Want to study project management? Why not take up a project management course online and complete an accredited qualification with just a fraction of the hassle? More students and professionals are opting for online courses and qualifications. This is because it allows you the flexibility to continue working and to study at your own pace. If you don’t have the time or resources to commit to full-time campus studies, then one of MANCOSA’s Project Management Courses online could be the right option for your career path. Find out everything you need to know about studying for this sort of qualification. Let us look at online project management courses.
What is Project Management?
Project management is a discipline of leading the work team to achieve defined project goals by the use of appropriate planning methods, schedules, and organization of a company’s resources to ensure that a specific task reaches its completion. Project management is usually the same disciple no matter what industry. The project manager usually has the same duty which is to define the goals of the project, delegate tasks according to strengths and ensure that tasks are completed according to the standard that is expected. Who wouldn’t want to be employable across the board with just one qualification in the bag?
Why is studying online proving an effective option?
Online learning is slowly becoming the modern-day norm for students at this time. The world was fast-tracked into digital integrated learning in the past year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. According to Business Wire, the corporate e-learning market could increase by $38.09 billion between the years 2020-2024. This shows how much the online learning sphere is growing. As a result, more institutes are adopting online learning in their diaspora of offerings and this makes the new norm a little bit more normal as the days go by.
Although fairly overlooked, some institutions have been offering the option for students to study online even before the pandemic, however, students tended to prefer face-to-face live lectures. It can be said that although unfortunate, the pandemic opened the eyes of many to the possibilities of life. Now in relation to project management, it is important to understand that project managers have the responsibility to lead, plan, and execute projects on challenging deadlines. Therefore with this in mind, MANCOSA offers the qualification as an online course because the institution understands that it is advantageous for students to have a flexible programme that fits in with their work lifestyle. The students are still well equipped with the necessary skills to compete in the corporate world, these include:
- Time management
- Team management
- Effective communication
- Leadership qualities
- Risk management
Just to name a few. Recently students are realizing the perks of studying online, like saving on transportation costs, since you are in the comfort of your own home when studying online, there is no need to spend money on travelling costs; also students are opting to pursue online qualifications so they can be able to work while studying. Online studying is proving to allow for better time management and flexibility, students are able to engage in other activities in between school to fulfil other duties in their lives without sacrificing the quality of education they are receiving.
How long does it take to become a project manager?
Most aspiring students want to know how long it would typically take to study and complete the course, but ask no further! Study for a project management course online with MANCOSA. This will take you one year to complete. The qualification is designed to allow graduates to enter the workforce quickly. The field of project management is highly competitive therefore it is important to learn and develop the relevant skillset to be able to meet the industry requirements. With this in mind, it is important to ensure that you are enrolled in an accredited Higher Certificate in Project Management.
What are the best project management courses online in South Africa?
MANCOSA offers a variety of project management focused programmes, from undergraduate to postgraduate, short courses to even degrees – the possibilities are endless. The institution’s facilities and student support is impeccable, which is why most students rest assured knowing that they can be able to balance work while studying through MANCOSA.
Other project management qualifications offered include:
- Bachelor of Commerce in Project Management
- Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
- Higher Certificate in Project Management
Study a Certificate in Project Management with MANCOSA
If you need flexibility in your study programme then online courses are the right option. Find out more about completing a project management course online with MANCOSA.
Author: MANCOSA Academic Writing Team