UBC Certificate in Project Management

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The UBC Certificate in Project Management provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel as a project manager. There are three delivery options; the 100% online program is designed for those who want a flexible learning environment.

The UBC Certificate in Project Management 100% online program is designed for experienced professionals, project team leads and team members who want to build or increase their knowledge and skills in project management and more effectively plan, collaborate, and/or execute projects. The program is relevant to those working in most industries including the high-tech, corporate, education, government, and small business sectors.

The 100% online format was created for those who want a flexible learning environment. Students take courses at their own pace and can complete the program more rapidly by taking two courses at a time; however, they have up to two years to finish all six required courses. Learn more about online learning.

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Benefits

The UBC Certificate in Project Management can help you:

  • fast-forward your career with state-of-the-art project management skills and techniques
  • become a project management expert within your industry, ensuring timely and cost-effective completion of critical projects
  • transition from project specialist to a leader of high functioning project teams
  • enhance your performance and ability to contribute to the company's bottom-line results.

Note: This program is not intended as a PMP exam preparation course. For information about PMP exam prep offerings, click here.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the UBC Certificate in Project Management 100% online program follows the PMBOK® Guide, industry standards and principles, while introducing a new perspective on project management that reflects today's changing world: project management as both an art and a science. Students learn the "art" of project management (the Project Manager's Skill Set) and the "science" of project management (the Project Manager's Toolkit), and experience different views and approaches to the project manager's role and environment.

In order to receive the UBC Certificate in Project Management you must successfully complete all six courses within a two-year period starting with Project Management Fundamentals. Providing prerequisites are met, it is also possible to take more than one course concurrently, if you can commit the time. Each course is delivered over six to eight weeks. The final capstone course, Applied Project Management, is a team project.

The required sequence for the Project Manager's Toolkit is to take The Project Manager's Toolkit: Project Initiation and Planning before The Project Manager's Toolkit: Project Execution, Control and Closing.

The Certificate in Project Management - balancing the art and science of project management
The Certificate in Project Management - balancing the art and science of project management

Curriculum Format
The course material includes a detailed explanation of the concepts and terminology of project management and how to apply the appropriate methods to different situations. Participants are provided with templates, tools and techniques to use for their project management activities and through online collaboration, blogs, discussions and team work, work through a variety of individual and team assignments. MS Project is introduced in the Project Manager's Toolkit and integrated into all assignments.

The UBC Certificate in Project Management 100% online program is comprised of the following six courses in a suggested sequence. Participants may register and pay for courses at their own pace, but are required to complete all six courses within two years to be awarded the certificate. Learn more about online learning.

Courses Length/PDU Upcoming Offering  
Project Management Fundamentals 6 weeks/36 May 13-Jun 23 More
The Project Manager's Toolkit: Project Initiation and Planning* 6 weeks/36 May 6-Jun 16 More
The Project Manager's Toolkit: Project Execution, Control and Closing* 6 weeks/36 TBA More
Essential Skills in the Project Environment 6 weeks/36 May 20-Jun 30 More
Teamwork in the Project Environment 6 weeks/36 TBA More
Applied Project Management** 8 weeks/48 Apr 29-Jun 23 More

NOTE: Project Management Fundamentals is a prerequisite for the other Project Management online courses. It may not be taken in conjunction with another online course.

*The required sequence for the Project Manager’s Toolkit is to take The Project Manager’s Toolkit: Project Initiation and Planning before The Project Manager’s Toolkit: Project Execution, Control and Closing.

**Prerequisites: All five preceding project management online courses.

New Fast Track Program
For students wishing to complete the UBC Certificate in Project Management Online at a faster pace, the Fast Track offering enables you to complete all six required courses in approximately eight months. The Fast Track program consists of PM Fast Track 1, PM Fast Track 2, and a final capstone course, Applied Program Management. In addition to saving time, by taking the Fast Track program you also save $600 off the regular total program fee.

Due to the intensive nature of the courses, participants should plan to spend an average of ten to fifteen hours per week in each course reading case studies, as well as completing online reading, online discussions, assignments, and independent study. Please ensure that your work, travel, or other responsibilities will not constrain your learning for the duration of the course.

