Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of project management. The course also includes two units accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).
Project management skills are in demand in almost every sector and increasingly they are an essential requirement for many different job roles. The programme is suitable for professionals and graduates who are looking to develop their project management skills as well as project management specialists who want a recognised qualification that supports the experience they have gained in employment.
This exceptionally practical course addresses the key factors that underpin the successful delivery of projects. Your studies will cover how to manage the technical, cultural, political and financial aspects of a project and the tools and techniques available to you. People are a crucial part of any project's success and you will consider how to adeptly manage challenges such as power disputes between colleagues, skills development issues and maintaining motivational levels for long-term projects.
Through case studies and scenario-based exercises, you also look at how professionals in different sectors manage multiple projects and multi-task across teams. The programme incorporates a virtual, computer-based experience for project management learning and an innovative syllabus on the challenging issue of sustainability in project management.
During your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in industry visits for a behind-the-scenes look at successful businesses and global brands. The Business School also supports students who wish to take part in short-term internships with local employers, live business projects, or a live consultancy project for the final dissertation (please note that these are subject to availability and are dependent on the student finding their own client to work to work for).
Features and benefits of the course
- You will be taught in the internationally recognised and award-winning Business School on our Manchester Campus.
- Two units on this course carry accreditation by the Association for Project Management
- There will be extensive use of the University's virtual learning environment (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
Our postgraduate programmes aim to combine academic knowledge from leading research in the area with the professional skills that employers are seeking.
The Faculty is home to the Centre for Business and Society, which brings together a number of synergistic research centres and knowledge clusters and our doctoral school of PhD researchers who work with teaching staff on the design of the programme.
Industry experienced teaching expertise
Teaching staff on this course are from the Department of Marketing, Operations and Digital Business and combine a rich mix of industry experienced and research active academic staff.
Units of study
- Project Management Framework
- Project Quality Management
- Project Management and the Environment
- Project Management and Organisations
- Project Management Systems
- Masters-level Learning
- Business Analytics
- Logistics and Supply Chain Practices
- Data Modelling and Data Visualisation
- Enterprise Systems
- Critical Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
- Sports Events Management
You should have a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or equivalent (including international), in any subject. We also consider applications from candidates who have equivalent professional qualifications or significant, relevant management experience.
If your first language is not English and your first degree was not taught in English, you must have an English language score of IETLS 6.5, or equivalent such as TOEFL IBT 90. If your IETLS score is 5.5 we may offer you a place on the proviso that you successfully complete an approved English language course at the University.
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Last updated October 28, 2018