Humber’s Project Management graduate certificate program will prepare you to manage complex projects and programs. Given the recognition of project management skills and competencies have to the success of all organizations, this program attracts candidates from diverse backgrounds and industries whether public, private or not-for-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 management, leadership skills and professional best practices through a comprehensive project delivery model. Students are also exposed to trends in project management including cutting edge technology, the adaptive/agile approaches to project management and electives in such areas as public sector, information technology, construction and strategic portfolio management.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Link projects with the organization’s strategic plans, documenting the business need and justification for the project.
Define and manage the overall scope of the project, documenting project goals, deliverables, constraints, performance criteria and resource requirements in consultation with project stakeholders.
Develop a comprehensive project plan.
Integrate project functions, making tradeoffs among competing objectives and alternatives in order to meet or exceed project objectives.
Implement planning and control procedures, resource management, and risk management plans.
Employ a range of methodologies, techniques and tools available to project managers.
Develop, implement and analyze key financial information, translating financial information into project terms and establishing financial benchmarks.
Identify, analyze and refine project costs to produce a budget and control project costs.
Determine quality requirements and implement quality assessment activities.
Identify and allocate human resources required to manage project tasks, both within the core project team and the broader organization.
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.
Identify potential risk events, monitor and control project risk, and assess risk management outcomes.
Identify procurement requirements, establish procurement processes, and implement and evaluate contracts.
Monitor project progress, identify variances and take timely action to deal with problems and opportunities.
Anticipate and respond to challenges inherent in complex projects.
Develop creative and flexible solutions that bring projects in on time and within budget.
Adhere to legal requirements and ethical standards.
Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project management environment.
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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.
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.
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 School of Applied Technology and Humber College.
PMI’s PM NETWORK magazine has reported that the sectors to watch for project management hiring opportunities are technology, global infrastructure, energy, financial services and health care. Then, 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 study conducted by The Anderson Economic Group (AEG). Between the years 2010 and 2020, an estimated 15.7 million new project management jobs will be added globally, reaching an economic impact of over $18 trillion across seven project-intensive industries.
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.
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 skill set.
Project Management Institute (PMI®)
Humber is recognized as a Global Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Graduates of the program will have satisfied the education requirements necessary to apply to the Project Management Institute (PMI®) for either the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.
PMI®, PMP®, and CAPM® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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