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This short program is designed for individuals in the non-profit sector to quickly gain essential project management skills that can be applied to their current role. The program examines three key areas: project management essentials, developing high performing teams and developing business proposals. Discover how to apply project management principles to determine a project's success, manage stakeholders, and examine a methodology for developing and submitting proposals.
This certificate is perfect if you:
- Apply some project management practices in your role and would like to expand your knowledge and skills
- Learn how to apply project management skills to developing and submitting proposals
- Would like to implement project management skills and knowledge across your non-profit organization
- Are thinking about a career change or are new to the non-profit sector
Courses are delivered online, allowing you to complete your program at a pace that fits your needs and schedule.
You should plan on studying and working approximately six hours per week per course.
Online learning is a learning option that caters to busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. It is learning that relies on the Internet for access to learning materials as well as interaction with instructors and fellow learners.
In most online courses, you will work within scheduled start- and end-dates, and assignment timelines. Readings, assignments and contributions will be required on a weekly basis. Graded assignments, participation marks, and sometimes exams contribute to your final letter-grade mark.
It is strongly recommended that you log into the University's online learning software three to four times per week to keep pace with the class. In most cases, the times you choose to work will be entirely up to you. Some online courses may require you to meet online with your class at specific times.
Before taking your first online course, it is recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
All Continuing Education Certificates have been developed with part-time learners in mind. The Project Management Basics Certificate for the Non-Profit Sector is a 28-hour program delivered entirely online.
If you register for all three courses in the same term, you will complete the program in less than three months.
A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.
You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted. Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma and relevant work experience are recommended. If English is not your first language, please review the English language proficiency requirements.
Students will be automatically admitted to the certificate when they register for the course BUS 300 Project Management for the Non-Profit Sector.
The approximate cost to complete this certificate is $1,400.
On completion of one certificate, you may wish to pursue studies in another.
On completion of this certificate, all 28 hours may be transferred towards the Certificate for Emerging Leaders.
If you wish to pursue another certificate program please complete the Application for Admission for your next certificate, and contact us requesting transfer of the equivalent course credits, or contact a student advisor for assistance at 403-220-2866. You must request the transfer of the equivalent courses credits to apply to your next certificate — this will not happen without your request.
Receive a discount of 10% by registering at the same time for all three courses. Register online or by calling 403-220-2866 or 1-866-220-4992. Some restrictions may apply (i.e., all courses must take place within the current academic year).
It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled, and to apply to graduate.
View our Graduation page for details.