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Program Code: 31521 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters Winter 2022 delivery can be view on Current Student Resources
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Program Overview

Humber’s Project Management graduate certificate program will prepare you to manage complex projects and programs. Given the recognition that project management skills and competencies have to the success of all organizations, this program attracts candidates from diverse backgrounds and industries, including public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

In just two semesters, you will learn the skills needed to move a project through conceptualization, initiation, planning, execution, control and closing. The curriculum is designed in collaboration with industry and closely aligned to the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), as well as international best practices. You will thoroughly explore the key stages of the project life cycle, project economics and financial analysis, procurement, risk and stakeholder management, leadership skills and professional best practices through a comprehensive project delivery model. Students will learn to appreciate the importance of people, processes and business/strategic alignment to project success. The program also exposes students to the adaptive/Agile approach to project management and the various frameworks that fall under the Agile umbrella. Students learn about trends in project management including cutting edge technology and electives in areas such as public sector, information technology, construction and strategic portfolio management.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Link projects with the organization’s strategic plans, documenting the business need and justification for the project.

  2. Define and manage the overall scope of the project, documenting project goals, deliverables, constraints, performance criteria and resource requirements in consultation with project stakeholders.

  3. Develop a comprehensive project plan.

  4. Integrate project functions, making tradeoffs among competing objectives and alternatives in order to meet or exceed project objectives.

  5. Implement planning and control procedures, resource management, and risk management plans.

  6. Employ a range of methodologies, techniques and tools available to project managers.

  7. Develop, implement and analyze key financial information, translating financial information into project terms and establishing financial benchmarks.

  8. Identify, analyze and refine project costs to produce a budget and control project costs.

  9. Determine quality requirements and implement quality assessment activities.

  10. Identify and allocate human resources required to manage project tasks, both within the core project team and the broader organization.

  11. Manage communications to ensure the timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposition of project information to aid in the achievement of project objectives.

  12. Identify potential risk events, monitor and control project risk, and assess risk management outcomes.

  13. Identify procurement requirements, establish procurement processes, and implement and evaluate contracts.

  14. Monitor project progress, identify variances and take timely action to deal with problems and opportunities.

  15. Anticipate and respond to challenges inherent in complex projects.

  16. Develop creative and flexible solutions that bring projects in on time and within budget.

  17. Adhere to legal requirements and ethical standards.

  18. Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project management environment.


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The Humber Advantage

Humber and PMI Toronto Chapter Expand Partnership

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Humber College and Project Management Institute’s Toronto Chapter (PMI Toronto) have announced the next chapter in their three-year alliance through a recently signed partnership agreement. 

Open House Was a Huge Success

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Student ambassadors helped answer questions about the Project Management Graduate Certificate Program. There was a lot of interest in project management from prospects with many different backgrounds. 

Project Management Round Table

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Experienced industry professionals came in to speak with the 2nd semester project management students through a series of roundtable rotations. Students were able to meet each project manager and ask them questions.

Humber PMI Community Launch

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The Humber PMI-Toronto Student Community was officially launched during an event held on Thursday, March 1, 2018. It was a milestone for the Project Management Graduate Certificate Program, the Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology and Humber College.

The Humber Experience

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View the Project Management Event - Industry Round Table 2018.

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Learn more about Humber's Project Management program from current students.

Your Career

The Project Management Institute (PMI) stated that project-based industries could be at risk due to the lack of skilled project managers, based on a studies conducted by The Anderson Economic Group (AEG). In 2017, a significant talent gap was revealed that further presents opportunities for employment and career advancement in this area.  In a PMI-commissioned study entitled, Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017-2027, AEG looked at 11 countries and found that by 2027, the project management labour force in key sectors was expected to grow by 33% (22 million new jobs) and consequently, employers would need some 88 million employees in project management-oriented roles.  Recently the PMI has highlighted, through a similar study, industry’s focus on building digital skills and the technology quotient as important talent development priorities to complement technical, leadership and strategic/business competencies. Delivering value using a mix of project management approaches is a priority for these organizations.

