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Post-graduate Diploma in Business – Project Controls

(PGDBPC) Post Graduate Diploma in Business – Project Controls

Duration

e.g. 8 credits = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 1 Year

e.g. 8 credits = 3 x 3 x 2 = 9 months

Language

English

Study Mode

Online

On-Campus (bespoke)

Campus

Johannesburg. South Africa

Swakopmund, Namibia

Houston, Texas, USA

(only for bespoke pre-booked courses)

Credits Required

8 Credits

Max 2/3 subjects per Semester

Part of the program is a PoE

View in PoE in Subject details below

Dates

Feb,

June,

Sep,

Nov.

Course Specific Details

In this program, you will learn more about corporate governance, ethics, and principles in Project Controls, as well as hone your skills in project management and business management in general.

  • By definition, every business initiative is a project, and project management skills are essential for business success.

  • Our training emphasizes project management and control. A project cannot work without adequate controls to manage it efficiently.

  • If you want to change a company, launch a new product, or become an industry leader through strategic innovation, you’ll require project management leadership skills. Our classes teach you these abilities.

Completing the Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Controls is your next step towards our online Master’s Degree in Project Controls program.

Career

Obtain a top-tier position in one of the following industries:

ENGINEERING,

BANKING AND FINANCE,

MEDICAL,

MINING,

HEALTHCARE,

CONSTRUCTION, 

OIL and GAS,

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT,

and other related fields are included (too many to list).

 

Jobs in the project management discipline are increasing as a result of the expansion of industries.

Levels of Educational Qualification

Using the educational services provided by PCiBS, students can earn qualifications from international affiliated and accredited universities that are recognized by a national qualification framework (NQF) that is divided into levels. The European qualification levels are from level 0 to level 08.

  • Courses (Various Levels),
  • Post-graduate certificates (Level 08/9),
  • Post-graduate Diploma (Level 08/9),
  • Masters (Level 09), and
  • Ph.D.’s (Level 10).

 

All courses require students to earn a passing grade by achieving a predetermined percentage on their exams in order to demonstrate their ability to perform as competitive individuals in the workplace. Individuals who are performance-based are evaluated on their ability to participate in a lecture and practical simulations (live) of various projects that are incorporated into each of the Program’s curriculums.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Admission requirements for Post- graduate Diploma or Master’s Degree:
  • Any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution
  • A professional qualification that is equivalent to a diploma / degree and a minimum of two years of working experience

OR

  • Previous work experience in the field of Project Management (minimum 5 years) demonstrated through a CV
  • Acceptance Advantage: Two letters of recommendation by your peers to start your postgraduate studies explaining your experience and why you would undertake to start these studies.

PLUS

  • Recognition of Previous (RPL) Study: All subjects / transcripts documents need to be certified / notarized. All non-English documents must have a certified and evaluated English translation attached to the application.
  • English level: For non-English speaking students, TOEFL / IELTS or equivalent is required for students who did not study at English speaking school. The Admission Committee will also consider factors such as TOEFL/IELTS scores.
  • One passport-size photo.
  • Passport copy / national ID card certified / notarized.

All PCiBS’ programs are conducted in English and all correspondence will be in English.

 

You can do your free TOEFL / IELTS practice test here.

Program Tuition Fees

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Articulation / Further study

Post-graduate

After completing the Post-graduate Diploma in Business (in the chosen specialization/major), you have the option of taking the credit(s) from your studies and furthering your qualification by completing the Master’s Degree (in the selected specialization/major).

