Managing Projects Programme (University of Stellenbosch Business School)

Managing Projects Programme

In today’s world, project management has become a prime technique for managing change. The Managing Projects programme at USB Executive Development (USB-ED) was designed to respond to the needs of the modern business environment in a practical, how-to-do-it way.


USB-ED is a platinum status Registered Education and Training Provider at Project Management South Africa (PMSA).


The programme is aimed at middle to senior managers who need to launch or manage projects.


Programme Content

The programme presents all the principles, processes, techniques and requirements for the focused and integrated management of substantial ad hoc tasks (i.e. projects) by a specific team against planned targets of time and cost, as opposed to functional management. Presentation methods include group work and case studies, and individual and group participation are important components of the programme structure. The following subject areas are covered:


  • Orientation to project management and project planning
  • Organising for project management
  • The formulation of the scope of a project
  • Time management for projects with non-repetitive elements
  • Cost management


Participants will be required to attend a classroom-based study block of 5 days from Monday to Friday, 08:15–17:30.


Based on pre-reading and class discussions, groups are required to submit responses to case studies. Individuals or groups must prepare a project plan on a topic of own choice. The purpose of this assignment is for participants to demonstrate an understanding of all the principles and techniques presented in the programme and to confirm their ability to apply these in a practical situation. The assignment will be marked against an assessment matrix. An individual assignment requires an aggregate outcome of 50% with a sub-minimum outcome of 30% for every chapter of the assignment. Group assignments require an aggregate outcome of 60% with a subminimum outcome of 30% for every chapter of the assignment.



R 20 900.00 per person (inclusive of VAT)





16 - 20 April 2018

2 - 6 July 2018

29 October - 2 November 2018


30 July - 3 August 2018


21 - 25 May 2018