Whatever sector you want to work in, the demand for leaders and team members with project management skills and competencies is growing. Our program has been designed to help everyone, from the new graduate to the experienced professional, looking to acquire this highly regarded and sought-after skillset.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Project Management Institute (PMI®)

Humber is recognized as an Authorized Training Partner of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Graduates of the program will have satisfied the education requirements for a variety of certifications through the Project Management Institute. 

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

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2021 - Aug 2022
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January 2022 IGS Not Available
January 2022 North Open
May 2022 North Open
May 2022 IGS Not Available
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 IGS Not Available
September 2022 North Open
January 2023 North Open
May 2023 North Open

Domestic students can now apply on OCAS to this program at Humber’s new International Graduate School (IGS).

Start dates between Sept 2021 - Aug 2022
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
January 2022 IGS Closed
January 2022 North Closed
May 2022 North Waitlisted
May 2022 IGS Waitlisted
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 IGS Open
September 2022 North Open
January 2023 North Opening Soon
May 2023 North Opening Soon

International students can now apply to this program at Humber’s new International Graduate School (IGS).

Project Management Program

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2018 SCMA Case Competition

2018 SCMA Case Competition

Mon, February 26, 2018

A team from Humber's Supply Chain Post Graduate Certificate program competed in the SCMA annual case competition and advanced to the national finals.

Approximately 30 teams competed in the cross Canada competition, simulcast from the University of Calgary, St. Mary's University (Halifax) and the McMaster Degroote School of Business in Burlington. The team advanced as one of the top five to the National round. Congratulations to Humber's SCMA case team on their achievement.

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2018 APICS Case Competition

2018 APICS Case Competition

Mon, February 26, 2018

A team from Humber's Supply Chain Post Graduate Certificate program advanced from the APICS initial case competition in October. 

The team competed against 200 teams from around the world and qualified for the regional case competition that took place simultaneously on February 23-24 in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Mexico City, Parsippany, and Toronto. Congratulations to Humber's APICS case team for advancing to the regional round.

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Supply Chain Management Students Make a Fresh Impression

Supply Chain Management Students Make a Fresh Impression

Mon, February 06, 2017

A group of Humber Supply Chain Management students impressed judges and made it into the top 6 of The Fresh Connection Supply Chain Case Competition.

Gaya Mohapatra, Kaileigh Wicha, Sukhveer Dhaliwal, Pradip Sharma and Tomas Suliman competed against 15 other teams at the District level after beating a number of other college teams from the Greater Toronto Area.

The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge is an annual competition between student teams from across the world. Students work together in teams of four to make the best strategic and tactical choices for the value chain to save the virtual company, The Fresh Connection, from financial ruin.

Each team member becomes either Vice President Purchasing, Vice President Operations, Vice President Sales or Vice President Supply Chain. Together they have to make the company profitable again by getting the highest possible return on investment.

“To win the competition, our students used a secret strategy that we teach – we call it collaboration,” says Angelo Crupi, Supply Chain Management program coordinator.

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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology News

Industry Collaboration: Humber FAST Continuous Professional Learning

Industry Collaboration: Humber FAST Continuous Professional Learning

Tue, November 16, 2021

Advancements in technology have a transformative impact on industries, driving the need to build a strong skilled workforce. 

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Humber United Way Campaign

Humber United Way Campaign

Mon, November 01, 2021

Feast your PIES on this!

Our Humber FAST faculty, Carl Oliver and Dr. Shaun Ghafari (who took one for the team!) are co-chairs of the Humber College United Way Greater Toronto Campaign! Each year, Humber employees are asked to support United Way of Greater Toronto, through regular payroll deductions, one-time donations or by participating in fundraising activities. While the pies are all gone, please consider donating via payroll!

