Mancosa Project Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is a one year specialised programme that enables students to develop an advanced understanding of concepts, approaches and tools relevant to the field of project management. Project management impacts directly on the growth and advancement of most modern organisations and is a much-sought-after qualification.

Programme structure

Semester 1

Project Risk Management
Advanced Project Management
Project Scope and Scheduling
Project Resource and Procurement Management
Semester 2

Project Stakeholder and Communication Management
Project Financial Management
Project Quality Management
Project Applied Technology

Admission requirements

The minimum entry requirement is an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate Advanced Diploma.

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Higher Certification in Project Management

Build a framework for understanding the dynamics of project management and cover all the essential elements and processes with a project management certificate.

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English.

Bachelor of Commerce in Project Management

A BCom Project Management qualification succeeds in developing learners to be able to function in a wide range of financial and accounting tasks and to be able to function and add value in private and public sectors. Read more

Duration: 3 years

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English; or
  • A Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate or Diploma.

3 Reasons why project management matters

1. Become an organising & planning Pro

Projects can by nature be incredibly chaotic. Honing your ability to project manage centres around knowing exactly how to organise and plan them in a way that tames this chaos into easily achievable steps. Then your resources can follow this as a roadmap to achieving your project goals. This can mean achieving success in almost anything your enterprise tackles.

2. Position yourself as an indispensable leader

Learning about what type of culture promotes a strong project environment in both the corporate and private sectors is a valuable tool in the workplace. A project needs to bring people together and can often mean sharing ideas and providing inspiration. In this role, you can become the cornerstone of collaboration and integration in a team. By executing effective planning and efficient people management, people begin to naturally look to you as a strong leader.

3. Develop a Keen Eye for Quality Control

Besides managing the cultural challenges in project management, a project manager also has to manage and ensure quality is always provided. Producing exceptional services or products time and again takes a keen eye for spotting deficits or deficiencies. Learn how to identify, manage and control quality while managing a team and its morale. After all, a high-quality product or service means happy clients and satisfied bosses for everyone involved.

These reasons and many other factors are why companies continue to employ people with exceptional project management skills. If you’re looking for a new career, or you would like to boost your current skillsets, this is definitely one route to consider!