Project Management Bootcamp

UBC Certificate Program

Overview

At a Glance

  • Format Live Online
  • Program Duration 3.5 Months
  • Program Fee $6,995
  • Webinar
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  • Program Start Date SEP 15

Invest in Your Career

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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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 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 most helpful aspect of the program is that each course is taught by a different project management professional with a proven track record of completing big projects on time.

Zachary Musa, Project Manager, STEMCELL Technologies

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), which can be used towards Project Management Institute certifications
  • Pursue the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation or other related industry professional certifications offered through the PMI®.

Take your career to the next level by pursuing a professional program with UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies.

Curriculum

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.

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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.

Team Project

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.

Admissions

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 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 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 a minimum score of 22 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 upload a Resume that highlights your work and volunteer experience and a Letter of Intent.

Admission Decisions

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

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Instructors
Stephen Barbazuk

Stephen Barbazuk

BSc (UBC), PMP

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.

Teresa Comey

Teresa Comey

MA Leadership (RRU), CSODP, CBM

Teresa’s personal mission is to inspire learning and growth, create possibilities and increased understanding. She is experienced in leadership and team development, organizational change, strategic planning, and performance coaching. Teresa has coached teams in private and public sectors. A strategic thinker, Teresa has facilitated multiple strategic plans, communication and engagement plans, and developed competency focused succession plans. Teresa has a Masters of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and holds the designation Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional. She is certified in Myers Briggs MBTI, EQi 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence), Personality Dimensions®, Coaching out of the Box®, Essentials of Coaching™, Excelerator™ Mastery Coaching, and Foundations of Leadership Coaching. She is proud to be a Power + Systems Trainer.

Robert Goatham

Robert Goatham

Hons. BSc (Kingston), CQA, PMP, PMO, PMB, PMPEPB, PMPEP

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.

Scott Hayward

Scott Hayward

BMath (Waterloo), BSc (Waterloo), MSc, PhD (UBC), PMI-ACP, DASSM, SAFe SPC

Scott has held roles across the software development life cycle for over two decades with IBM Canada. Beginning in quality assurance, he moved through development, architecture, business analysis and project management roles. Recently, as a product manager for a global healthcare asset he had the opportunity to drive both business and technical strategies tied to client needs. In this role, he led the adoption of Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) on distributed 70-person development teams in Burnaby, Halifax, and Pune, India. He is currently an agile coach with the Insurance Corporation of BC. Scott holds multiple industry certifications in agile methodologies including a Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification. He is also a Scaled Agile Framework® Program Consultant (SAFe SPC4). Scott is currently pursuing the International Coaching Federation's Associated Certified Coach (ACC) and Distinguished Toastmaster credentials.

Michael Ouchi

Michael Ouchi

BA (Alberta), Diploma in Leisure and Recreational Management (UCC), MOS MI, SPCU

Michael Ouchi is a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist instructor who likes to challenge people to think about using their software investment in new and creative ways. With over 10 years of experience working with clients from individual professionals to private companies and governments, he brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to the classroom.

Our Alumni
 Janina Romano

Janina Romano

Strategic Partnerships Manager

TeksMed Services

Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership & Certificate in Project Management

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. As a result, I stopped looking at things closed mindedly with an open-minded and outside-the-box perspective. You can be a project manager anywhere, but using the right tools and knowledge helps. And this is what this course did.

Zachary Musa

Zachary Musa

Project Manager

STEMCELL Technologies

Certificate in Project Management

The most helpful aspect of the program is that each course 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!

Rushan Shekar

Rushan Shekar

Deputy Commissioner, FIFA Global Series

Electronic Arts (EA)

Certificate in Project Management

After years of picking up skills while working in a startup environment, I decided to pursue formal education offered through UBC Continuing Business Studies to help fill in the gaps and strengthen my practical competencies in project management.

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