Project Management - Part-Time

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’s 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 skills, it takes you from team participant to project manager, able to lead a team and contribute to the bottom line.

NEXT START DATE September 2019
Format In-Class and Online
Schedule Part-Time
Duration 3.5 Months
Program Cost $6,995

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Program Details
Program Requirements and Admissions
Admission, Registration and Fees

Is an application required for the Project Management Part-time program with specializations?

Yes, the Part-time program with specializations employs a formal admissions process.

Is there a deadline for application to the program?

There is no deadline. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

When will I find out if I have been accepted?

You will be notified of the status of your application within two weeks of applying.

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

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

How do I register for a course or module?

Once you have been accepted into the program and paid your deposit, you are automatically enrolled in the 3-month program/modules.

What payment options are available to me?

Once your application is accepted, you will receive a payment notice. You can either pay the tuition in full or pay a $2,000 deposit and the balance by the due date given. The final payment is due one week before the 3 month core begins.

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 for the program?

No, textbooks and other course materials are included in the tuition fees.

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?

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

Scheduling, Duration and Workload

How many times is the Part-time Core Program offered each year?

It is offered two times per year; in the Fall term starting in September and in the Winter term starting in February/March.

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

Students can expect to devote eight to ten hours a week to their studies in the Program.

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 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?

The Part-time Program is a cohort program comprised of 4 modules. There are mandatory in class sessions scheduled throughout the duration of the program. The Online program is delivered 100% online, and do not require in class attendance.

What is the class size for the Part-time Program with Specializations?

The class size ranges between 20 and 30 students.

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 Part-time 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.