successful completion of the program, participants are awarded a UBC Certificate signed by the President of UBC and the Dean of the UBC Sauder School of Business. Once you have submitted your graduation request form, the certificate will be sent by mail along with an official transcript. Please note that the process can take up to three months.

Does completion of a UBC certificate program qualify for academic credits towards a diploma or degree program?

Completion of non-credit certificate programs cannot be applied towards a UBC degree or credit diploma at this time. However prior learning assessment policies vary by institution, so it is worth looking into this for any institution you are considering.

How are students assessed in the program?

All courses in the Project Management Online program are graded. To earn the UBC Certificate in Project Management, you must successfully complete the requirements for each course, including team and individual assignments, and achieve a pass or grade of at least 60%.

Scheduling, Duration and Workload

When can I start my online course?

Each online course has a specific start and end date. Prior to 4 pm on the day your online course starts, we will send you an email message providing you with an access link, as well as a username and password to login to the course.

Am I required to be online at specific times?

For the most part, you are in control of your schedule as the online content can be accessed at any time. For courses with assignments and projects, you will receive advance notice of due dates so you can plan accordingly. Some courses have specific online components that require you to login at particular times.

How many hours a week do I need to set aside for in-class course work and independent study?

Students should expect to study six to ten hours a week for the regular program and 10 to 15 hours per week for the fast-track program.

Online Learning Format

Will I have an instructor or resource person to support me during the courses?

Yes. Depending on the course you are taking, they could be referred to as online instructors, online tutors, online facilitators, instructional assistants or mentors. Whatever their title, they are experienced online education professionals who will connect with you through email, online discussions, assignments and projects to make sure you get the most out of your online learning experience.

How will I communicate with my online educators?

Depending on the course, you may communicate by email, online discussion or chat sessions, as well as occasional phone calls.

Are there opportunities to collaborate with other students in the online program?

Yes, the courses provide opportunities for group discussion and team projects.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is the learning management platform used to support the online Project Management program. It provides information on orientation, schedules, grades, and instructor contact details, as well as the course curriculum and learning resources.

Professional Designations and Certificates

How can I get a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification?

Details regarding the qualifications needed and to register to write the exam can be found on the  Project Management Institute website.

Will I be ready to write my PMP® examination once I’ve finished the Part-time program?

It is advisable to take the UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies PMP® Exam Prep course prior to writing your exam.  


What are the key differences between the Certificate in Project Management Online Program and the Part-time Program with Specializations?

The online program is offered 100% online, giving participant the flexibility to choose their time and place of learning. The Part-time Program with Specializations is comprised of a core program and specialization courses. The core program takes place at UBC Robson Square and depending on the specialization chosen; courses are offered either at UBC Robson Square or online.

Are there any accommodations for people with medical conditions or disabilities?

Please contact us well in advance of the program for assistance in the event of either of these circumstances.

Where can I get parking or transit information?

Parking and transit information is available on UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies website.

Who can I contact if I still have questions about the Project Management program?

If you are unable to find the information you need on the website, please contact us by phone at 604-822-1420 or online.