Program Information

In the current business environment, professionals face many challenges due to the continuously evolving and competitive business world. One of the major challenges they face is managing complex projects that are critical to achieving their organizations strategic initiatives.

The program aligns itself with the PMI® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017 and heavily utilizes foundational standards and practice frameworks prescribed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This guide is currently being revised to PMI® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Seventh Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2021. Faculty are monitoring changes and will incorporate the principles of the new guide as it becomes available.

In the first term of the Advanced Project Management & Strategic Leadership program, students will acquire skills in project management and business leadership by working through unique types of projects and business scenarios. Students will learn how projects originate; how to define scope and work through the project planning process. The student will gain knowledge in professional communications by learning Canadian business practices and communication styles. They will also gain valuable technical and analytical expertise in a hands-on lab environment and/or their personal technological device (laptop or personal computer).

During the second term of the program, students further their project management knowledge by exploring the dynamics of managing project uncertainty including risk and procurement, managing relationships, and acquiring the soft skills necessary to be successful leaders. They continue their journey down the project management path by learning how to manage project execution while monitoring and controlling all aspects of the project during this critical phase. In this term, students begin co-op preparation through an instructor led course.

The scope of the third term is heavily focused on Agile Methodologies, including Scrum, Waterfall, etc. in addition to change and project health management while ensuring proper closing of a project. Soft skills are enhanced through a relationship building course. A capstone project simulation course enhances the core principles learned throughout the two terms. 

The fourth term is co-op where the student is provided with the necessary tools and mentoring to acquire a co-op. Should the student not be eligible for co-op, another opportunity exists to enrol and gain further knowledge in the WIL program.

This program requires students to enrol with the Project Management Institute annually with a Student Membership. This program also requires students to bring their own technological devices. See device requirements.

Lambton College is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Advanced Project Management and Strategic Leadership program. Please Note: at times, there will be program and curriculum changes due to updates made by PMI®

PMI®, PMBOK® Guide is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Winter 2022 Delivery Format

For full details about the winter delivery format of this program, please visit the Academic Delivery Approach page. 

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Queen's College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Mississauga, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Mississauga are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Queen's College campus in Mississauga. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

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Admission Requirements

A university degree.

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 79
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College recommends that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.

Course List

EPM-1113: Project Management: Overview and Context

In this course students explore the relationships between project management and the greater context of organizational strategies, operations management, and portfolio and program management. Students learn the vocabulary, definitions, principles and concepts of project management.

EPM-1123: Initiating the Project

In this course, the student develops a structured approach to the project initiation processes. Key to this approach is the linkage of the business need to the project outcomes, the analysis of project stakeholders, and their interests, the application of project selection methods, the creation of the project charter, and the development of the initial project communications plan. Together these activities form the first process of Project Integration Management, Develop the Project Charter.

COM-3013: Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

EPM-1133: Identifying Project Requirements: Scope and Quality

In this course students identify and define project scope and quality requirements using an array of processes, tools and techniques, including Planning Scope Management, Collecting Requirements, Defining Scope, Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Planning Quality Management.

EPM-1143: Project Resource Planning: Resource Management

The course provides an introduction into the complex topic of resource planning for a project. Students will learn how to: define all the project activities required; estimate the resources required; create a time-phased budget; develop a schedule; and acquire, develop & manage a project team Students will learn how all these processes interact with one another over the course of the project life cycle.

EPM-1173: MS Project and Data Analysis

In this course students learn how to create, summarize, analyze and interpret project-related data for performance reporting and decision-making purposes using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Project. The student will further be able to integrate data between different systems.

EPM-1163: Managing Project Uncertainty: Risk and Procurement Management

In this course the student explores the related areas of planning in project risk management and project procurement management. Risk management planning processes include identifying and analyzing risk and developing risk response plans. Procurement management planning involves acquiring goods and services from outside organizations and developing an approach to how the work of those organization's efforts integrate into the project endeavour.

EPM-2173: Executing the Project

In this course, students explore the processes involved in executing the project plan. Processes studied include the integrative process of directing and managing project work, planning, managing, and controlling quality management, managing project communications, negotiation and conducting procurement, facilitated decision making, conflict management, leadership theories and model, and ethical and legal issues in project management.

EPM-4213: Understanding People and Relationships

Understanding our own biases, strengths, weaknesses, and our relationship with others contributes to project success. In this course, we will explore emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence and how it impacts our resilience and attitudes towards change. Identification of the different strengths and perspectives others bring to a project team. Identifying and recognizing the importance of self reflection and how we can utilize self reflection, emotional intelligence (EQ) and cultural intelligence (CQ) to improve our project teams and create new patterns of behaviour for project success.

EPM-4333: Leadership and Strategy

Developing, leading and managing successful teams is a critical part of project management. In this course students will explore the theories of leadership as it relates to the formation and management of teams. Students will work within teams and learn how to create goals, measure success, inspire team members and sustain engaging and effective teams. Students will identify, develop and work in a kaizen and collaborative environment.

EPM-2183: Project Leadership: Managing the Project Team

This course exposes students to the challenges of leading a project team. The student explores a multitude of personal and interpersonal skills as well as team motivation theory and strategy, and the all-important topic of how to create highly motivated self-managing project teams.

EPM-2193: Monitoring and Controlling Project Requirements

In this course the student explores monitoring and controlling processes beginning with project initiation and carrying on to project closure for all knowledge areas. The student applies theory learned from previous courses into a practical environment using specific tools to monitor and control project progress to measure a project's performance and apply remedial actions where necessary.

