100% Online MSc Management with Project Management
Apply by: 13 December 2019 | To start: 13 January 2020
180 credits • 2 years part-time • Top 20 UK University • £8,880 total fees
This module provides students with opportunities to develop a conceptual and theoretical background in leadership, and to develop leadership competencies in themselves and others. It covers areas such as leadership style, followership, ethical and responsible leadership, gender and leadership, and cross-cultural leadership. Over the course of this module, students can gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the impact interpersonal skills have on leadership effectiveness. With an applied focus, the module requires students to reflect on and apply theories and techniques to their personal real-world context in order to enhance their leadership practice.
Project Planning and Management
This module offers students a foundation in the theory and best practice of project management and explores the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. It examines the system perspective on management and takes a practically oriented overview of the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions, including scope, time, cost and quality. The role and qualities of the Project Manager and the composition of the team are also examined. The material and approach in the module incorporates world-wide best practices from major professional bodies: the PMI Body of Knowledge, APM Body of Knowledge and PRINCE2.
It is focused on transferable skills for boosting students’ professional development and employability: practical problem solving and decision making in conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity; planning capability; adaptability to work in different contexts – attributes highly valued by employers.
Delivering Projects, Programmes and Portfolios
This module is designed to deepen the understanding of traditional project management tools and techniques, whilst challenging their validity and proposing a number of alternative paradigms, methodologies and more sophisticated methods to better account for the dynamics, complexity, uncertainty and variability of the project environment. PM governance, portfolio and programme management within organisations are also core themes. The material in the module encompasses worldwide best practices from major professional bodies: the PMI Body of Knowledge, APM Body of Knowledge and PRINCE2. The syllabus will help students obtain all the necessary knowledge and skills required for a successful career in project management.
Project and Contract Risk Management
This module provides students with the opportunity to explore relevant theory and practice in the areas of project risk, procurement and contract management. The impact of risk on projects and the ways that risk is managed is examined. Methods of assessment, mitigation and monitoring to manage the project to a successful completion are also covered.
An assumed multi-disciplinary approach, covering risk and legal perspectives, gives students the opportunity to construct a framework for improving management action and professional practice in any project environment. In terms of contract law, the module programme introduces the legal issues and risks involved in the negotiation, formation and management of procurement contracts, and elaborates on available techniques to ensure effective contract risk allocation and protect a project delivery team from unexpected liability claims.
Global Project Teams
This module is designed to provide students with the skills to be effective when working as part of a global project team. It is specifically focused on providing an awareness of how technology affects communication and collaboration in organisations. Students are given the opportunity to work as part of a small virtual team on a group project. This enables them to experience first-hand the challenges related to dispersed working and technology-mediated communication and to develop practical strategies for effective dispersed collaboration. Students are given the opportunity to evaluate their individual and team performance on the project and to reflect on their own leadership, teamwork and project management skills.
Financial Analysis, Appraisal and Decision Making
This module is designed to prepare students to critically analyse financial statements for single and group companies, understanding how financial statements are prepared, considering compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the relevant International Accounting Standards.
The module aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand corporate financial performance and the relevance of accounting information, including the implications for the organisation, stakeholders and for effective corporate governance. It considers the different types of decisions that managers are required to make, and considers how financial and management accounting information can be used in support of these decisions.
This module focuses on students’ understanding and management of people at work. It introduces students to key concepts and theories in the field of organisational psychology and their application to different organisational settings. A wide range of topics relevant to effective people management are covered including personality, selection and assessment, training and development, team working, motivation, work design, stress and well-being, and organisational change and culture. The module will also provide the opportunity for students to reflect on their own experiences and competencies as managers.
This module is designed to equip students with crucial knowledge and strategy making skills to enable them to contribute to responsible and successful business strategies and give their organisation a competitive advantage. Students can develop the knowledge and professional expertise needed for the formation, implementation and analysis of business strategies; to make appropriate choices between strategic options; and to follow a strategic route that will deliver results that are robust, ethically sound and socially responsible.
International Marketing Planning
Business now competes on a global stage where marketers can do much more with small budgets, shrinking the historic chasm between SMEs and large enterprise. Creative marketing that grabs the attention of the ever-changing needs of the consumer takes careful planning. International Marketing Planning provides students with the fundamental building blocks to manage an organisation’s marketing function. By establishing an organisation’s current market position, unpacking their value offering to consumers and formulating a plan to meet strategic marketing objectives, the marketing planning process provides a creative framework to drive organisational success.
Professional Inquiry Project
The Professional Inquiry Project allows students to demonstrate their understanding of management within the field of their degree. It is an individual and independent project in which students can bring together and apply their learning from the programme to help to solve a chosen business problem or challenge, a real-world issue or a research topic. Through bringing together learning from across their degree programme, students can demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of management within their field and its application to organisations.