Course Description

Diploma in Project Management

Diploma in Project Management is a course run by Dublin Business School (DBS), Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 14 weeks Part-time + 1 full day weekend workshop. For more information about Diploma in Project Management at Dublin Business School (DBS), please review the details below.


DBS is happy to announce its Project Management course based in our Dublin City Centre campus. Project Management is of growing importance to organisations because it deals effectively with the management of change. Organisations are beginning to realise that the traditional form of management cannot deal with the dynamics and resulting chaos of the modern economic, social and business environment. Project management is a method for organisations to achieve profitability targets, but just as significantly; it is a ‘culture’ that will assist most people to improve their personal performance.


Programme Aims and Objectives

Students who complete this course should be able to:

  • Explain the characteristics of organisational approaches to project management
  • Understand the core competencies required to make an effective project manager including communication, leadership, motivation, negotiation and team building skills
  • Understand the concepts of stakeholders, success criteria and critical success factors in the context of projects
  • Evaluate the importance of effective management of the project life cycle
  • Be able to apply methods, tools and techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects and for managing risk
  • Create a project plan
  • Understand the various roles and the importance of the project office.


Project Management Course Assessment

To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Project Management, a student will be required to complete an individual assignment (70%) and group assignment (30%).


Course Content

As projects become more obscure, greater competencies are required to manage their complexity. This syllabus is designed to examine project management roles and environments, the project life cycle, and various tools and techniques of project initiation, planning, execution, control, and close-out to successfully achieve project objectives.

  • Project Initiation: Includes defining the project in strategic terms, especially in terms of its business value and seeking authorisation to proceed.
  • Project Planning: Involves the devising of a project plan capable of achieving the project objectives, continuously refining requirements, creating a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), establishing project controls and seeking approval for the plan.
  • Project Execution: The execution stage includes progressive elaboration of the project’s plan whilst
    co-ordinating people, materials and processes to accomplish the planned objectives.
  • Project Control: This is the process of ensuring that project objectives are met by monitoring and measuring progress regularly, using earned value to identify variances from plan, responding to risk triggers and taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Closing-out: The final stage includes the formalised acceptance of the project or phase, the documenting of lessons learned, record archiving as well as contract review and audit.



Project management courses can provide a varied and rewarding career path and has become the favoured management technique for accomplishing specialised missions or work, when the normal organisational structure or methods of assignment are not sufficiently responsive, flexible, or efficient.

Careers in Project Management

Project management provides a diverse range of interesting and rewarding career options. It encompasses a highly versatile and valued skill set that can be applied across all major economic sectors from the arts, financial services, engineering, ICT, Psychology and Social Sciences to construction.


Student Profile

The Diploma attracts a diverse range of students from a varied background. The typical student will have a limited amount of project experience and is looking to develop their formal skill set and career prospects as project managers.



The fee for this Diploma is €1,500 .This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.


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Training ProviderDublin Business School (DBS)
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course TypeClassroom Based
Awarding Body DetailsDiploma in Project Management
Course Duration14 weeks Part-time + 1 full day weekend workshop
Course Time1 evening per week, 6:15-9:30pm
Course Fee€1,500
Phone(01) 4177500
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