Master’s Degree in Programme
Management Course (MComPM) – NQF L9
The purpose of the Master of Commerce in Programme Management (Professional) degree is to enable project, supply chain and value chain managers to apply and reflect critically on theories, methodologies and programme management practices within the emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) economic dispensation value chain performance management context.
Moreover, the purpose of the Master’s Degree extends to enabling managers in creating new knowledge through research mastery in the optimisation of the organisation’s value chain. The ability to deal with rapidly changing advancements in technology and international competitive markets of Industry 4.0 is enhanced. The Master’s degree in Programme Management Course is an accredited NQF Level 9 qualification.
After completing the Master’s Degree, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a command of research design, research methodologies and the execution of the research process.
- Programme-manage the organisation’s value chain in an integrative manner so as to optimise the organisation’s value proposition in the Industry 4.0 economic environment.
- Select methods and processes to solve emergent complexity related to programme managing project and supply chain portfolios in the Industry 4.0 situation utilising the initiating organisation’s, and that of partner organisations’, systems and resources to add value.
- Communicate, critique and defend substantial ideas produced through independent research in an area of specialisation, meeting the theoretical and technical requirements of advanced research report writing.
“Apply what you learn today in your job tomorrow”
In the emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution economic climate, employers prefer job-relevant education and training for improving the abilities of employees and for providing them with the necessary skills to apply what they learn today in their work context tomorrow.
All academic programmes and modules are presented in English and due to the structure of all Cranefield’s academic programmes, students need to spend only one morning per month away from work for classes.
The classes can be attended live at Cranefield’s Midrand, Gauteng auditorium, or live on-line via the Internet. Moreover, recordings of all classes are available on-line for an extended period of time for students outside the timeline, and for purposes of revision.
The rest of the time, student syndicate groups meet outside of work hours to discuss their practical case studies. Cranefield’s state of the art teaching and learning technologies allow classes, and even syndicate group meetings,
to be attended live online via the Internet anywhere in South Africa and the world. Cranefield’s teaching and learning are comprehensively technology-enhanced.
Execution of the technology-enhanced learning programme content (modules) is done in an agile manner that is in line with accepted international standards. The different learning modules therefore are offered in a highly flexible order.