Masters Certificate in Project Management


February 14, 2019 - June 8, 2019

Introduction & Background

Awarded the Top Partnership Program at the 40th Annual Conference on Management & Executive Development (CMED) in Austin, Texas November 16-20, 2017

Consolidate and certify your project management skills to add value to all your projects. Join over 12,000+ project professional graduates across North America! Canada's most respected project management certificate is also available through our national network of university partners.

The Masters Certificate in Project Management is designed from the ground up to build excellent project managers – skillful, strategic leaders who can consistently guide projects to success. The course content is founded upon A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK®) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This program is offered in both Regina and Saskatoon. The Regina sessions will be taking place on February 8, 2019 - June 15, 2019. 

Program Overview

95.5% of graduates pass the PMP on the first try! 

The Masters Certificate in Project Management consists of 9-modules for 18 days over the course of 5 months on Fridays and Saturdays. Homework will include pre-reading of the PMBoK textbook as well as a short assignment after each module. These assignments tie the whole program together and help prepare for the project simulation that will take place in the final module. Attendance at all modules is mandatory to graduate and receive your certificate of completion.

Opening Day

  • Overview of the knowledge areas of project management as defined by the Project Management Institute and others
  • Introduction to the project simulation/case study to be used throughout the program
  • Discussion and exercise around team leadership and effectiveness

Project Planning and Control

  • How to form a project team, scope projects and manage within a Matrix Environment
  • Developing detailed and high-level project management plans
  • Creating activity-based network diagrams and working with the critical path
  • Introduction to Earned Value Management
  • Meeting stakeholder requirements with various control strategies

Leadership, Communication & Stakeholder Management

  • Understanding communication dynamics and your communication style
  • Team development: Understanding yourself, stakeholders and team members
  • Linking team life cycle stages with project communication needs
  • The impact of change curve stages on your project team and stakeholders
  • Building communication plans and templates
  • Communication strategies for virtual teams

Effective Project Cost Management

  • Cost estimating: Micro versus Macro
  • Resource planning, budgeting and cost control
  • Earned value concepts
  • Fixed, variable and unit costs
  • Status reporting

Project Quality Management

  • Quality: Defined and measured
  • The basic process for achieving quality
  • How preventive quality action reduces project cost dramatically
  • Reducing total cost of quality through problem-solving
  • Overcoming obstacles to front-end planning and achieving results


Assessing and Managing Project Risk

  • Risk management in project planning and execution
  • Quantitative and team facilitation techniques to identify risks and responses
  • Utilizing decision trees and expected monetary value
  • Applying techniques such as Delphi method and Monte Carlo simulation

Procurement and Contracting Management

  • Procurement and solicitation planning
  • Solicitation and negotiation principles
  • Source selection
  • Contract close-out and contract law

Filling in the Gaps and Final Exam

  • Review of complex issues in scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications and risk management
  • Final exam spanning all program material (marks available same day)
  • Preparing for the PMP® certification examination

Closing Day and Project Simulation

Participants apply their learning to propose, plan, execute and deliver a full-scale realistic project simulation in teams.

February 14, 2019 to June 8, 2019


Program Fees

$8550 plus GST

Includes full 9-module program tuition, all teaching materials, PMBOK Guide textbook, IPAD, all meals, and refreshments as well as a framed certificate upon completion of the program. Special group discount rates are available for multiple attendees from the same organization.

Registration Deadline

February 11, 2019

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Megan Orr

Program Coordinator


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  • Who Should Attend?
    “Every aspect of this course has real-life application. I started applying the skills I learned from the first day!" - Lavina Watts, University of Saskatchewan
    • Anyone who has worked on projects within a team for at least one year in any industry who wish to move up to a higher level in their field.
    • Mid- and senior- level managers who have completed an introductory project management program in a recent year and now lead more complex projects.
    • Anyone who does NOT have their PMP designation from PMI and who wishes to consolidate and certify their project management training for career success.
  • How will this Program Benefit Me?
    “The MCPM program is a great way to begin building or expand on your knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. In-depth review and explanation of each knowledge area is combined with a practical component to integrate everything contained in the course. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to take on projects with confidence.” - Matt Leson, Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance
    • Better manage your projects, from planning and team building to quality and cost management.
    • Become a stronger, more effective communicator and leader.
    • Be fully prepared to write the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation exam through mastery of the material.
    • Receive 126 Professional Development Units (PDUs) recognized by PMI and 17 Gold Seal credits by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).
    • Advance to a senior level in project management.
    • Connect and network with other project managers.

Funding Available

Check out the funding opportunities available through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant

Program Faculty

The Masters Certificate in Project Management consists of a cohort-based instruction by some of the best business leaders and PMPs in North America. Each module is taught by a different instructor, which are all top industry professionals and leading independent consultants specializing in project management. MCPM provides great networking and sharing of experiences between instructors and participants to reinforce the in-depth learning.

  • Faculty
    • Doug Land, Lobstick Project Solutions Inc.
    • Douglas B. Boebinger, PMP
    • Benoit De Grâce, PMP, IFGP
    • Ariel Deluy, PMP, IFGP
    • Roxane Fast, CMA, PMP, Willow Bridge (Alberta) Inc. 
    • Celine Goodine, PMP, Goodine Hellberg Consultant Services
    • Jeff Henry, MBA, PMP, Sinora International Research & Consulting Inc.
    • Kathryn Pottruff, PMP, Pottruff Consulting Inc.


Project managers always strive for optimum results. So, in developing the Masters Certificate in Project Management, we set out to produce the best results possible: skillful, strategic leaders who can consistently guide a project to success. 

We built our curriculum around A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Today, the Masters Certificate in Project Management is the undisputed industry standard for achieving senior-level careers in project management. 

I Invite you to enroll in the Masters Certificate in Project Management and join more than 13,000 project professionals across North America who have completed this career-enhancing program. The results will, most definitely, exceed your expectations.

Doug Land, Regional Program Director, Western Canada
Masters Certificate in Project Management
Schulich School of Business, York University 

Program Directors

David Barrett

David Barrett, PMP | National Program Director, Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University

David Barrett is the President of Solutions Network Ltd., Group Conference Director with Diversified Business Communications Canada and Program Director at The Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business at York University.

In his role with Solutions Network, he is primarily the Program Director for the Project Management Centre of Excellence and the Co-Program Director for Business Analysis Centre of Excellence both at Schulich Executive Education Centre.

Doug LandDoug Land, Regional Program Director for Western Canada

Doug is the program director, Western Canada for the Masters Certificate in Project Management program. He is also senior vice-president and program director, Western Canada for Atocrates and president of Lobstick Project Solutions Inc. Doug is an award-winning trainer, coach, and consultant. His background includes hands-on experience in projects such as construction, community development, procurement, business development and plant turnarounds. He is a seasoned instructor and engages his audiences with humor and real-world advice. Combining his business experience with his training skills, he helps hundreds of individuals reach new levels of effectiveness and excellence. Doug holds a McLaughlin Masters Certificate in Project Management from Durham College and is a graduate of the Banff School of Advanced Management.

Partnership Programming

Edwards School of Business is proud to partner with one of the leading business school's in Canada, Schulich School of Business, an organization that provides lifelong learning for the development of professionals and executives where they have the ability to develop and fine-tune their personal business skills to adapt and grow.


University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least fifteen (15) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than fifteen (15) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $1,000 administration fee. Cancellations received less than five (5) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received within fifteen (15) business days prior to the course start date. Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase. Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee. 

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