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Project Management (Post-Degree Diploma)

IMPORTANT NOTICE Students starting this program in the Fall 2019 semester or later will be required to have a program GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate.
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Business
Credits: 30.0
Length: One year
Credential: Post-Degree Diploma
Admission Type: Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Summer, Winter
program overview

Take your management skills to the next level with a Post-Degree Diploma in Project Management. In this one-year program, you’ll learn the project management theories, tools and techniques you need to meet project goals on time and on budget, while maintaining high standards. Once you graduate, you’ll be prepared to take on roles such as construction manager, engineering manager, property administrator, IT project manager and more.

Excellent job prospects

No matter the industry, project management skills are valued by companies as clients continue to expect better, faster and more low-cost solutions. Project management is one of the most desired skillsets by employers and one of the top 10 must-have skillsets in the IT industry. Over the past several years, There has been steady growth in the number of job opportunities for project management roles, a trend that is likely to continue as companies focus on growth opportunities and navigating the complexities of modern business operations and global markets. *

Get certified

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to sit the following Project Management Institute certification exams: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Project Management–Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). These certifications are recognized around the world. On average, project managers with a PMP certification earn 20 percent  more moneythan those without. **



curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • A minimum grade of “C” for each individual course is required
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

ACCT 3008

Accounting for Managers


BUSN 1210

Management Essentials


BUSN 3600

Essentials of Project Management


BUSN 3610

Managing Project Communications, Stakeholders and Human Resources


BUSN 3620

Managing Project Scope and Schedule


BUSN 3630

Managing Project Budgets, Quality, Risk and Procurements


BUSN 4640

Project Management Methodologies


CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design


MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing



Any college-credit course


Total Credits


admission requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.
program cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

curriculum guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

upcoming info sessions
Tuesday 5:00 PM September 17, 2019 COQ room: #Atrium register»
Thursday 5:00 PM October 17, 2019 NWC room: #Concourse register»
Tuesday 5:00 PM November 12, 2019 COQ room: #Atrium register»
Thursday 5:00 PM December 05, 2019 NWC room: #Concourse register»