Program Description The GDPM is an integrated, cohort based diploma program with a specialization in project management that is highly transferable to positions in project management. Students will be immersed in the core theories supporting the specialization before demonstrating their knowledge in an integrative Applied Project. Elective courses will advance their understanding in an area of interest. This specialization in project management that can lead to the designation of Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Students can expect to be working in a variety of project management jobs in such industries as construction, information technology (IT), manufacturing and service. The GDPM program is offered in a 3 term (12 month) full-time format beginning in September and concluding in August of the following year, which includes 6 core courses, 2 elective courses and an applied project. The program consists of 3 core courses (total 9 credits) in fall term, 3 core courses and 1 elective course (total 12 credits) in spring term and 1 elective course and a 6 credit applied project (total 9 credits) in the summer term for a total of 30 credits. As the applied project represents a culmination and synthesis of all core courses, enrolment in this course requires completion of all core courses and completion of or concurrent enrolment in elective courses. Students without an undergraduate degree in business must complete the Graduate Certificate in Business (GCIB) with a minimum C+ grade point average before the start of the GDPM program.