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Applied Project Management

Program Code
Recognition of Achievement

Program requirements

  • 6 Mandatory Courses
  • 6 Mandatory Courses

Program description

Are you looking for effective project management skills so that you can complete projects on time and on budget? Georgian College is pleased to bring you the Applied Project Management program. This 14-week online program will provide you with practical and professional skills in all aspects of project management. Participants in this program often work as project managers, supervisors or project co-ordinators and have project work experience that puts the learning into context – no matter what industry they work in.

Georgian College is a Gold Seal Accredited Course Provider with the Canadian Construction Association. The Applied Project Management program is accredited for the maximum number of credits toward the Gold Seal Certification.

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Program details

The program is offered three times per year, starting in September, January and April. It is composed of six courses of varying lengths, which are taken over a 14-week period, although students have the option of completing it over several terms to a maximum of two years.

Course sequence

The courses are designed to be taken in sequence to give you the opportunity to progressively work through the entire life cycle of a project – from initiation to closeout.

  • BUSN 0206 Project Initiation and Charter Development (one week)
  • BUSN 0205 Project Planning, Scheduling and Budgeting (five weeks)
  • BUSN 0204 Project Execution and Control (three weeks)
  • BUSN 0203 Project Leadership and Communications (two weeks)
  • BUSN 0201 Project Closing and Continuous Improvement (one week)
  • BUSN 0202 APM Integration and Evaluation (two weeks)

The program finishes with a practical integration project. This final project provides an opportunity to demonstrate competency by consolidating the skills developed throughout the program. Students choose their own projects to complete the 12 required assignments. For more information, please download our Project Management information sheet.

Learning online

You can access the online courses at any time of day. There is no requirement to be online at a specific time, but you must follow the weekly pace. Each module begins on a Saturday and ends the following Thursday. During this time, participants should expect to spend nine to 12 hours per week on coursework and assignments.

The online courses use a wide variety of tools such as discussion forums, blogs, email, group activities and online videos to increase interactivity between the participants. There is also collaboration with the instructor by email, phone and desktop sharing.

Anyone can learn online, but online learning requires different skills than learning in a classroom. It’s important to know what to expect, to understand how to succeed in online learning and to identify any barriers that may hinder your learning in an online environment.

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All instructors have their Project Management Professional (PMP)(R) credential and many years of experience working as project managers and teaching project management.

Information sessions

Information sessions on the Project Management program are held quarterly – join online. If you’d like to participate in an upcoming online information session, please email us at for details.

Program Description

This online program provides students with the knowledge and the practical and professional skills to manage projects from initiation to completion. Learn the project management skills needed to complete projects on time and on budget. The PMP® credential requires education, project management experience, training, and an exam. The content of this program aligns with the most current version of the guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) and meets the training requirement. “PMBOK” and “PMP” are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

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