This Business Project Management MSc program has been designed to offer you something unique from other courses specialising in project management. We provide a breadth of core management areas necessary to understand key issues in business and management. We then develop and enhance your knowledge, understanding and application of project management within a variety of project settings. Whilst theoretically robust with an emphasis on applied critical thinking and analysis, this course is grounded in real-world issues. Throughout the programme you will be exposed to real business problems and issues. The focus of this course is the development of the hands-on project managers of tomorrow.
The Business School is a Corporate Member of the Association for Project Management (APM) and there are additional opportunities to gain initial APM qualifications alongside the Master's programme.
Program Length: 1 year full-time - entry in September or January Part-time also available as PG Certificate, PG Diploma or MSc
Generic management modules:
•Principles of Project Management
•Principles of Risk Management
•Applied Business Project Management
The final element is the opportunity for you to study and research a project management dissertation of your choice. Previous dissertations have included an analysis of new product development; the professionalisation of project management; and the application of risk management techniques in IT outsourcing. In some cases projects can result from our extensive contacts with the business community.
Part-time students have the option of undertaking a reduced but more focused Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma, or follow an alternative applied Master’s programme which reflects the enhanced practical, business focus of the part-time student. This includes a project consultancy skills module and an extended business project in place of the academic dissertation.
Teaching and Assessment
Different teaching and assessment strategies are used to suit different topics and specific skills assessment. These are based predominantly on varying forms of coursework and project portfolios. This is grounded in real-life situations and, where possible, live projects.
Opportunities exist in wide range of settings. Our graduates have gone onto work in events management, as independent consultants, within major public-private partnership projects and programmes, within university course development teams and partnerships, and in new product development.
Professional Body Accreditation
The Business School is a Corporate Member of the Association for Project Management (APM) and there are additional opportunities to gain initial APM qualifications alongside the Masters programme.
You should hold an Honours degree (of at least 2:2) or equivalent professional qualification and preferably have some experience of working within a business environment.
Last updated October 1, 2015