Benefiting from over 30 years’ experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Project Management course features:
Introduction to Management
Defining Management; Innovation In Management; Management Skills; Management And Achievement; Management Roles; Types Of Organisations; Management And The Workplace; The Four Management Functions (Planning; Organising; Leading; Controlling);
The Evolution of Management Thinking
Management Perspectives; Historical Trends; Innovative Management Thinking; The Learning Organisation; Management Challenges; The Environment And Corporate Culture; The Organisation-Environmental Relationship;
Introduction to Information Systems
Introduction To Information Systems; Business Landscape; Contemporary Approaches To Information Systems; Impact Of Information Systems On Organisations And The Management Decision Process; Models Of Decision Making; Electronic Business; Ethics In An Information Society; Management Reporting Systems;
Modern Organisations; Frameworks For Organisational Analysis; Analysis Of Structures; Organisational Cultures; Gender And Identity; New Directions In Organisation Theory And Analysis;
Defining Strategic Management; Organisational Direction; Purpose Of Strategy; Generating And Selecting Strategic Options; The Strategy Management Process; Strategic Formulation And Implementation; Constructing The Strategy Plan; Macro And Micro-Environmental Analysis; Analysing Internal Resources And Capabilities; Organising Design And Strategy;
The Strategic Manager
Defining The Strategic Manager; Thinking And Acting Strategically; The Strategic Plan; Effective Strategic Processes; Ideas; Tools And Techniques; Operational Responsibilities; Change Management; Culture Change; The Business Plan; Analysing The Current Reality; Formulating; Evaluating And Implementing Strategy;
Qualitative & Quantitative Management Research
Methods And Techniques; Research Design; Data Collection; Data Handling Techniques; Methods Of Analysis; Research Reports; Analysis Of Variance; Diagnostics And Model Development; Introduction To Management Science Modelling;
Introduction To Financial Management; Principles Of Financial Management; Mechanisms For Financial Planning; Financial Management Tools And Concepts; Financial Decision Making; Techniques Of Financial Appraisal; Company Performance; Needs Of Stakeholders; Sources Of Finance;
Accounting for Performance
Managerial Accounting; Budgetary Planning And Forecasting Methods; Interpreting Budget Outcomes; Cost-Structure Analysis And Profit Calculation; Making Decisions On Pricing; Cost Control; Cost Reduction; Analysing Financial Viability;
Managerial Decision Making
Types of decisions and problems; decision making models; development of alternatives; engaging in debate;
Managing Human Resources
Human Resources; The Changing Nature Of Careers; Developing An Effective Workplace; Selection Process; Appraisal; Globalization; Cultural Competence; Managing Diversity; Flexibility; Uncertainty And Change; Review And Reflection;
Economics as a Theory Of Organisation; Demand And Supply And Equilibrium; Consumers And Markets; Strategic Interaction And Dynamic Competition; Uncertainty In Behaviour And Markets; Information And Efficiency;
Processes For Change; Creativity And Improvement; Managing Adaptive Organisations; Managing Diversity; Impact Of Change On People; Innovation And The Changing Workplace; New Products And Technologies; Exploration And Entrepreneurship; Changing People And Culture; Implementing Change;
Dynamics of Behaviour in Organisations
Human Behaviour; Personality And Individual Differences; Work Motivation; Decision Making; Rewards Systems; Leadership; Groups And Group Processes; Design Of Work; Organisational Culture And Creativity;
The Concept Of Motivation; Foundations Of Motivation; Motivating Others; Reinforcement; Job Design For Motivation; Empowering People; Giving Meaning To Work;
Effective Performance in the Workplace
Company Organisational Culture And Structures; Building An Effective Workforce – Recruitment; Team Selection; Appointment And Termination; Training And Appraisal; Motivational Strategies; Competition In The Workplace; Wage And Salary Administration; Job Restructuring;
The Nature Of Leadership; Leadership Versus Management; Leadership Traits; Matching Leadership Style With Situation; Power And Influence; Leading Change; Building A Network; Managing Team Conflict; Mentoring (Setting Goals; Measuring Progress; Taking Action);
Communication And The Manager’s Role; Types Of Communication; Building Communication Networks; Communication And The Different Stakeholders; Managing Organisational Communication; Internal And External Communication;
Project management and strategy; defining and assessing the project; the project plan; work/costings/and timings; work breakdown structure; project resources; project schedules; managing the project process; effective delegation;
Project Management Software
Introduction To Projectlibre; Downloading & Installing The Application; The Projectlibre Screen Environment: Gantt Charts; Using Network Diagrams; The Resources View; The Work Breakdown Structure Chart; The Resources Breakdown Structure Chart; The Reports Screen; The Task Usage Detail Screen; The Resource Usage Detail Screen; The Histogram Screen;
Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
Managing Creativity And Innovation; The Relationship Between Enterprise; Entrepreneurship; Intrapreneurship And Self-Employment; Setting Up An Organisation; Entrepreneurial Leadership; Managing Growth And Sustainable Entrepreneurial Organisations; Developing And Managing National And Global Business Networks And Other Key Stakeholders;
Managing Quality & Performance
Optimising Performance; Organisational Regulation And Control; The Meaning Of Control; Approaches To Control; Choosing Standards And Measures; Feedback Control Model; Financial Control; Trends In Quality And Control; Quality Control And Monitoring; International Standards;
Defining Risk Management; Categories Of Risk (Internal And External Risks); Identifying The Project Risks; Risk Analysis And Assessment; Qualitative Analysis (Fishbone Diagram; Classification Matrices); Quantitative Analysis; Introduction To Risk Planning; The Risk Register Output To Risk Identification; Avoiding Risk; Reducing Risk (Mitigate); Contingency Plans; Risk Acceptance; Risk Monitoring; Insurance; Planning For A Crisis;
Information Technology and E-Business
Information Technology And Management; Knowledge Management; Technology; The Internet And E-Business; Implementing E-Business Strategies; Going International;
