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Are you looking to increase your career advancement or employability into project management roles? This flexible certificate program will prepare professionals with technical backgrounds to become employed in middle-level management (MLM) project management positions. Gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise to help catapult your career and prepare you to write the Project Management Professional® examination offered by the Project Management Institute.

Curriculum Change Note: Students who registered in the certificate prior to July 2, 2023, should refer to the archived calendar for the curriculum details of your year of registration.

If you would like to consider following the revised curriculum, please reach out to our Client Services team at ce@torontomu.ca for help in reviewing your options.

Industry and Careers

This certificate can lead to career paths in roles such as:

  • Development manager
  • Project control officer 
  • Project coordinator
  • Project leader
  • Project manager
  • Team leader
  • Technical lead

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Professionals with technical backgrounds in information technology, engineering, science, finance, and other similar fields. 
  • Internationally educated professionals with an undergraduate degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in one of above fields. 
  • Individuals who want to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination.

What Will You Learn?

After completing this certificate, you will able to:

  • Describe the concepts and basic functions of the project management body of knowledge
  • Manage project scope, quality, time, cost, risk, procurement, resources, and communication
  • Assemble self-managing teams to build products while responding to ever-changing requirements
  • Prepare a project schedule, and install and operate a planning and scheduling system
  • Utilize solid leadership and other soft skills and apply them to project situations
  • Refine your analytical, writing, presentation, and problem-solving skills

Certificate Requirements

  • 2 required course
  • 2 electives*
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

*Select 1 courses from Electives – Group A and 1 course from Electives – Group B


Admission Criteria

Applicants will have to be Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) and must be an accepted and registered participant of the Middle Level Managers (MLM) Program housed in The Chang School.


have a degree in a technical field and a minimum of two years of work experience.

Admission Application
An admission application is required for this program. A pre-approval process will be conducted by the program manager, including an orientation/information session, a one-on-one interview, and a language assessment.

For more information, contact mlm@torontomu.ca.


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