The UAE has $690 Billion worth of infra-structure projects planned – as such Project Managers are in demand to ensure these projects are delivered efficiently, to the highest standards of quality and safety, on time and within budget. If this is a challenge you want to undertake – now is the time to enter project management or seek a promotion to a management position from other associated roles.
This leads us to the issue of qualification – a 2007 PWC report found that an investment in staff development programmes for project managers had the greatest impact on project performance and that 80% of high-performing projects were delivered by certified project managers. As such, successful project management is frequently related to your formal project management education and there lies the key to success in your project management career. See below for project management education opportunities in the UAE.
Project Management Education in the UAE:
According to salaryexplorer.com your education can directly impact your earning potential.
|Education Level||Average Salary|
|Certification or Diploma||29,000 AED|
|Bachelor’s Degree||30,000 AED|
|Master’s Degree||32,650 AED|
Certificates and diplomas in project management of particularly high ROI due; they are generally quick and inexpensive to complete and offer international standards and recognition.
There are a variety of options including PMP and Prince2 (the two most popular options), but there is also Primavera, Six Sigma, Agile and others. They can all be found at Laimoon, they cost less than 4000 AED and take just 2-5 days to complete. Many of these are also offered through online learning. Online learning may give you more flexibility to study outside of work hours.
Find out how 4 Project Managers got their start in their PM careers in our next blog.
Popular Project Management Courses:
- PMP – Project Management
- PMP Exam preparation
- Online Prince2 foundation course
- FIDIC Contracts
- Find jobs in Project Management
Other useful sources of information
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