Project management program builds business leaders
Project Management Program Builds Business Leaders
One of the most important aspects of companies investing in projects is ensuring that
the projects will be delivered on time and on budget. That’s where Project Managers
come in. These individuals are employed by a range of companies or hired on as
freelance consultants in health, engineering, computer, new media, advertising,
marketing, financial, education, transportation, construction, and more. The post-
secondary training that project managers receive also allows them to also be employed
as project leaders, process development analysts, and global project managers.
According to Wikipedia, those who complete Project Management courses at post-
secondary level are prepared to create clear and attainable project objectives, build the
project requirements, and manage the constraints of the project management triangle,
which are cost, time, scope, and quality. A project manager is the bridging gap between
the production team and client.
Over the course of three semesters at Centennial College’s Project Management
program, students learn the know-how they need to succeed and gain an overview of
the industry. Due to the advanced topics and compressed delivery of topics, this
undertaking is only open to applicants who previously completed a three-year college
diploma or university degree in any discipline or those who have a two-year college
diploma or a partial university degree (75 per cent complete), and who have a minimum
of two years work experience relevant to the program. Applicants may also be required
to prove their English proficiency and complete an assessment of numeracy skills.
Not only do college and university graduates from any discipline who wish to increase
their employability find this program beneficial but so do experienced project managers
seeking to bring a new dimension of leadership to their work environment and for
leaders who want to manage innovation in a structured manner.
The offering enjoys a reputable stance in the industry as it follows the respected Guide
to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition,
Year 2013 Project Management Institute, Inc. 2008 methodology. The PMBOK Guide
identifies that subset of the project management body of knowledge that is generally
recognized as a good practice. To further enhance training, aside from learning from the
PMBOK® Guide, students also enjoy hands-on integration of technology tools such as
Microsoft Project and leading-edge industry case studies with a focus on organizational
leadership. Among specific topics covered in this offering are: project leadership,
project management tools and applications, project planning and scheduling, project
estimation and cost management, employment preparedness and more.
This program takes training to the next level by offering students an opportunity to
apply their learning to the real world by way of a field placement. Students can apply
the 12 weeks of field experience towards PMI® work experience and criteria. The
experience also gives additional confidence when writing the PMP® certification exam
after students complete the program.