Project Management Courses

Project Management Courses at Oxbridge Academy will equip you with a range of occupational skills, and will teach you more about:

  • General management principles
  • Financial management
  • Risk management
  • Business skills and entrepreneurship
  • Office administration and communication
  • Data processing

Want more information about any of these courses?

Simply fill in the form below, and an Oxbridge Academy student advisor will contact you to answer any questions you might have:

How you can benefit by studying a project management course at Oxbridge Academy

  • You can learn the fundamental principles of project management by studying part-time via distance learning.
  • You can work through the study material in your own time, and e-mail a tutor for help whenever you need assistance with your course work.
  • You can expect constructive feedback on all your assignments within 2 weeks of submitting them to the college.
  • You can choose whether you want to pay for your course upfront (and get a cash discount) or in affordable monthly instalments.

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What our project management students have to say

The advisors & staff were very helpful and professional at all times. They were also helpful with queries regarding the learning content.Claudel Draai

What does project management involve?

Project management involves the use of processes and resources in order to meet certain project objectives within a given timeframe. Project managers, therefore, are responsible for making sure that projects are carried out successfully – both on time and within the scope of the available resources.

The tasks and responsibilities of a project manager may include:

  • Planning a project from start to finish.
  • Identifying the resources required for implementing the project.
  • Drawing up and managing the project budget.
  • Establishing the project timeline.
  • Managing the project team.
  • Negotiating and contracting with external service providers.
  • Assessing and managing risks relating to the project.
  • Performing quality assurance in relation to all aspects of the project.
  • Reporting to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Evaluating the project upon completion.

Where do project managers work?

Project managers can work for project management firms, or they can work as in-house project managers for organisations. Alternatively, they can work as freelancers.

Even though some industries, such as construction and IT, are more project intensive than others, project managers are able to find work in all industries.

The importance of project management lies in the fact that it enables organisations to implement projects more successfully. By hiring professional project managers to oversee major projects, organisations are more likely to complete projects on time, within budget, and to the desired quality. They are also less likely to be affected by scope creep.

(Scope creep is when the scope of a project gradually increases during the course of a project, often due to lack of planning and/or proper management throughout the course of the project).

Organisations can benefit from professional project management in the following ways:

  1. More efficient use of resources
  2. Minimisation of project risks
  3. Improved change management

As you can see from the above, project management has an important role to play in the successful completion of projects in any environment.

Examples of positions in which project managers can be employed include the following:

  • Business Project Manager
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Healthcare Project Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Project Risk Manager
  • Technical Project Manager

What skills do you need to work as a project manager?

To work as a project manager, you will need the relevant technical knowledge and skills to implement a project in a particular industry. If you want to work as a construction project manager, for example, you will need sound knowledge of building regulations, contract administration, and general construction principles.

In addition to the technical skills, you will need the following general skills and characteristics to succeed as a project manager:
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Leaderships skills
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
At Oxbridge Academy, you can study a project management course to help you develop these skills. To find out more, simply fill in the form below, and a student advisor will contact you to discuss your options with you:

 

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