Other Study Options

Additional Information

(PGDBPC) Post Graduate Diploma in Business – Project Controls

Subject details and topics – 8 credits required

Assignment
PCiBS-MGT-522 Research Project I
Post Graduate Research Project
Core
PCiBS-MGT-528 Project Management Fundamentals
This course deals with the basic principles of project management and introduces the students to the project management discipline. It focuses on the basic requirements of setting up projects. It focuses on managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects for project management companies. The course follows a structured manner and allows students to develop their competencies for the specific discipline in question. The main aim of the course in to demonstrate proficiency in this discipline to ensure that the student can be a valuable asset to any project that they are involved with.
The course Introduces Project management concepts; needs identification; the project life cycles; the project manager and the project team; types of project organisations; project communication and document control. Estimating, Costing and Planning and control: planning, scheduling and schedule control of projects; resource considerations and allocations; cost planning and performance evaluation. It focuses on Risks, procurement, human resources, quality, communication, stakeholders and integration management.
PCiBS-MGT-530 Project Planning Management & Control    
This course discusses advanced principles of scheduling and focuses on the planning discipline, especially around managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects. The course follows a structured manner and allows students to develop their competencies for the specific discipline in question. The main aim of the course in to demonstrate proficiency in this discipline to ensure that the student can be an asset to any portfolio, program and multiple projects that they are involved with. It focuses on the advanced requirements of analyzing and setting up advanced schedules for large projects in various life cycles. This course develops schedule development and management; tools and techniques and outputs and deliverables. It ensures that a structured logical process is followed to develop a schedule. It discusses a wide variety of issues that the planning discipline must take ownership of and incorporate into the schedules for portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Proper alignment of all the various breakdown structures and their incorporation into the budgeting process of portfolios, a program and multiple projects.  Develop an advanced responsibility matrix; incorporate the risk register and all control accounts into the schedule. Formulate a standard methods to create schedules; maintain schedules; manage reports and outputs for portfolios, programs and multiple projects. Accept and manage the contingencies of portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Perform a QRA schedule development and incorporate all relevant issues. Discuss the pro’s and con’s of earned value reporting and how to manage it at the correct levels. Monitoring and control of the portfolios, a program and multiple projects schedules. Stakeholder management and change management for portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Finally, we will discuss the various ways to demonstrate the impacts projects have within each other in the management of portfolios, a program and multiple projects.
PCiBS-MGT-532 Project Cost Management & Control
This course deals with the core principles of costing and focuses the students into more depth around the costing discipline, especially around managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects. The course follows a structured manner and allows students to develop their competencies for the specific discipline in question. The main aim of the course in to demonstrate proficiency in this discipline to ensure that the student can be a valuable asset to any portfolio, program and multiple projects that they are involved with. It focuses on the advanced requirements of analyzing and setting up advanced control accounts and budgets for large projects in various life-cycles. This course develops cost development and management; tools and techniques and outputs and deliverables. It ensures that a structured logical process is followed to develop budgets and control accounts. It discusses a wide variety of issues that the costing discipline must take ownership of and incorporate into the budgets for portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Get proper alignment on all the various breakdown structures and incorporate them into the budgeting process of portfolios, a program and multiple projects.  Develop an advanced responsibility matrix; incorporate the risk register and all control accounts into the schedule. Formulate a standard method to create a budget; maintain and control a budget; manage the outputs for portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Accept the contingencies of portfolios, a program and multiple projects and manage them accordingly. Perform a QRA budget development and align to the schedule and incorporate all relevant issues. Discuss the pro’s and con’s of earned value reporting and how to manage it at the correct levels. Monitoring and control of the portfolios, a program and multiple projects schedules. Stakeholder management and change management for portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Finally, we will discuss the various ways to demonstrate the impacts projects have within each other in the management of portfolios, a program and multiple projects. In this course we also expand on the learnings from other project assignments and apply the principles of that course in the course assignments. This course includes some assignments that form part of a Research Project that must be presented during this programme.
PCiBS-MGT-544 Project Scope, Schedule, Cost & Resource Management
This course discusses project scope and the management of scope, schedule, cost and resource management in controlling portfolios, a program and multiple projects. It will incorporate a combined scope to address work breakdown structures, the goals and objectives, constraints, the operational concept, budget and time, and who has the management authority around managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects. It also elaborates on project time and cost management including issues relating to the project life cycle and all its phases. It incorporates time definition and estimating plus discuss the various networks that are available. The project strategy and the projects associated cost management is addressed from a planning, estimating and control point of view. An in-depth discussion about earned value management (EVM) with samples of project control with EVM.
PCiBS-MGT-554 Project Controls & Integration
Advanced Project Controls & Project Management concepts; life-cycles of projects; portfolios, program and projects differences; scope identification and control; integration of various breakdown structures; integration of data and pulling it all together; the project controls manager; the portfolio / program / project manager, project controls team and other project team members; the role of project controls; types of projects; communication, reporting and documentation. Developing and implementing performance measurement into projects with project controls. Using planning, costing, estimating, administration and document control to manage project controls at portfolio, program and projects level; different processes and methods monitoring and controlling of portfolio, program and projects. The importance of contracting, managing claims and disputes and the role of project controls. The importance of documentation in projects and contracts.
Elective
PCiBS-MGT-534 Project Leadership
