Cranefield College reconfirms industry basis for graduate degrees



Online programme, project and performance management degree programs from South African graduate school available to students worldwide

17 December 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Cranefield College has reconfirmed the industry basis for the school’s current curricula of programme, project and performance management degree programs, including bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. Cranefield is widely recognized for its programme and project management courses and degrees.

pmwj43-Feb2016-Steyn-PHOTOAccording to Prof Pieter Steyn, Cranefield’s Executive Director (pictured), “Cranefield College’s academic qualifications are structured to best serve the leadership and management needs of organisations from many sectors in the economy. Our academic qualifications focus on value chain performance management, including programme-managing the organisation’s supply chain activities and project management portfolios. Due to its profound importance, leadership and management excellence for strategic success is strongly emphasized.”

In addition to the existing Master’s degrees, heavily comprised of dissertations, Cranefield will soon offer an additional Master’s degree in Value Chain Performance Management comprising module work only. A new Bachelor in Business Administration will follow. A PhD was recently awarded to a German citizen, where Cranefield’s academic qualifications enjoy full recognition.

Up to Postgraduate Diploma level students do one module of three month’s duration at a time, and classes are limited to one morning per month. Participating students have a choice between attending live sessions on campus, or interactively online. Where a student is unable to participate in a live session (due to a particular work situation or location, for instance), he or she can still subsequently view an online recording thereof.

Increasingly, employers prefer job-relevant education and training for improving the competence of employees and for providing them with the necessary skills to be of

immediate benefit to their organisations. An accolade often received from students is: “what I learn from Cranefield today, I can implement in my work tomorrow”. Moreover, Cranefield graduates are profoundly successful in their career advancement internationally. An example is our graduate who is regional director of Delta Airways in America. The average age of Cranefield’s students is 38 years”.

Cranefield College is an accredited and registered private higher education institution offering a range of qualifications including PhD. Its academic programmes are available globally through technology-enhanced distance learning, utilizing a state of the art Learning Management System (LMS). Classes, which are advisable to attend but not compulsory, are offered at Cranefield’s auditorium in Johannesburg and simultaneously streamed live online globally. This makes it possible for students to study from anywhere in the world. For more about Cranefield College’s academic offerings and its EU-based global research partner LENS Living Lab, access their website at www.cranefield.ac.za.