This post-graduate program provides you with the skills and knowledge to efficiently manage all aspects of a project to achieve organizational goals in a competitive global environment. It also prepares you to write the Project Management Institute's Certified Associate in Project Manager (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam.
Through classroom sessions and applied project experience with external project sponsors, you will learn and practice how to initiate, plan, execute and close projects incorporating scheduling tools, budgeting principles, human resource management, risk management and quality management. Throughout the program, you will hone your communication and team leadership skills to provide you with a competitive edge as a leader of high-performance teams.
This program is designed for college and university students to enhance their education and acquire the skills to meet the growing demand for project managers in the global economy.
Efficient project management has become a key element in the success of today’s organizations. Professionals in this field help to drive innovation and growth within the organization and facilitate the successful completion of projects. The increasing complexity of today’s business environment requires a focus on business basics and well - developed project management skills. There is a globally accepted skill base required for effective project management. The content of this program aligns with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), a worldwide industry organization association that maintains standards and credentials and certifies project management professionals in 185 countries.
You will take courses that develop leadership, organizational, interpersonal, meeting and presentation skills. You will be introduced to traditional project management techniques as well as those from Agile Project Management and Lean Six Sigma.
Successful completion of this program will give you the skills and experience sought after by organizations in a wide variety of sectors including business, technology, health care, engineering, government and not for profit.
Why Choose Fleming?
Fleming College provides a learning experience that is supported by faculty from a wide range of disciplines and industries. The College has strong local, regional and global ties and is highly attuned to the needs of the business community. Students will be surrounded by an environment that values academic excellence as well as practical workplace skills and has an extensive suite of support services.
Course material will be delivered using a variety of methods including traditional lectures, case studies, simulations, guest speakers and field trips as well as hands-on experience with integration tools such as Microsoft® Office Project.
There is a vibrant and fast-growing international student community which provides a rich experience for domestic and international students.
What It Takes to Succeed
- Cross-cultural awareness
- Communication skills: verbal, written and presentation
- Ability to work in teams, assume leadership role when required
- Organization and time management skills
- Problem-solving skills, analytical abilities
One-fifth of the global GDP (US $12 trillion) is being spent on projects in 2012. Organizations that range from global businesses to governments and NGOs have identified project management and skilled project managers as the key to their success. The demand for project professionals is staggering, with an average of 1.2 million projected new jobs needing to be filled each year for the next decade.
According to Indeed.com, project management appears to have grown approximately 30% in the last five years.
Graduates will find employment in a variety of positions such as:
- Project Manager
- Project Analyst
- Project Control Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Project Schedule Analyst
- Project Officer
- Project Coordinator
Minimum Admission Requirements
The minimum admission requirement for this program is an Ontario College Diploma or an undergraduate university degree in business, science, engineering or related field. Professionals who are currently in management and professionals with equivalent and related work experience will also be considered for admission on an individual basis.
"CAPM", "PMP", "PMBOK" and "PMI" are registered marks of Project Management Institute Inc.