CPP-1001: Co-op Preparation

This course will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to Co-operative Education. This will include understanding the Co-operative Education & Internship Policy, understanding the support system available through the Co-op and Career Services department, utilizing social media, preparing effective cover letters & resume as well as the fundamentals of behavioural based interviewing.

Academic Break

EPM-2113: Project Closures Introduction to Agile Methodologies

In this course, the student examines the processes and activities involved in closing the project and handing over the project after completion. This includes; pre-commissioning, commissioning, hand-over to client, financial, contract, and administrative closure. The course also explores other project management methodologies beyond the traditional 'waterfall' planning approach. The course also introduces the Agile concepts from the Agile PMBOK, using the Scrum and Kanban framework as examples. Upon completion of the adaptive project management area of this course, students will be able to understand the fundamentals of Agile, Scrum, and Kanban, discover how to leverage early and continuous feedback to deliver products that delight customers, and will be able to define key roles and responsibilities of Agile team members. Also, students will learn how to improve team productivity and quality by removing impediments and highlighting organizational inefficiencies, understand how to improve lead time and throughput by managing the amount of work in progress, and learn how to guide continuous improvement of the team and the organization.

EPM-2103: Project Health and Change Management

In this course the student learns what change management is and the source of change as a result of strategic agility in the business environment. Assessing an organization's readiness for change will be outlined. Change as a strategy is emphasized, highlighting common models of change, the change life cycle framework, and planning and executing change in an Organizational Project Management (OPM) environment. Discussion of what project health is and how it is assessed will be discussed.

EPM-4343: Building Relationships

Building upon our understanding of creating, leading and motivating effective teams, this course will explore the art and science of decision-making and negotiation. Understanding the motivations behind decisions, the impact of politics and how to influence complex relationships will be discussed. In addition, the identification and building of relationships with different stakeholder groups, how to negotiate and build consensus and trust will be explored. This course will identify the development of strategies to negotiate successful outcomes in a project environment.

EPM-1183: Professional Practice and Ethics

A solid sense of your own professional ethical standards allows you to live an professional authentic life and be more confident about the choices you make at work. In your role as a Project Manager or any other professional, this study of ethics will address professional ethical issues by exploring different ethical theories and approaches to decision making. Students will learn the elements of logical discussion and debate as well as cognitive biases that can create flaws in our own thinking. Whether you are faced with a personal ethical dilemma or a disagreement with colleagues, students will be better prepared to analyze the issue and apply ethical reasoning to create a satisfactory conclusion. Students will also gain better insight into the code of ethics as enunciated by the project management institute (PMI) and other Project Management bodies. Also, business ethics represent the standards for right and wrong that govern how business people act. The term also refers to the study of moral principles in the workplace. This course reviews the major ethical issues facing project managers. It looks at the specific challenges project leaders may confront as they deal with team members, vendors, stakeholders, and sponsors.

EPM-2133: Agile - Scrum and Other Methodologies

Current business trends demand that practitioners of Project Management be drivers of disruption in organizations. Increasing uncertainty and volatility have accelerated disruption making digital transformation a necessity for survival. The application of agile thinking has gone beyond software development, agile marketing, management, and organizations are fast becoming mainstream. Business agility rewards include increased Return on Investment (RoI), Reduced Risk, Customer Delight, Rapid Innovation, Adaptable Teams, Employee Retention, and Growth, Faster Time to Market, and Value Driven Decisions. This course shall provide students with an in-depth view of Agile practices utilizing the Scrum framework now used in 80% of agile implementations. It will also briefly review other popular light agile frameworks such as Lean, Extreme Programming (XP), and Crystal as well as more extensive agile approaches such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Dynamic System Development Method (DSDM) and new popular trends such as DevOps. To properly illustrate the concepts, it outlines the process of development of software using scrum as the framework. It reviews common problems and pitfalls of Scrum implementations. It is a practical hands-on course with students expected to form scrum teams and collaborate in practicing and learning the principles, values, and techniques and documenting the artifacts. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the fundamentals of Agile and Scrum in detail. They would appreciate adaptive and iterative frameworks. They would understand scrum processes, ceremonies, practices, artifacts, roles and, the way all these work together to deliver value to customers. They would know how scrum processes map to traditional project management.

EPM-2123: Project Management Simulation

This course provides the student an opportunity to demonstrate their skills by acting in the role of the project manager. This simulated workshop consolidates the learning from the previous courses and provides an opportunity to put learning into action through the use of a computer-based project management simulation. Upon completion, students prepare a lessons learned audit capturing their reflection of their own performance and that of their teammates.

CPL-1049: Work Term - Full-Time*

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to:


CPL-5559: WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning Project is aimed at enriching student success by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject -matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus is on making connections, allowing students to engage in relevant, meaningful activities that are connected and practiced in real life. This will attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater.

Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student.

See the Costs tab for current fees.

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

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Employment Opportunities

Project Management Professionals serve as strategic liaisons between the business and technological functions of an organization. Project managers integrate business processes and complex technologies while serving as consultants, designers, leaders and/or implementers of new solutions that assist an organization in achieving their business goals.

Employment opportunities may include: project manager, project control analyst, project analyst, business analyst, project schedule analyst, project control officer, project coordinator, director, and business systems analyst.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus
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