Advanced Project Management & Strategic Leadership
Program Code: PMLS (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Term 1 EPM-1113 Project Management: Overview and Context EPM-1123 Initiating the Project COM-3013 Professional Communications EPM-1133 Identifying Project Requirements: Scope and Quality EPM-1143 Project Resource Planning: Resource Management EPM-1173 MS Project and Data Analysis Term 2 EPM-1163 Managing Project Uncertainty: Risk and Procurement Management EPM-2173 Executing the Project EPM-4213 Understanding People and Relationships EPM-4333 Leadership and Strategy EPM-2183 Project Leadership: Managing the Project Team EPM-2193 Monitoring and Controlling Project Requirements CPP-1001 Co-op Preparation Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 EPM-2113 Project Closures Introduction to Agile Methodologies EPM-2103 Project Health and Change Management EPM-4343 Building Relationships EPM-1183 Professional Practice and Ethics EPM-2133 Agile - Scrum and Other Methodologies EPM-2123 Project Management Simulation Term 4 CPL-1049 Work Term - Full-Time* - OR - CPL-5559 WIL Project

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.

Admission Requirements

A university degree.

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

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.