Postgraduate Diploma in Programme
Management Course (PGDipPM) – NQF L8
Cranefield College’s Postgraduate Diploma in Programme Management course is designed for working professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of programme-managing the entire cross-functionally shaped organisational value chain in the prevailing fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0 or 4IR) economy. Momentous changes are occurring in the 4IR environment, and value chain management is now more than ever before a vibrant and extremely valuable field of study. In today’s world one cannot be a successful leader without possessing project and programme management acumen. Cranefield graduates gain access to the Postgraduate Diploma studies via the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Advanced Diploma in Project Management. Prospective students who achieved their NQF L7 qualifications from other academic institutions may also apply. The Postgraduate Diploma is an accredited NQF Level 8 qualification.
Aspects most affected by Industry 4.0 are customer expectations, product and service enhancement, collaborative innovation, and organisational forms. These aspects are comprehensively addressed on the course, and students learn how to best maximize organisational benefits of strategic importance that lead to success. The Postgraduate Diploma’s distance learning format and structure allow for flexibility and meet the needs of working professionals with limited time to study.
Cranefield College is an ISO-9001-certified leader in private higher education and selects only the best in terms of highly qualified and experienced lecturers who are at the cutting edge of development in their fields. This ensures that students enjoy first-class tuition and derive maximum practical benefit from their studies. Moreover, history has proven that they are positively influential in the job market very early in their studies.
Successful Postgraduate Diploma students are given a solid foundation for more advanced studies through which they could continue to achieve greater heights. Graduates who further their studies through Cranefield may next enrol for the Master of Commerce in Programme Management (completed part-time in two years, depending on module choices and personal progress). Exceptional students may later in their careers progress all the way to the Cranefield PhD in Commerce and Administration, which signifies the highest level of attainment.