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Course overview

This Advanced Project Management online course builds on the popular Principles of the Project Management course, by deepening insight into project management and its practical applications. Acquire highly sought-after skills and apply the latest in project management approaches to drive critical cross-functional business projects to successful completion. If you’re a project manager or involved in a business at an advanced operational and strategic level, you’ll end 14 weeks with the tools and knowledge necessary to take your company and career to the next level.

Course curriculum

  • Module 1: Extended applications in project selection
  • Module 2: Drivers of effective project implementation
  • Module 3: Advanced network analysis
  • Module 4: Managing resources
  • Module 5: Reducing project duration
  • Module 6: Monitoring and evaluation of project performance: Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Module 7: Managing change
  • Module 8: Extended topics in project management

Course outcomes

  • Understand the more advanced applications of project management
  • Extend technical capabilities within the project management environment
  • Streamline efficiencies in the implementation and delivery of projects
  • Understand and apply key financial models including net present value and internal rate of return
  • Learn how to reduce project duration using critical path analysis


Dr Robert Venter

Course summary

Format: Wits certified online short course
Certification: Wits University certificate of competence
Duration: 14 weeks
Breakdown: 13 weeks consecutive online lectures, one exam in week 15
Hours per week: 10
Language: English

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Dr Robert Venter

Dr Robert Venter is a senior Wits lecturer and renowned expert in project management, with experience lecturing at multiple business schools.