This in-depth two-semester program prepares university and college graduates to move into project management roles by increasing their knowledge and professionalism, as well as their leadership abilities. Students will learn the tools and techniques required to move a project through initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closing. The curriculum also provides a thorough exploration of economics and financial analysis, operations management, contracting and procurement management, leadership skills, and professional best practices. Projects are part of the fabric of all contemporary and emerging businesses and organizations. More complex and challenging projects have stringent requirements to achieve the project and organizational objectives on time, on budget and to the full satisfaction of all stakeholders. The curriculum follows the competencies required to move a project through the various life cycle phases and is based on the Project Management Institute standard.
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Formal project management procedures are credited with rebuilding the sections of Pentagon damaged in the attacks on September 11, 2001, 28 days ahead of schedule and $194 million under budget. Find employment in this fast-growing profession with organizations both large and small that are looking for a competitive edge in meeting customer demands for quality, cost delivery. Make a contribution in a diverse array of industries, including construction, automotive, information technology, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, oil, gas and petrochemical, finance, government and others. This in-depth project management graduate certificate program allows graduates to be more competitive in the job market and prepares them to move into management roles by developing their versatility, professional competencies and leadership skills in a work environment of constant change. Graduates of this program are eligible to join the Project Management Institute Southern Ontario Chapter which is a leading membership association for the project management profession. Members exchange knowledge, network, gain access to the most up-to-date resources and publications and much more.
To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations are using project management processes to shorten product development cycles, respond to quickly and effectively to opportunities, use the technical knowledge in the organization and control costs. Many jobs involving work on project teams, people who can contribute to the team, and demonstrate leadership are in high demand.
Software & Technology
Students in this program use a number of software packages used in project management. These include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.
Faculty & Industry Experts