Project management has become a critical operational tool for any manager who has to meet tight deadlines with limited resources. Managing short lead-times and on-time delivery systems is a distinctive business competence. The application of project management principles and techniques will help virtually any business improve its performance. This short learning programme (SLP) focuses on project management techniques in the context of planning and implementing successful projects through effective people management. Theoretical content is balanced with a strong accent on practical application.    


Any manager or aspirant manager whose position requires:    

  • The planning and completion of projects in the shortest possible time.
  • The containment of costs within project budgets.
  • The responsibility of ensuring that quality specifications are met.
  • The co-ordination and control of those activities necessary for the completion of projects.     


Lectures are conducted once a week in the evening or on a Saturday morning over 14 weeks. An additional week may be required for a presentation.    


Students will be required to submit an individual and group assignment.    

Note: Group Work    

Group work forms an integral part of the approach to the programme and enables the student to translate essential project management theory into practice.


  • Project management foundations and principles.
  • Project identification and selection.
  • Project proposals.
  • Project planning
  • Project software and tools.
  • Project resource utilisation.
  • Project schedule development.
  • Projects costs and budgets.
  • Project risk management.
  • Project coordination and documentation. 


Project Management is a SLP that is certified by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). Varsity College is an educational brand of The IIE. Furthermore, The Independent Institute of Education is a Project Management South Africa (PMSA) Registered Education and Training Provider (RETP).


What students past and current are saying.

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"I've completed 2 courses with The IIE's Business School at Varsity College Cape Town. My experience with this institution has been overwhelming. The staff and lectures are very helpful and excellent in the roles they play. Their schedules and time frames for each of the courses I've finished thus far have been 100% correct."

Stanley Roman

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"The course was so practical, I feel like I have the ability to go out and manage a project. It's not all theory that I have no clue how to apply. It was a privilege to learn from Bobby Keller at The IIE's Business School at Varsity College Pretoria. He has a lifetime of experience to share."

Lida van Eden

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"The IIE's Business School at Varsity College Cape Town gave me a chance to experience tertiary education the way it should be. I am able to go into the working world with some of their academic teachings and life advice."

Thabiseng Chiwashira

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