In spite of the exciting development of project management profession, failures to plan accurately and control projects within “acceptable” limits are a challenge to most development practitioners. A great number of projects have been found to have failed at an alarming rate despite the increasing interest in project management and project management implementation for many years in Tanzania.
With the above in mind, it has become necessary to review our understanding of project management education and reflect on how students can be developed to become competent project managers. There is the need to specifically discuss new perspectives and concepts which are required for advanced level project management education that could help develop the abilities of Project Managers, and provide them with the needed confidence within the dynamic organizational environments and complex projects which they face today
Diploma in Business and Project Management
The design of the Business and Project Management Diploma Programme reflects Tanzania Institute of Project Management’s desire to address contemporary demands in the Government, public and private sectors including Non Governmental Organizations, thereby incorporating such considerations into the development of the project management curriculum.
In line with the educational gap stipulated clearly in the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 and National Strategy for Growth and Poverty Reduction, the programme places great emphasis on transforming the mindsets of students on business and project management and promote attitudes of self-development, creativity, confidence, commitment and innovation in addressing the social and economic problems of the country
Curriculum Specific Areas of Concern
Our programme describes the evolution of project management and project management education. In particular, our review of the literature and of project management training programs demonstrates the focus on standardization of the field and on preparation for the professional designation of project managers.
The programme also discusses the impact of taking complexity seriously on meeting the right requirements for professional development of project practitioners and Project Managers. We lay out the requirements for preparing Project professionals to handle complexity and present a comprehensive model of project management development.
Finally, the programme focuses on the characteristics of an appropriate framework of project management education that embraces uncertainty and unknown possibilities. In particular, we examine how our curriculum may help to develop a learning community that collaboratively questions existing theory and practice and develops innovative approaches as well as caters for the needs of project management practitioners for extensive learning opportunities within a flexible learning environment.
Project-based work has a long tradition. Our innovative curriculum, carefully compiled to include all the skills that students need in order to be effective practitioners, focuses on achieving the right balance between practice and theory in business and project management.
The philosophy is based on the following principles:
To stimulate student interest in designing and implementing business project ideas to improve business performance.
To provide advanced knowledge and skills in project management to apply in business initiatives
To produce graduates who are ready to compete into labour market (formal and informal sector) and satisfy the industry needs locally and internationally
To prepare students for Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exams from PMI U.S.A
To satisfy the requirements of the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) being the regulating body for Technical Education in the country.
The minimum entry qualifications for the course shall be as follows:
NTA level 4 or Basic Certificate from any recognized university/institute
Form VI (A level), with at least one principal pass and two (2) subsidiary passes in any of the A level subjects recognized by the government
If and when necessary candidates must pass an aptitude test to be conducted by the Institute
Fees structure for Academic Year 2017/2018
S/N Particulars Amount (TSH)
1 Tuition Total fees: 2,100,000.00
1st year 1,050,000.00
2nd year 1,050,000.00
2 Application fees (NACTE Fee) 20,000.00
3 Books 50,000.00
4 Development Fees 120,000.00
5 Identity Card 15,000.00
6 Examination fees 100,000.00
5 Student Organization 10,000.00
NACTE Fees (Quality Assurance) 15,000.00
Payment should be made direct to the Bank
Acc Name: Project Management institute,
Bank name: Standard chartered bank,
Acc Name: 0102021421600
TIPM –Admission Office
Po Box 11161, Dar es Salaam
Tel/ Fax – 22 2761734