Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management

Course Overview

Project management is regarded as a very high priority as all companies or organizations, whether small or large, are at one time or another involved in implementation of new undertakings, innovations, changes and projects. The projects may be individually diverse, however over time some tools, management techniques and problem solving approaches have proven to be more rewarding than others in bringing projects to a successful end.

Project management is a distinct professional discipline, with its own body of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques. It involves managing a project from inception to completion and the successful attainment of the project’s objectives. The course provides the opportunity to gain the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for performing the role of project manager. It adopts a generic approach to project management and is applicable to any project in a variety of industries such as construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology, research and development.


  • Introduction to Management Theory and Practice
  • Project Budgeting & financial Management
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation-paradigms and principles
  • Project implementation Analysis and Management
  • Leadership in Projects and Decision Making
  • Principles of Community Development
  • Fundraising for project Development
  • Economics for Development Planning
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Developing a Project Network Plan
  • Performance indicators
  • Project risk identification, Analysis and Management

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, a research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Enrolled: 23 students
Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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