Within the context of internationalization, 21st-century organizations have developed a completely new way of doing business that has overturned the rigid, hierarchical and divided system of labor in years past. This new model hinges on projects: distinct activities grouped together with the aim of attaining a specified goal – whether it’s a new software package, a marketing strategy or a new brand of toothpaste. Initiating, planning, executing, and evaluating every project requires specialized knowledge and expert project management skills. A project management expert can quickly adapt, organize and troubleshoot, meaning that he or she adds tremendous value to any organization.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is a one-year specialized program that enables students to develop an advanced understanding of concepts, approaches, and tools relevant to the field of project management. Project management impacts directly on the growth and advancement of most modern organizations and is a much-sought-after qualification – both as an area of specialization and as a complementary qualification to any career. The program enhances the capacity of managers to improve production and service delivery thereby contributing to organizational effectiveness. The program also provides for the attainment of quantitative skills in project finance and project management.
Mode of delivery
Supported distance learning.
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification
Who should apply?
- Individuals who are involved in project management and can manage people towards the accomplishment of common goals.
- Aspirant project managers whose positions require them to plan and complete projects within optimal time and budget constraints.
The final assessment mark for each module consists of an assignment (50%) and a written examination (50%).
Examinations are written at the end of each semester.
- Project Manager (Associate / Construction / Software / Contract / Business / Information Technology / Product / etc.)
- Project Management Consultant
- Project Co-ordinator
- Operations Manager
- Projects Specialist