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Language: English
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6 - 9 Months
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6 Modules
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Study Level: Intermediate
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International Postgraduate Diploma

Project management impacts directly on the growth and advancement of most modern organisations and is a much-sought-after qualification. The MSBM Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management is a one year specialized programme that enables students to develop an advanced understanding of concepts, approaches and tools relevant to the field of project management in the 21st Century.

The programme enhances the capacity of managers to improve production and service delivery thereby contributing to organisational effectiveness. The programme also provides for the attainment of quantitative skills in Project Finance and Project Management.

This program consists 6 compulsory units which equals to a total of 120 credits.

Mandatory Units Credit
Project Management 20
Strategic Financial Management 20
Research Project 20
Enterprise Resource Planning 20
Total Quality Management 20
Supply Chain Management 20
Total Credits 120

A learner must fulfill at least one of the following criteria to be allowed entry to the qualification:

  • Possession of an honors degree in a related subject that was taught in English
  • Possession of a level 6 qualification from a recognized awarding body
  • Five years’ management experience

The MSBM Level 7 Diploma in Project Management programme  enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study by topping up the degree with Masters in Project Management at certain Universities in the UK.

The course is delivered fully online. However, while the course is self-paced and 100% online, its guided learning and webinars are facilitated by subject-matter experts from the academia and practice. It is designed to accommodate of both busy professionals with tight schedules and individuals with flexible schedule. Therefore the modules and learning materials are available around the clock and completely asynchronous.

Module Aim

To understand the process of identifying appropriate and feasible projects, and to be able to initiate and start a project. To be able to manage, monitor and control a project, including assessing, managing and controlling project risks and issues, project and team management and change management. To be able to evaluate the success or failure of a project.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Be able to analyze business objectives to identify feasible projects
  2. Be able to design systems and plans for initiating managing and controlling projects
  3. Be able to organize and manage a project
  4. Be able to monitor and control the progress of projects
  5. Be able to review, evaluate and closeout a project

Module Aim

On completion of this unit, learners will have gained knowledge and understanding relating to planning the usage and management of a business organisation’s financial resources.  Learners will understand the importance of attaining business objectives and maximizing shareholder return. Learners will gain a working knowledge of business strategy design and the production of comprehensive business plans

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the significance of strategic management and decision making to the performance of a business organization
  2. Understand key financial theories
  3. Be able to apply stakeholder analysis and corporate valuation techniques
  4. Understand the role of culture in strategic decision making
  5. Understand performance measurement systems

Module Aim

The course is designed to help students become good researcher, to become familiar with the steps in proposing research topics, and clearly apply research knowledge in education. After completing the course, students will be able to prepare a research plan, collect data, address research questions and hypotheses, and organize a project report.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Be able to formulate a research proposal relating to strategic business development
  2. Be able to use different research methodologies to gather sufficient and valid data
  3. Be able to present research findings in an appropriate format for a target audience
  4. Be able to evaluate own skills while undertaking research

Module Aim

This course will enable student understanding of issues and decisions that must be made when embarking upon a ERP selection and implementation journey. It will also lead to an understanding the challenges associated with managing extant ERP systems. In the process students will become familiar with the forces and organizational conditions leading to the acquisition of such enterprise wide systems

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and gain insight into process views of organizations and tools and techniques used to model both as-is and to-be models.
  2. Apply the process modeling techniques in one or more modeling environments.
  3. Know and be able to apply key technical terminology in enterprise information systems as they apply in different ERP products and development methods Understand key differences between the major ERP applications (such as SAP R/3, and Oracle/PeopleSoft/Sibel) and issues specific to these applications their configuration and management.
  4. Analyze a current architecture and perform an effective gap analysis before an ERP implementation Be able to map enterprise architectural resources to a contemporary Enterprise Architecture mapping tool.
  5. Understand and be able to articulate the life cycle stages of any ERP implementation.
  6. Effectively describe problems typical of ERP implementation projects and translate this information and use this information to anticipate and articulate the challenges associated with post-implementation management of ERP systems.

Module Aim

The Objective of this course is to gain the knowledge of possibilities of efficient optimization and management of operation using TQM to improve the overall efficiency of the firm.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and explain the basic concepts in Total Quality Management (TQM)
  2. Differentiate between product quality characteristics and service quality characteristics
  3. List the key steps in the control of quality
  4. Distinguish between quality of design and quality of conformance to design
  5. Explain the process of planning for quality
  6. Explain the system of documentation, implementation and assessment of quality
  7. Identify and explain specific tools and techniques for quality improvement
  8. Explain the role of external and internal customers in setting quality parameters

Module Aim

At the completion of this course, the student should be able to examine the design and performance of supply networks and processes in different business contexts. Students develop capabilities in logistics, digital coordination for supply chain integration, inventory management, risk pooling, procurement, product and process design, and international supply chain management

Learning Outcomes

  1. Configure logistics networks and assess their performance impacts on efficiency and service levels
  2. Manage inventory efficiently and pool inventory risks across time, products, channels, and geography.
  3. Design supply chain contracts for effective governance of supply chain relationships.
  4. Diagnose information integration problems across the supply chain and their consequent impacts in deploying physical and financial resources
  5. Evaluate alternate information sharing and lead time compression strategies, and supply chain coordination structures, and their organizational and performance implications.
  6. Align supply chain integration strategy with the uncertainty conditions of supply and demand.
  7. Optimally position the push-pull boundary to leverage economies of scale and economies of scope.
  8. Evaluate distribution strategies to balance responsiveness and efficiency.
  9. Design e-procurement strategies for a firm’s procurement portfolio of products and services.
  10. Evaluate how the logistics process can be constrained by product design, and the implications of constraint reduction on logistics performance and market responsiveness.

MSBM is a fully accredited institution in all branches to offer Level 4, 5, 6 and 7. The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by MSBM awarding bodies. MSBM is not a degree-awarding body.

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