Project Management Certificate

Newly Revised - Project Management Extension Certificate

 

 

Delve into the project management process by engaging in realistic activities using project management methodologies in our newly revised curriculum, reflecting the sixth and latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

This certificate program provides essential training in the flourishing field of project management and is designed to develop introductory project management skills that can be implemented in diverse areas, from IT to human resources, manufacturing to small business.

Taught by instructors who are working project managers, each of the required courses is based on concepts from the PMBOK® Guide, a widely recognized international standard in the project management profession.

Mount Royal University is a Global Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Earn credit towards a degree/diploma
This program is eligible for transfer credit. For more information, contact Business and Professional Education at cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6861.

  

Benefits

  • Prepare for a career in the field of project management
  • Earn an internationally recognized credential
  • Prepare to write the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® exams
  • Update your job skills that require project management

Program details

Format: Classroom, online and Fast Track

Duration: Complete the 7 required courses plus the Final Assessment Paper (136 hours) within three years.

Textbook (required): Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition available at the BookStore.

 

 

Each of the required courses is based on concepts from the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017, a widely recognized international standard in the project management profession.

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This program is eligible towards Blue Seal Certification

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Free! Information Night at MRU

Interested in learning more about Project Management at Mount Royal University? Join us for a free information session:

Tuesday January 8, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here!

 

Important notice

The Project Management Extension Certificate was revised on Jan. 2, 2018, due to the release of the new Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition. Students must have completed all courses in the extension certificate for the PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition by Dec. 18, 2017. The Project Management Final Assessment Paper can be completed until Dec. 18, 2018. If you have questions or concerns, please contact cebusiness@mtroyal.ca

  • These programs (both classroom and online) are ideal if you are preparing to write the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam and those in the early stages of preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam.
  • All of the course hours qualify as credit for the required number of hours of project management training for both the CAPM® and PMP® credentials.
  • We strongly recommend completion of Project Management: Overview & Integration course before registering in the other 6 classroom courses. 
  • Completion of all 7 classroom courses is required before registering in the Final Assessment Paper.
  • Student can complete classes interchangably in either classroom or online formats.

Fast Track Schedule

Earn your Project Management Extension Certificate more quickly! You need just 4 weeks of part-time classroom study to complete the 6 required courses, followed by the Final Assessment Paper (independent study).

Note: Online registration is not available for Block Code Registration. Call the Continuing Education Registration Office at: 403.440.3833.

Please see Withdrawal Policy.
   

FALL SEMESTER - Block Code Registration - CRN PRM
Fee: $4,142
Project Management: Overview & Integration Sept. 6 - 8 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thurs. - Sat.
Project Management: Schedule & Cost Management Sept. 14 - 15 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri., Sat.
Project Management: Scope & Quality Management Sept. 12 - 13 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed., Thurs.
Project Management: Leadership & Project Resource Management Sept. 19 - 20 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed., Thurs.
Project Management: Stakeholder & Communication Management Sept. 21 - 22 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri., Sat.
Project Management: Risk & Procurement Sept. 27 - 28 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs., Fri
Project Management:The Business of Project Management  Sept. 29  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sat.
Final Assessment Paper Sept. 6 - Dec. 13 Independent Study  

Regular Classroom and Online Schedule

Project Management: Overview & Integration
This course is an introductory course to project management. It examines all the fundamental project management processes and knowledge areas as documented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition.  Discover basic terminology of project management, define and understand the fundamental framework of the PMBOK guide by discussing the key processes groups and knowledge areas. Explore Integration Management processes such the development of the Project Charter, Project Management Plan, and what it means to Direct and Manage Project Work, Monitor and Control Project Work, Perform Integrated Change Control, and Close Project or Phase.  Analyze the profession of the project manager, and how it’s impacted by Project Management Institute (PMI).

CE online courses are instructor-led, interactive courses. Students work within scheduled start and end dates and observe set timelines for learning activities and assignments.

Subject code: XPRM 10007 21 Hours. Fee: $699 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90717
3 classes Sept. 20 - 22  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Thurs. - Sat.  
CRN 90716
Online Sept. 17 - Oct. 22      

Project Management: Schedule & Cost Management
This course illustrates the application of the key Schedule and Cost processes described in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. The Schedule Management processes covered include Plan Schedule Management, Sequence Activities, Define Scope, Estimate Activity Durations, Develop Schedule and Control Schedule. The Project Cost Management processes covered include Plan Cost Management, Estimate Costs, Develop Schedule, and Control Costs.

CE online courses are instructor-led, interactive courses. Students work within scheduled start and end dates and observe set timelines for learning activities and assignments.

Subject code: XPRM 10004 15 Hours. Fee: $549 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90005
2 classes Oct. 26 - 27  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Fri., Sat.
CRN 90021 Online Oct. 22 - Nov. 19    

Project Management: Scope & Quality Management
This course uses a case study to illustrate application of the key Integration and Quality processes described in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. The Scope Management processes covered include Plan Scope Management, Collect Requirements, Define Scope, Create WBS, Validate Scope, and Control Scope. The Project Quality Management processes covered include Plan Quality Management, Control Quality, and Manage Quality.

