Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

16 Credits (ECTS)

Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

Project Management is the implementation of methodologies, knowledge, processes, experience and skills to achieve the objectives of a project. A degree in project management teaches you how to systematically break a larger problem or project down into smaller chunks of manageable work that will eventually lead to the completion of the entire project. 

  • Get a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management  from Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy.

  • GMU, accredited by the Ministry of Education, Italy, is a member of the Bologna Process in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and a NARIC-approved and WES-accepted university.

  •  It is a 16 ECTS program which is 100% Online with Personal Tutor support.

  • Flexible Payment scheme. No upfront payment, pay per module system.

  • Program Flexibility : Can complete the program in 3-6 months based on the learners pace and time availability.

Course Module & Fee

The entire course comprises 2 modules . We follow a Pay as you Go Scheme, which means, you pay per module.

Module Fees

$1000 (500 per module, total 2 modules)

PGD-GMU Certification Fee

$700 (To be paid upon successful completion of the program)

Total Fees


Admission Requirement

Academic Route

A Degree from an accredited university (or academic equivalent) in any subject.

English Language Proficiency

If you are not a native speaker, you should have an appropriate English proficiency level, e.g. an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent in all bands or possess a bachelor’s degree delivered and assessed in English, or proof of work experience in an English-speaking environment.

Why UniAthena?


At UniAthena, you are in charge of your learning! You get to decide the pace of your learning based on your financial and time availability. The learning structure is modular, ensuring pace, effectiveness and momentum of your learning journey. With this byte-sized learning format you get to learn anywhere, anytime.


With UniAthena as your learning partner, you follow a ‘Pay as you Go Scheme’ for your program, that means no upfront bulk payment of your fee. Instead, your fee will be divided into small pocket-friendly installments distributed across your program.

Accredited & Globally Accepted

UniAthena has partnered with reputed Universities and Awarding bodies, all of which are fully accredited by governmental regulatory bodies in their respective countries. Universities are NARIC Approved and are part of European Higher education, Bologna process, making the programs recognised worldwide.


Byte-sized learning formats ensure that each learning item carries tangible value in terms of learning outcome, which allows learners to stack or combine small units into higher education credits toward a degree or diploma. At any point of time during your course, you can claim a certificate/diploma based on the credits you have earned so far.



Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

Awarding Body Accredited By

Ministry of Education, Italy

Flexible Duration

3 - 6 Months



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What You Learn

Module 1

Operations and Project Management

Operations and Project Management

Duration: 21 - 60 Days

This module will provide an introduction to a wide range of Operations and Project management tools and problems faced by professionals working in modern organizations.

21 - 60 Days

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 8 ECTS

Module 2

Strategic Project Management & Implementation

Strategic Project Management & Implementation

Duration: 21 - 60 Days

This module provides a clear understanding of the various phases of project management, and the strategies on how to successfully carry out a project and the emerging trends in project management.

21 - 60 Days

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 8 ECTS


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Students observed Improvement in Performance at Work 

Partners of this Programme

Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU) is based in Rome, Italy and it is the first Italian Open University recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). It appears among the 25 top performers worldwide in the categories of the U-Multirank ranking system for open-access publications, international joint publications, and regional joint publications.

Message from Rector

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We welcome the learners of Athena Global Education to our qualifications and wish them the very best on their future endeavours.

Prof. Alessandra Briganti

Guglielmo Marconi University, modelled around education and research, promotes innovative ICT-based educational methodologies, stimulating learners to develop high cognitive and practical competencies. The strong point of this educational system is the focus on the current educational demands required by the ever-changing working environment. By considering these developments, GMU offers learners high-quality market-oriented courses. We have been continuously growing our presence around the world through many strategic partnerships during past years and the Westford Education Group was the one of the major partnerships which has been very successful since 2015.

Athena Global Education is a new venture of Westford Education Group. A future ready education solution, Athena Global Education utilizes the latest technology aimed at improving the learners experience. We are happy to have partnered for this new project and are eager to expand our partnership into different domains. The association with Westford Group has produced hundreds of graduates in past years and we look forward to enhancing the portfolio and providing accessibility to education around the world.

We welcome the learners of Athena Global Education to our qualifications and wish them the very best on their future endeavours.

Message from Dean

We believe in developing highest standard of education for all our students.


Dr. Rainer Masera

GMU Business School, Italy

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Admission Process

Please find below the detailed steps to be followed as a part of the admission process.

Why This Course ?

Course Resources

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Why This Course ?


Setting Goals and Objectives

The Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management equips the learner with strong planning abilities, including the capacity to set clear goals and realistic objectives, along with a schedule with specific stages to achieve the project goals.


Effective Management

The course imparts core competencies such as leadership and planning, to technical skills like documentation and budgeting. You learn to prioritize competing interests at each project stage, so that you can maintain high standards, best practices, and high customer satisfaction levels.


Career Advancement Opportunities

Project management is a skill that enables the learner to operate at a higher level, as it incorporates aspects of teamwork and leadership. Many fields need highly skilled project managers, including: engineering and construction, healthcare, financial services, law, and technology.

How You Learn ?

Engage with a scientifically developed learning pedagogy that ensures a quality and effective journey for the learners. Enjoy a seamless learning experience tailored to your level of expertise on the subject matter.

What You Receive ?

You will be receiving the following certificates as specified below:


Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management issued by

Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy

Records of Achievements with Grade issued by

Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in order to be eligible for this course. Additionally, applicants must have adequate proficiency in the English language.