Concepts Of Risk; Approaches To Managing Risk; Identifying; Analysing And Managing Risk; The Risk Management Framework; Risk And Decision-Making; Evaluation;
Why Marketing Matters; Marketing Strategy Development; Marketing Research; Marketing And The Internet; The Influence Of Culture In Global Marketing; New Challenges For Global Marketing;
Managing in a Global Environment
Managing In A Global Environment; Factors Affecting Management Across Cultural Barriers/Global Organisations; Working Internationally; A Borderless World; The International Business Environment (Exporting; Outsourcing; Licensing; Investing); The Economic Environment; Resource And Product Markets; The Legal-Political Environment; The Socio-Cultural Environment; International Trade Alliances; Multinational Corporations;
Managing Ethics & Social Responsibility
Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility; Managerial Ethics; Criteria For Ethical Decision-Making; Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainability And The Natural Environment; Responsibility;
Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
Introduction To CSR; The Arguments For CSR; Developing A Strategy For CSR; Incorporating CSR Into The Business Model; CSR And The Stakeholders; Implementing CSR; Measuring The Impact Of CSR;
Introduction to Project Management
Definitions from industry-led professionals; Characteristics defining a project; Comparing projects to processes; Introducing global standards in project management; Summary of major associations representing the profession of project management - International Organization of Standardization (ISO), the Association for Project Management (APM), International Project Management Association (IPMA) Project Management Institute (PMI); Examples of widely used methodologies and guides in project management (e.g. PRINCE2, the Critical Chain Method (CCPM), PMBOK guide by the PMI);
The Project Management Team
Detailed analysis of key players involved in a project life cycle and their integration (Project sponsor, seniority, project manager, project engineer, seller/supplier, project team members, programme board, project management office, stakeholders, customer);
The main factors involved in project initiation (definitions, business plans, project sponsor and other stakeholders); Planning at the initial stage for a successful project outcome; Understanding and defining the project scope; Recognising time, budget schedule restraints in the scope development;
The Planning Process
Where and how to start; Using detailed checklists and flowcharts as tools in creating and formulising project plans; The advantages of using work breakdown structures (WBS); Organizational breakdown structure (OBS); The use of logical coding systems as effective organization methods; Critical path networks; Gaining authorization; Making decisions; Initial project coordination;
Budget and Cost Estimation
The key concepts in project cost management; Cost estimating; Cost budgeting; Cost accounting; Tools and techniques in cost estimation (top-down, bottom-up costing, reserve, conference, vendor bid analysis); Cost estimations for materials; Labour costs and manufacturing;
Processes involved in project time management; Difference between time planning and time scheduling; Internal and external time influences; Bottom-up and top-down time planning; Parametric estimation and three point estimation; Checklists and diary planning; Developing a realistic schedule; Gantt charts and linked Gantt charts;
Defining quality; How quality fits into the project life cycle; Planning for quality; SMART planning; Inputs and outputs required for quality planning and quality assurance; Costs of quality; Prioritising quality; The value of quality management; Quality assurance; Testing for software quality (unit testing, integration testing, subsystem testing, system testing, regression testing, alpha testing, beta testing, acceptance testing); Validating and verifying quality; Benchmarking; Quality management practices; Quality testing and reviewing; Why quality isn't met;
Defining risk management; Categories of risk (internal and external risks); Identifying the projects’ risks; Risk analysis and assessment; Qualitative analysis (fishbone diagram, classification matrices); Quantitative analysis; Introduction to risk planning; The risk register - output to risk identification, avoiding risk, reducing risk (mitigate); Contingency plans; Risk acceptance; Risk monitoring; Insurance; Planning for a crisis;
Formal project closure procedures; Managing files and archives; Finalising records and reports; Disposing of surplus materials; Completing final project definition; Project review; Improving project performance; Learning before doing;
Project Management Software (ProjectLibre)
Introduction to ProjectLibre; Overview of the ProjectLibre Environment; Downloading & Installing the Application; The ProjectLibre screen environment: Gantt Charts; Using Network Diagrams; The Resources View; The Work Breakdown Structure Chart; The Resources Breakdown Structure Chart; The Reports Screen; The Task Usage Detail Screen; The Resource Usage Detail Screen; The Histogram Screen; Setting up a New Project; Creating Sub Tasks, Setting Task Durations, Setting Task Dependencies, Modifying a Task, Adding Notes to a Task, Adding Resources to your Project; Work and Material Resource Types; Assigning & Modifying a Resource; Assigning Costs to a Resource; Adding Notes to a Resource; Inserting Milestones in a Project; Tracking your Project using Baselines; Creating Project Reports; Common Project Management Terms; Resources and References.
Criteria for eligibility must be met in full prior to commencing the programme. For successful enrollment on the Postgraduate Diploma course, the minimum entry requirement is a prior Degree level qualification.
On successful completion of this course you will receive a Postgraduate level qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management).
The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised by leading industries, bodies and professions.
Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for two calendar years. However, you can complete the course in as little as 1 year, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
Course Fees: 1995.00 EUR
To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.
Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
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