CE online courses are instructor-led, interactive courses. Students work within scheduled start and end dates and observe set timelines for learning activities and assignments.

Subject code: XPRM 10010 15 Hours. Fee: $549 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90719
2 classes Oct. 12 - 13 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m Fri., Sat.
CRN 90718 Online Oct. 1 - 29    

Project Management: Leadership & Project Resource Management
This course uses a group-defined case study to introduce various tools that illustrate application of the key Project Resource Management processes described in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.  This course will also examine skills required for team leadership, including the core competencies of an effective leader. The course will allow you to discover your leadership style using Emotional Intelligence self-assessment and theoretical concepts, and how to effectively apply it in project management.  The Project Resource Management processes covered include Plan Resource Management, Estimate Activity Resources, Acquire Project Team, Develop Project Team, Manage Project Team, and Control Resources.

CE online courses are instructor-led, interactive courses. Students work within scheduled start and end dates and observe set timelines for learning activities and assignments.

Subject code: XPRM 10008 15 Hours. Fee: $549 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90721 2 classes Nov. 2 - 3 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri., Sat.  
CRN 90720 Online Oct. 29 - Nov. 26      

Project Management: Stakeholder & Communication Management
This course uses a case study to illustrate application of the key Stakeholder and Communication Management processes described in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.  The Stakeholder Management processes covered include Identify Stakeholders, Plan Stakeholder Engagement, Manage Stakeholder Engagement, and Monitor Stakeholder Engagement. The Project Communications processes covered include Plan Communications Management, Manage Communications, and Monitor Communications. The course emphasises the importance of good communications to support successful stakeholder engagement.

CE online courses are instructor-led, interactive courses. Students work within scheduled start and end dates and observe set timelines for learning activities and assignments.

Subject code: XPRM 10011 15 Hours. Fee: $549 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90723
2 classes Nov. 16 - 17 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri., Sat.
CRN 90722 Online Nov. 5 - Dec. 3    

Project Management: Risk and Procurement
This course uses an assigned case study to illustrate application of the key Risk and Procurement processes described in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.  The Risk Management processes covered include Plan Risk Management, Identify Risks, Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis, Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis, Plan Risk Responses, and Monitor Risks.  The Procurement Management processes covered include Plan Procurement Management, Conduct Procurements, Control Procurements, and Close Procurements.

CE online courses are instructor-led, interactive courses. Students work within scheduled start and end dates and observe set timelines for learning activities and assignments.

Subject code: XPRM 10005 15 Hours. Fee: $549 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90183
2 classes Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Fri., Sat.
CRN 90121
Online Nov. 19 - Dec. 17    

Project Management: The Business of Project Management
This course focuses on the Strategic and Business Knowledge aspects of project management in accordance with PMI® ’s Talent Triangle, which will also be examined. Analyze the choices a business will make prior to initiating a project to ensure it supports the strategic business outcomes. Define the relationship between projects, programs portfolios and understand the structure and benefits of a Project Management Office (PMO). Examine the role of the project manager as a leader of organizational change.

CE online courses are instructor-led, interactive courses. Students work within scheduled start and end dates and observe set timelines for learning activities and assignments.

Subject code: XPRM 10009 7 Hours. Fee: $289 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90725 1 class Dec. 8 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sat.
CRN 90724
Online Nov. 26 - Dec. 17    

Project Management - Final Assessment Paper
Course details

 

Other courses you may be interested in to enhance your Project Management Skills:
(These courses are not required as part of the Project Management Extension Certificate)

Required: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017, available at the Mount Royal BookStore.

 

"I’m very glad that ---- after thoroughly researching the available possibilities --- I enrolled in this straightforward and logically constructed project management program, consisting of three main modules and a final assessment paper available three different times throughout the year. I found the instructors exceedingly helpful and the tuition very reasonable. Another plus is that it is offered through the Internet, so one can pursue it while residing anywhere in the World. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in project management." - Gabor Pataki, International Student from UK

 

"Thanks to Mount Royal for making this course available online which enabled me to take this course while on project assignment - virtually anywhere I am." - John Coloso, Turnover Coordinator, Froth Treatment - Horizon Project, Canadian Natural Resources, Inc.

 

"The online PM certificate program allowed me the flexibility needed to take on further study while working in remote locations. The course material has become a valuable working guide for all of my future projects, and has improved my level of quality in project work." - Brian Baker, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., Project Management Online Graduate

 

"Online option has been excellent given that I have moved from Calgary to Vancouver and was still able to complete my courses through Mount Royal." - Karen Quine, Project Management Online Graduate

 

"This program has proven to be an invaluable tool in all aspects of project management in both the workplace and everyday life.” - Brian Hans, Project Management Student

 

“Fantastic courses! The group work and project variety allowed for lots of interaction and showed how the various concepts work regardless of project type and size.” - Julie Ulseth, Production Certification Coordinator, Haworth 

Our Project Management instructors are among the best in Canada – or anywhere. Experts in all aspects of project management, they're eager to share their knowledge of, and passion for, all things project management with their students. Meet: