Available as a one-year program
One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- Start Date
September, January and May entry
Find your career
Project management professionals are in demand in virtually all fields and industries. Prepare for a career as a:
- Project Manager
- Project Control Analyst
- Project Schedule Analyst
- Project Control Officer
- Project Coordinator
- Project Scheduler
- Project Team Leader
Is it for you?
This may be a great career path if you are:
- Skilled at time management.
- Results-driven and goal-oriented.
- Motivated to lead.
- Energetic and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
- A team-player who is sensitive to cultural differences.
- A creative problem solver and a strategic thinker.
- Flexible and adaptable to change.
How You'll Learn
Prepare for a career in effective project management across various industries:
- Learn to manage project goals, constraints, deliverables, quality control and resource requirements as defined by stakeholders.
- Explore different leadership styles to effectively manage issues and resolve conflicts.
- Gain knowledge on facilitating communication, negotiation and collaboration with stakeholders to ensure project success.
- Demonstrate the development of a comprehensive project plan to meet stakeholder requirements.
- Learn to analyze financial information to promote operational effectiveness and to support and monitor the scope, planning, procurement, risk and budget of projects.
- First Year - Semester One
- BUSI1035 Building the Applied Project
- The Building the Applied Project course takes a holistic and practical view of project management as your team applies various tools and techniques to effectively run and manage project tasks and to deal with various project issues – just as you would daily, as a project manager. This course focuses on your role as a project team member and as a project manager. Not only will you will get a better understanding of your role and responsibility as a project team member, but also how to delegate and accept responsibilities in any project as a manager. This course provides a practical opportunity to apply what you are learning to a multifaceted project. Thereby, you will experience the entire project workflow, with emphasis on the planning, executing, monitoring and controlling phases.
- BUSI1019 Capture Planning
- In this course, students will demonstrate the principles and processes of creating an expanded project capture plan (based on the ISO Charter) to be used by companies and organizations to generate new business or solve complicated integrated tasks. The objective is to make students understand how this type of plan is used in the international business environment and to create realistic plans in preparation for life after College.
- BUSI1025 Project Communication
- This course is designed to provide students with insight regarding project communications management, with a basis in the Project Management Institute, PMI Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). Communication is a critical element of successful projects and from initiation to closing, project managers must develop and execute integrated communications plans involving all project resources and stakeholders. Students will learn the core concepts, as well as the tools and practices to be employed for effective project communications management.
- BUSI1021 Project Cost Management
- Project Cost Management involves formulating, estimating, evaluating and documenting the project budget plan and outcomes when alternatives to accomplish the scope are available. The course will cover a collection of principles, standards, processes and techniques that are required in analysing and influencing the budgeting performance of projects. The key topics covered include the fundamental of project budget planning and accounting, project estimating techniques, activity based costing (ABC) principles and techniques, project financial feasibility assessment models, earn value management and the basics of project budget, reporting and accounting principles and techniques.
- BUSI1033 Project Information Systems & Management
- The project management team is in the business of getting things done. The bottom-line, there is no piece of technology that can replace the project manager. This is a hands-on course that will help you use the correct process at the right time to develop the right balance between scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, communication and risk. In this course, learn how Microsoft Project™ will assist you in becoming a better project manager.
- BUSI1037 Project Management Context & Control
- The Project Management Context and Control course is the baseline for your studies and lays the foundation for more advanced courses in the Project Management program. This course provides an introduction to the environment in which projects operate and focuses on the five process groups and 10 knowledge areas. An emphasis is placed on project management methods, procedures, rules, tools and techniques, triple constraint and project lifecycle. Put knowledge into practice through hands-on application exercises that include creating a project charter, project RACI, project budget and project risk register.
- BUSI1022 Project Risk Management
- In this course, the processes and activities necessary to manage risk throughout a project lifecycle will be identified and applied. Students will be exposed to practical exercises, tools and techniques for both qualitative and quantitative analysis for handling project risks. There will be an introduction to a comprehensive project risk management process/matrix that extends from initiation through to project completion and from risk symptoms to risk event impact. Critical to risk management success is the business risk to project risk alignment and mitigation strategies beyond the basic financial contingency approach.
- First Year - Semester Two
- BUSI1036 Applied Project
- The Applied Project is an enriched, practical and hands-on learning experience. This course is structured and designed to tie in all your courses and build on the knowledge and lessons learned from the “Building the Applied Project” course. This course encourages the exchange of ideas on how to solve issues in project management as your team experiences them moving through the five (5) process groups and ten (10) knowledge areas in a semester-long project. 360-degree feedback plays an important role in the Applied Project course.
- BUSI1034 Human Factors in Proj. Mgmt
- The Human Factors in Project Management course at Loyalist College is not your typical course that other programs deliver. To build a good team, or to be a good team member or project leader, you must first understand what skills and talents are required for the project to be successful; that is the focus of this course. This is a hands-on application-based course where you create and perform job analysis, job descriptions, résumés, interviewing, job appraisals, coaching, mentoring and counselling. In this course, you will build an arsenal of tools, strategies, and techniques to land, manage, and develop your career in project management.
- BUSI1023 Managing Projects as a Leader
- Leadership is a people activity and is distinct from human resource administration or planning activities. This course will explore the theories of leadership and provide some application through case studies of leadership on a project team. Students will learn the core concepts, as well as tools and practices for effective leadership in project management positions.
- BUSI3024 Principles of Buying
- This course provides a critical view into the purchasing elements of world of Supply Chain Management. Topical focus will relate to supply organizations, quality, supplier relations, sourcing, price and cost management and the role of transportation. The scope of this course will include the private and public business sectors.
- SUST1000 Principles of Sustainability & Social Responsibility
- Integrating sustainability principles into organizations is being recognized today as something critical to the success of businesses presently and in the future. This course highlights the three pillars of sustainability (economic, social and environmental) and examines how businesses are using them throughout the organization while competing in a changing world. Students develop a foundation of business sustainability principles which will be explored further in other areas of the curriculum and used in many functional areas of business.
- BUSI1020 Quality Project Management
- Students will demonstrate the principles and processes of creating a quality project plan based on a management-approved capture plan used by companies and organizations to generate new business or solve complicated integrated tasks. The objective is to make students understand this type of plan and its applications in the international business environment in order to create realistic plans in preparation for life after College.
*Courses subject to change.
How much will it cost?
Approximate costs (2019 – 20)
- Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
- Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,301
- Total: $4,023.08
Additional costs, such as supplies, travel and parking, may be incurred during workplace visits, etc.
*Please visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a list of the many services, activities and items included within the ancillary fees, and the related policies.
Bursaries and financial assistance
Loyalist has a number of scholarships, bursaries and academic awards available to students. Our Financial Aid Office can help you explore your options, or assist you with a student loan.
Required academic preparation
- A diploma or degree in any discipline from a recognized college or university.
- Applicants with significant related work experience will be considered on an individual basis. Transfer students from other institutions will also be considered on an individual basis.
Prior learning assessment and recognition
Applicants with work experiences or other types of non-credentialed learning may be eligible for credits at Loyalist. Graded credits (as opposed to exemptions) are granted. Click here for more information about our assessment and credit challenge process.
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