All applicants are required to upload the following documents in order to be eligible for admissions:

1. Proof of having earned a Bachelor's Degree - such as a Degree Certificate. If the documents are not in English, 
   official translations should be submitted.
2. The final transcript of Bachelor's Degree.
3. A copy of the government-issued photo identity

Follow these steps to formally enroll into the Diploma program by GMU:

1. Register on Athena Global Education for a free 7-day trial.
2. Upload all the documents as required under the 'Eligibility Criteria' to the learning portal by clicking on 'Enroll Now' on the learning dashboard.
3. The academic panel will then review your documents and if found to be eligible, send you an 'Admission Offer Letter'.
4. On receiving the 'Admission Offer Letter', you can pay for one module.
5. You can pay for multiple modules together if you like. However, you will be given access to subsequent module content only after completing the previous module.
Once your payment is confirmed, you will be sent an official 'Admission Letter' along with a receipt for the amount paid. You will also get access to the Assignment related documents in the 'Project Details' section.
If you are unsure about your eligibility or if you do not have a Bachelor's degree, then contact us at and attach the relevant documents in your email. You won't be asked to make a payment until we determine you are eligible to be admitted.

Once you register for the course, you will have access to the learning resources of the first module (or "course" in the American system) where you can access the learning materials and the e-library. Your access to these learning resources will end after 7 days of registration and you will need to enroll for the program by paying fees for the first module. In order to be eligible for admission, you must upload all the eligibility-related documents on the learning portal and subsequently must have received an 'Offer of Admission' letter.

After enrolling in a particular program or receiving the admission letter, we are unable to offer refunds as per our policy. However, prior to enrollment, all learners have the option to utilize the free trial period, which lasts between 3 to 7 days.

The Referral Policy is a UniAthena initiative to make our degree programs more  affordable to the learners. Learners can  share programs with  friends, family or even peers. If the Invitee enrolls for the suggested program, the next module is made free of charge.

The core resources of the program are video classes and related reading material. The video lessons and reading materials will provide you with adequate knowledge to understand the module content.

Additionally, you will also be learning from webinars, online library, additional learning materials and case studies curated by faculty.

Every learner is assigned a personal tutor for each module in his course, the learners can reach out to his/her personal tutor for any academic assistance with his/her learning. Besides, academic assistance, learners are allocated a learner Experience Executive, who will be there to assist learners with any pastoral support (non- academic). You can reach out to your learner support executive at

There are no written exams for this program. All the modules are assessed based on the module-specific project. Once you are enrolled in the module, you will be able to access the assignment brief under the 'Project Details' section in the learning portal. Apart from the assessment brief, you will be given the learning outcomes and performance criteria to know what is expected in the project from the learner. If you still have questions concerning the assignments, you can seek the support of the faculty. We are here to give you the help you need.

As soon as you are enrolled in a module, you will have 60 days to submit the assignment. However, submissions will be accepted from the 21st day of enrolment. You can choose to submit anytime during this 21-day to the 60-day timeline and immediately proceed to the next module. You can use this time to go through all the videos, read all the case studies and articles, and ask questions as you begin to write your assignment. Once submitted, you will not be able to make any changes.

After you have submitted the assignment, the faculty will evaluate and provide feedback, including results (your grade), within 21 days of your submission. If you fail, you will be given feedback on the assignment stating the reasons for failure. You will have to rework the project according to the feedback provided by the assessor. You need to rework only on the areas where you failed and not on the entire project. You are required to resubmit the assignment within 21 days of the publication of the result (grade). There are no additional fees for resubmission.

If you fail to submit the assignment within 60 days of the enrolment date, you can request an extension of not more than 30 days and pay a fee of USD 100.00 ($100).

If you do not resubmit the failed assignment within 21 days of the published results, you may request an extension of not more than 30 days by paying USD 100.00 ($100).

If you fail again on your RE-submission, you may apply for a Re-Take by paying USD 150 ($100). You will have another 60 days of access to the resources and will need to submit the assignment within 60 days from the retake date. The process then restarts as mentioned above.

Once you move to the dissertation (thesis) stage, you will be assigned a Dissertation guide who will support you through the Research and Dissertation project. The Guide normally has 4 meetings with the student: first, the proposal meeting, then the first review, third, a second review and lastly, a final review.
A dissertation will have about 10,000 words. We will be conducting Dissertation guidance classes every month which you need to attend to get a clear understanding of dissertation work and what is expected out of your research. This is in addition to the Dissertation guide meetings. Once you submit the final dissertation, then you may be called for a "viva" to defend your dissertation depending on the decision of the assessor. The result will be published within 30 days of submission of the dissertation; if you fail the dissertation, then you will have an opportunity to resubmit the work as per the feedback provided by the assessor and the corrected work should be submitted within 30 days of publishing the results.
If you fail on your resubmission, then you may have to pay the dissertation fee again and you will need to start over on a new project.
Once you have enrolled for the Dissertation, you need to submit the final work within 6 months of enrollment. In case of failure of submission, an extension fee will be applicable. The shortest time allocated to submit the dissertation is 60 days.

Once you have registered for the course, the maximum time allowed to complete the program is 6 months. The minimum duration of the course is defined as 3 months though some exceptions may apply.

Each module must be completed within 60 days of the enrollment date. The shortest time allowed for submission of the assignment is 21 days from the date of enrollment.
The minimum duration of the module is defined as 21 days though some exceptions may apply.

This Diploma is awarded by Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy which is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Italy.  Besides, GMU is part of the Bologna process of European Union and is a NARIC approved university ensuring international recognition.

Under any unforeseen circumstances, if you want to withdraw from the program, you may apply for an Early Exit Award. Based on the credit earned and modules completed, you might receive a credit statement or a diploma, or an extended diploma by paying the certification fee. You will be able to resume the course at a later date by re-enrolling and may resume from where you stopped, depending on the availability of that particular course at the time of re-enrollment.

No formal convocation ceremony