FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What project management programs do you offer?
  2. What is the difference between the online and classroom programs?
  3. Do I have to take the courses in order?
  4. How long do I have to complete the certificate?
  5. When should I register for the Final Assessment?
  6. When does registration open and close?
  7. I have experience with project management; do I have to take the Overview?
  8. Can I take the online program at any time?
  9. How do I know if past courses I took in Mount Royal University's Project Management Extension Certificate are still recognized?

 

  1. What project management programs do you offer?

  1. What is the difference between the online and classroom programs?
    There is no difference between classroom and online delivery.  The program is divided into seven (7) courses covering the various knowledge areas of project management as laid out in the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition.
  1. Do I have to take the courses in order?
    We encourage students to start with the Overview course as it lays a nice foundation in terms of both content and style. Beyond that, students may take the courses in any order. The Project Management Extension Certificate - online program must be taken in order as each course builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous course.
  1. How long do I have to complete the certificate?
    Students in either the Project Management Extension Certificate or Project Management in Construction Extension Certificate may complete the program in as little as one semester, but have up to three years to complete the required courses.
  1. When should I register for the Final Assessment Paper?
    Students should register for the Final Assessment Paper in the semester immediately following completion of their last course. It is recommended that students do not wait more than one year between their final course and writing the Final Assessment Paper to ensure the information remains fresh. Exceptions are in place for students registered in the Fast Track program.
  1. When does registration open and close?
    Registration for a given semester typically opens two months before the start of the semester. Winter registration begins in November, Spring registration begins in March and Fall registration begins in June. Students may register for courses up to the start date, but be aware that these courses fill up and early registration is strongly recommended.
  1. I have experience with project management; do I have to take the Overview?
    Even individuals with experience are encouraged to take the Overview & Integration course as it lays a foundation for the information covered in the later courses. As well, it introduces students to the format and style of the workshops. Because of the nature of the online program, students must take the Overview & Integration course and complete the modules in order.

    If a student has work experience or previous training, they may apply for PLAR (Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition). This is handled through the Program Coordinator.
  1. Can I take the online program at any time?
    The online program runs during the Fall, Winter and Spring semesters of each calendar year. Each module is offered during a specific time span during these semesters as each module has an assigned instructor that helps guide the students through the program.
  1. How do I know if past courses I took in Mount Royal University's Project Management Extension Certificate are still recognized?
    Contact the Program Team at 403.440.8630 to help you with the Past Course Recognition process. Each inquiry will be evaluated separately.
                                                                                                                                      
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