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Delivering Humber College to the World

Delivering Humber College to the World

Mon, November 01, 2021

We have the collective ability and responsibility to transform education on a global stage and this interdisciplinary initiative will develop future leaders and global citizens.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i7 (Quad 4) Intel i7 (Quad 4 or higher)
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 16GB of RAM Expandable to 32GB (required for 2nd and 3rd semester NEST students)
Storage 250GB storage space Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Network Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Cheryl Francis-Nurse, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5579
cheryl.francis-nurse@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $6,654.82
  • international: $17,608.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

MSc Project Management

Humber and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of Humber's Project Management Graduate Certificate may receive advanced entry (at the Postgraduate Diploma stage) to RGU's MSc Project Management program.  Graduates must have:

  • completed the Project Management program
  • acheived a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above
  • a suitable reference from a Humber faculty member
  • where the applicant's first language is not English, provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements of the University. Applicants who require a Tier 4 visa must meet the requirements set out by the UK Visas and Immigration Secure English Language Testing (SELT) for postgraduate entry to the UK as published on their website.
  • the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information, contact: international@rgu.ac.uk

Master of Applied Management

Graduates of the Ontario Graduate Certificate from Humber College are eligible to enroll in the Master of Applied Management at Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in New Zealand. Students who have met the following criterial will be eligible to enter into the final 75 credits of the EIT Master of Applied Management program:

  1. Successful completion of the Humber Ontario Graduate Certificate in (A) Entrepreneurial Enterprise, Business Management, (B) Human Resources Management, (C) Global Business Management, (D) Marketing Management, (E) Project Management, (F) Supply Chain Management, (G) Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management, (H) Sport Business Management, (I) Event Management, or (J) Music Business;
  2. Successful completion of an approved research methods course from Humber; and,
  3. Achievement of the NZQA minimum English proficiency standards for a degree program by completing any Ontario Graduate Certificate.

To complete the EIT Master of Applied Management, graduates of the Humber’s Ontario Graduate Certificates listed above require 75 credits at NZQF Levels 8 and 9 with a minimum of 45 credits at NZQF Level 9.

The EIT Master of Applied Management is a term-based program with four terms per year; each term consists of nine teaching weeks and a term break.

All Humber graduates articulating through this pathway will be provided with academic guidance by the EIT Master of Applied Management (180) Programme Coordinator in regards to EIT’s supervision capability at the time of student application.

Graduates of Ontario Graduate Certificate from Humber College who enroll at EIT will enroll as international students and will have the rights and obligations of international students.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information, contact: teubanks@eit.ac.nz

MBA: International Business Management

Humber and JAMK University of Applied Sciences have established a transfer pathway agreement allowing Humber graduates holding an Ontario Graduate Certificate to complete their MBA: International Business Management (90 ECTS) in Finland in just two semesters. You can choose if you wish to study both semesters on campus or alternatively just one semester after which you complete the thesis by distance learning from anywhere in the world. Humber’s Ontario Graduate Certificate is equivalent to one semester (30 ECTS) of studies at JAMK.

To be eligible to apply you need to have a relevant bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience after the bachelor’s degree, plus successful completion of one of the following Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates:

  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Entrepreneurial Enterprise, Business Management
  • Event Management
  • Global Business Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Management

The tuition fee is 9,000€/year (two semesters). In the first year the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee for all students. Thus, the tuition fee for the first year is 4,500€ - the length of time it should take to complete the degree requirements. The average monthly living costs are between 750 and 1,200 Euros, depending on the student's individual needs and habits.

The next application period for MBA programs in International Business Management and Sport Business Management is 8 - 22 January 2020. The entrance exam will be held in Toronto on 7 April 2020. To begin your application, see:  https://www.jamk.fi/en/Education/degree-programmes/Masters-Degrees/

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Cheryl Francis-Nurse, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5579
cheryl.francis-nurse@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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