Advanced Project Management & Strategic Leadership


Course List

Term 1

EPM-1013: 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-1022: 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.

EPM-1034: 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-1044: Project Resource Planning: Resource Management

In this course students learn the processes required to plan for the timely completion of the project scheduling activities including: defining project activities, sequencing activities, estimating project resources, estimating activity durations, and developing a schedule. The students learn how these processes interact and how they are used during the project life cycle.

EPM-1052: Project Resource Planning: Cost Management and Resource Management

In this course students learn the processes involved in estimating and budgeting costs to ensure project completion within the approved financial constraints plus approved adjustments. The course also provides an introduction to the complex topic of planning of the resources required for the project. This also includes the resource of people process includes acquiring, developing, and managing the project resources

EPM-1064: 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.

Term 2

EPM-2074: 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-2084: 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-2092: Monitoring and Controlling Project Requirements

In this course the student explores those monitoring and controlling processes that address the measurement of progress of delivering project requirements. Monitoring and controlling processes begin with project initiation and carry on through to project closure. Monitoring and controlling the delivery of requirements is predominantly associated with scope, quality, communications and stakeholder knowledge areas.

EPM-2102: Monitoring and Controlling Project Resources

This course exposes the student to the Earned Value Management system for managing project scope, schedule, and cost as a single integrated process, and the monitoring processes of risk management and the controlling processes of procurement management.

EPM-2112: Project Closure and Other Project Management Methodologies

In this course the student examines the processes involved in closing the project, including contract and administrative closure. The course also explores other project management methodologies beyond the traditional 'waterfall' planning approach.

EPM-2124: 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.

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

(May - September)

Term 3

EPM-4133: Managing Stakeholder, Client and Executive Relationships

Students explore the processes of identifying, analyzing and managing the relationships between a wide range of project stakeholders. All stakeholders have both implicit and explicit expectations and requirements. The challenge for the project manager is to uncover expectations and requirements, analyze, prioritize, and deliver those requirements in order to achieve project success. Along the way, the project manager is faced with the most challenging task of maintaining commitment to project objectives among all stakeholders.

EPM-4143: Conflict Management and Stress Management

Students build relationships between the inevitable changes that any project endeavour will bring to stakeholders, the sources of conflict in the project environment and how to manage the stress of working in this complex and dynamic setting. The sources of conflict in the project environment are well studied and predictable. The project manager must be nimble in the face of rapid change and proactively manage project communications and relationships in order to sustain project motivation and commitment. The project manager must work to maintain an optimal level of stress that neither creates detrimental strain on the project team or stakeholders, nor depletes project motivation. The course content will include change and change management, emotional intelligence, conflict management and stress management.

EPM-4153: Facilitated Decision Making and Negotiation

Students study and practice the project manager's core competencies of facilitating group decision-making and negotiating. Proficiency in both of these skill sets is essential to maintaining beneficial stakeholder relationships. Facilitated decision making is a process whereby stakeholders with competing interests are supported by the project manager in information gathering, analysis, and reaching consensus on issues critical to project success. As the project manager rarely has direct authority over project resources, users, or stakeholders, the process of negotiation is employed on an almost continual basis to build commitment to project objectives and secure the resources needed to achieve success.

EPM-4163: Leadership, Influence and Politics in a Project Environment

The student will explore the most challenging dynamics of project relationships. The project manager seldom has authoritative power when undertaking projects and must employ a range of strategies and tactics to influence others to commit to project objectives. Of particular focus in this course is the need to become politically astute and use political skills to influence others. Theories, models and actions in power and politics will be examined. As well a focus to increase self-awareness of the student's own traits and capabilities and the building of individual action plans to acquire political skills. Student's are also expected to attend a networking event.

EPM-4173: Developing, Managing, Motivating and Inspiring the Effective Project Team

The student will examine a variety of models and approaches that can be applied to leading and managing the project team. As well, the student will examine their own traits, attitudes, and values in a process to increasing self-awareness and develop an action plan to optimize their project leadership and managerial skills. Topics include motivation theory and practice, attributes of project teams at varying levels of performance, and characteristics of the self-organizing project team. Note: The final deliverable will be a published electronic book (e-book). Students are to experience and work in self-managed teams using an Agile approach. It is expected that students will utilize several tools and techniques as suggested in PMBOK®

EPM-4183: Organizational Culture and Cultural Pluralism in a Project

Students will study the relationship between various dimensions of culture and their impact on project success. Culture will be defined and explored from the standpoints of organizational culture, cultural pluralism, and diversity in the project endeavor. This is the final course and all assignments are to be stored in the student's e portfolio and the link submitted for marking.

Term 4

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 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 Additional Fees 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. Typically, scheduled breaks occur after Term 2.

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