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Project Management

What is Certificate in Project Management?

The Certificate in Project Management is a new short (fifteen week) Level 8 programme specifically designed for those who are keen to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively at an executive level in organisations.

The delivery of the programme utilises a blended learning approach which incorporates methods including lectures (online and face-to-face), workshops, videos, case studies and discussion boards to replicate the managerial scenarios and tasks that participants would encounter in the real world. It aims to equip candidates with modern tools for effective decision-making and to provide them with the ability to evaluate their decisions in the context of real-world case examples.

The programme is ideal for anyone without a business qualification who is keen to develop the skills that will help them transition into junior and middle level managerial roles. Incorporating modules like Project Management, Managing Change, and Business Process Mapping and Improvement, this programme is designed with strong industry input and the contributions of leading experts in delivering content and sharing their expertise and networking opportunities.

The course structure allows participants to pursue their desired goals, such as progression to other higher level qualifications. This may include opportunities to pursue a Higher Diploma in Business or more specialised qualifications in HRM, finance, marketing or general business management.

Special Feature

The course is a one semester programme, flexibly-delivered utilising a block-release mode (2 days per month) and blended approach for the delivery of four modules over a Semester. This delivery mode was specifically designed to facilitate flexibility for the learner.

Entry requirements

At a minimum for students to be accepted on the Certificate in Project Management, the current standard entry criteria are as follows:
•Interested applicants must hold at least a Level 8 qualification, or equivalent.
•Applicants without a Level 8 qualification, should have 2 years verifiable experience in supervisory or managerial role and may be considered for the programme under the Institute's Recognition of Prior Learning Process.
•Applicants from non-business disciplines will be required to demonstrate evidence of a strong interest in business in an academic or practical context. An Honours result in their respective qualification is required.
•Applicants may be required to undertake an interview with the programme panel.
•Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT's English Language Requirements for details

Duration

12 week programme run over one semester, this part-time course is delivered using blended learning (online and block release)

Number of credits

30

Further enquiries

Course Leader(s)
Dr. Chris O'Riordan
Phone:051 845610
Email: coriordan@wit.ie

Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules
Project Management
Managing Change
Applied Project

Electives (Participants select one of these; availability of each is subject to demand):

Business Process Mapping and Improvement
The Management of Innovation
Service Strategy and Development
Digital Marketing Strategy
Accounting for Business Managers
Exploring Organisational Behaviour
Research Project

Application date

Closing Date 4 January 2019

Course fee

Cost €2,300

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