Project Management Certificate Program (Online)

Certificate Program (100% online)

Increasingly, today's leading companies need project management specialists capable of delivering mission-critical work on time and on budget. A solid understanding of sound project management techniques and processes and the confidence to apply them appropriately throughout are essential to project success. The program is focused on providing participants with the knowledge and skills they need to excel as project managers. The program's curriculum is compatible with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

UBC's Certificate in Project Management is a nationally recognized Award Winning program. The program is tailored to address the learning and training needs of experienced project managers facing new challenges and novice managers leading their first project. UBC is also a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP) for PMP Professional Development Units (PDU). Please check the PMI site for details on the amount of PDUs awarded for each course under the Registered Education Provider Program page.

Program Overview

The Certificate in Project Management reflects the reality faced by today's project managers by tying concepts and practices from every aspect of the project management process together with opportunities to apply new knowledge to actual projects within a realistic team environment. The Certificate in Project Management - 100% Online program was created for those who want a flexible learning environment.

Program Format (100% online)

Our newly revised curriculum follows the PMBOK v6® 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 "science" of project management (the Project Manager’s Toolkit) and the "art" of project management (the Project Manager’s Skills Set) and experience different views and approaches to the Project Manager’s role and environment.

The Project Manager's Skill Set
(Soft skills: leadership, negotiation, team-building)

The Project Manager's Toolkit
(Technical skills: processes, tools and techniques)

Project Management Knowledge Base
(Terminology, concepts and PMBOK v6® Guide)

To obtain the Certificate in Project Management – 100% Online, 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 6-8 weeks. The final capstone course, Applied Project Management, is a team project.


We now offer the option to take the first five courses as a fast track program:

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 transfers allowed to the Fast Track Program Package.

Final capstone course to be completed after the Fast Track:

Required Courses

Suggested Course Sequence:

  1. Project Management Fundamentals (6 weeks - $1250)
  2. The Project Manager's Toolkit: Project Initiation and Planning (6 weeks - $1250)
  3. The Project Manager's Toolkit: Project Execution, Control and Closing (6 weeks - $1250)
  4. Essential Skills in the Project Environment (6 weeks - $1250)
  5. Teamwork in the Project Environment (6 weeks - $1250)
  6. Applied Project Management (8 weeks - $2000)

The curriculum is focused on PMI Standards. Program requirements must be completed within two years.

Learning 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.

Who Should Take this Program

The Certificate in Project Management is designed for experienced workers who want to build or increase their knowledge, skills and abilities in project management. This program is not intended as a PMP exam preparation course.

The program is created for aspiring and experienced project managers, as well as project team leads and team members wanting to expand their professional competencies to include the knowledge and skills that allow them to plan, participate, 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.

Program participants must have, at minimum, a high school diploma, three years of work experience or a combination of relevant work experience and education, and fluency in the English language before entering the program. While work experience is not strictly interpreted as project management experience, some experience in this area is encouraged.

How You Will Benefit

The 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

Program Handbook

Before applying to this Program you must read and understand the terms and conditions in the Program Handbook.

Program Application

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 are 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.

Program Fees and Schedule

The total registration fee for 100% online program is $8,250 CAD ($1,250 - $2,000 CAD for each course). An administration fee of $200 is also required.The $200 administration fee is payable upon acceptance into the program. All other course fees are paid on a course-by-course basis.

Note: Your registration is not guaranteed until your seat is confirmed and you have been contacted by our Registration Office.

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 and others are recommended in order to complete online assignments and readings.

Note: Fees are based on the current academic year and are subject to change. No deferral of the non-refundable deposit or program fees is allowed. Text and materials related to courses may constitute an additional cost. There is no fee to submit an application form.

Certificate Program Application

To apply to this certificate program, please use our online application form.