Invest in Your Career
We recognize that busy work and personal lives impact our choices for learning and development. Choosing to follow the Bootcamp delivery option provides you with an opportunity to take advantage of some significant saving when compared to other programs, both financially and in terms of time. This blended delivery model allows you to complete the full certificate program in only 3.5 months. With the UBC and Sauder brands attached to your resume and with the Certificate being recognized by employers for its distinct focus on team-based learning, this program is like no other. It will definitely be a valuable addition to your professional development and career advancement.
Why Choose the UBC Sauder Project Management program?
This award-winning program is taught by experienced industry professionals who are committed to supporting students who aspire to lead within their organization, while building competencies in project management. The program draws upon a wide range of real-life case study examples where projects have succeeded and, a wealth of original research on why projects fail – enabling you as a Project Manager to see the direct application of the processes as you learn them. This program also is unique in that it has been designed to focus on the competencies needed in any role – rather than specifically just a Project Manager role – a perspective that many other programs in this area simply don’t take. Both the Bootcamp and Online delivery options are aligned with not just the Project Management Institute (PMI)® industry standards (PMBOK® Guide) but also the PMI Agile Practice Guide and PMI Talent Triangle.
Who Should Attend
The Project Management Bootcamp 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. Learn alongside professionals representing a wide range of industries and organizations, such as manufacturing, construction and property management, technology, healthcare, government, and small business.
“The most helpful aspect of the program is that each module is taught by a different project management professional with a proven track record of completing big projects on time. Their experience reinforced the course material, as each instructor could provide real-life case studies. I also appreciated the key business management ideas that were integrated into the curriculum. In essence, the course was like a mini-MBA!” - Zachary Musa, Project Manager, STEMCELL Technologies. Click here for more graduate testimonials.
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Apply your learning to:
- Take a project from initiation through to planning, execution, controlling and closing.
- Understand key project management concepts and terminology including industry standards set by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide.
- Identify stakeholder requirements and manage expectations.
- Manage competing demands for scope, time, cost, risk and quality while keeping a project on time and on budget.
- Manage obstacles and challenges so as to keep projects on track.
- Create a contingency plan to mediate project risk.
- Manage project communications and documentation.
- Lead a diverse and cross-functional project team and collaborate to achieve success.
- Align project objectives to overall business goals and vision.
- 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®.
In class at UBC Robson Square & online via Moodle online learning platform
Five modules (12 blocks) delivered over three and a half months
Twelve Saturdays: 9 am to 5 pm
Occasional rescheduling on other days may occur
Tuition & Fees
Hours of Study
Learners are expected to attend weekly in-class sessions and complete 8 - 10 hours a week of online readings, videos, assignments and team activities through Moodle LMS
Comprised of five modules, 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.
The Team Project runs concurrently with the other modules and provides you with the opportunity to work in teams as you put your learning into practice. A 360 degree evaluation forms part of the module assessment process allowing for valuable performance feedback from fellow students.
Gain an understanding of key project management terminology and concepts, setting the context for the rest of the course. Key areas covered include team performance dynamics and the role of project manager as leader, the management of stakeholder relationships to influence expectations and optimize support, and the development of a project charter.
Learn the essential aspects of project planning including scope planning, project scheduling, budgeting, internal communications planning, quality and risk management.
Project Execution, Monitoring and Control
Learn practices to keep projects on track including procurement management, resources management and project controls. You will also explore aspects of Agile Project Management, an iterative project management methodology that focuses on customer value and team interaction over tasks, and adapting to real-time issues over rigid adherence to a plan.
Closing is a critical stage of the project management cycle. You will gain an understanding of administrative, contract and financial closing processes, project reporting, the application of lessons learned and transitioning to sustainment.
Note: The Program is equivalent to 150 education hours/PDUs which can be applied to PMI® certifications.
Canada BC Job Training Grant
Employers can apply for up to $10,000 per participant available each fiscal. See criteria and how to apply.
Program curriculum may be subject to change.
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.
The UBC Certificate in Project Management Program employs a formal admissions process designed to support a high quality educational experience that meets the needs and expectations of applicants.
Admissions to the program based on a combination of academic qualifications, work experience and interest in the field. Prior study or experience in project management, while helpful, is not mandatory.
|Academic Achievement||Four year undergraduate degree, or if a mature student*, a secondary school graduation with prior experience in project management|
Minimum of three to five years work experience, preferably in project management
|English Language Proficiency||
Strong written and spoken English skills, non-native English speakers may be required to submit test results as follows:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum overall band score: 6.5 with no individual score less than 6.0
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) overall score: 90 with a minimum score of 22 in reading and listening, 21 in writing and speaking
* Mature students are those who can demonstrate high academic potential through a range of exceptional achievements and life experiences beyond academics and must be out of full-time formal education (three or more courses per term/semester, or nine or more transferable credits per term/semester) for at least four years.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply to the Certificate Program, complete the online application form in as much detail as possible including employment history, educational background, work/volunteer experience and references. Attach your resume and letter of intent.
The admissions committee will review your application and notify you in writing as to whether you have been accepted into the program. Applicants can expect to hear back within two weeks of submitting an application.
Is an application required for the Project Management Bootcamp Program?
Yes, the Part-time bootcamp program 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 Bootcamp to the 100% 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 3.5-month program.
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 program 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.
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%.
How many times is the Part-time Bootcamp 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.
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 Bootcamp?
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 Bootcamp?
The Bootcamp is a cohort program comprised of 5 modules. In addition to the online segment of the program, there are mandatory in class sessions taking place at UBC Robson Square. The Online program is delivered 100% online, and does not require in class attendance.
What is the class size for the Bootcamp?
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 Bootcamp?
If you are unable to find the information you need on the website, please contact us by phone at 604-822-1420 or online.