Project Management Diploma Program (Full-time)
The PACE Project Management Diploma Program provides an analytical framework coupled with essential project management tools for budgeting, procuring, scoping, modeling, measuring, and reporting for a broad business application. Given the challenges facing business today, organizations are better positioned to thrive by hiring talent that can drive the business solution process and strengthen growth opportunities. PACE aligns this program with the knowledge requirements of the PMP designation process and industry-recognized standards for best professional practice. PACE offers the Project Management Diploma Program in either a part-time or a comprehensive full-time format.
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The Project Management Diploma Program prepares graduates to work as a project manager and provides a comprehensive project management foundation, based on generally recognized bodies of knowledge and best practice.
- Create and execute project work plans, define project scope and deliverables, determine project resources and staffing requirements, set project milestones, develop budget proposals, and successfully close a variety of projects.
- Gain a thorough understanding of the procurement life cycle including contract (tort) laws, potential legal issues, the step-by-step methodology for developing and managing procurement specifications, documents and contracts, and best practices for the vendor selection process.
- Create a project management communication plan that builds effective stakeholder and project team communication, and gain familiarity with a variety of project reporting tools and communication templates for communication purposes throughout the project life cycle.
- Manage change in project scope, create comprehensive risk profiles, and identify and develop mitigation and avoidance strategies that protect against a variety of liabilities and damage to organizational business interests.
- Foster a dynamic team environment built on collaborative relationships, clearly define group roles and responsibilities of the project team, and constructively and proactively manage conflict in order to avoid potential harm to the project and/or project team.
- Utilize project management technologies and analytics to streamline and ease process.
- Write the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) designation examinations.
Career Opportunities for Graduates
- Project manager
- Earned value specialist
- Events coordinator/manager
- Cost analyst
- Procurement coordinator
- Business analyst
- Project coordinator
- Support officer
- Risk analyst
Graduates have been hired by organizations such as:
- City of Winnipeg
- Manitoba Infrastructure
- Home Depot
- MTS Allstream
- Manitoba Hydro
- SNC-Lavalin Inc.
- Province of Manitoba
- University of Winnipeg
Articulation for Credit
Graduates of the full-time Project Management Diploma Program may be eligible for up to a maximum of 18 hours of credit for the following course equivalents when pursuing a degree at the University of Winnipeg:
Articulated as equivalent credit:
- Introduction to Business l (BUS-1201/3)
- Fundamentals of Organizational Behaviour (BUS-2103/3)
- Fundamentals Human Resource Management (BUS-2440/3)
- Financial Management and Administration (BUS-2010/3)
Articulated as unallocated credit:
- 3 hours of credit to BUS-1000
- 3 hours of credit to BUS-2000
Upon completion of this program students will earn two valuable educational credentials, the Project Management Diploma and the Management Certificate.
Full-time programs fees include the admission fee, course tuition fees, Microsoft Project 2010 software, and membership to the Project Management Institute
To apply for this program or for more information please contact:
- Mekala Wickramasinghe at 204.982.1143