Although it’s always been at the core of successful organizations, the ability to manage projects is now one of the top five competencies businesses are looking for in their staff.
When project managers lead initiatives successfully, the organization thrives. In this competitive field, it’s not enough to just tick boxes and achieve the bare minimum. The best project managers bring added value to every aspect of what they do, exceeding expectations along the way. Schulich ExecEd’s Masters Certificate in Project Management program was created for managers at any level who want to go further, add to their proficiency, and be acknowledged by peers and management alike as skilled project leaders.
Like other Schulich ExecEd programs, the MCPM focuses on highly relevant skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied in the workplace. But even in the virtual environment, the networking and personal interaction with other participants from different backgrounds and industry sectors is a crucial component. The cohort format of the program, part of which requires participants to work closely in groups with others, mirrors the real work environment by calling for meaningful engagement and collaboration with others. The project simulation woven throughout the program provides hands-on experience with the tools and techniques taught to manage the project lifecycle – from planning through execution, delivery and wrap-up.
After completing the MCPM, not only will a project manager be more valuable to any organization they work for, they will also be well prepared, in conjunction with the required amount of project experience, to take the certification exam from the Project Management Institute and achieve the prestigious PMP (Project Management Professional) designation.
Schulich ExecEd transitioned their Masters Certificate in Project Management to the virtual format at the start of the pandemic lockdown. Each session of the program has been redesigned to take advantage of the benefits of online delivery and virtual interaction, and has received highly positive feedback from participants. After taking this course, a project manager will have new tools and techniques in their repertoire, and be well-prepared to skillfully handle projects of any size.
Take a brief tour of the program with National Program Director David Barrett as he discusses the move to the virtual classroom for the September 2020 and upcoming January 2021 sessions:
Find out more about the Masters Certificate in Project Management and what it can do for your career.