This course analyzes diverse sectors of project management leadership, the team’s performance, the team activity, and range of organizational behaviors; groups and teams effectiveness and various topics related to project teams. Project teams comprise of various job sectors, job descriptions and divisions in organizations. This course explores the roles of project team members from project initiation to completion (cradle to grave). An overview of leadership on teams (groups);  organizational team leadership is provided in organizational structures whilst managing culture differences. The course also addresses team conflict; motivation; performance; managing individual and team behavior, plus the management of company strategies. We also discuss the manager as a person; leadership making decisions and organizational structures and their performance and effectiveness.
PCiBS-MGT-536 Project Change Management
This course discusses advanced Project Controls & Project Management concepts; life-cycles of projects; portfolios, program and projects differences; scope management and change control; integration of various breakdown structures and data sets. We focus on change management and the role of the project controls manager; the portfolio / program / project manager, project controls team and other project team members; the role of project controls. Controlling performance measurement in respect to change management on projects with project controls. The use of planning, costing, estimating, administration and document control to manage change control at portfolio, program and projects level. The various processes and methods of monitoring and controlling changes at portfolio, program and project level. Contracting, managing claims and disputes through project-based change management. Change control and its importance will be discussed, plus managing change and controlling change at project level through the project monitoring and control activities. The importance of documentation in change management of projects and contracts.
PCiBS-MGT-538 Project Programme & Portfolio Management
This course discusses principles of project management and introduces the students to the project management discipline. It focuses on the requirements of setting up projects. The course builds on the use of project management and how portfolios, a program and multiple projects benefit from this type of management style.  It discusses concepts; life cycles; project teams; communication and document control. It covers estimating, Costing and Planning and control thereof and focuses on risks, procurement, human resources, quality, communication, stakeholders and integration management.
PCiBS-MGT-546 Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management
This course discusses various methods of analysis of project risk, quality, procurement management and the project review and completion around managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects. This course discusses all project risk elements, such as: environment, planning, identification, analysis, evaluation, treatment, monitoring and review of associated risks. Furthermore, it discusses the following project procurement elements, namely: planning, strategies, legal issues, solicitation, monitoring and control, including project review and completion. This course builds on various methods and analysis of project quality management around managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects. It will address the project quality context, quality planning, quality assurance and quality improvement, plus the quality development during the project lifecycle and total quality management (TQM).
PCiBS-MGT-548 Project Communication, Stakeholder and Integration Management
This course discusses methods and processes used in stakeholder analysis around managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects. Items that are addressed are: environments, categorization; internal and external factors; inter-relationships; roles and responsibilities and the influences of stakeholders. Team selection, team development and conflict within the project environment are also discussed. This course provides additional methods for analysis of stakeholder communication, project management information system, the project life cycle, project integration management, monitoring and change control, and the project review and completion. This course investigates project communications management around managing portfolios, a program and multiple projects, including issues relating to the various phases throughout their life cycles. It will assist to identify a project management information system (PMIS) and analyze the project success criteria. The importance of project integration management, the processes that guide the project plan setup and the strategic plan of a project.
PCiBS-MGT-550 Project Contractual & Legal Matters
This course discusses an in-depth principle of the legal issues within the context of a project and its contracts, using the standard principles of law of contract. It discusses the legal nature of individuals and organizations. Utilizing the law to ensure that projects have the correct contracting principles imbedded in the organization. Law of sales, credit agreements, lease. This course also focusses on the management of project-related contracts and looks at the consumer laws. The legal issues involved with tendering and the enquiry period; formation of contracts; management of contracts; contractual disputes and the resolution; conflict and aggression; disputes and the final arbitration or mediation process. Identify the pit falls of project contracting and mitigating claims. In addition, the course discusses the law of torts (negligence, breach of contract) and property, such as: Intellectual property, copyright, patents and trademarks. Various methods of contracting and the risks attached to each method are also investigated.
PCiBS-MGT-556 Strategic Management
This course enables you to gain a detailed knowledge of strategic management. The course covers the concept of strategy and strategic management. It also discusses internal and external strategy and the application of strategy solutions to all aspects of business. Strategic management forms part of the business, corporate and international environment, where the strategy is about competing now and in the future of any organization. We focus on understanding the dynamics of competition; changing industry factors; ethics and governance and the strategic positioning of companies. Develop an understanding of strategy formulation, how to gain the competitive advantage in the marketplace and using thought leadership and thinking strategically. We discuss the planning and management of a phase of the strategic management plan. The course addresses these different phases and how to respond to them in the course. Current leadership and management must be creative and innovative to stay ahead of the pack. Corporations and companies need competent and skilled individuals to manage strategically. This course discusses your current knowledge of strategic issues and problems facing global organisations. The useful strategic skills this course will provide, can be applied within any organization.
PCiBS-MGT-558 Supply Chain Management
This course discusses the role of procurement and contracting in supply chain management. The purchasing and contracting processes, using standard contracting methodologies, outsourcing of procurement and supply chain risk management, sole sourcing and supply chain strategy. Addressing purchase and contract performance management, assessments, standard negotiating techniques, plus contracting of services. The course addresses negotiation and collective bargaining: The nature of negotiation; preparation; specialised negotiation; negotiating for project purposes; collective bargaining; persuasive communication during negotiations; handling conflict and aggression; conflict and the final arbitration or mediation process. This course also provides principles and standards used in the law of contract. Focus is given to the law to ensure that projects have the correct contracting principles imbedded in the organization. It furthermore, discusses the legal issues involved with tendering and the enquiry period; formation of contracts; management of contracts; contractual disputes and the resolution; conflict and aggression; disputes and the final arbitration or mediation process.