Course Description

Advanced Diploma in Project Management

Dublin Business School (DBS)


All organisations use projects as the way to translate strategies into plans and objectives into realities and the application of advanced project management skills is often what determines a successful project from a painful and unsatisfactory one. Dublin Business School is a Registered Education Provider (REP) for the Project Management Institute.

We have designed this Advanced Diploma programme specifically for project managers, team members and senior managers who in addition to obtaining an Advanced Diploma in Project Management may also intend to take the Project Management Institute examination.


Programme Aims and Objectives

The course will bring participants up to speed in the current principles and practices of project management. Incorporating preparation for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification examination, the main focus of this course will centre on the five projects management processes of Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Close-out.


Additionally students will:

  • Comprehend the characteristics of contemporary organisational approaches to project management.
  • Gain an insight into the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, 2017, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), sixth edition. Especially its processes and knowledge areas.
  • Understand the Project Management Institutes PMP® certification process.
  • Evaluate the importance of effective management of project phases over the project life cycle.
  • Develop competencies in methods, tools and techniques for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects.
  • Analyse the skills and competencies required of the project manager and project team.
  • Understand the various roles and the importance of the Project/Programme Office



To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Project Management, a student will be required to complete an end of course multiple choice examination (100%).



Project Management Institute (PMI)®

With over 300,000 members in 170 countries the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)® is the leading membership association for the project management profession and the largest association dedicated to project management in the world. Dublin Business School was the first private college in Ireland to be awarded the status of a Registered Education Provider (REP) of Project Management Training by the PMI®.

The REP programme was developed by the PMI® to create a global system to recognise training providers that follow PMI®-established criteria for project management training and to enhance the ongoing professional development of PMI’s® members, those credentialed through PMI® and others in the project management profession.

PMI®, PMP® and PMBOK® are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.


Course Content

The Advanced Diploma in Project Management has the following content:

  • The Project Management Framework
  • Project Management in Context
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Management Professional Responsibility



In addition to the Advanced Diploma in Project Management this course concentrates on preparing students to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. A review of material normally covered in the examination will be presented. Students are instructed on how best to prepare, study for and take the examination. Sample questions of the type given in the examination are used extensively. This curriculum has been specifically built to broadly map A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017 and the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Examination Specification.

PMP® and PMBOK® are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.


Career Progression Opportunities

The qualification obtained from the Advanced Diploma in Project Management and the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification demonstrates to employers and prospective employers that graduates have the strategic and professional competency to successful manage projects on a small or large scale.

Student Profile

Typically, students participating on the programme come from a variety of professional backgrounds including IT, manufacturing, marketing, engineering and construction.



The fee for this Diploma is €2,000.This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.


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College Name Dublin Business School (DBS)
Course Category Business, Project Management
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Fee €2000
Course Duration 14 Weeks
Course Times 1 evening per week, 6.15-9.30pm
Title of Awarding Advanced Diploma in Project Management
Career Path On completion of the Advanced Diploma in Project Management students will have developed the skills for various project management roles and are elible to continue on for the PMI certification.
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