All organisations use projects as the way to translate strategies into plans and objectives into realities and the application of advanced project management skills is often what determines a successful project from a painful and unsatisfactory one. Dublin Business School is a Registered Education Provider (REP) for the Project Management Institute.
We have designed this Advanced Diploma programme specifically for project managers, team members and senior managers who in addition to obtaining an Advanced Diploma in Project Management may also intend to take the Project Management Institute examination.
Important update for September 2021
Due to current circumstances related to Covid-19 all classroom-based professional diplomas will be delivered wholly online for diplomas commencing September 2021. Classes will be delivered as Live Online Lectures through Zoom.
Programme Aims and Objectives
The course will bring participants up to speed in the current principles and practices of project management. Incorporating preparation for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification examination, the main focus of this course will centre on the five projects management processes of Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Close-out.
Additionally students will:
• Comprehend the characteristics of contemporary organisational approaches to project management.
• Gain an insight into the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, 2017, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), sixth edition. Especially its processes and knowledge areas.
• Understand the Project Management Institutes PMP® certification process.
•Evaluate the importance of effective management of project phases over the project life cycle.
•Develop competencies in methods, tools and techniques for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects.
• Analyse the skills and competencies required of the project manager and project team.
•Understand the various roles and the importance of the Project/Programme Office
Click here to view provisional timetable.
To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Project Management, a student will be required to complete an end of course multiple choice examination (100%).
Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
Project Management Institute (PMI)®
DBS has been reviewed and approved as a provider of Project Management by the Project Management Institute (PMI). As a PMI Approved Training Provider (ATP), DBS has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. DBS has been approved by PMI to issue contact hours and PDUs for this course. Our trainers are PMP® credential holders. DBS instructors with the ATP Instructor seal are authorised to teach PMP® exam prep.
"I chose DBS over other institutions because a colleague of mind highly recommended DBS. for me one of the main benefits is how easy it is to access staff and material.
I chose the Advanced Diploma in Project Management to help progress my current role. I really enjoyed the course and would have no problem recommending it.
I wasn't sure if I could get through a diploma course as it's over 15 years since I last studied but by completing this course it has showed me I can progress myself academically.
I am currently the only one in my team that has done a course like this and already some of my colleagues are looking for information on the course I done. I have the work experience but hadn't the qualification, but now that I have both I can progress further with my career.
It was great because my course was relevant to my current role so they overlapped well. The Project Procurement management section helped me prepare a tender in work for project we were currently contracted to deliver. It showed my employer that I'm willing to work hard academically to better myself which will improve my work capability. within 3 months of completing the course my salary increased by €5k I can take on more responsibility now."
Advanced Diploma in Project Management
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