Why should you join the MAPS Associate Degree in Project Management?

  • MAPS qualifications offer the quickest route to completing your Associate degree and Bachelor’s degree.
  • Intakes every two months – flexibility to join whenever suits you.
  • Receive access to world class online library resources to help with your studies.
  • Affordable course fees with low monthly instalments.
  • Specifically designed for those in work – evening classes only.
  • Flexible progression routes allow you to progress onto MAPS College Bachelors degree or International qualifications.
  • High quality lecturers and course content – bringing relevant Project Management concepts and business theories to life, alongside key workplace skills.
  • Fully approved by MQA as a Level 6 qualification.
  • Eligible students can access government funding to cover the full course fees if completing the Associate Degree as part of a three year bachelor’s program.

Course Description
The qualification provides learners with a broad understanding of a wide range of Project Management and business concepts and promotes the development of essential workplace skills demanded by employers. The qualification is suitable for individuals already in work or looking to start their career in a range of Project Management job roles, and supports progression to management level roles on completion.

The qualification can also be extended to a three year Bachelor’s degree in Project Management (MNQF Level 7).

Awarding Body
The certificate for this course will be awarded by MAPS College.

MNQF Level
Level 6 Associate Degree (view Approval)

Academic Requirements
Applicants must meet one of the following minimum entry requirements:

  • 2 A’ Level passes (E or above)
  • 2 HSSC passes (C or above)
  • MNQF Level 4 Qualification in a related field
  • MNQF Level 4 Qualification in an unrelated field, AND successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program
  • 20 years old AND completion of the 10th year of School AND 2 years of work experience in a relevant field, AND successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program

Course Structure

  • Year 1 units:
    • Business Ethics
    • Academic, Presentation and Communication Skills
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Leadership and Teamworking
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Project Planning and Scheduling
    • Management and Control of Projects
    • One Optional Unit
  • Year 2 units:
    • Critical Thinking
    • Civic Education
    • Business Law
    • Strategic Management
    • Quality Management and Process Improvement
    • Operations Management
    • Project Management Techniques and Methods
    • One Optional Unit

Duration: 18 months.

Intakes: Every two months throughout the year.

Course Assessments
All subjects will be assessed by time constrained written examinations. Some subjects will also include assignments and presentations.

Course Fee and Payment Plan
Payments can be made in installments. Please see Course Fees and Payment Plan for information.

Pathway
Students who complete the MAPS Associate Degree in Project Management may use it as a standalone qualification or progress onto the final year of the MAPS Bachelor’s degree in Project Management. Students may also choose to progress onto an ABE Level 6 Diploma in Business Management, Human Resources or Marketing, or apply for entry to the University of Bedfordshire BA Business Administration (Final Year) programme on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete the application form, which can be submitted to the College Reception on the First Floor of H. Vaifilaa-age, Janavaree Magu. Applicants are requested to read the Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College before applying.