Project Management Program
(Online) (Postgraduate)
(B425)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Project Management
  • Code: B425
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    8 months (2 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School: Management
  • Location: Online
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,202.00 *
  • Experiential Learning:

    Simulated Learning Environment.

  • Fall 2022 Delivery:
    Suspended
  • Winter 2023 Delivery:
    Semester 1: Online

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Overview

Program Overview

Graduates of the Project Management online postgraduate certificate program in Toronto will be prepared to manage project scope and change, provide innovation and goal setting, project control, project staffing, risk management, utilize project management tools and perform other functions in careers that incorporate project management or in stand-alone project manager positions. Graduates will have demonstrated their knowledge, job skills, soft skills and abilities related to business in general and project management in particular.

This program is part of the online postgraduate certificate programs.

The online postgraduate certificates offer working professionals the flexibility of a fully online program scheduled in the evening and weekends.

  • Study online from the comfort of home while joining other students across Canada in live, instructor-led classes.
  • Develop professional skills in just 8 months in a format convenient to you and your busy weekday commitments.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is also offered full-time in person (COVID restrictions may result in changes to delivery). Please see Project Management Postgraduate program (B415) for additional details.

Full Description

Graduates of the Project Management online postgraduate certificate program will be prepared to manage project scope and change, provide goal setting, project control, project staffing, risk management, utilize project management tools and perform other functions in careers that incorporate project management or in stand-alone project manager positions.

Graduates will have demonstrated their knowledge, job skills, soft skills and abilities related to business in general and project management in particular.

This learning experience will enable graduates to demonstrate:

  • Implementation of Project Management Institute knowledge areas such as processes, lifecycle phases and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve project success.
  • Adaptation of projects in response to issues that arise internally and externally.
  • Implementation of general business concepts, practices and tools to facilitate project success.
  • Application of project management practices to the launch of new programs, initiatives, products, services and events relative to the needs of stakeholders.

This program is also offered full-time in person (COVID restrictions may result in changes to delivery). Students who wish to apply for the full-time in-person Project Management Postgraduate program, should apply to B415.

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Management.

Technical Requirements:

  • A computer that runs on Windows 10 or the latest Mac OSX, has the latest updates applied and has up to date virus protection software
    • Windows 10 ARM64 devices are not recommended as they will not allow you to install AppsAnywhere and the Cisco AnyConnect client
  • High-speed broadband access (Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. Some programs or courses require more advanced systems
  • Headphones or speaker and a microphone for in-class conversations and meetings with your professors
  • A webcam (may be required for specific courses)
  •  Individual courses may have additional hardware requirements
  • A web browser, such as Safari, Firefox, MS Edge, Google Chrome

PLEASE NOTE: mobile devices may allow for some participation in your course(s), however there are limitations and we cannot guarantee your mobile device will meet all coursework needs

Your Field Education Options

Students will take a field-based, application-driven course where they participate in the coordination and execution of a real industry project. Leveraging learning from their project management courses, students can expect to gain experience in the following areas:

  • defining requirements
  • creating project plans
  • tracking budgets
  • co-ordinating meetings
  • monitoring progress
  • assessing risks
  • managing stakeholders
  • implementing management tools
  • preparing reports
  • conducting themselves in a professional manner

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Manage the scope, cost, timing, and quality of the project, at all times focused on project success as defined by project stakeholders.
  2. Align the project to the organization's strategic plans and business justification throughout its lifecycle.
  3. Identify project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders.
  4. Implement the PMI project management knowledge areas, processes, lifecycle phases and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve project success.
  5. Adapt projects in response to issues that arise internally and externally.
  6. Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project environment.
  7. Utilize technology tools for communication, collaboration, information management and decision support.
  8. Implement general business concepts, practices and tools to facilitate project success.
  9. Reflect on their role and effectiveness as a leader and follower.
  10. Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards.
  11. Adapt project management practices to meet the needs of stakeholders from multiple sectors of the economy (i.e., manufacturing, technology, consulting, government, arts, media and not-for-profit organizations).
  12. Apply project management practices to the launch of new programs, initiatives, products, services and events relative to the needs of stakeholders.
  13. Appraise the role of project management in organizational change.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B425 program, you need to complete 9 mandatory courses.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2022-2023

