Structure and content
In a nutshell
- Modular programme: The programme is delivered
in 6 study blocks of 1 week each over 2 years. This enables students
who work full-time to attend the programme. Face-to-face instruction is
combined with structured self-study and electronic support to allow
students to combine learning and work.
- Delivery site: University of Stellenbosch Business School, Bellville, Cape Town.
- Delivery format: Class contact sessions
(modules), syndicate groups, independent self-study of standard texts
and references (study guides, books, journal articles), independent
self-study of specially prepared materials (case studies, multi-media,
- Assessment: Individual written assignments, exams, syndicate work, group work and business-driven action learning.
- NQF: Level 8
- Credits: 120
Upon completion of the programme, participants should have the managerial ability to:
- Generate and manage the four dimensions of project
management in an integrated manner to build a continuous and sustainable
organisational capacity to execute projects successfully
- Demonstrate a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base of project management theory, processes and methodologies
- Apply these theories to the practical and professional project management environment
- Establish a strategy for project management for the organisation
- Develop an organisational culture supportive of project management
- Match appropriate project managers with specific projects
- Acquire the general management skills underlying project management as well as project management specific skills
- Link the organisation’s project management strategy with its overarching strategy
- Link the organisation’s projects with its operational performance
- Communicate clearly with clients and manage stakeholder relationships in an ethical and professional way
- Demonstrate evidence of self-directed learning.
Modules and credits
The programme consists of eight compulsory modules:
- Fundamentals of Management (20 credits)
- Managing Projects (20 credits)
- Project Risk Management (12 credits)
- Project Procurement Management (8 credits)
- Project Scheduling (12 credits)
- Project Communication Management (8 credits)
- Project Cost Management (20 credits)
- Project Leadership and EQ (20 credits)
Dates for the second year of enrolment will be made available later.
- Block 1: 12 – 16 March 2018
- Block 2: 23 – 27 July 2018
- Block 3: 8 – 12 October 2018
Deadline for applications
- South African students: 15 November 2017
- ARPL applicants: 31 October of each year
- Students from (visa-exempt) SADC countries: 15 November 2017
- Students from the rest of the world: 15 November 2017
- Study permits for foreign students at USB: Obtaining a study permit (study visa) from the South African authorities takes up to 12 weeks from the date of being offered a place on a programme at USB – hence the early application deadline for foreign students.
- Multiple entry visas: Students from non-SADC African countries and other countries with visa requirements who need to apply for study visas can obtain a letter from USB confirming the duration of registration at USB. This will help students to obtain multiple-entry study visas in case of modular studies.
- Timetable changes: USB reserves the right to change the dates of the lecture schedule or subjects per term table. Students will be informed of any changes in good time.
- Late applications: USB will do everything possible to accommodate applications submitted after the closing date.