Project Management 2021

Project Management


Learn how to confidently manage projects in a
competitive business environment


In our uncertain and rapidly changing world, it is now more important than ever to stay the course, upskill and adapt. This USB programme is designed to help you turn challenges into opportunity – to reinvent yourself, rethink your business ventures and help rebuild the economy. Most importantly, this programme is your opportunity to keep learning.

Why Project Management at USB?

Project management is universally accepted as a scarce skill. Proficient project managers are in high demand. At USB, we want to help you address this growing demand. This internationally accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management focuses on the business management of projects as projects have become more management oriented, requiring new skills from project managers. This will allow you to confidently manage projects in a competitive business environment. This PGDip is the only qualification of its kind delivered by a business school in South Africa. Passed at a certain level, it can provide access to an MBA. It will also enable you to gain Continuing Professional Development points to satisfy the requirements of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

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What stands out?

Geared for success

Take on business
projects and ensure
successful delivery

Acquire a sought-after degree

Address the growing
need for proficient
project managers


Apply your skills
in any industry,
anywhere in the


Flexible 2-year

Attend 2 on-campus blocks with Blended
Learning classes in

What will you gain?

Manage projects with confidence: Become equipped with strategic project management competence, ensuring success in a complex and competitive business environment.

Stay in demand: Project management has been listed as a scarce skill on the South African National Scarce Skills List.

Take on managerial positions in any industry: This qualification equips executive managers with specialist project management competencies to use in various contexts anywhere in the world.

Gain access to an MBA: The programme is presented on NQF level 8, which corresponds with the entrylevel requirements for an MBA in South Africa.

Who should apply?

  • Project managers from the whole spectrum of middle, senior and executive management levels in all economic sectors and in all types of private and public enterprises
  • Managers who have the potential to be promoted to higher management positions
  • Those who need an NQF level 8 qualification to apply for an MBA

Flexible learning formats

The PGDip in Project Management programme allows you to study while you work. The requirements of this format are that you attend 2 on-campus blocks with Blended Learning sessions in between.

Blended learning:

Attend class from

anywhere in the


The blended learning format allows you to join the class either via an internet-linked device, or on campus. Online classes are delivered synchronously with on-campus classes.

USB’s high-tech classrooms allow the lecturers to see, in real time, the faces of all the online students portrayed onto a screen or class room wall. This virtual environment enables you to actively participate in classroom discussions – whether you are logging in from an airport in Europe, a boardroom in Africa or your office at home.