Course Description

Online Diploma in Project Management

Online Diploma in Project Management is a course run by Dublin Business School (DBS), Dublin. It is an Online course with a duration of 12 weeks. Online Diploma in Project Management gives a Course Qualification of Diploma. For more information about Online Diploma in Project Management at Dublin Business School (DBS), please review the details below.


The Online Diploma in Project management is relevant to all industries and sectors, both SME’s are large corporations. The importance of Project Management has been recognised by a growing number of businesses as it equips management with the ability to prepare for and react to change in fluctuating economic environments. If you would like to develop your skills as a project manager, this course is for you.

Why Study Project Management?

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the various aspects and approaches to PM
  • Understand the essential skills required to make an efficient Project Manager (incl. communication, leadership, motivation, negotiation and team building skills)
  • Have a thorough understanding of the role played by stakeholders
  • Understand the theories of ‘success criteria’ and ‘critical success factors’ in the context of projects.
  • Be able to identify and appraise the significance of considered management on the project life cycle
  • Be accomplished in Project Management tools and techniques for organising, auditing, and governing projects and for diminishing risk.
  • Put learning into practice by drafting a project plan
  • Appreciate the assorted roles and value of the project office.



Assessment for the Online Diploma in Project Management is 100% based on mandatory written individual and group assignments.


DBS Student Facilities

  • Online Learning Environment – is an eLearning system, providing a catalogue of programme information, notes and text, as well as the interactive classroom experience. The virtual online classroom allows students to log in from home, once signed in they can communicate with one another or their lecturer via messaging through the app; allowing for an enhanced and supportive learning experience that puts the user in control.
  • DBS Online Library – The Online Library houses an array of introductory videos and virtual classroom sessions covering topics including: library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism, and referencing. .
  • DBS Virtual Community of Learners – Enrolment to one of our online courses will automatically include you in DBS Online’s Virtual Community of Learners where you can network and share with your fellow online students.


Course Content

The Online Diploma in Project Management examines the role of project management, the project life cycle, project initiation, planning, execution, control, and achievement of project objectives.

Modules include:

  • Project Initiation – Defining the project in strategic terms, outlining its business value and seeking authorisation to proceed.
  • Project Planning – Developing a project plan capable of delivering project objectives, continuously refining requirements, creating a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), establishing project controls and seeking approval for the plan.
  • Project Execution – Progressing the development of the project plan and co-ordinating people, materials and processes to accomplish planned objectives.
  • Project Control – Ensuring that project objectives are met by monitoring and measuring progress regularly, using earned value to identify variances from plan, responding to risk triggers and taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Closing-out – The final stage includes the formalised acceptance of the project or phase, the documenting of lessons learned, record archiving, contract review and audit.

If these modules are of interest to you, apply today.


Studying Online

The Online Diploma in Project Management is delivered wholly online. Workshops, tutorials and programme assessments are all conducted through a virtual learning environment.

Weekly scheduled classes are streamed live and recorded using Zoom, a cloud-based app that works on any device. Just like on campus classes involve lectures, group discussions, student presentations and live tests.



Zoom is a cloud-based collaboration app that works on all devices. Weekly scheduled classes are streamed live and recorded on Zoom. Just like in on-campus classes, online classes include lectures, group discussions, student presentations and live tests.

For you to be able to interact fully with the class, you have to be able to see and hear it. To make sure you get the full virtual learning experience, make sure you have:

  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones
  • A webcam

Most modern devices come with all of the above built-in. If your device does not have all of these (or it is broken) there are a few options you can explore:

    • Use the Zoom app on your mobile phone to attend classes.
    • Purchase an external webcam with a built in microphone (these are available from around €15).
    • Purchase a headset with a microphone (also available from around €15).
    • Use a combination or your PC and phone. Dial in to the Zoom session for audio (numbers available for most countries) and attend the meeting online for video.



Moodle is an online learning management system. You will find materials and activities here, as well as links to the live classes, information on your lecturers and your timetable.
To use Moodle you will need:

  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone
  • Any internet browser or equivalent app (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.)
  • Apps that can read and edit PDFs, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents. If you do not already have access to these apps, they can be made freely available to you for the duration of the course.


Project Management Career Opportunities

Globally, companies are beginning to recognise that traditional forms of management fell short when it came to effectively dealing with the unexpected and unforeseen. Project Management provides structure; enabling organisations to achieve targets and improve performance even when the unexpected happens.

Many project failures could be avoided if the proper methodologies and tools were utilised. Effective Project Management has the potential to save a business thousands or even millions in the long run. As such, skills in this area are in high demand.

This course will give you an introduction to the skills needed to manage projects at all scales so you can pursue a career in any industry, with an SME or large corporation.



The fee for the Online Diploma in Project Management is €1,500. This fee includes tuition, registration and DBS Online Library membership. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins.


Next Steps

If you are interested in obtaining our online diploma in project management. Do not hesitate to contact us today to find out more information.

The Online Diploma in Project Management course at Dublin Business School (DBS) is listed in's national courses finder.
Training ProviderDublin Business School (DBS)
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationDiploma
Awarding Body DetailsOnline Diploma in Project Management
Course Duration12 weeks
Course TimeOnline delivery - 1 online class per week on Wednesday, start time 7.30pm (TBC) - 1 weekly podcast - 1 online clinic with lecturer for questions and queries
Course Fee€1,500.
Carear PathProject management provides a diverse range of interesting and rewarding career options. It encompasses a highly versatile and valued skill set that can be applied across all major economic sectors from the arts, financial services, engineering, ICT, life sciences to construction.
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