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Online Diploma in Project Management

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

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View the provisional September 2019 timetable here. 

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.

Assessment

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:

Initiation

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

Planning

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.

Execution

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

Controlling

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.

Close-out

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.

Structure

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.

Technical Requirements for DBX Online Diploma Programmes

The virtual learning environment that we use to deliver these programmes is centred around two applications – Moodle (a learning management system) and Zoom (an online classroom).  

  • Moodle provides the information about the course, the lecturer and the timetable. You will find materials and activities here, as well as links to the live sessions

  • Zoom is an online collaboration tool that enables both the lecturer and the students to interact with each other and the materials being presented on the whiteboard

    To use Moodle you will need:

  • A desktop or laptop PC or Mac, a tablet, iPad or mobile phone

  • Any internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.) or either the Apple or Android app for your tablet, iPad or mobile phone

  • Materials are normally PDF, Word or PowerPoint documents. If you do not already have apps that can open these files, these can be made freely available to you for the duration of the course

For the live classes in Zoom it is important that you are able to both see and hear the class, and to be able to interact with the other participants.  For this you will need to have:

  • a microphone

  • speakers

  • a webcam

Most modern devices come with all of these built in.  If yours does not have all of these (or it is broken) there are a few options you can explore:

  • Use the Zoom app on your mobile phone to attend classes

  • Purchase an external webcam with a built in microphone (these are available from around €15)

  • Purchase a headset with a microphone (also around €15)

  • Use a combination or your PC and phone by dialling in to the Zoom session for the audio (numbers available for most countries)

If you have any questions about any of these requirements please contact the admissions team who will put you in touch with the IT Support Team here at Dublin Business School.

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.

 

Fees

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

COURSE OVERVIEW 2019

Awarding Body: 
Dublin Business School
Schedule: 
Online delivery
- 1 online class per week on Wednesday evenings
- 1 weekly podcast
- 1 online clinic with lecturer for questions and queries
Intake: September 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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