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Consolidate and advance your PM skills to add value to all your projects.

This partnered program offered by the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University and Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University gives you the knowledge and tools to consistently deliver projects on time, budget and within scope.

Founded upon the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK® Guide), master the ten key areas of Project Management that are tested in the PMI® certification exam.

Delivered by expert instructors with extensive real world experience, this is an outstanding program for any professional who is pursuing a career in the fast-paced field of project management. See the Master Certificate in Project Management brochure for details.

One of the most popular project management programs in Canada graduating over 1,000 participants per year.

PREREQUISITE: Participants must have one year of Project Management experience or have completed an introductory Project Management course.

PRE - CERTIFICATE PREPARATION: You will receive some reading material that we ask you read in preparation for the first day of your certificate.

Updates for 2019 - 2020

  • 1 - day Introduction to Agile and Scrum module
  • Online PMP Exam preparation module designed especially for MCPM
  • Access to an online portal of PM articles and resources

18 Day Certificate

Spread Over 6 Months

Program Dates
November 13, 2019
to April 28, 2020

Fee: $8640


Master Certificate in Project Management

Location: Saint Mary’s University
                Downtown Halifax - 8th Floor, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS

Online Information Session 
15th of each month or next business day
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Program Content

Program Introduction - Review course deliverables, expert instructors and teaching modules

MODULE 2:  3 DAYS (Thursday – Saturday, November 28 - 30, 2019)
Project Planning and Control - A complete foundation in successful planning and implementation

MODULE 3:  2 DAYS (Thursday – Friday, December 12 - 13, 2019)
Project Quality Management - Learn how to build quality measures into every project

MODULE 4:  2 DAYS (Friday - Saturday, January 10 - 11, 2020)
Leadership, Communication and Stakeholder Management - Improving your project effectiveness in HR, Communications and Stakeholder Management   

MODULE 5:  2 DAYS (Wednesday - Thursday, January 22 - 23, 2020)
Assessing and Managing Project Risk - Approaches to evaluating project uncertainties and risks

MODULE 6:  2 DAYS (Thursday  -Friday, February 6 - 7, 2020)
Procurement and Contracting Management - Successfully manage key vendors and partners

MODULE 7:  2 DAYS (Friday - Saturday, March 6 - 7, 2020)
Effective Project Cost Management - Manage your projects through the lens of cost minimization

NEW MODULE 8:  1 DAY (Thursday, March 26, 2020)
Introduction to Agile and Scrum - Understanding key elements of Agile and Scrum and how to apply them to any project

MODULE 9:  2 DAYS (Friday - Saturday, March 27 - 28, 2020)
Filling in the Gaps & Final Exam - Review of key concepts and testing areas for the final exam and write the final exam

MODULE 10:  1 DAY (Tuesday, April 28, 2020)
Project Simulation - All participants will apply their learning to propose, plan, execute and deliver a full-scale realistic project in teams



This program is delivered in partnership with Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University.