Fast Track Courses Length/Format/PDUs Upcoming Offerings  
PM Fast Track 1
Includes three courses:
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • The Project Manager's Toolkit: Project Initiation and Planning
  • The Project Manager's Toolkit: Project Execution, Control and Closing
3 months (4 weeks per course with a one-week break in between each course/108 PDUs) Sep 9-Dec 15 More
PM Fast Track 2^
Includes two courses:
  • Essential Skills in the Project Environment
  • Teamwork in the Project Environment
2 months (4 weeks per course with a one-week break in between/72 PDUs) Sep 16-Nov 17 More

Note: The PM Fast Track programs are only open to students who have not completed any of the courses within the PM track selected. There are no changes or transfer allowed to the Fast Track Program Package.

^ Prerequisite: Project Management Fundamentals (IL810) or Project Management Fast Track 1 (IL821)

Final capstone course to be completed after Fast Track 2:

Applied Project Management Apr 29-Jun 23
Oct 14-Dec 8
$2,000 More

Books
Books for the Project Management Online courses are not included in the tuition fees. Students are responsible for purchasing their own books from either online book sellers, local book stores or online publishers. Books are mandatory in order to complete online assignments and readings. View the list of books and readings required for all the courses.

Details and Fees

Format
The UBC Certificate in Project Management 100% online is delivered through six online courses. If online learning is new to you, you may want to read more about the online learning process. As participants progress through each course, they receive guidance and feedback from the online tutor assigned to the course. Online tutors are experienced facilitators with a wealth of experience in the project management field. In order to receive the certificate, participants must complete all six required courses. Online courses range from six to eight weeks in duration.

Students can register for courses at their own pace and have two years to complete requirements for the 100% online program.

Program Fees
There is no fee to submit an application form; however, upon acceptance into the program, students are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of $175. All other course fees are paid on a course-by-course basis. Individual course tuition fees range from $1,170-$2,000 CAD. The total tuition (all six courses) for the UBC Certificate in Project Management 100% online program is $7,850 CAD.

Note: Fees are based on the current academic year and are subject to change. Deferral of program fees is not allowed. Text and materials related to courses may constitute an additional cost.

Textbooks
Textbooks for the Project Management 100% online courses are not included in the tuition fees. Students are responsible for purchasing their own books from either online book sellers, local book stores or online publishers. Books are mandatory in order to complete online assignments and readings. View the list of books and readings required for all the courses.

Assessment Methods
The online program includes lectures, learning activities including discussions, blogs and quizzes and exams, case studies, self-assessment exercises, and individual/team assignments/projects. Assignments and participation are assessed by an online tutor.

Graduation Requirements
To earn the UBC Certificate in Project Management 100% Online participants must successfully complete each course’s requirements, team and individual assignments and achieve at least a pass or grade of at least 60%.

Instructors

Our online tutors and instructors have been selected to provide a balance of academic instruction and realworld experience, and they ensure that the program is comprehensive and dynamic. They are experienced professionals in the project management industry as well as knowledgeable and experienced in both adult and online education.

Program Handbook

Participants should also read and understand the Program Handbook PDF before applying to the program. The Handbook contains detailed information about program curriculum as well as important policies, terms and conditions that participants are required to be aware of.

You will need to download the free Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view the pdf document. If you would prefer to receive the handbook in the mail, contact us by email with your complete name and full mailing address.

How to Apply

There is no cost to submit an application; however, a $175 non-refundable administration fee is due upon acceptance into the program.

Before applying to this program, please read and understand the Program Handbook.

Admission Requirements

The admissions process helps to ensure that the needs, intentions and expectations of participants are adequately matched to the program's objectives and capabilities.

Program applicants must have the following:

  • Post-secondary education, or if a mature student, secondary school graduation with prior experience in the project management field
  • A minimum of three years of work experience (while work experience is not strictly interpreted as project management experience, management experience in this area is recommended)
  • A project management background gained through professional experience.
  • Fluency in the English language (business English written and oral skills) before entering the program. Note: a TOEFL or IELTS English Language score may be requested.

If you have read the program handbook and met the admission requirements you can apply to the program by filling out and submitting an online application form.

An admissions committee reviews program applications, and individuals are advised in writing as to whether they have been accepted into the program.

To apply, complete the online application form and attach the required supporting documents. As space in the programs is limited, information on the application form and in supporting documents should be as thorough as possible so that the admissions committee will have sufficient information on which to base its decision.

 

 

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