SEMESTER 1

Week 1–14
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
MGMT 4017 Organizational Behaviour NONE
MGMT 4066 AGILE Project Management NONE
Week 1–7
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
MGMT 4015 Scope and Quality Management NONE
MGMT 4019 Risk Management NONE
Week 8–14
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
MGMT 4085 Schedule and Cost Management NONE
MGMT 4057 Project Planning and Client Management NONE

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name Pre-requisite
MGMT 4037 Project Management Case Studies Completion of Semester 1
MGMT 4080 Business Acumen and Strategy Development Completion of Semester 1
MGMT 4081 Project Management Simulation Completion of Semester 1

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Graduates will be ready to lead or support various projects. Potential positions may include:

  • junior project manager
  • team leader
  • project co-ordinator
  • project administrator
  • project analyst

Industry

Industry Feedback:

"George Brown's Project Management field education course has allowed us to work with students on new projects that would have otherwise been delayed. The PM students, who had great talents and a diverse work and academic background, used their project management tools and planning processes skills to help the Retail Council of Canada develop important operational procedures in membership and event management.

"I would strongly recommend private and not-for-profit businesses take advantage of this valuable program that offers students real-life projects to test their skills for a career in project management and that also benefit participating companies."

Diane J. Brisebois, President & CEO, Retail Council of Canada

PMP and CAPM Certifications

George Brown College is recognized as a Global Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Graduates of any of the George Brown College courses listed on PMI’s Registered Education Provider portal will have satisfied the education requirements necessary to apply to the Project Management Institute (PMI®) for either the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.

PMI®, PMP® and CAPM® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

The PMI’s PMP certification is an important industry-recognized certification for project managers. To apply for the PMP, you need to have either:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. You will well exceed the 35 hours' education requirement upon completion of the B425 Project Management Program.OR  
  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. You will well exceed the 35 hours' education requirement upon completion of the B425 Project Management Program.

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an entry-level certification for project practitioners. To apply for the CAPM, you need to have: A secondary degree (high school diploma or the global equivalent) and at least 1,500 hours of project experience, OR 23 hours of project management education by the time you sit for the exam. You will well exceed the 35 hours' education requirement upon completion of the B425 Project Management Program. The CAPM exam is 150 multiple-choice questions.

Although the B425 Program is not a preparation course for writing the PMP or CAPM exams, these exams draw on materials found in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK version 6), which is published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The course materials in the B425 program are also based on information found in PMBOK version 6. Therefore, the B425 Project Management Program will assist students preparing for the PMP or CAPM exams, by learning tools, techniques and concepts directly related to questions that appear on the PMP and CAPM exams.

Educational Pathways

For information on future study options, see our transfer guide.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,202.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2021. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2022 and at later dates.

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

College advanced diploma (three-year) or bachelor's degree or demonstrated, relevant work experience (resumé and references required).

English Language Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the college level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission. In addition, applicants who are considered for admission to the program based solely on their work experience will be required to provide proof of English proficiency at the college level, and may be required to write the George Brown College English admission assessment

Please review our English proficiency requirements for more details.

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit our transfer guide for more information.

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

Contact Us

Information Sessions

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca or visit the Admissions section.

International Student Admissions

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page.

Fees and Financial Information

For inquiries about OSAP, Bursaries, Scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@georgebrown.ca or visit the Financial Aid section.

Entry Advising

For advice on the various program options and which program might be best suited for you, make an appointment to see an Entry Advisor. Please review these frequently asked questions.

Centre for Business

For questions regarding programs at the Centre for Business or if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff are available to assist you.

For general inquiries, please contact the Centre for Business:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Project Management (B425)

For inquiries related to this program (for example, course-specific information) please contact the program co-ordinator:

Saifur Rahman, Program Co-ordinator
Email: mdsaifur.rahman@georgebrown.ca

Linda Jin-Troendle, Chair, School of Management
Email: Linda.Jin-Troendle@georgebrown.ca

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