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Online Diploma in Project Management

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The Online Project Management course offered by DBS is relevant to all industries and sectors, both SME's are large corporations. The importance of Project Management has been recognised by a growing number of businesses as it equips management with the ability to prepare for and react to change in fluctuating economic environments. If you would like to develop your skills as a project manager, this course is for you.

Why Study Project Management?

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the various aspects and approaches to PM

  • Understand the essential skills required to make an efficient Project Manager (incl. communication, leadership, motivation, negotiation and team building skills)

  • Have a thorough understanding of the role played by stakeholders

  • Understand the theories of 'success criteria' and 'critical success factors' in the context of projects.

  • Be able to identify and appraise the significance of considered management on the project life cycle

  • Be accomplished in Project Management tools and techniques for organising, auditing, and governing projects and for diminishing risk.

  • Put learning into practice by drafting a project plan

  • Appreciate the assorted roles and value of the project office. 



Click here to view the provisional timetable.



Assessment for the Online Diploma in Project Management is 100% based on mandatory written individual and group assignments.

DBS Student Facilities

Online Learning Environment - is an eLearning system, providing a catalogue of programme information, notes and text, as well as the interactive classroom experience. The virtual online classroom allows students to log in from home, once signed in they can communicate with one another or their lecturer via messaging through the app; allowing for an enhanced and supportive learning experience that puts the user in control.

DBS Online Library - The Online Library houses an array of introductory videos and virtual classroom sessions covering topics including: library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism, and referencing. .

DBS Virtual Community of Learners – Enrolment to one of our online courses will automatically include you in DBS Online’s Virtual Community of Learners where you can network and share with your fellow online students.

DBS offer a range of online courses across a wide range of subjects including Human Resource Management, Digital Marketing & Strategy, Leadership, Psychology and more. Discover DBS Online Courses

Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Online Diploma in Project Management Course Content

The Online Diploma in Project Management examines the role of project management, the project life cycle, project initiation, planning, execution, control, and achievement of project objectives. Modules include:

Project Initiation

Defining the project in strategic terms, outlining its business value and seeking authorisation to proceed.

Project Planning

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

Project Execution

Progressing the development of the project plan and co-ordinating people, materials and processes to accomplish planned objectives.

Project Control

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, contract review and audit.

If these modules are of interest to you, apply today. .

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Studying Online

The Online Diploma in Project Management is delivered wholly online. Workshops, tutorials and programme assessments are all conducted through a virtual learning environment.

Weekly scheduled classes are streamed live and recorded using Zoom, a cloud-based app that works on any device. Just like on campus classes involve lectures, group discussions, student presentations and live tests.


Zoom is a cloud-based collaboration app that works on all devices. Weekly scheduled classes are streamed live and recorded on Zoom. Just like in on-campus classes, online classes include lectures, group discussions, student presentations and live tests.
For you to be able to interact fully with the class, you have to be able to see and hear it. To make sure you get the full virtual learning experience, make sure you have:
•    A microphone
•    Speakers or headphones
•    A webcam
Most modern devices come with all of the above built-in.  If your device 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 available from around €15).
•    Use a combination or your PC and phone. Dial in to the Zoom session for audio (numbers available for most countries) and attend the meeting online for video.


Moodle is an online learning management system. You will find materials and activities here, as well as links to the live classes, information on your lecturers and your timetable.
To use Moodle you will need:
•    A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone
•    Any internet browser or equivalent app (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.)
•    Apps that can read and edit PDFs, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents. If you do not already have access to these apps, they can be made freely available to you for the duration of the course.


Online Library

Students have full access to the DBS Online Library, including eBooks, academic papers and other research materials.



Your lecturers are available to support you throughout your learning, both on Zoom during classes and on email.

Virtual Community of Learners

You will become part a virtual community where you can network and share with fellow online students

If you have any questions about any of the technical requirements for DBS Online courses, please contact the admissions team who will put you in touch with the IT support team.

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Project Management Career Opportunities

Globally, companies are beginning to recognise that traditional forms of management fell short when it came to effectively dealing with the unexpected and unforeseen. Project Management provides structure; enabling organisations to achieve targets and improve performance even when the unexpected happens.
Many project failures could be avoided if the proper methodologies and tools were utilised. Effective Project Management has the potential to save a business thousands or even millions in the long run. As such, skills in this area are in high demand.
This course will give you an introduction to the skills needed to manage projects at all scales so you can pursue a career in any industry, with an SME or large corporation.




The fee for the Online Diploma in Project Management is €1,500. This fee includes tuition, registration and DBS Online Library membership. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins.

View all DBS Online Professional Diploma Fees here.

If you have a question about fees please contact our admissions office.

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Next Steps

If you are interested in obtaining our online diploma in project management. Do not hesitate to contact us today to find out more information.

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

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Course overview

Dublin Business School

Online delivery
- 1 online class per week
- 1 podcast per week
Next Intake: October 2024
Duration: 12 weeks

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We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2024. Contact our admissions team for more information

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Phone: 01 417 7500
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