“I quickly learned how little I actually knew about the art form...

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James Hanson, Graduate Certificate in Project Management

James Hanson

Graduate Certificate in Project Management


“I quickly learned how little I actually knew about the art form that is Project Management.”

“I am responsible for roughly 20 business units: overseeing facilities maintenance, design and construction, food services, supply chain, and more. I wanted to expand my business acumen and earn professional accreditation in project management as well as an MBA. When I learned that the Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Royal Roads University counted towards credits for their MBA program, it was an easy decision for me – I could kill two birds with one stone and it wouldn’t cost more to do it.

 The program was taught by an instructor with real life PM credibility and experience. This was a draw for me as I have attended other institutions where the professors and instructors were pure academics with little hands-on experience. The cohort model mimics real teams, and challenges you to form, storm, and norm under real-time pressures and an expectation of results. I was able to balance work and school by completing school at work and work at home. If this is an option for you, I highly recommend it.

 I use the PM, change, leadership, and financial learnings regularly, and I feel much more confident in the processes and systems my teams and I choose to apply to our projects.”

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