Bachelor of Commerce in Project Management

Developing learners to be able to function in a wide range of financial and accounting tasks and to be able to function and add value in private and public sectors.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support

About

The Bachelor of Commerce in Project Managament a three-year undergraduate degree programme ensures that students develop the ability to apply management theory in practice. Apply the analytical skills and knowledge gained in the programme to a specialised research area.  Support and apply leadership practices in the role as a Project Manager within both emerging and advanced markets.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of Project Management theory, practices and its application in business;
  • Align Project Management with strategic business goals in order to create a value chain that gives organisations their competitive advantage.
  • Support and apply leadership practices in the role as a Project Manager within both emerging and advanced markets.
  • Utilise team building techniques to make teams in matrix environments more cohesive and successful.
  • Manage a Project Management Office in order to ensure efficient resource utilisation.
  • Manage project risks to ensure the project is delivered within scope, time and cost constraints.

  • Utilise communication skills and strategies to manage the expectations of the customer and stakeholders.
  • Manage competing expectations of stakeholders to ensure a positive influence on the project.
  • Monitor and report on the performance of projects.
  • Implement research methods and designs relevant to project management in order to make informed decisions that lead to project success; and
  • Apply the analytical skills and knowledge gained in the programme to a specialised research area.

Programme structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • End-User Computing
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Economics 1A

Semester 2

  • Introduction to the Functional Areas of Management
  • Project Scope and Time Management
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Economics 1B

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Business Law
  • Management Accounting
  • Project Quality Management Processes
  • Fundamentals of Organisational Behaviour

Semester 2

  • Project Cost and Procurement Management
  • Project Resource Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Communication Management

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Strategy and Leadership
  • Research Methods
  • Project Performance Management and Reporting

Semester 2

  • Project Finance
  • Project Information Management
  • Capstone for Project Management

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English; or
  • A Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate or Diploma.

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