Student Recommendations - Masters Certificate in Project Management

"As a Consultant, with over 30 years experience in various roles, working on many different types and sizes of projects, I know a lot about project management. To my frustration and disappointment, I found that my experience was not always recognized and respected in terms of being heard on project management issues and having my comments and suggestions incorporated into project plans.

It was time for some formal accreditation! I chose the Masters Certificate in Project Management program, from the University of Winnipeg, for its alignment with PMI's PMBok and it's excellent reputation.

Immediately, I noticed changes. The program validated my knowledge and experience, while my credibility and confidence grew. Once others became aware I was attending the MCPM program, I was being considered for more consulting opportunities. Also, the nature of the consulting opportunities changed; becoming more interesting and challenging. Frankly, that is more than I ever expected!

As a career investment in myself, I paid the enrolment fees for this program. I am extremely pleased with the positive impact it has had - both personally and professionally! Its an investment that I would happily do again!

Would I recommend the MCPM program to others? A resounding YES!"

- Debbie Rhymer, Organization Change Management (OCM) Consultant

“The requirement to effectively work as a team throughout the course and in the final simulation was essential to solidify and enforce the knowledge learned. An extremely beneficial experience.”

- Dr. David W. Hatcher, Research Scientist/Program Manager, Asian Products, Grain Research Laboratory, Canadian Grain Commission

"By far, the best program I have taken over my 20 years of post secondary education from the course content to the knowledgeable and experienced instructors."

- Maria  Vokey, Granny's Poultry Co-operative

It was an excellent experience. I gained knowledge that I could instantly apply to my project. The course helped my pass my PMP on the first try. I highly recommend this course to any of my co-workers who want to persue a career in project management."

- James Steffensen, Manitoba Hydro

“Thank you very much for offering the Masters Certificate in Project Management through UVic Business. I have been managing web development projects since the mid-nineties, and I found that this program was a tremendous boost to my existing knowledge and skills.

One of the critical factors, I believe, is that many of the highly qualified instructors were not from the IT sector. It was extremely helpful to approach many of the project management knowledge areas from a variety of industries instead of relating to IT-only examples. This perspective really helped me get my head around the different practices, and learn how to apply them to my specific needs.

I came out of this program with a lot of value in both training material and insight to project management. I felt that this was one of the most valuable professional development programs I have attended to date.”

 Jason Stearns, Project Director, Sage Internet Solutions Ltd.


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