At a Glance
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We recognize busy work and personal lives impact our choices for learning and development. Compared to other programs, our Project Management Bootcamp provides significant savings financially and in terms of time. This live online delivery model allows you to complete the certificate in only 3.5 months. Classes are held Saturdays, 9am-1pm, with 8 to 12 hours of study per week.
Taught by leading project management professionals, our award-winning program focuses on the competencies needed to become 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. This UBC Sauder Certificate is recognized by employers for its distinct focus on team-based learning and will be a valuable addition to your professional development and career advancement.
The Project Management Bootcamp live online and Project Management Online delivery options are aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® industry standards (PMBOK® Guide), the PMI Agile Practice Guide and PMI Talent Triangle.
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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 program welcomes applications from 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.
Zachary Musa, Project Manager, STEMCELL Technologies
- 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®.
Take your career to the next level by pursuing a professional program with UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies.
Comprised of four courses and a team project, the UBC Certificate in Project Management Program is designed to provide students with a rich learning experience, enhanced by opportunities for personalized application of the learning, team work, networking and exchange with top-calibre industry-based instructors and fellow classmates. It is grounded in industry best practices and equips graduates with the knowledge and skills required to meet stakeholder expectations, optimize available resources and deliver results.
Project Management Fundamentals
Learn the basic project management terminology, principles, concepts and PMI’s recommended framework.
Structured Project Management
Using a worked example to bring project management practice to life, this course illustrates how formal project management processes are used to organize people, resources, and logistics.
Leading from the Middle
Based on original research carried out by our Project Management instructional faculty, this course looks at how leaders think, how they interact with their teams and how they gain the support of their stakeholders.
Agile Project Management
Providing a process framework that can engage and energize teams, this course reviews the role of the project manager as it relates to agile projects and the practices highly agile teams use to satisfy client needs.
The Team Project runs concurrently and provides you with the opportunity to work in teams as you put your learning into practice. A 360 degree evaluation forms part assessment process allowing for valuable performance feedback from fellow students.
The certificate program is designed around PMI 'Talent Triangle' and encompasses the three building blocks PMI recommends professional project managers need if they are to excel in the role of project manager.
Note: The Program is equivalent to 150 education hours/PDUs which can be applied to PMI® certifications.
The program welcomes applications from experienced and aspiring project managers, as well as project leaders and team members who want to develop their expertise in this critical organizational function. Admissions to the program is based on academic qualifications, work experience, and interest in the field. Prior study or experience in project management, while helpful, is not mandatory.
Academic Achievements and Work Experience
Applicants are required to have a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in Project Management. Mature applicants who do not have a post-secondary degree, have been out of full-time formal education for at least four years, and have minimum of 3-5 years of project management experience are welcome to apply.
English Language Proficiency
Applicants are required to have strong written and spoken English skills.
Non-native English speakers may be required to submit official test results from Jan 1, 2019 onwards:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual score less than 6.0
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Overall score of 90 with minimum score of in reading and listening and 21 in writing and speaking
How to Apply
Applications are due one week before the program starts. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis meaning applications are processed as soon as they are received. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to apply well in advance.
Complete the UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies Project Management Bootcamp application in as much detail as possible including employment history, educational background, work and volunteer experience. You will be required to provide the names and contact information of 2 professional or academic references at time of application as well as upload a Resume that highlights your work and volunteer experience and Letter of Intent.
You will be notified in writing of the admission decision within 2 weeks. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be required to immediately pay $2,000 deposit and pay the balance no later than one week before the program begins or you can pay the full fee upfront. Visa and Master Card are accepted