Graduate Certificate in Project Management (Online)


Program Description

Program Details

  • Program Code: 2328
  • School: The Business School
  • Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Program Type: Graduate Certificate program
  • Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
  • Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer
  • Location: Online

Program Overview

Centennial College's Project Management program will provide you with solid fundamental knowledge to manage projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Fully licensed by the Project Management Institute as a Registered Education Provider, The Business School graduate certificate program is intended for applicants who previously completed post-secondary education in any discipline and wish to increase their employability by working towards a globally-recognized certification in project management. It's also ideal for experienced project managers seeking to bring a new dimension of leadership to their work.

The Project Management courses in this college business program will follow A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide). Enhancing the use of this guide will be a curriculum that will include the integration of technological tools such as Microsoft Project and leading-edge industry case studies with a focus on organizational leadership.

Please note: PMP, CAPM, and PMBOK are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

Program Highlights

  • You build your portfolio and become equipped with industry-standard skills and strategic business techniques to manage projects in your discipline.
  • The offering is tailored to individuals with excellent communication skills, the ability to analyze and prioritize, good listening skills, a positive outlook, exceptional organizational skills, and the know-how to thrive under pressure while acting as problem-solvers and decision-makers.

Program Outline

Semester 1 Semester 2
  • BUSN-702 Coop/Employment Preparedness
  • PMGT-701 Fundamentals of Project Management
  • PMGT-702 Project Leadership
  • PMGT-703 Project Communications
  • PMGT-706 Business Principles
  • PMGT-707 Business Analysis
  • PMGT-721 Project Planning and Scheduling

Semester Note:
Graduation requirements: Program GPA of 2.0 (C grade) or higher

  • PMGT Project Management Elective
  • PMGT-724 Procurement and Contract Management
  • PMGT-728 International Project Management and Professional Responsibilities
  • PMGT-729 Project Management Office
  • PMGT-730 Project Risk Management
  • PMGT-731 Project Quality Management
  • PMGT-732 Microsoft Project

Semester Note:
*PMGT Electives - select one (see below for options); note that not all electives may be available

  • PMGT-733: Agile Project Management
  • PMGT-734: Project Capstone**
  • PMGT-736: PMP Exam Prep

**Pre-requisites for PMGT-734 are: PMGT-721 and PMGT-703, and student must achieve a 3.0 GPA in each course.
To be eligible for the Internship (BUSN-750) in Semester 3, students must successfully complete 80% courses in first and second semesters with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes describe what graduates of the program have demonstrated they can do with the knowledge and skills they have achieved during their studies. The outcomes are closely tied to the needs of the workplace. Through assessment (e.g., assignments and tests), students verify their ability to reliably perform these outcomes before graduating.

  • Manage the scope, cost, timing, and quality of the project, at all times focused on project success as defined by project stakeholders.  
  • Align the project to the organization’s strategic plans and business justification throughout its lifecycle.  
  • Identify project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders.  
  • Implement the PMI project management knowledge areas, processes, lifecycle phases, and the embodied concepts, tools, and techniques in order to achieve project success.  
  • Adapt projects in response to issues that arise internally and externally.  
  • Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project environment.  
  • Utilize technology tools for communication, collaboration, information management, and decision support.  
  • Implement general business concepts, practices, and tools to facilitate project success.  
  • Reflect on their role and effectiveness as a leader and follower.  
  • Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards.  
  • Adapt project management practices to meet the needs of stakeholders from multiple sectors of the economy (i.e., manufacturing, technology, consulting, government, arts, media, and not-for-profit organizations).  
  • Apply project management practices to the launch of new programs, initiatives, products, services, and events relative to the needs of stakeholders.  
  • Appraise the role of project management in organizational change. 


Career Options, Academic Pathways, and Partners

Articulation Agreements

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Project Management program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify to transfer credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Please visit our website at for more information on articulation agreements.

Professional Associations

  • Upon completion of this Project Management program, provided you meet eligibility criteria, you will be able to confidently write the PMP® certification exam.
  • The program allows you to work towards the PMI®'s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® designation, a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners.

CAPM® is a registered mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.

Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification, or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications, or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

  • Project manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Project leader
  • Process development analyst
  • Global project assistant manager

Areas of Employment

  • Health
  • Engineering
  • Computer
  • New media
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Financial
  • Education

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Three-year college diploma or university degree in any discipline, from a recognized institution
  • We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree (75% complete), and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program (transcript and resume review required)

Additional Requirements

  • English language proficiency
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college with five campuses in Toronto, Canada. Centennial offers high-quality Canadian Education that is hands-on and employment-focused. Programs at Cente ... Read More

Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college with five campuses in Toronto, Canada. Centennial offers high-quality Canadian Education that is hands-on and employment-focused. Programs at Centennial promote experiential learning with laboratory instruction, co-op education, and industry placements Read less