Project Management Professional (PMP) Course at the University of Rwanda-College of Business and Economics

General Overview of Professional Courses at UR-CBE

In a bid to attain a satisfactory level of professionals in different business related areas, it was really imperative for the UR- College of Business and Economics (UR-CBE) to refocus on its core mission of becoming an accredited centre for internationally recognized professional programs and become a pioneer institution to offer relevant professional trainings. In this regard, UR-CBE has introduced and is seeking to strengthen highly reputable professional programs such as Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) among others.

UR-CBE offers Executive trainings, consulting services, research and entrepreneurship tailored modules to both the public and private institutions as well as local and international NGOs with the view of building their employees’ capacity for better services delivery. The College has a highly skilled local and expatriate staff, most of whom have participated in capacity building programs in the region and abroad.

Towards, the enhancement of professionalism, UR-CBE has a strong center for long-life learning and professional development.

Project Management Professional (PMP) course

Realizing that the government of Rwanda established SPIUs across line ministries and public agencies with the main objective of creating institutional frameworks that guide the design and implementation of projects earmarked for fast-track realization of development targets envisaged in the SSPs,UR-CBE in partnership with Project Management Institute (PMI)-USA has embarked to train targeted groups from Government ministries, public institutions, NGOs, parastatals as well private institutions in project management professional.

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location. The PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (23% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.*

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide.

Why a certificate in Project Management?

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is beneficial for progressive Project Managers looking to enhance their qualification portfolio, management competencies, credibility and employability prospects.

The program helps projects managers to gain comprehensive understanding to effectively plan, manage, execute, and control projects irrespective of the industry they belong to. The Project management courses enable industries to successfully complete business critical projects on time and within budget.

The PMP credential recognizes demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources.

The Project Management Professional certificate is the most imperative and well-renowned accreditation program for project managers. Demanded and adored the world over, the PMP validates the fact that one has the expertise, knowledge and capability to direct and marshal projects.

Who should attend the PMP program?

If you’re an experienced project manager responsible for all aspects of project delivery, leading and directing cross-functional teams; if you are an individual who needs to gain comprehensive understanding of project management techniques, then the PMP is the right choice for you.

How much do you need to pay?

Given the PMP potentials, it is not expensive at all. The PMP training at UR-CBE lasts for 50 hours and it only costs RWF 1,500,000 in total. This package includes the following;

  • PMI membership.
  • Exam booking
  • Onsite Training.
  • Block release training(revision)
  • Access to lecture slides and study documents.
  • Access to a copy of PMBOK Guide 6th Edition.
  • Access to an exam simulator and revision classes.
  • Access to both physical and virtual library of the University

All these services will be provided by a certified PMP holder who is talented in training project management

What are the essential training courses?

Five project management Process Groups:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Closing

Ten project management Knowledge Areas:

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management

How the exam structured and what is is the pass rate?

The PMP exam is a single exam composed of 200 multiple choice questions to be done within 4 hours. It requires the score of 50% to become a PMP certified.

If you wish to join the PMP Course at UR-CBE, YOU CAN REGISTER NOW!

Do you need more information?

To know more about the PMP program, you can visit the office of Centre for Long-Life Learning and Professional Development operating in UR-CBE or contact us on the following address:

University of Rwanda-College of Business and Economics
KK 737 Street, Gikondo, Kigali
P.O.BOX 1514 Kigali-Rwanda

Send email at; or call +250783749715/+250783866470

Join UR-CBE now, Become a qualified PMP and Become a Project Hero!!