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Online Diploma in Project Management

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Click here to view provisional September 2018 timetable.

Project Management is of growing importance to organisations because it deals effectively with the management of change. Organisations are beginning to realise that the traditional form of management cannot deal with the dynamics and resulting chaos of the modern economic, social and business environment. Project management is a method for organisations to achieve profitability targets, but just as significantly; it is a ‘culture’ that will assist most people to improve their personal performance. 

A high level of project failures worldwide, many of which could be avoided if proper methodologies and tools were used. 

Our Online Diploma in Project Management is applicable to all industries and sectors, and also for large and small companies. Students can be either practising project managers, prospective project managers or other busy professionals who feel that a knowledge of project management will be beneficial for their career development. Project management is a ‘culture’ that will assist most people to improve their personal performance.

Programme Aims and Objectives

Students who complete our Online Diploma in Project Management should be able to:

  • Explain the characteristics of organisational approaches to project management

  • Understand the core competencies required to make an effective project manager including communication, leadership, motivation, negotiation and team building skills

  • Understand the concepts of stakeholders, success criteria and critical success factors in the context of projects

  • Evaluate the importance of effective management of the project life cycle

  • Be able to apply methods, tools and techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects and for managing risk

  • Create a project plan

  • Understand the various roles and the importance of the project office.


To be awarded the DBS Online Diploma in Project Management, a student will be required to complete an individual and a group written assignment (100%).

DBS Online Diploma students can avail of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details. 

DBS Student Facilities

Online Learning Environment - is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material, interactive education sessions, and is home to your virtual online classroom which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS. 

DBS Online Library - The Online Library provides a programme of introductory videos and virtual classroom sessions in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. These will be facilitated through the DBS Online Learning Environment prior to your commencement on the Diploma programme.

DBS Virtual Community of Learners – You will become part of DBS Online’s Virtual Community of Learners where you can network and share with your fellow online students.

Programme Content

As projects become more obscure, greater competencies are required to manage their complexity. This syllabus is designed to examine project management roles and environments, the project life cycle, and various tools and techniques of project initiation, planning, execution, control, and close-out to successfully achieve project objectives.

The DBS Online Diploma in Project Management covers:


Includes defining the project in strategic terms, especially in terms of its business value and seeking authorisation to proceed.


Involves the devising of a project plan capable of achieving the project objectives, continuously refining requirements, creating a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), establishing project controls and seeking approval for the plan.


The execution stage includes progressive elaboration of the project’s plan whilst
co-ordinating people, materials and processes to accomplish the planned objectives.


This is the process of ensuring that project objectives are met by monitoring and measuring progress regularly, using earned value to identify variances from plan, responding to risk triggers and taking corrective action as necessary.


The final stage includes the formalised acceptance of the project or phase, the documenting of lessons learned, record archiving as well as contract review and audit.


The DBS Online Diploma in Project Management will be run wholly online including workshops, tutorials and programme assessment.

Project management can provide a varied and rewarding career path and has become the favoured management technique for accomplishing specialised missions or work, when the normal organisational structure or methods of assignment are not sufficiently responsive, flexible, or efficient.

Career Progression Opportunities

Project management provides a diverse range of interesting and rewarding career options. It encompasses a highly versatile and valued skill set that can be applied across all major economic sectors from the arts, financial services, engineering, ICT, life sciences to construction.

Student Profile

The online Diploma attracts a diverse range of students from a varied background. The typical student will have a limited amount of project experience and is looking to develop their formal skill set and career prospects as project managers. 

The Diploma is aimed at practising project managers, prospective project managers or other busy professionals who feel that a knowledge of project management will be beneficial for their career development.



The fee for this online diploma is €1,500. This is inclusive of tuition, registration and DBS library online membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.


Next Steps

Apply here or contact us by email or phone +353 (1) 4177500.

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Course overview


Awarding Body: 
Dublin Business School
Online delivery
- 1 online class per week on Wednesday, w/c September 24th
- 1 weekly podcast
- 1 online clinic with lecturer for questions and queries
Intake: March 2019
Duration: 12 weeks

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2019. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm

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