Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

General

Program Description

About

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.

Entry requirement

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.

Assessment

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.

Career opportunities

  • Project Manager (Associate / Construction / Software / Contract / Business / Information Technology / Product / etc.)
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Project Co-ordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Projects Specialist
Last updated November 2018

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Since 2012, YKBS operates from a campus-based institution located in Highlands. The campus comprises of a purpose-built complex designed and conceived to offer quality education to students in a condu ... Read More

Since 2012, YKBS operates from a campus-based institution located in Highlands. The campus comprises of a purpose-built complex designed and conceived to offer quality education to students in a conducive environment and cool climate inherent to the Central Plateau. The classrooms are equipped with modern facilities and the latest interactive methods of learning are also available. Indoor games and a gym with showers have recently been added to be used by students. Sufficient parking spaces and an endemic garden have been created for the welfare of students. The building is equipped with WIFI accessible to students. Read less
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